One of the things I’m asked most often is, “Do I really need a contract?”
And the answer: YES.
Do not make a website without one!
I don’t care if you’re working with a stranger, your best friend, or your grandma. You NEED a contract to protect yourself, and them, and keep your relationship from heading south.
So it might be no surprise that the next question I hear all the time is, “Where do I find a contract I can use to sell my web design services?”
Well, you’re in luck, because that’s what I have for you today!
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Here are some of my favorite places to get contracts that you can easily edit and use for your business:
Open-source contract for web designers and developers. Woohoo!
Small Business Bodyguard
Need more than a simple contract? Check out SBB for tons of templates and steps to follow to set up your business, legally.
Annette is a super-smart lawyer for creative business and has a plethora of contract templates you can purchase and tweak!
Pro tip: Use one of these templates as a starting point, tweak for your business, and have a local lawyer review to be sure it works in your area and for your business. This will cost a LOT less than hiring a lawyer to draft a contract from scratch, but ensure you get some customized help to protect yourself.
With these resources, you have no excuse. Do not work without a contract, protect yourself and your business today!