As a lawyer who makes a living reading, writing and revising contracts it’s in my best interest to tell you that contracts are incredibly important and if you don’t have a contract your clients will get away with murder.
And that’s true.
But also not.… Read More
Do you struggle to figure out how much you should charge for projects? Whether you should agree to a request for a discount? If you should raise your rates?
I have a trick to help make negotiating over money easier: stop thinking of your rate as a number.… 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
You’re in the middle of a weird coding issue that is jamming up the launch of a client’s new site when your phone rings.
It’s one of your other clients, Jane, who always seems to have “unique” problems.
Against your better judgement you answer.
She’s calling to complain about your most recent invoice. She doesn’t think it should have taken you half as long as … 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
I talk to a lot of freelancers about how to handle their prices, particularly how to raise their prices.
They tell me that they want to be able to charge what they’re worth without having to worry that they’ll lose business as a result, can I help them do that?… Read More
I started writing this blog over five years ago. At the time, I hired freelancers, I was friends with freelancers and I loved freelancers.
But I was not a freelancer.
It seemed too hard. (How do you make money?) Too scary. (How do you make money??) Too lonely. (How do you make money?!)
This Friday, I’m leaving the Day Job and taking my practice full-time. … Read More
Contract Hacks: making freelance contracts better, one hack at a time.… Read More