THE WEB DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT FOR FREELANCE WEB DESIGNERS
As a website designer and developer you have unique legal requirements unlike any other creative. You aren’t just some random freelancer, you’re a professional, which is why some generic old contract template simply won’t do you any justice.
WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED
✓ GET PAID FOR EVERY DESIGN REVISION
Most problems begin when a client isn’t exactly clear about what they want in the first place, which can result in numerous design revisions required by you.
Of course revisions are just part of the game, as discussed in this article, however this doesn’t mean that they should take the majority of your time. Protect yourself by establishing your limits and get paid for any unforeseen additional time spent on a project. Our web development contract template makes it easy to set a limit and ensure payment for revisions.
✓ MONEY TO START
Time is precious for everyone, and if you’re going to spend it on something, it is only proper for a client to present a ‘down payment’ for the work you are going to complete for them.
✓ NO MORE WAITING AROUND FOR YOUR FINAL PAYMENT
On many occasions, freelancers can be rushed by a client to complete a project. However, when it’s time to get paid, the client takes their sweet time delivering the final payment. This web development agreement will end all that by stating additional fees incurred for any late payments.
✓ KILL FEE
Just as deposits help protect you from doing a lot of work and not getting paid for it, a Kill Fee serves a similar purpose, only better! Clients are responsible for the work you lost when you turned other clients away.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
THE FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT
You’ll instantly receive the contract in Portable Document Format (.PDF), Rich Text Format (.RTF), Open Document (.ODT), and Microsoft Word Document (.DOCX) formats, making it easy to customize the contract to your specific needs.
Also, if you are a web developer/designer, it is more than likely that you have a wide variety of graphic skills. In this case you may want to check out our contract templates for graphic designers (here) and for illustrators (here).
I like the way the contract is worded. It doesn't scare the client with legal talk – It’s friendly and protects your time.