FYI: Do You Know Your Freelancing Rights?

Do you know what your legal rights are when you work for hire? Do you know where you are covered and why? How do you get a copyright? Is it expensive? Can it be taken away from you? How long does it last? Do you really know what you are giving away every time you're paid to create a masterpiece? All of these are questions that you need to know by heart if you are freelancing. Read on for more … [Read more...]

Should You Tattle On A Bad Client?

I frequent a lot of forums and blogs where freelancers post. As I read through the forum and blog posts, I often find that other freelancers have posted complaints about the actions of clients or former clients. Usually the posting is done in such a way that the client cannot be identified, but sometimes a client’s name is actually mentioned in the post. By complaining publicly about their clients, these … [Read more...]

Do You Need A Contract For Freelance Work?

Do you have a contract for each freelance job that you accept? Conventional business wisdom suggests that no business arrangement should be entered into unless a signed contract is in place. You wouldn’t sell your car or hire someone to remodel your house without a contract in place, would you? At least that’s how conventional reasoning goes. Indeed, a year and a half ago, I would have answered the … [Read more...]