A contract can help ensure you get proper compensation for your web design work. If there’s no written agreement, it leaves the door open for people to exploit you. However, you need to make sure your contracts are well-designed to ensure they’re fair and reasonable to both parties, as well as easy to understand.
The article below is aimed at helping you achieve this by giving you a guideline on what to include and why, and some important elements of a strong contract. It also tells you some key things to avoid to make sure that your contracts are accurate and legally binding, ensuring they correctly serve their purpose for your business.
A web design contract protects you, your time, your bottom line and your sanity. As with any contract, a web design contract defines the business and legal relationship between you and your client, as well as the personal relationship concerning business practices, communication and interactions. Legally, it’s a mutually binding agreement, where each party makes commitments around deliverables and compensation for the work to create them. If either party fails to meet their commitments, the contract becomes the basis for possible legal action. Here’s how to do it right.