Why subject your freelancing career to all manner of mayhem, when all you need is a simple, customized contract to prevent 98.8% of client nightmares?
How would you like a document that will save you from:
Client nightmares are disruptive, and often totally preventable. This is why I have joined forces with Rodgers Collective (a whip-smart group of lawyers who have been helping freelancers for 5+ years) to create said piece of paper and make your life and your freelancing career easy breezy.
Introducing: Creative Class Contract. Creative Class Contract is a client service agreement drafted specifically for freelancers like yourself to use with their clients. It provides important protection from legal liability and lawsuits, and it prevents disputes over things like: who owns the material you create, whether you have to give a refund, and whether you did the work you promised to do. Perhaps most importantly, Creative Class Contract helps you get paid on time, all the time.
Creative Class Contract is a lovely addition to the Creative Class family. It is designed to memorialize the terms of your relationships with your clients and prevent miscommunication, scope creep, and other bad things from happening.
With Creative Class Contract you will sleep well at night knowing that your agreement with your clients covers things like:
Legal stuff is hard. Contracts are boring. Roses are red, violets are blue. We get it. But, Creative Class Contract is different because it’s meant to save you time and money in your freelance business.
We’ve put together a package that will help you put your contract into use lickety-split. When you purchase Creative Class Contract, here’s what you get:
Will this contract be valid in the country I live in? You’re damn skippy! Most laws in the US are quite similar from state to state, and are often based on model statutes that are adopted by almost every state, which kind of makes sense because otherwise, resolving disputes could get mad complicated. If you’re outside the US, but in a common law country, like Canada, Australia or the UK, the template should also be in line with your country’s contract laws. These days “freedom of contract” reigns in the Western world, so it’s difficult to run afoul of basic contract law, unless you get crazy with some provisions (which we, of course, have not).
Can’t I just use a statement of work? No, you can’t, and don’t even joke about that. A Statement of Work is not a substitute for a contract and leaves out many, many important details. Relying on a Statement of Work alone leaves you open to liability and can be very costly. We could tell you a story or two about that…
I don’t want to scare clients away with a legal contract No, what you don’t have time to do is deal with hot messes brought on by clients who ask you a g’billion times to go through your fee, expand the services they want you to perform at random, ask for 42 extra rounds of edits/revisions, and then demand a refund because they thought the final product would be “you know, just a little different, somehow.” Getting a Creative Class Contract signed with every client will help you put an end to all this time-wasting nonsense not add to it. It’s simple math: contract > no contract.
What if I don’t understand how to use the contract? We know that contract language is not only nap-inducing but can be really tough to decipher (for those of you wise enough to pursue cool careers outside of the law). So, we’re giving you super clear, easy to understand instructions to walk you through every step of the contract, and a few lovely videos with Paul and Rachel to put it all in context. With this support, getting the contract to work for you will be no problem.
Our Guarantee We do not offer refunds for digital products once they are downloaded or once access to the Rodgers Collective Membership Site has been granted. However, your satisfaction is our #1 priority, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know why you’re unsatisfied and we will jump through flaming hoops to meet your needs (unless you are one of those curmudgeonly people who just can’t be satisfied even with flaming hoops, if you’re one of those then you’re on your own).
Creative Class is not a law firm. If you need legal advice, you should hire an attorney. This contract is sold through Rodgers Collective and does not create an Attorney-Client relationship with them.