#FreelanceIsntFree

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Founded Sep 2014

Location New York , NY

Conversations (88)
Members (233)

 


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You deserve to get paid for your work. Get updates on the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign. Give and get feedback on your nonpayment or late payment story. Post articles and resources that provide information on remedies for deadbeat clients. Discuss issues related to getting paid.

 

 

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Hive Leaders

Mo Kinberg

How A National Writers Guild Member is Dealing with Nonpayment

A National Writers Guild Member filed a grievance after waiting on payment for an article that was published over a year ago. The member filed ...

Evolution Magazine, January 4, 2016

A National Writers Union member has filed a grievance against magazine and its publisher, Darnell ...

https://nwu.org/grievance-and-co...

Kelly Woodward

Deposit...or wait until their client pays them

I often take work from marketing agencies who need a content person to do work for their clients. They consider me a vendor and always ...

3 more comments
  • Bruce Riccitelli

    As a photographer working in the field for many years, I remember when I first ...

  • Jesse Strauss

    getting a deposit is always best. When its not possible because the client tells you ...

Kelley Haraughty

#Freelancingisntfree AMEN

I have been a freelance writer and photographer for 4+ years now, and there have been countless times when it has literally cost me money ...

Peter Hilton

The Day of Action is today!

Are any of you going to be there? I'm really excited for the Twitter party at 2pm! #FreelanceIsntFree

Join the #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action

Join us on Thursday, November 19 for the #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action! The Day of ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Frederick Harris

The Apple and the Dime

There is a distinction between what I call "ethereal" goods and "material" goods. Freelance Isn't free; but the product created by freelance writers might as ...

The Apple and the Dime

The Apple and the Dime Authored by Frederick Harris

https://www.slideshark.com/Landi...

Comments
  • Charles Smart

    Frederick, the first link doesn't work for the general public. The second link and the ...

  • Frederick Harris

    Mr. Smart, Please send me your email address and I will send you a personal ...

Sarah Sather

Join FU & Indepayment for an invaluable workshop – and free lunch!

Dealing with a frustrating client? Join us on Thursday, January 21st from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. and learn how to protect your business and ensure ...

Protect Yourself Against Client Nonpayment

Dealing with a deadbeat client? Worried your contract terms don't protect you enough against nonpayment? ...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pro...

Greta Rushion

Need Lawyer

I have a Client that believes freelance is free because funding for the project that I worked on is delayed. Has anyone had to actually ...

12 more comments
  • Jesse Strauss

    As a lawyer who does collection matters for freelancers and independent workers, suing in small ...

  • Greta Rushion

    Thanks for this info Jesse!

Caitlin Pearce

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at our Day of Action

What a great day! I was at LMHQ where Gale Brewer spoke to freelancers about the issue. We had photographers, models, business consultants, developers there ...

Peter Erikson

... And it shouldn't be low-paying, either

The problem is, of course, that freelancers have virtually no power, though hopefully that will change as more people speak up. We're all worth a ...

Comments
  • Mo Kinberg

    Peter, Great post. Thousands of freelancers are coming together to put an end to client ...

Frederick Harris

Disruption For The Hell Of It

oseph Schumpeter who coined the term "creative destruction" used what amounts to a paradoxical concept, to try and explain that unfettered capitalism, much like democracy, ...

Mo Kinberg

#FreelanceIsntFree Campaign Video

Six freelancers share their nonpayment stories in this video. Each works in a different industry, their stories are unique but their message is the same ...

Join the #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign against nonpayment

The #FreelanceIsntFree campaign is bringing freelancers together to put an end to client nonpayment. Join ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Sarah Sather

How can your business benefit from #FreelanceIsntFree?

Check out this great blog post by Sam Whitaker! How is your business benefitting from paying freelancers on time and in full? How do you ...

4 ways businesses benefit from understanding #FreelanceIsntFree

This is a post from our friends at OneSpace - a virtual workforce platform that ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Mo Kinberg

Rally to Pass the #FreelanceIsntFree Bill

What are you all doing on Monday? I'll be with freelancers, labor leaders and City Council Members on the steps of City Hall in New ...

Rally to pass the #FreelanceIsntFree Bill

Join us to celebrate the introduction of a landmark bill protecting NYC's 1.3 million freelancers ...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ral...

Peter Hilton

Metro Covers #FreelanceIsntFree Day of Action!

Did you all see this?

