This is quickly becoming the Camp where folks come to release exciting new products! It’s great to see innovation and new ideas take hold in our space, which is why I’m excited to tell you about our next sponsor. But before I do that, let’s talk a little…
If you freelance, you’ve either been a great freelancer, you’ve done all the right things, made all the right moves and you’ve little to complain about; some might say you’re a unicorn. Or you’ve been the freelancer who has have “seen some things” and you’ve been burned in the past by deals gone bad, meaning you did work on a project and you didn’t get paid for it. You talked to your colleagues and shouted from the tops of mountains to explain your frustration only to get one response from everyone. “Did you have a contract?”
You probably answered “no.” And you’ve learned what was an expensive, hopefully one-time, lesson. Get it in writing. Always.
Getting contracts signed is a pain in the neck. Sure, there are services that can do it for you, that will cost you monthly fees. Or you can do the ol, send an email (or, gasp! a fax), get the client to review, have them scan it and then email it or snail mail it back to you. Ugh. That workflow is tedious and it sucks.
Enter WP Signature. This nifty tool allows you to take any page of your site and make it a secure page from which you can host documents that you and your clients can sign, online, and are completely legally binding. Say what?? WP Signature has been in development for over half a year and is (UETA) and (ESIGN) compliant. What do those crazy acronyms mean? It means that your signed document holds up in a court of law. Pretty cool. For someone like me, who pays a monthly fee for a contract hosting service, something like WP Signature is a game changer. Out of the box this tool does quite enough. But you could literally build a library of documents for clients to sign with WP Signature such as work order agreements, change orders, NDAs… I could go on, but I already have.
A legal tool you can actually be excited about and one that saves you time, money and hassle. Win! So get signed up already!
And while we’re at it, let’s give a big thanks to ApproveMe for their generous donation and helping us out this year!