Everyone loves it when pay day comes around; you finally get to splash out on that bag/top/pair of shoes that you've been coveting for the past few weeks, and start wistfully searching online for 5* holidays to the Maldives. However, as a freelancer you might have several pay days spread out over the course of the month. You might have regular clients who are billed monthly or weekly, depending on the value. In addition, you might have one-off projects which are billed on an ad hoc basis. Here, we take a look at how freelancers get paid; from the initial contract options to the possibility of overdue payments. (more…)