Tag Archives: contracts

Freelancers: Do You Avoid Conflict?

Here’s an excerpt from a post on WorkMadeForHire.net, the blog of Katie Lane, a lawyer who specializes in working with freelancers on contracts and conflicts — especially avoiding the latter! If you like what you read (and you’re in Portland, OR), be sure to catch Katie’s workshop on Thursday, 2/20/14 on how to build happy, healthy...

When you refuse to sign the client’s contract…

I walked away from a contract today. We had already come to a handshake agreement on deliverables, dates and fees. “But before we get started, we’ll need you to sign our master services agreement (MSA) and nondisclosure agreement (NDA).” While I have a contract of my own, they argued that their contracts superseded mine.

A Photographer’s Paperwork-Reduction-Act

or Digitally Archiving Your Model/Property Releases Earlier this year, I made a real spring-cleaning.  I mean a down and dirty grass-roots effort to digitally archive just about everything in my life.  And, as a result, I triple-backed-up not just my image archive, but also my file cabinet.  Sketchbooks, business cards, and seminar notes, old...

Have you ever gotten stiffed on an invoice?

If you’re a member of the Creative Freelancer Conference LinkedIn Group, you know that Gerry Suchy from gmsdesigns is always sharing valuable resources for creatives. Here’s one of them: a blog post by Phil Matthews, called, “Essential Tips to Ensure You Get Paid For Your Work.”  It is more than likely that every freelance...