As a freelancer, you are more likely to succeed if you have a good set of contract templates to use with clients and subcontractors.
In this post, we’ll look at the two most important contracts every Kansas City freelancer should have in their freelancer contract library: (1) a Client Agreement, and (2) a Subcontractor Agreement.
When working with clients, it is important that both you and your client fully understand the terms of your engagement. By using a well-drafted contract, it forces the parties to think through various “what if” scenarios and establish some ground rules. Additionally, if a dispute arises, having a contract will help you and your client resolve the dispute.
In many situations, the best structure for a freelancer client agreement is an MSA/SOW format. That means you have one Master Service Agreement that lays out the “legal” terms, and then one or more project-specific Statements of Work that establish the service obligations and payment terms.
At a minimum, here’s what you might consider doing:
In addition to a freelancer client agreement, you should consider having a subcontractor agreement (which might just be called a contractor agreement).
In many ways, your freelancer subcontractor agreement will mirror the client agreement. It will be in a MSA/SOW format and will include the same basic terms described above.
However, here are two unique things to consider for your subcontractor agreement:
There are several ways you can go about setting up your freelancer contract library.
(This article is general in nature and is not legal advice.)
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