How Bad is a Freelance Journalist's Salary?
To write this piece, I scraped the website Who Pays Writers using a web scraper built using Selenium. I analyzed the data using Pandas, created the basic visualizations with Matplotlib and finished them in Adobe Illustrator
Many people dream of being a freelance writer. It’s a profession that has some distinct perks: you make your own hours, no bosses, no guidelines. It’s just you, your talent and your ideas. Or so it seems.
New freelancers quickly realize the job requires you to work eye-watering hours, with too many bosses and constantly within the guidelines of, well, someone. But at least the pay is good, right? Well, not really. How bad is it? Let’s dig in.