A survey of freelance writers has found that 58% earn less than £8,200 a year.
Nearly half were the main breadwinners in their households and 77% said they didn’t earn enough to support themselves. 78% had second jobs
The survey of 1250 writers, who had on average worked for 18 years in the trade, was conducted by Loughborough University on behalf of the Authors Licencing and Collecting Society (ALCS).
Freelancers are clearly being ripped off right left and centre when it comes to copyright.
*Full report titled A Free for All can be accessed on www.alcs.co.uk