Why Clients Object To Your Totally Reasonable Contract Language

By Nic McPhee via Flickr.com

You’ve read all the Very Best internet articles about putting a contract together.

You collected five different copies of contracts and painstakingly stitched together a contract that does exactly what you need it to do: no more, no less.

You proudly send the contract off to a client, patting yourself on the back for being a professional with her own legal documents. You are confident … Read More


Shake: Create a Contract on Your Phone

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Because of the limits of time and space, I can’t help all the freelancers who come to me needing a contract. But I hate turning people away without other options, so a while ago I started searching out low cost, quality alternatives for creating contracts for freelance work.

One of the resources I found and was impressed with is Shake, a contract drafting application … Read More


Two of My Favorite XOXO Talks Are on YouTube, Go Watch Them

By Ian Linkletter via Flickr.com

As previously mentioned, I had a great time at XOXO this year. I’ve been thinking about the ideas that were discussed and the people I met pretty much every day since.

Two of the talks really stuck out for me and I’ve been thinking about them a lot. And because XOXO is good at sharing, now you can watch them, too.… Read More


What We Talk About When We Talk About Pricing

By Jeremy Richardson via Flickr.com

This past weekend I moderated a panel on pricing at the Creative Clubhouse. The event was a blast and the insights the panelists shared shed light on the often confounding algebra that is pricing creative work.

Here is some of the great advice they shared:… Read More


When Should You Start Worrying About Getting Paid?

By Doran via Flickr.com

A check was due two days ago, but the client’s really nice and has never been late before….

The invoice is due in three days and you haven’t heard from the client since it went out….

You can’t bill the client until they sign off on the last round of revisions but no one will respond to your emails…

…when should you start worrying about … Read More


Not All Contracts Are Created Equally

By Emily via Flickr.com

A contract is a contract is a contract.

Right?

Sort of.… Read More


On Being Vulnerable

By Jennifer Gergen via Flickr.com

I took my legal practice full-time in April. Almost every day since, somebody has asked me how I like running my own business. My usual response is a very enthusiastic, “Great! I love it and wish I’d been able to do it sooner.”

This is a true response. I have a very healthy number of clients, I love and am excited about the work I’m … Read More


Swim Lessons for Stubborn Clients

By clappstar via Flicr.com

I’ve spent the last week cajoling a five year-old to put her face in the water at swim lessons.

She thinks I’m absolutely, 100% insane crazy.

It will hurt her eyes. She’ll get water in her ears. How will she breathe? What if the other kids laugh at her? It’s scary!

I can tell her a bazillion times that it will be OK, but … Read More



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Why Clients Object To Your Totally Reasonable Contract Language

You’ve read all the Very Best internet articles about putting a contract together. You collected five different copies of contracts and painstakingly stitched together a contract that does exactly what you need it to do: no more, no less. You proudly send the contract off to a client, patting yourself

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