More Things To Do Before Accepting a Freelance Writing Job
Clear Up Your Price and Payment Terms and Get Agreement
Negotiations may take place before you agree to a price, but once agreement is reached you should get it in an email stating clearly the terms and conditions of your payment. If you are to invoice your client using PayPal the email should be confirmed and acknowledgement of the invoice should be sent. This gets rid of any misunderstandings that may arise down the road.
Have a Discussion About Revisions
Revisions are always a touchy subject because they take time and yet they are often done for free. If the client needs a small change done this may be included in the spirit of goodwill but if they change the entire slant of the article and you need to basically rewrite the piece for it to make sense you are within your right to charge for a fresh article.
Before You Accept a Freelance Writing Job
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Lemark wrote on October 22, 2014, 6:20 PM
Do you include revisions or 'charging for revisions' in the contract?
Feisty56 wrote on October 22, 2014, 7:22 PM
I think revisions is perhaps the "stickiest" part of the agreement. The client may refuse to pay until you have revised to his or her own satisfaction, leaving you holding the bag. I can understand from the client's point of view if the material provided is substandard, but I've more than a few occasions where the client has changed his/her mind about the slant and uses that to get free work.
nataliajones wrote on October 23, 2014, 9:24 AM
Lemark ... absolutely, everything that you expect to happen should be in the contract. Leave no surprises.
nataliajones wrote on October 23, 2014, 9:26 AM
This tends to happen every now and again regardless of how careful you are, but being specific in the beginning can reduce the incidence. Putting revisions or maybe capping them in the contract can help to tie the client down a bit.