Freelancers, unlike employees employed in a certain company, are responsible to find work on their own. They also have the liberty to work with different clients for various jobs. Since they don’t have one employer, they are responsible to do the legal work needed for employed people such as registering tax purposes and writing the agreement for them and their client whenever they get a new job. If you’re planning to become a freelancer, you need to know how an agreement works between clients and freelancers. Read the article to know how to make a freelance work agreement.

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What is Freelance Work?

Freelance work is where a certain individual, called a freelancer, works as self-employed rather than being employed in a company. Even though they may take contract work for companies, organizations, and individuals, they are responsible for setting their work hours, keeping track of different projects, billing clients, and paying their employment and business taxes.

Details to Include in a Freelance Work Agreement

1. Information of Each Party

On the first page of the agreement and at the very top, provide the complete names of both parties who sign the agreement. Putting the accurate information prevents unnecessary hassles of mix-ups with other people and companies. Include also the contact information of each party such as their address, email address, phone number. The agreement should be dated when it’s written and signed.

2. Roles and Responsibilities

To list down your roles and responsibilities, you need to start listing down your deliverables. This is the basis of how you’ll be paid for the work you’ve done. Follow it up with the responsibilities you need to do to complete your deliverables.

3. Payment Information

This is the important part of the agreement you need to do so you need to be accurate in your information here. Define clearly how you expected to be paid by the client. Write down the total amount you should be paid, then break them down into milestones,  depending on your terms. Include when you should be paid for your services; and if you charge a fee if the payment is delayed. And if so, how much will be the fee?

4. Deadlines

The agreement must have the details of the deadline of your work or project. You can break up your work’s deadline into different milestone achievements to make it easier for you to do your job and let your client see that you can finish tasks on time.

5. Ownership

This term in the contract is important to be included. State your stipulations on who will own the rights of the project or work that you did; usually, the client will own them since they paid for it. You can add in the agreement that you want to be credited for your work.

6. Confidential Information

There is some sensitive information that the client wants to be protected such as customer lists, business strategies, website stats, etc. Include the confidential information in the agreement that prohibits you from disclosing any of that information.

7. Other Important Terms

Don’t forget to include these terms in your agreement:

  • Independent contractor terms: Since you’re an independent contractor, you and your client should spell out the different expectations of your work and the things that you and your client won’t expect from each other. This will avoid any complications later on.
  • Limitation of liability: Put your terms regarding the possibility that a breach of contract may happen from either party.
  • Termination terms: Include the date when the work or project must be completed. Explain if the agreement will be terminated after the work is finished and your services will no longer be needed by the client.
  • Indemnity: Note what will be your stipulations when legal issues that may come up with your work or project.

Conclude the agreement by putting signature lines where you and your client can sign after you reach a mutual agreement. Don’t forget to add a line where you include the date of when the agreement was signed.

FAQs

What are common freelance jobs for beginners?

There are a lot of opportunities for freelance jobs, even if you’re just a beginner. Here is a list of jobs that you can apply to:

  • Writer
  • Marketing assistant
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Graphic designing
  • Website development
  • Tutor
  • Customer service representative
  • Virtual assistant
  • Social media manager

How to get a freelance job?

To get a higher chance of getting freelance jobs one must do the following:

  • Join a freelancing platform
  • Check company websites career section
  • Write for a blog or a magazine or a newspaper
  • Surf through job boards and job posting websites
  • Browse through Craigslist and social media sites
  • Ask fellow freelancers for gigs

What characteristics are needed to become a freelancer?

If you want to become a freelancer, whether part-time or full-time, you need to develop these characteristics to succeed:

  •  Discipline
  • Persistence
  • Resilience
  • Organization
  • Proactive
  • Communicative

Once you’re done writing the agreement, make sure to review it to check for any errors in spelling or grammar, and to see if all terms written in the agreement are clear. Make sure to discuss all the agreement’s stipulations before you sign the agreement. To help you get started making the contract, download our free sample templates above to use as your guide!

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