Getting paid (on time) is one of the biggest frustrations our members have to deal with. Along with the freedom of being your own boss comes the hassle of staying on top of your invoices and finances in general. Many freelancers still use the basic methods of emailing an invoice made via Word or Google Docs making without any tracking process. Other freelancers use an online tool to monitor payments. However you oversee your invoices, you've undoubtedly got a story of a late payment, a non payment or a dispute with a company about money. We feel your pain. We've been there (trust us). We've also done the research to help.
Working alone can have its benefits. A tea round for one takes no time at all, for example. When things go wrong, however, it can be a lonely and worrying time. It’s down to you alone to put right any problems with your work, and placate unhappy customers.