Does your contract include these items?

Before I dive into what every creative’s contract should include, I first want to ask, “You do have a contract, right?” It continues to amaze me that so many service professionals don’t use a contract. It’s like riding in a car without a seatbelt. Is it worth the risk?

Besides just protecting you should things go south with a client, a contract defines what your clients should expect when working with you. It gets everything out in the open so there are no surprises down the road.

Here are a few free resources for contracts for creatives:

Now there’s no excuse for not using a contract with your clients!

My contract has saved me in the past. Just recently a client demanded a refund of their deposit because they weren’t happy with my work. My contract saved me as it clearly states that all deposits are non-refundable.

Read on for my recommendations about what your contract should include.

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About Jill Anderson

Hi, I’m Jill Anderson of Jill Lynn Design, a WordPress designer/developer who partners with talented designers, copywriters, and agencies on their websites, and their client’s sites. Get my free report, Get Your Website Done: 12 Actionable Steps for Designers, and check out my Client Onboarding Toolkit, a simple 4-step digital course for converting prospects into a paying clients.

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