Your contract tells your client a lot about you and how you do business.
Is your contract applicable and tailored to your business and your relationship with your client or does it look like you cut and pasted it from the internet?
You lose credibility with clients if you look amateurish and haven’t invested in your business to cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Your clients are left wondering? If you can’t appear professional, how can you assist them to look professional?
Does your contract reflect previous conversations? Or are you trying to slip one by them?
A well-drafted freelance contract should cover all your legal bases (the boilerplate gobbly gook), in a clear and easy to understand way. If you’re a freelancer, or dealing with smaller contract prices, your clients shouldn’t have to hire an attorney to understand your contract.
A well-drafted contract creates boundaries for your client relationship, instills confidence, and trust. It also acts as a deterrent from a lawsuit. Using overly broad contracts, that don’t fit your business, make it look like you don’t know what you’re doing and make you an easier target for disputes and lawsuits.