Contract Writing for Freelancers

, Communication Designer at Pitch Design Union

Class Project

Write a good contract without getting burned

About the Class

So you've been in business for yourself for a little while. You know you should have a contract, maybe you even have one, but is it really comprehensive? Maybe you can't afford a lawyer and you've cobbled together your own version on a wish and a prayer. It's time to clear up the gray area before you get burned. (Or, again, as the case may be. Cause let's be real – it happens to all of us at least once.)

Designed by Colin Harman


What You'll Learn

  • Developing Your Contract. How to define scope, deliverables, timelines, budgets.
  • Five Parts of a Good Contract. What do effective terms & conditions look like.
  • Fine Print. Breaking down the legalese so you can mold it to your own needs.

What You'll Make

Come to class with an example of a project you might do and you'll leave with tools to write your own contract or proposal, giving you more confidence, credibility, and ultimately, a better grasp on your profits.

More Information

Word processing or design software, a project that you can write your contract around.

Level: Beginner

School: Design

Related Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Writing & Publishing, Contract Writing, Personal Finance, Freelancing

At a Glance

  • 3 Video Lessons (51m)
  • 571 Students
  • 96% Positive Reviews (48)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Margot Harrington

Margot Harrington

Communication Designer at Pitch Design Union

Why take this class from me? After several years of agency graphic design experience, I left and have been running my own studio for nearly 5 years now. Since, I've found it hard to fi...

96% Positive Reviews

Tina Jett

Tina Jett

Artist & Vintage Dealer

Margot did a fantastic job of explaining the jargon and layout bits, and getting me set up with a basic contract. Being new to the freelance game, and not having an agent, this makes m...

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