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Good Advice #12: Should I use their contract or mine?

When does it make sense to use the other side’s contract and when should you push for using your own? Why does it matter and how do you figure out what to do?… Read More

Good Advice #11: Help, My Client Didn’t Read the Contract!

I know, it sounds crazy, but some people sign legally binding documents without reading them. Bonkers, right?

But what do you do when the person who hasn’t read the contract is the person you’re working for? What happens when your client doesn’t know what he agreed to?… Read More

Good Advice #10: How to Negotiate a Contract When You’re Running Out of Time

It’s nice when you spot all the problems with a contract well before the job is supposed to start, but that doesn’t always happen.

What should you do when you spot issues with the contract right before you’re supposed to sign?… Read More

Good Advice #9: But I Hate the Phone

It’s time to answer another question from a dashingly attractive reader!

This week’s Good Advice conundrum is as tough as it is common: what do you do when you want to handle a conflict but you hate talking to people on the phone?… Read More

Good Advice #8: How to Negotiate a Raise

Ever wanted to negotiate a raise in your day job or with a client and not known what to say? This week’s Good Advice column is for you!… Read More

Good Advice #7: The Art of Editing a Contract

This week’s Good Advice post comes from the Practical Skills Department — you’ve got a contract and you know what changes you want, so how do you get those changes made?… Read More

Good Advice #6: Dealing With Bullies

This week’s question is a tough one.  Dealing with bullies is frustrating, emotionally draining, and when you work for yourself, sadly common.  But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it.… Read More

Good Advice #5: Jerked Around

This week’s Good Advice question comes from that murky period of time before you start hashing out details of a job — the “Are you available?” time period. Your availability, or lack thereof, is just as valuable as the cash you can make from the job, but is often a lot harder to negotiate.… Read More

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