What every freelancer needs to know about contracts (wrap-up!)

May 23, 2014

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As a freelancer, it's important to master contracts and client agreements.

This week we co-hosted a webinar with Shake, an app that allows you to create, sign, and send legally binding agreements. In case you missed it, review the video below and learn how to outline the scope of the job, scheduling demands, and provide clear expectations for your client and more:

We also live-tweeted the event. Here are some highlights!

"'Work made for hire' or 'work for hire' are clear indications that your client expects to own the work" @ShakeLaw

— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) May 20, 2014

On late fees: "The number that you most often see is 1.5% per month." @ShakeLaw

— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) May 20, 2014

On kill fees: "You're always entitled to compensation for any loss experienced due to a client's cancellation of a project" @ShakeLaw

— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) May 20, 2014

On scope creep: "Specificity is your friend when defining the scope of your work." @shakelaw

— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) May 20, 2014

Editor's Note: The above information is for educational and informational purposes only. Neither Freelancers Union or Shake provide legal advice, they are not law firms, and this information is not a substitute for an attorney's advice. Please consult a licensed attorney in your area with specific legal questions or concerns.

Many thanks to Shake and to everyone who joined us!