Monthly or bi-Monthly payment? Which of the two suits freelance writers?
Oct 15, 2012 | #5
Due to a variety of reasons, my payments process at all different times. If anyone actually makes their living as a freelancer of any sort, budgeting and saving have got to be part of their discipline. When payments process shouldn't really matter to much, as long as it actually gets processed (and of course, a six-month timeline or something like that would be ridiculous).
Oct 18, 2012 | #11
As someone in the comments section of that article quickly pointed out, the use of "bimonthly" to mean "twice a month" has no etymological basis whatsoever and is the result of modern grammarians deciding that a frequent incorrect usage warrants a change in definition. It's like the fact that "literally" can now be defined as "Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling." It's bullshit arising from laziness and inaccuracy.
Smiley73 1 | 205 ☆☆
54 mins ago | #13
The companies that I was previously attached to had different payment schedules. I always went for the twice a month (bimonthly) payment because I needed the regular inflow of money in order to cover my expenses. Twice a month or bimonthly payments worked best for me because I was able to properly budget the incoming cash and also schedule the appropriate payments for my bills and other expenses. While I did pay more in terms of Paypal transfer fees and the companies had me shoulder the Paypal fees for the transaction, I found that this was the best method for salary payment due to my needs at the time. These days though, I opt for once a month (monthly) payments due to the increasing Paypal fees involved in the bank transfer fees. It now makes better sense for me to consolidate all of my earnings into one schedule for Paypal remittance. That way, I lessen the fees involved, the companies I work for shoulder the Paypal fees, and I still manage to work out an acceptable payment schedule for all of my bills. So I guess my short answer to the question is, either way works for me.