Episode 4

Published on:

3rd Jun 2020

Finances and getting paid

In this episode we discuss the emotive subject of finances and getting paid. Showbiz reporter Ed Dyson and sex and relationships writer Charlotte Grainger share their advice on how to organise invoices, chase late payments and whether it's necessary to get an accountant. 

We also discuss the controversial topics of payment on publication, working for free and how to negotiate fair rates. 

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The Guests 

Ed Dyson: https://unitedqueendompodc.wixsite.com/website 


Twitter: @edwarddyson205 @UnitedQueendom1 

Charlotte Grainger: https://charlottegrainger.contently.com/ 

 Twitter: @LottieBetty 


London Freelance Guide: http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php?language=en&country=UK&section=Welcome 

 NUJ Freelance Rates: https://www.nuj.org.uk/work/freelance/ 

Journo Resources Salary Guide: https://www.journoresources.org.uk/salaries/ 

Freelance Tax help: https://www.crunch.co.uk/knowledge/tax/freelancing-side-tax-implications/ 

Things Ed mentions: 

Articles he’s written for The Sun: https://www.pressrush.com/author/5774980/ed-dyson 

Facebook groups for Journalists: https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/10-facebook-groups-for-journalists-to-join/s2/a740420/ 

Freelance Journalists Christmas Drinks: https://www.nuj.org.uk/tags/christmas/ 

Receipt Bank  

Things Charlotte mentions: 

Rush Fees: https://www.freelancermap.com/freelancer-tips/12384-how-to-use-freelance-rush-fees 

PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/uk/home 

The #WhatToCharge  


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SHU students who helped produce this podcast:

Guest liaison manager - Kendra Nichols

Guest photography - Anton Velchev

Desk driver - Anurag Dasgupta

Show notes - Isabella Tarrant

Studio producer - Ben Dodd

Music researcher - Ben Dodd

Website designer - Alexandra Ventress

Social media - Joel Johnson, Ella Hodson

Show artwork for Freelancing for Journalists

About the Podcast

Freelancing for Journalists
Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

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