Many problems freelancers experience when working with clients are due to contract mistakes. Tighten up your contracts and you’ll fix those problems.
In this episode I outline common errors in freelance contracts, and how to fix them.
Contract Mistake 1: Signatures
Contract Mistake 2: Down Payment
Contract Mistake 3: Terms of Service
Contract Mistake 4: Project Details
Contract Mistake 5: Not specifying what the client receives.
Contract Mistake 6: Copyright
A contract can be simple or complex, depending on the nature of the project and the client. You need to be able to customize a contract to fit the needs of the project. The rule of thumb is that, no matter what form your contract takes, it should be written, it should be signed, and you should not work without one.