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Contracts

Writing a good contract is important if you want to have repeat business. Many beginning Web designers don't feel the need for a contract, but if you don't have one and there's a problem, you have very little recourse. Learn how to write a good contract and you'll be happier.

Writing a Great Web Design Contract
The minimum Web design contract will have just the project description and the price agreed upon. But while that can work as a contract, it can leave you open to many different problems. By creating a contract with these things, you will have a contract that spells out, in detail, exactly what the client wants, what you will give them, by when and for how much.

5 Contract Must Haves for Web Designers
When you get a client for your Web design business, it can be so exciting that your contract ends up somewhat skewed. While there are lots of things you can include in your contract, these are 5 things you should consider whenever you write a contract for Web deisgn work.

Protect Your Ideas - Non-Disclosure Agreements for Web Designers
Non-disclosure agreements, NDAs, and confidentiality agreements are contractual agreements between you and freelancers you hire. They protect you and your business from web designers stealing the information you provide them and using it against you or your company.

Contract Negotiation Tips for Web Designers
Just because you have a contract doesn't mean you have to agree to something you don't like or walk away from a project you'd like to keep. Learn some contract negotiation tips for web designers and web design clients.

Review: Proposal Kit Pro 6.0
If you've never used a contract or formal proposal for your Web business, this pack will get you started quickly and easily. And it includes all that you need!

Contracts are Crucial
Contracts are vital for freelance Web designers as Faith learned the hard way. She was pretty lucky, in that she was able to get some results (like getting the site banned from Google) and so on. But most freelancers aren't that successful.

Add a Forfeit Clause to Your Contracts
Without a forfeit clause, you can end up working on a site that you had completely forgotten about.

Additional Pain Included Free
We hear over and over about designers who got in trouble because they didn't get a contract, or didn't get it in writing. But Christian Haensel didn't make that mistake. Of course, then when the time came to do "just a few small changes", well, let's just say that small to a client is not usually small to the designer/developer.

Tip: Freelancers Must Have Contracts
If you're going to do freelancing, you don't want to get in trouble or have difficulty getting paid. The About Advertising Guide says freelancers must have contracts and I agree. Even (or perhaps especially) if your work is for a friend or family member, a contract protects you both.

Contract Maker
This is an interesting software product to help you draft a contract.

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