What the ACCC’s new rules on ‘unfair contracts’ mean for freelancers

From today, new rules come into force that are designed to protect small businesses from unfair contracts. Here Antonia Mochan from Freelance Australia sets out what the new rules say and what you should look for to make sure you are being treated fairly. New rules come into force today that apply to standard form contracts. That’s any contract where you don’t really get a say in the content. We’ve all been there: You: “I’d like to include a clause on payment milestones” Client: “Sorry, that’s our standard contract, I can’t make any changes.” You: *sigh* The rule are for […]

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Negotiating your rates – a few ideas

Negotiating your rates – a few ideas

General Assembly Melbourne recently hosted an event on Career Negotiation Strategies and invited me to help out, by running one of the discussion sessions. Though not targeted at freelancers particularly, I was interested to hear the keynote: we know from our events with freelancers that knowing what rate to set, and negotiating that with clients is one of their biggest worries. So here are the top freelance-relevant tips I took from the keynote speech by Johnathan Maltby, career and personal branding coach: Present your value, not your needs – when thinking about rates, some websites suggest working out how much […]

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