Freelancers: How Not To Get Screwed By Clients

FAR TOO MANY DESIGNERS ARE TOLD THEY NEED TO WORK FOR FREE TO BUILD THEIR RESUMES.
HERE ARE 10 TIPS FOR GETTING PAID WHAT YOU DESERVE: Shared from FastCoDesign

1. Get it in writing.
2. No spec work.
3. Upfront payments.
4. Never send final work before final money.
5. Look for red flags. Run for the hills.
6. Avoid working for friends and family.
7. Pick your battles.
8. Sometimes, swing for the fences with pricing.
9. Learn all the things.
10. see article on FastCoDesign

By Jeffrey Ringer
Published January 14, 2014