Hey guys who do freelance work in web design or graphics design. Just a few questions regarding the business. When you meet with clients for the first time, do you have prewritten contracts that you and client sign when work is agree upon? How about deposits, what is the proper and most professional way to ask for a deposit? Should that info be covered in a contract or be seperate, written up on an invoice? I ask because in the past ive just verbally agreed about deposits and payments with clients, but now that I'm getting more professional clients I want to know the proper methods to go about recieving payments and deposits. Thanks for any help.