Freelancing is still the favoured option for many journalists out there, after all you get to choose your own stories and your own hours, but it is not an easy part of the industry to be involved in.
As well as the collection of tools and resources to mark National Freelancers Day, news editor Alastair Reid speaks to some experienced freelancers and experts in the field to get their advice on coming up with ideas, pitching, negotiating and getting paid.
We hear from:
- Ellie Levenson, an experienced freelance, trainer and lecturer in journalism at Goldsmith's University
- Jon Norris, editor of Freelance Advisor and freelance accounting company Team Crunch
- Tim Dawson, vice president of the National Union for Journalists and executive member for freelancers