That’s a great question! Finding a freelancer can be a lot like blind dating. The first date or two seems great, but then things can fall apart for any number of reasons.
That’s why I include a 30-day “escape clause” in all of my package contracts. After 30 days of working together, you or I can cancel the contract with no penalty or further obligation. You’ll be told the exact dates of this 30-day period so there will be no surprises. However, this is also why I require the first monthly fee for our contract to be paid in advance.
Yes. I require the first month paid in advance. Why? It’s all about my escape clause. That’s the clause where either of us can cancel the contract after 30 days if we decide it’s not a good fit. This policy assures that I get paid for the work I do and that you receive all the content agreed upon for that month.
After the first month, I will email invoices on the last business day of the month. You’ll then have 30 days to pay the invoice.
Please note that if any client is 30 days past due, all current work stops, transfer of copyright is withheld, and the client is dropped from my client list. I believe in mutual respect between myself and my clients. Failure to pay on time is a deal breaker.
For the first month, I require the monthly fee to be paid before I start work. After the first month, I will email an invoice on the last business day of the month. Payment is due 30 days from the invoice date.
If any client is 30 days past due, all current work stops, transfer of copyright is withheld, and the client is dropped from my client list. I believe in mutual respect between myself and my clients. I deliver projects on time and I expect to be paid on time. Failure to pay on time is a deal breaker.
Before we ever sign a contract, I have an in-depth discussion with you. I ask about your goals, your audience, and your market position. I discover your true audience and I create content based on that information.
I pride myself on getting to know my clients and their businesses very well. It may take a couple weeks to get into the groove, but eventually my voice becomes indistinguishable from your voice.
I provide blog writing and social media services for most of my clients. Those clients range from Fortune 50 tech giants to SMBs to individual entrepreneurs. I pride myself on learning the tone, voice, and business of my clients. I immerse myself in your world so that anything I write matches the style of your business. I’m happy to share with you specific examples of the work that I do, even my ghostwritten work.
I also provide a 30-day “escape clause” with all of my contracts. That clause says if we feel the arrangement isn’t a good fit after 30 days, either of us can cancel the contract with no further obligation.
I do not. I consider all social media content to be ghostwritten. You may put your name on it, the name of one of your employees or executives, or no name at all. However, I do ask all my clients to allow me to inform prospects and current and future clients that I write their content. I do this as part of the marketing efforts for my business. I may include links to your content on my web site. Beyond this, I will make no public claims to be the author of the content and will view works that I create for you as works for hire.
Yes, sometimes I can arrange short-term contracts. However, if you only need my services during their leave (typically 3 months), the discount I can offer will be less (making the monthly fee higher). Contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss your needs.