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Freelancers Become Bill Collectors

Freelancers are having trouble getting paid, the Wall Street Journal reports, but whether this is a trend or just a fact of life we’re not certain.

Regardless, with contract and freelance work becoming more common, it pays to be aware that some clients…don’t pay.

Some interesting points from the WSJ article: You can check RipoffReport.com and/or an industry discussion board (mediabistro.com has forums, did you know that?) to scope out a new client before accepting work, and company officials typically give priority to contractors who have spelled out consequences for a late payment in their contracts. So make sure you have that “5% late fee” clause in there.

Last year we spoke with the director of ASJA about how to get paid. It’s still relevant. Check it out.

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