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Category Archives: Business

Working for nothing

Any professional should, indeed must, be paid for their work and at a fair rate. I have seen adverts from newbie authors expecting to get their book copy-edited ‘for a share of the royalties’ and moved quickly on. Do these people only intend to pay their supermarket bill or their rent if and when they… Continue Reading

Developing your client base

There are times when your freelance business needs a little push to keep the work – and money – rolling in. Clients can be very fickle. Add to that the possibility that the contract you were working on has finished, the company has recruited for the vacancy you were covering or the person on long-term… Continue Reading

Deadline – don’t miss it!

The deadline is one of the most important aspects of a freelance gig. Completing the most wonderful piece of work, but delivering it late, is the magic wand that can make clients disappear in a flash and word gets around. A deadline for a job to be completed in a couple of hours presents fewer… Continue Reading

Negotiating a rate increase

Freelancers often find it difficult when negotiating a rate increase with a commercial client. The situation can arise for a number of reasons: The original contract may now be several years old and is still at the original rate. The scope or degree of difficulty of the work has changed. You now realise you were… Continue Reading

Overseas client meetings

The phrase ‘it’s who you know, not what you know’ is banded about a lot in business. It’s true that face-to face networking meetings can go a long way to getting your name out there, and making useful contacts. But what if your only contact is via email and telephone, due to distance? Wordhouse has… Continue Reading