How Freelancers Can Make the Most of Online Invoicing

Being a freelancer is fun. You decide your working hours. You decide who you want to work for. And you decide how much should you be paid. Unlike a traditional workplace, you don’t have to work when you’re not in the mood, your ability to take breaks has no bound, and you never have to feel overpowered by a boss. The only thing you are

Nothing Says "Pay Me" Like an Invoice

Getting paid to write isn’t always seamless. While you may have some clients who pay you automatically, most of them probably need to be told what to pay, how much to pay, and how to pay. No problem. There are all types of clients and you need to be prepared for all of them. An invoice is basically a bill for the work that you’ve

5 Types of Client Payments

Throughout the time I’ve been freelancing, I’ve worked with several different clients. I’ve encountered all types of payment situations. While some clients have sent payments on time without a hassle, not all clients payments have been ideal. As you work with clients, you’ll notice their payment habits fall into one of several categories. “The check’s in the mail.” This is the client who claims they’ve

The Downsides of Working with Middlemen Clients

I’ve mentioned before that middlemen clients — SEO firms, marketing firms, etc. — are some of my favorite types of clients to work for. They bring a group of their own clients to your door which saves on marketing time for you, and they tend to bring in bigger orders than most single clients. They also often go for regular monthly work rather than short-term

The Freelancer's Quick Guide to Accounting and Bookkeeping

I know. It’s one of the last things you want to read about, but it’s one of the most crucial parts of freelance success. Don’t worry, you won’t read anything about cash flow statements, balance sheets, or profit/loss statements – they’re complete overkill for the average freelancer. Instead, I’m going to give you some easy-to-follow tips on managing your records throughout the month so it