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Contracts You Need as a Freelancer

By Darielle Teitelbaum

Contracts You Need as a Freelancer
As a freelancer, the excitement of landing a new client can lead to rushing into projects without having a legal contract in place. While it might feel tempting to skip the formalities and jump right into it, not having your client sign a contract can have serious consequences in the long run. To help you get started, we’ve gathered 5 key contracts to consider as a freelancer with links to lawyer-drafted templates that you can download and use the same day. We are reducing the guess work so you can feel protected and professional! 

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Ready to Start Outsourcing? Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Darielle Teitelbaum

Ready to Start Outsourcing? Here’s What You Need to Know.
It can feel challenging to take a break as an entrepreneur or find extra time when building your business. Outsourcing is a great way to protect your energy and grow your biz with the help of other specialized professionals! Outsourcing parts of your business rather than hiring your own employees to undertake these tasks can help you decrease costs, delegate assignments, and ultimately increase profit. But before you take the plunge, it’s important to understand the legal requirements and risks associated with it. 

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How businesses can make the most of operating during a pandemic

By Darielle Teitelbaum

How businesses can make the most of operating during a pandemic
Embrace this second lockdown and continue to grow during COVID-19 and take the time to adjust your business, especially as we head into the winter months. There’s so much that can be done virtually, so check out our tips to adjust your business and have solid lawyer-drafted contracts to ensure you're legally protected and set up to thrive. 

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Why Using Free Online Contract Templates is a Bad Idea

By Darielle Teitelbaum

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Contracts aka legally binding written agreements are a very important component to any successful business. They protect you and your work and set a professional standard for your business. While it’s enticing to save money by using free templates you find online, they could ultimately lead to very costly problems in the future. A good contract is one that is drafted by a licensed lawyer with expertise in your business area and is tailored to your business and best practices. At AWE Contracts, we offer just that, templates that have been drafted by a lawyer and made for your industry!

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Why Photographers Need a Photography Contract to Protect Themselves!

By Darielle Teitelbaum

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Every photographer and videographer needs a legal contract in place, not only does it protect you and your work, but it also sets a professional standard for your business. Within this legal contract, you set out your terms and conditions as well as your processes and expectations (think payment schedule, what a client will receive, image licensing and ownership, when you’ll deliver the final products, number of edits, etc.). It also provides security in knowing that your client is invested in your business and won’t flake last minute. If there’s no agreement in place and no deposit paid to retain you for your work, there’s nothing stopping someone from walking away or worse, ghosting you. 

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