content creation reading list

Freelance Writers: Your Monday Morning Reading List

Since you’ll be spending most of your week on content creation, we thought we’d save you a few minutes of research by highlighting some freelance-specific articles for content consumption. Enjoy the following reading list for freelance writers!

How Often Do Freelancers Get Paid Late? It Depends If You’re a Woman or Man (Priceonomics)

How’s that for a controversial title? Apparently, it’s not just clickbait. According to a study done by Bonsai, 31% of women freelancers are paid late, as opposed to just 24% of men. The article contains some other eye-popping stats around freelance payments and is definitely worth a read.

female freelancers get paid late more often than male freelancers

Freelancers Now Make Up 35% Of U.S. Workforce (Forbes)

Well, it’s official. Freelancers now make up over one-third of the U.S. workforce. This was one of the big takeaways from a recent Forbes article by Elaine Pofeldt, which dove into other details and trends from the gig economy.

Canadian freelancers in 2018: more clients, more countries, more costs (TransferWise)

Even if you’re not Canadian, there’s a lot to be learned from a recent study published by TransferWise, which highlighted some interesting stats on the challenges and opportunities of becoming an international freelancer.

Here’s How You Can Measure the ROI For Your Content (Entrepreneur)

One of the best ways to retain a freelance writing client is by being able to clearly demonstrate a positive ROI for the content you produce. Unfortunately, this is a skill that many writers lack. If that sounds like you, give this article a careful read-over.

6 Effective Tips for Marketing Your Freelance Business (Business2Community)

Last, but not least, on our reading list for freelance writers is from Business2Community. Being a solo entrepreneur is tough. Aside from the workload, you’ve also got to aggressively market yourself to prospective clients. This helpful article by Miranda Marquit will help you do just that.