Know when your invoice has bounced or been opened by your client. Set accurate invoice dates and payment terms with helpful date cues.
How many hours do you think you’ve wasted in the past, racking your brain and rifling through your diary, when the time comes to send that invoice? There’s always time borrowed and something forgotten - and no doubt you’re the one who draws the short straw!
From personal trainers and yoga instructors, to physios and massage therapists, there are more health and fitness pros than ever.
If you’re a funky, fresh freelancer with paycheques generally coming from a colourful array of places and people that are hard to keep track of - then chances are January is the month you’ve been dreading. Not because your gym membership will finally have to come into use, but because you will now have to greet the New Year with many a sleepless night, trawling through paperwork, emails and invoices going back twelve months, to complete those taunting taxes!
We believe as a freelancer you should be able to get paid the way that best suits you. That’s why, to keep you ahead of the curve, we’ve updated the design of our app and nifty templates to include a dedicated section for any payment method you wish - including PayPal, IBAN, SWIFT, bank name, account no., and sort code.
It can be a dreary, miserable affair, going to the same office and working at an unchanging desk every day of the week. If there was ever a thing to make us feel like robotic cogs in a machine, it would be the tedium of working in the same place every day. Lucky for us freelancers, we have the option, on most days, of working wherever we desire.
It’s no joke or laughing matter when statistics tell us that one in two freelancers say they struggled to collect payments in 2014. Or that on average, a freelancer will lose about 13% of their total income, annually. Yep, 13%! As you can imagine, the reasons for late (or lack of) payments have enough creative storytelling in them to make Roald Dahl proud.
It’s a well-known fact that most businesses first starting out are not likely to make profit from day one. Perhaps it’s safer to say that there is always a time-period of ‘adjustment’.
If you’re looking to pick up more work as an independent contractor/freelancer, a creative freelancer you might want to start thinking about expanding your skill sets (unless you’re already a connoisseur, of course!).If you’re looking to pick up more work as a creative freelancer, you might want to start thinking about expanding your skill sets (unless you’re already a connoisseur, of course!).
If you’re trying to make a real go of it in the freelancing world, then don’t be disheartened just because you’re the new kid on the block. It may well feel like it, but getting your first client isn’t impossible and doesn’t have to take forever. So don’t give up the hustle before you even try it! We’ve put together a few quick tips to help you embark on the self-employed route.