I think freelancers need to be more careful about who they work with, while typical employees need to be careful about what they work for. Freelancers tend to either know their worth, or be desperate for money, and so they don't need to be as careful about things like salaries. Typical employees, though, need to make sure they're earning what they deserve. Women especially are unlikely to stand up for themselves and ask for a raise, even if they deserve it. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davids...k-for-a-raise-the-dos-and-donts/#4b2920b709bb This article has some tips on how to handle the awkward conversation. Your salary should, at a very minimum, be keeping up with inflation. If you've been loyal to a company and they haven't increased your pay, consider looking for another place to work -- or at least threatening to, and see if that gets your boss to pony up. Freelancers need to be careful that the people or companies they're working for are actually going to pay them. If you're not sure if a site is actually going to pay out, Google their name + "spam" to see any warnings from previous workers. Good luck earning money, don't give out personal info unless you need to, and stay safe!