thread: 2012-03-13 : Indie POV pt 2: Does It Pay?

On 2012-03-13, Meserach wrote:

The other major factor is uncertainty. Difficulties getting paid aside, a freelancer is guaranteed a return on their investment of written words.

A creator-publisher is writing everything on spec, and they won't know how much their time investment will end up paying out until potentially years down the line. Now, that's great if you crunch the numbers later and you made out like a bandit; but what if you crunch the numbers in ten years time and it turns out you WOULD have been better off just working freelance? Too late to change it now, of course....


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