The Savvy Scribe Carol Bush offers 3 simple actions you can take to streamline getting paid so your business can grow and you can pay your bills
Janet: 00:02 Start Your engines and get ready to power up for a Quick Win from The Savvy Scribe team, Carol Bush and Janine Kelbach are here to take your freelance healthcare writing business to the next level with this powerful Quick Wins on The Savvy Scribe podcast.
Janine: 00:19 Freelancers, we're always struggling with why we're doing our jobs. We're doing them because we love it, right, but it's a job and we need to get paid today in this quick when Carol is talking about all about getting paid and how to make it so it's a win-win for both parties. Take it away, Carol.
Carol: 00:39 Your business can only run smoothly when you're getting paid and cash is flowing in and out. Unfortunately, in the real world of healthcare freelancing and last, we set ourselves up for success. Getting paid can be a real challenge. Wouldn't it be nice to avoid all of this to get the money that we're owed without all of the fuss and hair pulling? Exactly. Hi, this is Carol Bush co-host of The Savvy Scribe podcast, and in today's Quick Win, I'd like to share three simple actions you can take this week to streamline the process of getting paid so your business can grow and you can pay your bills. Let's get started.
Carol: 01:20 One, contracts are vital. Let's face it guys, if you don't have a contract in place, you don't really have a leg to stand on. When a client ditches you, you can yell at them until you're blue in the face, but if there's nothing legal there, you can't really see compensation when they're late or even if they disappear.
Carol: 01:41 What's that? Are you a freelancer without a contract? That's okay. You're not alone. A very interesting and actually also tragic fact from a recent freelancers union study, which is called freelancing in America reported that nearly 70 percent of freelancers have struggled to collect payment for work they accomplished, and another staggering fact