Nothing seems to be a more tedious task than the need to fill out paperwork. Especially if the paperwork has to be sent back and forth between you and a client multiple times. Luckily, Agree.com is a website that aims at making contracts easy to compile and sign for photographers (and videographers, designers, and more). Let’s take a moment to try out the service and is if it delivers on its promise of simplicity.
At this time, you need an invite code to join Agree but we were able to secure one for testing purposes. Others interested can head over to the site to join the current waiting list. We will be testing the free version of Agree that allows us to create and have up to three action contracts at a time. We will discuss the full pricing options towards the end of this article.
Starting a new contract is quite easy. Begin by selecting ‘New Contract’ then choose whether you are a photographer, videographer, coordinator, designer, or other. For the purposes of this example, we have selected ‘Photographer’.
When asked to choose between multiple services including Wedding, Portrait, Commercial, and Other, we selected ‘Portrait’.
We were immediately asked to upload our logo and enter our full information including a first name, last name, phone number, and company.
I entered myself as the Photographer working for a super cool company named ‘PetaPixel’.
We were then prompted to enter our client’s first name, phone number, and email to send the contract once finished.
Once the dull bits were out of the way, we were asked where and when the photo shoot will take place.
We decided that a shoot on Mount Everest would be quite beautiful and we priced the entire ordeal at only $1000 with an initial payment of $300 and the remainder to be paid in late December 2015.
When asked to select contract items, you can add your own or edit the ones they make available. We opted to make it a two-hour portrait shoot with extra retouching, prints, and digital photos. You can add your terms and edit each one quickly with the click of a button.
Finally, we were asked how we wanted to receive payment for our work. At this time, only cash and check are accepted. Agree will soon be launching an online solution for taking credit cards, debit cards, and digital checks.
After looking the contract over, I sent it out to my client.
He instantly received the contract via email and was prompted to look it over before signing. He went ahead, took a quick look and signed the contract agreeing to its terms and conditions.
The entire process was protected by a secure link and pin number needed to gain access.
And, that is all she wrote. Within ten minutes, we were able to create a contract and send it out to our client to get is signed. As soon as he signed it we had a confirmation on our side. Our dashboard showed the status of the shoot and confirmed we were good to go.
Once Agree fully launches it will be available for free with a maximum of three active contracts at any time. Otherwise, you can opt to upgrade to the ‘Unlimited’ tier with no restrictions at $20 a month or $240 a year. If you want to jump on the bandwagon early, you can sign up as a ‘Founding Member’ that gives you the same access as an ‘Unlimited’ subscription but at $8 a month or $100 annually.