Getting paid in a timely manner as a freelancer

As a freelancer, how do you make sure you get paid on time?

reading time: 2min | #freelancers #earning as a freelancer | October 4, 2018 | Daan De Bock
As a freelancer, you have to keep a close eye on your company's cash flow, and you can miss bad payers like a toothache. Still, the majority of freelancers face it at some point. The following action items will help you get started in reducing the number of outstanding invoices, and ensure that you always get paid on time.


Organize your accounting

Can't see the forest for the trees? Then chances are your customers are eagerly taking advantage of it. Moreover, this comes across as anything but professional and your reputation is at stake. So be sure to take the time to organize your administration properly.


Start your homework

Before accepting an assignment, look up the client online. Do you have LinkedIn connections with people who work there or do you know freelancers who have worked there before? Test how reliable the client is.

Furthermore, there are several websites that work with a review system for clients. Even this feedback can bring a lot of insight!


Bill in a timely manner

Invoice weekly or whenever you complete a certain part of an assignment. That way you create a clear and predictable billing flow for your clients. Discipline is key here. Those who invoice on time get paid on time. So don't put off your invoicing any longer, get started right away!


Communicate clearly

Make concrete agreements with your client in advance. Draw up a contract and communicate transparently about your fee and invoicing. This is the only way neither party will be surprised afterwards, which can avoid many discussions.


Collect contact information

Make sure you have contact information for your client's accounting manager. Only then can you take immediate action in case of late payment. This not only demonstrates correct follow-up, but also a professional approach.


Want to play it all safe?

Freelancers who work through GIGHOUSE enjoy many advantages. You only receive assignments from screened clients and GIGHOUSE takes care of the contracts and invoicing. You only need to keep a timesheet with your worked hours and send it weekly to GIGHOUSE. Super easy and completely free for freelancers!


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