Coronavirus is still with us, and boy has it taken over the freelancing-related news cycle. There’s a lot out there about why and how to freelance right now, what freelancers are facing, how they can get their hands on relief money, and what freelancers in specific industries are seeing.
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on communities around the globe, and the globally dispersed community of freelancers is no exception. I’ll be posting a series of news roundups in the coming weeks and months to keep people updated on the latest, both for freelancers in general and for freelancers in specific fields.
There seems to be a general perception that freelancing is inherently insecure, that no matter how long or successfully you’ve been doing it you’re always just a few beats away from a devastatingly bad month. But this isn’t true.
A $250,000-earning freelance writer makes more than eight times the income of a freelancer who makes $30,000. Yet both call themselves “freelance writers.” What gives?
So far in my “Pros & Cons of Freelancing” column, I have covered the joys and challenges of being your own boss and of managing your own time. This third installment will address another core topic of full-time freelance life: Money. Much discussion of money…