If any one of you generous souls can find it in your hearts to donate a small piece of your knowledge on freelancing I would be quite thankful. In other words, I just got my very first freelance job, and I need help figuring out how to charge these people. I am making digital models of actual environments. So please, brothers and sisters, help the needy.
Tons of info on these sites:
Application Design: Writing design documents that cannot be stolen.
in this article, you will learn how to deliver value to your client in developing a design document—without compromising your ability to be competitive.
Articles for Web Site Designers and Site Owners
Tons of links on this page. Much of this information applies to all designers
GRAPHIC ARTIST GUILD: links to all thinks contracts for the designer
Creative Latitude: Resources
download free forms in pdf format: Approval sheet, bid specification, creative strategy sheet, expense report, job jacket, terms & conditons, and so many more
Developing Effective Contracts
PDFs of non-disclosure agreement etc _ Recommended reading list on the subject of business for the designer
Links to contracts, proposals, rate setting and freelancing as a career articles
Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D. Attorney At Law
Links for all designers and artists on all sorts of legal issues
An Inside Look at Freelancing–How Do I Know What to Charge?
Setting Realistic Fees
How does one set a realistic fee for freelance work?
Article for all creatives regarding contracts
Web designer contract sipe file by Bob Schmidt
" To save you, the web designer and developer, endless hours of scanning Google, Yahoo, Altavista, Excite, Hotbot, Looksmart, Lycos, MSN, Webcrawler, Dmoz, Go Guides (slow), Joe Ant, for “agreements”, “web agreements”, “web development contract”, “web design contract”, etc., etc., here are the best of the lot, with my comments."
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