I was delighted when Credit Donkey sent me this infographic – and I suspect it maps fairly well to freelance writers. I was surprised by a few things – first of all that more men than women answered the survey.
Charles Tran, company owner and founder, also sent along links to three articles that parse this information in different ways. For example, to the question, Do Freelancers Make Enough Money? almost 60 percent are able to sustain they choose. I was surprised that fully 50 percent have been unable to afford health insurance at one time or another. I would have guessed a higher number.
In Thinking About Going Freelance? You’ll Have to Embrace Uncertainty financial insecurity was at the top of the list and I found I recognized everything else there too.
Finally, I wasn’t a bit surprised to find in Survey: Many Freelancers Are Making Basic Financial Mistakes that freelancers make mistakes with their money, although I’m not a bit sure I think having a separate credit card for the business is a good idea… bank accounts, yes, debit card yes, but the interest and other terms and conditions on credit cards makes me avoid them like the plague. Many of the other items on that page are just info, interesting, but not mistakes.
Now, what about you? Where does your life as a freelance writer differ from the info graphic? Tell us in comments.
Write well and often,
Infographic ourtesy of Digital Donkey
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