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    John 8:24 JREAM's Avatar
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    Email client, Agreement

    I am working only via e-mail, yet met up and have established a good relationship so far.

    Wondering how I should go about signing contracts?
    These jobs come in fast, and need a way to quickly agree to terms.

    Any suggestions? I don't think a plain text document is legitimate is it?

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    For me, it would depend partly on the size of the job (in terms of $$).

    I don't see any reason why you can't ask the client to sign a document that you email and then fax/post it back.

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    Thanks for advice

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    The amount of time it would take to get a contract written & signed is nothing compared to the issues it can potentially avoid.

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    That is true, except the drive is a while away, making trips several times a week on various projects wouldn't be good $$. That's why I thought about some type of online "digital signature" thing, if I can even do that :P

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    Depending on how much $$ you are getting hiring somebody or using specialized service (courier, post-office etc) could be worthwhile. You can discuss details of contract and negotiate terms by exchanging e-mails and only exchange written contract at the end. Of course this leaves you or other party in position that you have to verify that the paper contains the same contract with the same terms as negotiated via e-mail (if you or other party feels that other part could have changed some part of printed version).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JREAM View Post
    That is true, except the drive is a while away, making trips several times a week on various projects wouldn't be good $$. That's why I thought about some type of online "digital signature" thing, if I can even do that :P
    I wrote about a digital signature service called signatureconfirm a few weeks ago here

    If you and the client are in the US and it's just a small project, this tool really shines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JREAM View Post
    That is true, except the drive is a while away, making trips several times a week on various projects wouldn't be good $$.
    Hence the invention of the fax machine and the post office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Boss View Post
    I wrote about a digital signature service called signatureconfirm a few weeks ago here

    If you and the client are in the US and it's just a small project, this tool really shines.
    haha thanks I'll read that (the guy below has me cracking up)

    Quote Originally Posted by tke71709 View Post
    Hence the invention of the fax machine and the post office.
    haha, yeah Ill need to get one
    I know they are cheap haha.. .lollll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Boss View Post
    I wrote about a digital signature service called signatureconfirm a few weeks ago here

    If you and the client are in the US and it's just a small project, this tool really shines.
    Dang, I completely forgot about that service. Thanks for the timely reminder!


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