5 Managing Money

The elephant in the room for many freelance journalists is making money and getting paid. If you’re new to the world of freelancing, get ready for a big financial wake-up call.

“As a freelancer there is undoubtedly added pressure, not only do you have to do the work as you would in a staff job, but you also have to generate new work at the same time,” freelance foreign correspondent Josh Baker says.

Former freelance foreign correspondent Daniel Bach laments that making a living as an independent journalist is a challenge: “Right now, in the era of journalism we’re in it can be hard to stay busy and to find people that are buying.”

Before we embark on navigating the world of freelance finances, let’s get something out of the way: ...

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