Freelancer workers organize for legal protections in NYC

It took Tracy Ann Essoglou three months to get paid for an 89 hours worth ...

http://www.metro.us/new-york/fre...

cassius wright

this is exactly what you need to see about getting paid. NSFW, and worth every second.

7 more comments
  • Susan Singer SCPM

    1. Bring it up in YouTube and copy the URL 2. Visit http://convert2mp3.net/en/ 3. Paste ...

  • Lee Allan Sanders

    Thank you Thank you :-) Much appreciated :-)

Lisa Adams

getting paid for travel time?

I work PT for a consulting firm. My hours fluctuate from week to week but they pay me a flat bi-weekly “salary”. In my tracking ...

2 more comments
  • Lisa Adams

    Eleanor and Susan, thank you so much. You have given me suggestions to consider. I ...

  • Susan Singer SCPM

    Happy New Year to you as well!

Frederick Harris

More On Freelance Isn't Free

I believe this "hive" is about freelance writing, and that only. I received some feedback and I have read other posts on the topic I ...

3 more comments
  • Frederick Harris

    Thank you Mo. I take it "Mo" means Maureen? PLease have a look at my ...

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    As a content writer online, one thing that has grown in the past two years ...

Susan Singer SCPM

Vid captures reactions to request to work "on spec":

Small business owners in different fields were asked to perform work for free. Here are their reactions: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/watch-people-other-industries-react-hilariously-being-asked-free-spec-work-167945?utm_content=buffer19363&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2 more comments
  • Susan Singer SCPM

    Good idea, Thomas (there is another video - a lecture - called "[bleep] you, pay ...

  • Peter Hilton

    This is great!

Mo Kinberg

This Halloween Share Your Nonpayment Horror Stories

What is the worst thing a client has said to you about not getting paid?

Share your deadbeat client horror story

Not getting paid can be really scary, especially when deadbeat clients make lame excuses or ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Kai Teshirogi

An agency sent me a contract that had this section in it. It looks a bit odd to me. Does this mean that (if I ...

Comments
  • Charles Smart

    Kai, I have concerns about this section. I'd suggest you contact an attorney before agreeing ...

Mo Kinberg

How A National Writers Guild Member is Dealing with Nonpayment

A National Writers Guild Member filed a grievance after waiting on payment for an article that was published over a year ago. The member filed ...

Evolution Magazine, January 4, 2016

A National Writers Union member has filed a grievance against magazine and its publisher, Darnell ...

https://nwu.org/grievance-and-co...

Kelly Woodward

Deposit...or wait until their client pays them

I often take work from marketing agencies who need a content person to do work for their clients. They consider me a vendor and always ...

3 more comments
  • Bruce Riccitelli

    As a photographer working in the field for many years, I remember when I first ...

  • Jesse Strauss

    getting a deposit is always best. When its not possible because the client tells you ...

Sarah Sather

Join FU & Indepayment for an invaluable workshop – and free lunch!

Dealing with a frustrating client? Join us on Thursday, January 21st from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. and learn how to protect your business and ensure ...

Protect Yourself Against Client Nonpayment

Dealing with a deadbeat client? Worried your contract terms don't protect you enough against nonpayment? ...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pro...

Greta Rushion

Need Lawyer

I have a Client that believes freelance is free because funding for the project that I worked on is delayed. Has anyone had to actually ...

12 more comments
  • Jesse Strauss

    As a lawyer who does collection matters for freelancers and independent workers, suing in small ...

  • Greta Rushion

    Thanks for this info Jesse!

Sarah Sather

How can your business benefit from #FreelanceIsntFree?

Check out this great blog post by Sam Whitaker! How is your business benefitting from paying freelancers on time and in full? How do you ...

4 ways businesses benefit from understanding #FreelanceIsntFree

This is a post from our friends at OneSpace - a virtual workforce platform that ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Mo Kinberg

Rally to Pass the #FreelanceIsntFree Bill

What are you all doing on Monday? I'll be with freelancers, labor leaders and City Council Members on the steps of City Hall in New ...

Rally to pass the #FreelanceIsntFree Bill

Join us to celebrate the introduction of a landmark bill protecting NYC's 1.3 million freelancers ...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ral...

Lisa Adams

getting paid for travel time?

I work PT for a consulting firm. My hours fluctuate from week to week but they pay me a flat bi-weekly “salary”. In my tracking ...

2 more comments
  • Lisa Adams

    Eleanor and Susan, thank you so much. You have given me suggestions to consider. I ...

  • Susan Singer SCPM

    Happy New Year to you as well!