Retainers are seen as the holy grail of freelance work, but if they’re not set up correctly they’re more trouble than they’re worth.
I didn’t set up a separate business bank account until I’d been trading for nearly six years.
A new community for freelancers, independent of social media and tech.
Should you advertise rates on your website?
Freelancing is no panacea to employment problems.
Musician → Web Designer. These two fields seem worlds apart, but being a musician has been useful in my freelance career.
An email is better than a verbal agreement, but it’s no replacement for a contract.
How to stop unscrupulous clients from nicking your work.
My payment terms are seven days. Yours should be, too.
What is Work Notes?
Hi, I’m Dave. I’ve been freelancing for ten years.
Work Notes is a collection of articles written by me that explore freelance and self-employment topics like money, contracts, clients and well-being. It’s where I share and document my real life freelance experiences.
Most articles appeared on my web design blog first, but I’ll be expanding the collection as time allows.
If there’s a topic you’d like me to write about or a useful resource you think should be included, email me: email@example.com