The freelancer’s first line of defense against bad clients – short of common sense – is a well-written contract. There are more than a few folk-tales where someone signs a contract with the devil and they pay the consequences. In the real world, the devil isn’t a crafty and clever ne’erdowell. Usually, the devil in this detail is just plain stubborn. They don’t read the contract, understand the terms, or appreciate the details outlined within – but they’re right, as far as they’re concerned.
Have you ever had a client claim a kill fee is to be paid out at a freelancer’s demise? Whether you signed away your soul, are waiting on payment that was due in 2010, or used a pen filled with a blood-like substance, we want to hear your best stories of broken contracts. Submit today for your chance to be featured in the upcoming Clients From Hell book, due out this Christmas!