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The Freelance Contract

The Freelance Contract Fair and secure work relationships need a contract. Not having one is dangerous for both parties and can lead to misunderstandings, false expectations and ultimately lost time and money.

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Basic Guide (Tips and Tools) To Charging Your Freelance Clients

Basic Guide (Tips and Tools) To Charging Your Freelance Clients What is the best part about being a freelancer and actually working? Getting paid of course. Money will not buy you happiness but they sure will bring a smile or at least some satisfaction. In this article we will be talking about financing for freelancers, how […]

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The Collective Legal Guide For Designers (Contract Samples) | Smashing Magazine

The Collective Legal Guide For Designers (Contract Samples) | Smashing Magazine Rule number one for designers of all kinds: use a contract. Sometimes, this is easier said than done. Should I use a service agreement? A retainer? A licensing contract? With the help ofDocracy, we collected the experience of many designers to provide a wide […]

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A List Apart: Articles: Designing Contracts for the XXI Century

A List Apart: Articles: Designing Contracts for the XXI Century A design contract is like a business card—it comes from the same desk, and bears the same creative mark. But it’s also the business card you hate handing out: a folder of legal gibberish with terrible formatting that reminds the client of everything that could […]

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Useful Legal Documents For Designers (PDF/DOC) | Smashing Magazine

Useful Legal Documents For Designers (PDF/DOC) | Smashing Magazine Contracts are a source of anxiety and dismay in creative work, but they exist for a good reason. A good contract ensures that you and your client have the same expectations, and protects you in case things go south. Ideally, your contract should be a combination […]

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4 Websites For Free Contracts & Other Legal Documents

4 Websites For Free Contracts & Other Legal Documents I’m not a lawyer, nor do I want to be a lawyer. Nothing against lawyers, of course. It’s just that it’s all a little over my head. However, as we all know, hiring an attorney to do legal work can be terriblyexpensive. Take contracts for instance. That can […]