Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Tracking and billing revisions, part of Running a Design Business: Starting Small.
One of the best reasons to have a signed contract and a terms and conditions …agreement, is that it clarifies what will happen when there are revisions. …And there will be revisions. Revisions and what they cost are where …designers and clients have the most disagreements. …And often, the confusion is purely about lack of timely communication on the …designer's part. Statement 1 in the terms and conditions …agreement, declares your hourly rates and that you'll get authorization before …performing any additional work. The areas of the contract that are most …critical in regards to revisions, are those that indicate what will happen when …the project size increases, and what tasks are excluded from the contract.…
You need to be aware of your responsibility when you're being asked to …do something that is beyond the scope, and never make assumptions that it will …be okay just to do the work, and bill for it in the future. …The assumption that clients make is that if the designer didn't say anything, the …
- Naming and structuring your business
- Keeping records
- Cultivating business relationships
- Hiring employees and subcontractors
- Creating schedules and managing deadlines
- Understanding industry trends
- Avoiding the pitfalls of spec work
- Promoting your business through social media
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. A Solid Foundation
2. Structure and Form
3. Getting Work
4. Developing Contracts
5. Keeping It Running
6. The Trends
7. Looking Ahead
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