I’ve recently been looking at all of the admin side of things, a boring but necessary task.
We have all had those jobs that have started to spiral out of control with new and completely ridiculous demands being placed on you left, right and centre or clients who have taken months and months to pay for work completed.
Good admin makes the fun parts of your job (designing and coding) far more straightforward and effective.
I’ve found a number of great articles that outline things far better than me:
- http://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/blog/about/contract_killer_the_next_hit A great article with an example contract. I actually used this as the basis of my standard contract
- http://sixrevisions.com/project-management/drawing-the-line-6-things-you-shouldnt-tolerate-in-projects/ outlines some things you may want to consider when putting together contracts and processes. Could save a lot of headaches!
- http://www.leemunroe.com/freelance-document-templates/ A good list of document templates that you could adapt and adopt
- http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/10/06/freelance-contracts-dos-and-donts/ dos and don’ts of freelance contracts from my perennial favourite, Smashing Magazine
I hope you found those of use, feel free to post your own suggestions.