An Open Letter to Companies Who Don’t Pay Freelancers on Time

Dear [insert name of delinquent company]:

I love being a freelancer. I make my own schedule. I get to work on different projects. I don’t have to ask anyone for time off.

As such, my obligation to your company is to turn in work on deadline, answer any questions you have, and turn in invoices for my services.

The major downside is dealing with companies, like yours, who are frequently late paying me every month or drag their heels in paying for work I’ve already turned in (with so many wild excuses).

If I told Verizon that I couldn’t pay my cell phone bill because I’m “in the midst of a timing issue,” they would just cut off my service.

I’m a professional working writer who has to pay bills, eat, and make a living, just like you. Being a freelancer doesn’t mean FREE work until I threaten you with legal action or possibly quit.

Just pay me on time and we’ll be ALL GOOD.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Chen

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