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You should consult with other professionals as you start to work on Web site projects. Designing Web sites is just like any other business, and it's important to get some help so that everything runs smoothly. We suggest that you contact the following types of professionals:

  • Lawyer: If you plan to work for clients, you'll need a lawyer. Make sure you hire someone who specializes in technology and creative industries. A knowledgeable lawyer can prepare contracts that spell out copyrights, address deliverables and timelines, and make sure everyone gets a fair deal. You will need someone who is an intellectual property specialist.

    A good contract makes sure that everyone understands the scope of the project, the responsibilities of the parties, and when the project will be delivered. It also spells out how the fees for services work — whether it's an hourly rate or a flat fee, everyone needs to understand and be in agreement. Also make sure that if the client requests or requires you to purchase stock photography, extra software, or fonts, that they're responsible for the costs.

  • Accountant: As with any business, you need an accountant. Seek the advice of an accountant before you start to take in fees or hire others to work for you. She can advise you how to set up your business so that everything runs smoothly.


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