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
A contract is a contract is a contract.
Sort of.… Read More
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
Every time you sign a contract, dear Freelancer, you make some pretty big promises.
And if you break those promises, on purpose or accidentally, you might be on the hook for some pretty big damages.
Here’s how to hack your contracts to reduce the risk of being stuck holding the bag.… Read More
One of the great virtues of having a contract is that it tells you what to do when things don’t work out the way you hoped they would.
Tucked away at the end of the contract are all sorts of helpful instructions on how much interest late payments will incur, where you can sue each other, and who is responsible for what.
One of those … Read More
Contract Hacks: making freelance contracts better, one hack at a time.… Read More
Two very exciting things happened on the internet this last week!
One: Getty Images announced it would start licensing a portion of its massive image collection for no cost.
And, two: Amtrak embraced the fervor of the hashtag and established a for-real writer’s residency hosted on its long-distance trains.
Both things are ridiculously cool.
And both things came with fine print.
Why does fine print … Read More
I hate hearing stories about attorneys who don’t listen to their clients and write them indecipherable contracts that the client can’t understand.
That’s ridiculous! How can you use something in your business if you can’t understand it?
So today, gather round, my freelance ninjas, because I’m going to teach you how to talk back to lawyers.… Read More