Independent Contractor Agreement
Independent Contractor Agreement
Need some help in running your business, but you're not ready to hire a “real” employee yet? This independent contractor Agreement will cover your bum so that you can do YOU. This template comes with highlighted fields so that you can customize the services you are hiring out -- including all of the legalese to make it legit. Don’t let the logistics keep you from expanding your business and getting quality help for the stuff that is NOT in your zone of genius (Do you really want to learn Facebook ads? Liquid? PHP? Illustrator?)
Within 20 minutes you will be ready to dash this out to your team! You can upload it to a free e-sign service like Hellosign or Docusign, or can integrate it into your client software system like Dubsado, 17 Hats, or Honeybook.
Perfect for: Small Businesses who want to hire freelancers, event planners, graphic designers, virtual assistants (VAs), social media managers, fulfillment helpers, part-time assistants, stylists, SEO consultants, customer service help, photographers, videographers, ad managers, copywriters, launch or funnel specialists, etc.
Independent contractor status statement
payment details (including when and how much money will be paid out)
deliverables you expect from the services
how will revisions work and who approves them
confidentiality clause so that what happens in your business STAYS in your business
carefully non-competition/non-solicitation language so that your help stays as an independent contractor, but also can’t screw you over
disclaimer and liability protection so that if things go wrong they don’t REALLY go wrong, contract kill-button clause
PLUS all of the boring legalese that turns this into a real bonafide contract you can feel proud of putting your name on
Not a good fit if:
If you need a part-time or full-time employee (make sure that you aren’t misclassifying someone who is helping you as an independent contractor when she is really an employee. *HINT*: If you are controlling her hours, where or how she does the job, and providing the materials/supplies -- she is probably an employee!! Get thee to your accountant/payroll guru with HASTE and get that w2 filled out!
If YOU are the one providing services for clients -- we recommend our Client Service Agreement or one of our more curated service provider agreements
What does a contract purchase include?
Contract template in an editable Word .doc format with customizable fields/options
Video screenflow of attorney Brittany Ratelle walking you through the contract template
.PDF instructions, and our favorite hacks for customizing contract templates
Single-user license to edit, use, and reuse the template for your business purposes
Where can I use this contract?
Jurisdiction: This template adheres to the U.S. principles of contract law and is designed for those doing business or governed by United States law. While similar principles may apply in your jurisdiction, please consult with a local attorney for any specific questions.
What are the term of use for this contract?
Authorized Use: This template includes a single-user license. You may reuse this form as many times as you need for your business transactions, or in multiple brands or businesses as long as it is owned and controlled by the same user/purchaser. Brittany Ratelle, LLC grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the template in your business or personal affairs. You can send it to whoever you are doing business with for their signature (including their support staff), and you can send it to an attorney to review or edit. If you love our templates and want to share them with a friend, group, or audience, please become an affiliate and help us get others legally legit!
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How do I get people to sign a contract?
E-signature platforms we like: HelloSign, DocuSign, Jotforms,
CRM/project management system we like: Dubsado, 17 Hats, Honeybook, and Harlow
Simply upload your polished document to a software platform and insert smart fields to make e-signature an easy-peasy process!