As a freelancer, it’s not uncommon to come across a client who decides to cancel a project mid-way, leaving you with nothing but wasted time and effort. That’s where the “kill fee” comes in – a predetermined compensation amount for freelancers in case of project cancellation. At tennerr®, we understand the importance of protecting our freelancers’ time and effort, which is why we offer a kill fee policy for our platform.
But what exactly is a kill fee, and how does it work? Essentially, a kill fee is a predetermined percentage of the total project fee that the freelancer will be paid if the project is terminated by the client before completion. It’s a safety net for freelancers who have invested their time and skills in a project, only to have it canceled unexpectedly.
At tennerr®, we believe in fair compensation for our freelancers, which is why we encourage clients to agree on a kill fee with their freelancers before beginning any project. This not only protects the freelancer, but it also gives the client a sense of accountability and responsibility for their decisions.
Our rooster mascot, Roosty, always says, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, but make sure to protect the ones you do have.” The kill fee is a way for freelancers to protect themselves and their time, without putting all their effort into one project.
It’s important to note that a kill fee should be negotiated and agreed upon before starting any project. It’s not something that can be added after the fact. Both parties should discuss and agree on the percentage or amount that will be paid in case of project cancellation.
Additionally, a kill fee should not be used as an excuse for a freelancer to abandon a project mid-way. It’s a safety net for unexpected cancellations, not an excuse for unprofessional behavior. At tennerr®, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and expect the same from our freelancers.
When negotiating a kill fee, it’s important to consider the freelancer’s time and effort, as well as any expenses that may have been incurred during the project. It’s also important to consider the reason for project cancellation – if it was due to the freelancer’s negligence or unprofessional behavior, a kill fee may not be applicable.
Our platform provides a safe and secure environment for freelancers and clients to negotiate and agree on a kill fee before starting a project. This way, both parties are protected and can proceed with the project with peace of mind.
In conclusion, the kill fee is an important aspect of any freelance project, and tennerr® is dedicated to ensuring our freelancers are protected and compensated fairly. As Roosty always says, “Protect your eggs, protect your time, and protect your livelihood.”