At times, the freelancing lifestyle can feel a bit like the Wild West. You have to use unconventional methods to remain employed, you don’t generate income unless you put in the work, and even then, you won’t get paid unless you take the unpaid time to bill your clients. [Read more…]
If you’ve clicked on this article, you probably either already have an unpaid invoice lingering around, or have had to deal with an unpaid invoice before.
No matter if you are a freelancer, small contractor, or large business owner, unpaid invoices are an aggravating inevitability. While the whole point of an invoice is to streamline the payment process and make it easier to get paid on time, clients always seem to find a way to miss the due date. [Read more…]
Time tracking is crucial in ensuring productivity levels are high – and this is even more important for us freelancers who are surrounded by more distractions than the average office worker.
As we all know, the freedom we love can also easily be our downfall if we don’t keep ourselves accountable.
I hate last days of the month. Actually, I should have put, “Last days of the month” on my cons of blogging for other’s list. Here is what’s on my last day of the month to do list for today:
Make sure all my blogs have met their quotas: This is presenting a problem this month, because there were two days that my son was with me when he should have been with his dad. I will meet my quotas, but my schedule is off, which bites, because it means I’ll have to double check everything.
Invoice: Every client has a different invoice. I’m actually lucky because a couple of networks I blog for don’t require invoicing. Money just magically appears in my Pal Pal account (bliss). Still, invoicing is a pain. Especially since two places I blog for change their invoice form all the time. I’ll have to hunt down the current ones.
Figure out earnings: I have clients who don’t always pay me what I actually earned. Some clients seemingly slack, and no matter how reputable a client, mistakes are made at times. If you blog for others, you need to make sure you’re getting paid what you’re supposed to. This task can take a while.
Image purge day: With as many blogs as I have, and considering that four are photo heavy, I build up quite the collection of photos each month. Last day of the month, I go through and purge unnecessary pictures. It keeps things less confusing when I’m looking for a particular photo later on.
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