Contract programming

From: Stephen Haywood 
I may be doing some programming on a 1099 basis soon. What kind of
gotchas do I need to watch out for in the contract negotiations?

Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting
T: @averagesecguy

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Pretty much every 1099 work I've done has been very loose: I do some work. I send an invoice. I get a check. Rinse. Repeat. The work is usually discussed as we go and I say "that'll take me X hours." I usually try not to bill for more than X without discussing the progress. I've had occasional contracts that have included NDAs. I've never had a contract with a non-compete. And, surprisingly, I've never had a contract that involved penalties for not delivering. But, again, most of the contract work I've done has been basically "piece work". If you are presented with an overly complex contract then make sure your rate includes the cost of legal advice. For instance, if you want me to sit in a chair and watch TV but you give me a 100 page contract, I'm going to bill $250/hour with a 40 hour minimum because the first $5000-$10000 will go to a lawyer to sift through the contract. Otherwise, run away. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734