Influencers and content creators also often work without contracts, having to produce content within tight turnaround times which leaves no time to negotiate, which has only become a bigger problem during the pandemic.
We often have our own copyrighted content used without permission or payment in a number of different ways in print and online, commercially and editorially.
Working within this industry has allowed me to find something that I love doing, allowed me the flexibility of working for myself and allowed me to find my community. This has been a joyful thing to me and something I hold dear, which is why I want to protect it.
I’ve had to have many difficult conversations around pay, around tight turnaround times, and battling over the ownership of my own content that I produce. It’s exhausting and demoralising.