Warning: After this class you may experience a dramatic increase in volume of freelancing gigs.
for individual cases, bartering still has some value. It can still help a freelancer get paid, just in a different form than a paycheck. After all, if you were about to spend 400 dollars on a new TV, that new TV is just as valuable to you as 400 dollars.
Many freelance journalists have dreamed of writing in-depth profiles of celebrities. But editors usually assign these stories to staffers or someone familiar already considered a seasoned celeb-wrangler. Finding the elusive Average Joe with a fascinating story and a willingness to open up is a more realistic option for emerging writers, but that doesn't make it any easier.
For four months, TaskRabbit gave me the freelancer's equivalent of a consequence-free hookup, allowing me to shore up my income by building an Ikea desk or writing some online reviews without these small jobs getting in the way of my more substantial writing gigs. Unfortunately, with the rollout of their slick, sleek, and spanking new app this summer, free love isn't so free anymore.
In an age where writers are often rewarded for the speed, not the depth, of their reporting, great sourcing is quickly becoming a lost art.
Just like any other freelancer, freelance graphic designers have to wear many hats if they want to make a living. So where do freelance graphic designers look for inspiration in order to keep up with the industry?
It happens to the best of freelancers: You keep an eye on your receivables, but a check never showed up. You've read and re-read the terms of your contract and scanned the junk mail in the recycle bin, but there's no money to be found. What should you do?