Bob Bly, who has been a freelance copywriter since 1982 (and made millions doing it) generously shared his one-page agreement in the new Proposal Bundle for Copywriters (Today only: Get $10 off with promo code: BUNDLE10).
I interviewed Bob on the Marketing Mentor Podcast to find out more about his agreement. Here’s an excerpt…
Is it safe to skip the agreements—and get right to work for existing clients? Bob says:
You always need to have, for every job, even if it’s an old familiar client, a written agreement which the client approves. My philosophy is to keep it as short and simple as possible while covering all the salient points. We email it to the client. All they have to do is email back that they approve. New clients pay half the fee up-front.
When it comes to rush jobs, Bob says:
Since we have a standard agreement, it takes less than three minutes to put in the particulars of the job. Time is no excuse. Just because it’s a rush job doesn’t mean I can’t send out the agreement.
What about the excuse, they “won’t be able to cut the check in time”?
Bob makes it easy by accepting Paypal, credit card and wire transfers.
Find out more about the specifics inside Bob’s agreement. Listen to the full 15-minute interview here.