[nycbug-talk] Getting started in Consulting
tux at penguinnetwerx.net
Fri Jun 3 20:40:14 EDT 2005
Francisco Reyes wrote:
> I highly recommend a one page "engagement contract" saying that you will
> do computer work and that they will pay you X per hour. Specially if
> someone is asking for a big project and you have never worked with them.
If anyone wants a copy, I can send my "Service Authorization" form that
I have each and every client sign before I so much as look at a
keyboard. It's only 1 page, which isn't handy for large-scale projects,
but it's great for the small jobs. I've had it looked at by no less
than 5 attorneys in 4 different states, but feel free to make any
changes to it that you need to (company, etc.)
Having them sign this has saved my bacon on a few occasions, and in each
case, after showing the client what he signed, they apologize and all's
well again. I highly recommend to ANYONE who's doing work for
themselves to have this in their toolkit...
E-mail me off-list if you'd like a copy.
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