David King

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Mike Monteiro says 'F*ck You. Pay Me'

16 Jul 2011

I recently came across a most excellent video from Mike Monteiro (Web Designer Guru) focussing on the topic of getting paid by clients. It takes a very legal approach (his lawyer is with him onstage) and covers various topics such as kill-fees, your rights as a freelancer, using Intellectual Property as leverage for final payment and introduces several scenarios that are all too familiar with much of the audience.

It's not as sweary as the title might lead you to think

The talk is a contributing factor to my ever growing interest in the legal processes of working freelance or in a small company; My "shitlist" for next week includes creating a legal timeline along with supporting documents, contracts, terms and conditions; I'm even speaking to awesome designer Graeme "grabbins" Metcalf about designing a gorgeous one-page infographic that illustrates the process. It's gonna be gorge.


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