Here’s how freelancing is supposed to work: you do the work, you get paid.
Often it works that way just fine. Sometimes it doesn’t.
You end up chasing companies for payment for months on end.
Or, you never get to the payment stage. You pitch, get a nibble, do a few hours work, and suddenly communication stops. The editor leaves, or changes his mind, and since you have no contract, you get nothing.
New company Assignmint promises to “fix freelancing.”
That would be nirvana indeed.
Assignmint hasn’t launched yet.
This article, How Assignmint Will Change Freelance Journalism, reports that Assignmint will:
… digitally manage work assignments, editorial calendars, invoices, pitches, expenses, contract information, and payment. Freelance journalists, meanwhile, will be able to have access to all their outstanding invoice and payment information in one place.
Freelance nirvana, right?
I’m sure you’re wondering who will pay for it, too. I know I was. 🙂 Fast Company says that: “Assignmint will handle freelance payments on a company’s behalf in exchange for an employer-paid service fee. Other revenue streams will include premium subscriptions for editorial teams, white-label enterprise installations, and custom services such as tax form fulfillment.”
So that’s out of the way: companies will pay for it. I’m sure Assignmint will prove attractive to media companies.
You can request an invite for the private beta, which will launch in June.
I’ve already requested mine.
You Can Make MORE Money Writing Than You Can At Any Day Job
Tired of struggling? Here’s some inspiration for you… An ebook called “Fat Loss 4 Idiots” made 21 million dollars in 2009. Last year, Amanda Hocking wrote several short ebooks, and made 2 million dollars. Publishing has changed. You’re in charge, if you want to be.
Can you profitably write and sell ebooks? The self-publishing frenzy says that you can. However, you need to know what you’re doing, so that you’re as sure as you can be that your new ebook will SELL before you start writing it.
It took me five years of writing and selling information products before I stumbled over the formula I’ve been using ever since.
Now I’m sharing the formula with you. Once you start the right way, ensuring that you have readers who are ready and eager to BUY before you start writing, it’s easy to make sales.
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