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Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/

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    • Entrepreneurship

Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/

    Proposal or Contract: What's the difference and which should you send?

    Proposal or Contract: What's the difference and which should you send?

    Are you unsure if you should send your client a proposal or a contract? Contracts and proposals have very different purposes, so the secret to knowing which one you should send is figuring out why you are sending it.


    By the end of this podcast, you’ll know:


    1️⃣ When you should send a proposal
    2️⃣ When you should send a contract
    3️⃣ The limited circumstances you can combine them into one document


    RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED:


    *Get access to the FREE “How to write a contract” resource here: https://theartistsjd.com/drafting-contracts-for-creatives/


    *Join us in the artist’s Courtyard and get instant access to the “How to write a contract” course: https://theartistsjd.com/contracts-master-workshop/


    *Do you need to send a “formal” written contract? Watch why my answer is “nope!” here: https://theartistsjd.com/legalese-optional/



    Head here to read the full post, listen to an audio-only version, and learn more: https://theartistsjd.com/proposal-vs-contract/


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    What's Ask Kiff? Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: [http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/] (http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/)

    • 7 min
    Do I need to get a doing business as (DBA) for my website?

    Do I need to get a doing business as (DBA) for my website?

    Does your business need to file for a doing business as (dba), fictitious business name (fbn), assumed name, or trade name? Stop wondering and learn when you need one and why you’ll want to get one (hint: 💰💰💰)


    By the end of this podcast you’ll know:
    1️⃣ What a DBA is and isn’t
    2️⃣ 3 times you’ll need a DBA
    3️⃣ Why you want to get one (even if it’s a hassle)
    4️⃣ How to get one


    RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:


    *How to decide if you should have multiple brands or businesses in the same LLC: https://theartistsjd.com/multiple-projects-same-llc/


    *Watch the FREE workshop to learn about the 5 must-do tasks here: https://theartistsjd.com/must-do-legal-tasks-creative-biz-webinar/


    *Join us in the artist’s Courtyard and get instant access to the 5 must-do tasks course: https://theartistsjd.com/5-must-do-course/


    *Learn how to pick a business name that won’t land you in legal hot water: https://theartistsjd.com/renaming-business-trademark-search/


    *Head here to read the full post, listen to an audio-only version, and learn more about DBAs: https://theartistsjd.com/need-dba/


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    What's Ask Kiff? Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: [http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/] (http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/)

    • 11 min
    How do I keep my copyright when illustrating a children's book?

    How do I keep my copyright when illustrating a children's book?

    Congrats! You've been approached to illustrate a book.


    But now you start to worry about copyrights. Will you own the copyright in your illustrations? How do you keep them? How might you lose them?


    The short answer is the copyrights are yours! Unless one of three things happen:


    1️⃣ you work as an employee and illustration is part of your job
    2️⃣ your illustration contract contains a work-for-hire clause
    3️⃣ your illustration contract contains an assignment clause


    Head here to read the full post, watch the video, and learn more about my copyright registration course: https://theartistsjd.com/book-illustration-copyright/


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    What's Ask Kiff? Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: [http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/] (http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/)

    • 3 min
    Do I have to give clients a formal written contract?

    Do I have to give clients a formal written contract?

    The reason that most creatives hate contracts is that many contracts are 20-pages long and stuffed with legal jargon.


    But did you know that your contract doesn’t have to look like that to be valid? Listen to this episode to learn what is required for a contract to be valid.


    The short answer is only three things are required to create a valid contract:


    1️⃣ an offer
    2️⃣ acceptance of the exact offer
    3️⃣ exchange of things of value


    Read the show notes, watch the video, or read the transcript here: [https://theartistsjd.com/legalese-optional/] (https://theartistsjd.com/legalese-optional/)


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    What's Ask Kiff? Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: [http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/] (http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/)

    • 8 min
    How do I host a legal giveaway?

    How do I host a legal giveaway?

    I’d say that 90% of the giveaways I see on Instagram aren’t legal. In fact, when I see one that is legal it stands out. So how do you make your giveaway legal? Listen to this episode to learn!


    The short answer is that you are going to follow these five steps:



    Decide the purpose and how will you pick the winner
    Decide if you will be using social media to host or promote your giveaway
    Create a free way to enter that has the same chances of winning (if picking a random winner)
    Create the rules of your giveaway
    Promote and host your giveaway


    Read the show notes, watch the video, or read the transcript here: [https://theartistsjd.com/how-host-giveaway/] (https://theartistsjd.com/how-host-giveaway/)


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    What's Ask Kiff? Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: [http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/] (http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/)

    • 6 min
    Are non-compete clauses enforceable?

    Are non-compete clauses enforceable?

    Almost every creative business owner will sign a contract they later regret. But how can you limit your chances of this happening? Listen to this episode!


    The short answer is that you are going to answer one question,


    “If everything goes haywire, will signing this contract help my business, hurt it, or leave me relatively in the same place?”


    Of course, to answer that question, you’ll need to understand exactly what the contract says. And which of the contract sections will be enforced in your state.


    Read the show notes, watch the video version, or get details on how your state treats non-compete clauses visit: [https://theartistsjd.com/non-compete-clauses/] (https://theartistsjd.com/non-compete-clauses/)


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    What's Ask Kiff? Each week, Kiffanie adds ease to the legalese of running your creative business by answering one question submitted by creative business owners just like you! Have a question you want to submit? Leave it here: [http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/] (http://theartistsjd.com/ask-kiff/)

    • 6 min

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