The difference between being a freelance writer and writing as a hobbyist? Getting paid.
Why is it that so many freelancers – writers or otherwise! – have such a hard time getting themselves paid?
My rates are stupidly “reasonable” (AKA: Too dang low!*), but I’ve never once had any qualms about getting paid. Invoicing has always been something I’ve excelled at.
*I’ve been slowly raising them over the past few months.
And considering the importance of invoices, you’d think that freelance writers would do everything possible not to make any mistakes. However, such is not the case!
Here are ten of the most-common mistakes I’ve witnessed freelance buddies and/or mentees making with their invoices: Continue reading “10 Common Invoicing Mistakes Made By Freelance Writers”
Lauren Spear (née Tharp) is the owner and creator of the multiple award-winning LittleZotz Writing. She’s written hundreds of bylined posts helping freelance writers to become BETTER freelance writers. Thousands if you count all the articles she’s ghostwritten (but she’s not allowed to talk about most of those).