Why Freelancers Need A Freelance Contract Now

In a time of Covid-19, freelancing is becoming more prevalent than ever, and it makes sense. You can pick your own schedule and choose what kind of work you want to do. So, in this way, many business women are taking power back into their own hands. However, freelancing also comes with some inherent risks. This article will explain why freelancers need a freelance contract.

The Benefits of Freelancing

1. Work anywhere

Freelancing gives you the freedom to work anywhere. This makes it the perfect choice for someone who likes to travel and keep moving in life.

2. Earn extra income

Even if you don’t feel ready to jump into freelance work full time, it can still be a very lucrative part-time gig. It is always smart to have multiple areas of income and freelance work could be the right fit for you.

3. You’re your own boss

Who doesn’t want to be their own boss? Picking your own hours, choosing what you work on, and creating your own business all sounds pretty nice. If these things sound appealing to you, keep reading to learn more about the logistics of freelancing.

What should be in a freelance contract?

Now you know the benefits of freelancing, but what helps make it work? First, it is important to get a freelance contract for yourself.

A freelance contract is a written legal agreement between you and your client that outlines all the details of a particular job. This document also helps protect both of you should a legal dispute arise regarding the project.

You do not need the services of an attorney to draw up a freelance contract. In fact, you can find a variety of templates online, which you can adjust as needed for your work and each particular project.

Now, let’s take a look at the elements you should include in your contract and the benefits they offer you and your client such as:

  • Your fee
  • Scope of work
  • Project deliverables
  • Limits for revisions
  • Delivery/due dates
  • Ownership
  • Kill fees
  • A non-disclosure
  • Any other clauses

Once you have made up your contract the last step is to have both parties sign the contract.

Conclusion

Freelancing can be a great business decision if done right. If it is something you are truly interested in, you will need a freelance contract to get started. Ultimately, you want to make sure your contract is professional and benefits you and your business. Go for your goals and create the life you wish to lead!

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Katie Ault is a blogging intern at LadyBossBlogger. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a BFA in English Literature and a minor in Sociology.

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