Hooray for another infographic post! Much as I love infographics, I haven’t gotten around to creating a new one lately, but I’m proud to say that some of my advice for newbie freelancers has been included in this super-helpful graphic from Invoice2Go.com, which is a brand-new resource for freelancers to create, send and manage invoices.
I’ve been freelancing now for around four years (really?!), so I’m certainly not new to this career choice, but I still don’t exactly feel like an expert. That’s why I think it’s great for others in the business – not just translators but other freelance professionals – to network, share advice and generally support each other. It’s not always an ‘easy’ choice. Us freelancers miss out on a lot of the benefits of steady employment. No sick pay, pension, insurance or paid days off. No regular, guaranteed salary. Work goes up and down, and so does the money! Not to mention the perennial issues of bad rates, non-paying or late-paying clients and unreasonable demands.
So, without further ado, here is some of the seriously helpful advice from twenty of the best freelance bloggers in the business.
I know a lot of my readers are also freelancers and/or digital nomads like me. What are your best tips for staying on top of work, client relationships, payments and finances? Share your ideas in the comments!