Recently, I shared with you my 3 favorite free tools for getting clients to electronically sign your contacts. But what if you don't already have a contract in place? When I got started, I wasn't sure which sections to include my contract. And I didn't know which templates were "good" for freelancers.
Eventually we all run into a difficult client on this freelance journey. It’s honestly (and thankfully) rare for me, but it still happens.
Recently, I hit a bump in the road when I delivered an eBook file only to have the client disappear. I delivered the file for review before final payment. I did that because it was one of our milestones on the way to completing a larger project.
You just finished your intro call with a new client. They want you to send over an invoice and a contract for a quick esignature. You agree, and once you hang up, the panic sets in. "How do I do that??"
A few years ago, as a new freelancer, I had this exact experience. When I first got started, I made the grave error of working without contracts. (Don't do this.)