Creatives are just that…creative. Most of us in freelance design really don’t like to get involved in the minutiae and the grind of certain business tasks. Contract negotiation is one such task. You have to read through boring legalize and make sure that you don’t miss anything vital in the clauses. But when you work … Continue Reading
I am always on the lookout for anything that makes my life easier. My Nespresso machine (other brands are available) is a case in point. Where it used to take me ages to make a decent coffee in the morning using my older, more manual, coffee maker, now, I push the pod in, press the … Continue Reading
A recent survey has found that 53 million Americans are now freelancing, earning $1 trillion dollars last year. Behind many of the jobs freelancers are doing lies the art of contract negotiation. Sometimes, such as in the case of freelancing portals, those contracts are negotiated on your behalf by the portal itself. But in … Continue Reading
Anything that can help us to make our small business lives more efficient is a welcome addition. In my job, I often find that email discussions and instructions can result in lost information and misunderstandings.
Collaboration tools like contract management systems are one of those software solutions that were invented by people who had come … Continue Reading
If you have landed on this page and are reading this post, then you must be thinking about using digital signature software. Well, at least toying with, the idea of, looking at, maybe, starting to, think about, and using digital signature software.
This is good because it means that you are open to the idea … Continue Reading
Picture this. The sun is shining, the sky is blue. You’re in your home office waiting for that contract – you know, the one that you finally got the go-ahead on. Waiting and waiting for it to come through so you can sign it and hey, ho, off you go on a great project. But … Continue Reading
I love trees, you could call me a ‘tree-hugger’ and I wouldn’t care, I’d be honored. Trees are great, especially when they are standing upright and have leaves on, and maybe the odd squirrel running around them.
Writing a contract and agreeing to it can be one of the biggest challenges of your working relationship with a client. The contract has to reflect exactly what it is you both expect as an outcome from your relationship.
Agreeing on a contract with a client is almost as important as choosing the right partner … Continue Reading
When I think of the word automation I can’t help thinking of the robot from the 60s TV series ‘Lost in Space’. Automation feels like a sci-fi concept, but it is fast becoming the way that we make our everyday working lives more productive.
Before we start getting into the nubbins of this article, I want you to bear something in mind. If you have spent ages working hard, building your reputation, and you’re currently working with clients and building a successful business, would you put it at risk because you couldn’t find the time to do one little … Continue Reading