In the 4-5 years I’ve been a freelancer, I’ve only used written contracts when a client has requested it. Even then, I usually try to place the creation of the document onto the client. I have a boilerplate agreement I’ve used in the past when clients want me to provide the document. Outside of that, I tend to send an overview email of the agreed upon project, in a very informal email, along with the invioce. I take the clients initial payment as a sign of agreement to the overview email. It’s worked wonders so far…

Rethinking Contracts

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