Contracts for Creative Freelancers: How to Fix Bad Contract Terms staff pick badge

Katie Lane, Attorney & Negotiation Coach

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9 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Three Troublesome Terms

    • 3. How Work Terms Cause Problems

    • 4. Fixing Troublesome Work Terms

    • 5. Money Terms You Want To Avoid

    • 6. Fixing Troublesome Money Terms

    • 7. How Rights Work in Creative Services Agreements

    • 8. Making Sure the Rights are Right

    • 9. Final Thoughts


About This Class

There are three areas in a contract that every creative freelancer should review, and fix, before signing. 

They're the three areas that have the biggest impact on how successful a project is, but they're also where most contracts for creative services fall short (especially if the client is insisting on using their contract).

Learn what the three most troublesome areas of a creative services contract are, where to find them in your contract, and how to spot and fix some of the most common mistakes people make.

I use contract language examples throughout the class so you know exactly what to look out for. You can download a PDF with these examples in the Class Project section. It may be easier to read than trying to read the language on the slides alone. 

Don't miss the next two lessons in the Contracts for Creative Freelancers series: Should You Do 'Work For Hire'? and Payment Terms: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Cover image by Tim Arterbury on Unsplash