A photo editor I worked with in the past had a good way to describe what working at a daily newspaper is.
He was saying that a newspaper is like a big monster. You feed him all day long with photos and stories. And no matter how many pages you produced, how many photos you put in, how many texts you wrote, at 12h01 in the morning, you go back with a hundred blank pages to fill.
Being a freelancer is more or less the same. You can have a great month with many assignments and money is coming in. But it does not matter how much money you made on the 31 of the month, because on the first day of the next one you go back to zero, and you have to reach your overhead to stay out of the water.
And when you reach it before the 10th of the month like I just did this month, it’s pretty reassuring.
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