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Photographers, Designers, Website Builders, Audio Engineers, and anyone else who does creative work for a living, if you don't use contracts please take 40 minutes to watch this video. The audience is designers, but the principles apply to any small business. (In case you can't tell from the title, there is "Not Safe For Work" language involved.)
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/22053820" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/22053820">2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me.</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/sanfranciscocm">San Francisco Creative Mornings</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
There will always be problem people out there, but having a contract will help prevent stuff like this:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5dUplt-hP3g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
<p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dUplt-hP3g&feature=related">Wedding Photographer Who Did A Great Job Threatened with 300k Lawsuit</a></p>
If your creative work is your business, treat it accordingly.