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About the Contract Templates
Can I see a sample of the template before I buy?
Unfortunately, it's a bit of a challenge giving away a proper sample without giving away the whole enchilada! The product pages and descriptions identify what types of issues are addressed in the template. If you have a specific question on your mind, contact us and we'll do our best to answer it for you.
Do you have discount codes?
We do not have any discount codes for the templates. We understand that funds can be limited when you're first starting. However, we encourage you to make a decision from where your future business income could be if you had solid and professional contracts in place. Solid contracts will not only help protect you and your business but they will also help instill confidence and trust with your potential clients. And although right now a few hundred dollars might seems like a lot to pay for the contract template and all the additional training, you will soon discover that it'll be one of the most important investments you made.
The fact that you’re here tells us that you're eager to grow a sustainable and profitable business. We hope you'll take the leap and get the contract templates and get your business started off on the right track.
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I love your contracts. Do you have an affiliate program?
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Yes we do - you can learn more about the Affiliate Program here.
What is your return policy?
Given the electronic nature of our products, we are unfortunately unable to issue refunds.
Do you offer payment plans?
I just have a “quick” question about how to customize the contract template. Can you answer it for me?
Your purchase of a contract template does not include any consultation with Annette. If you have specific legal questions, please schedule a legal consultation with Annette. You can learn more about her services here.
Please note that legal questions will not be answered without booking a consultation with Annette. This is done to protect you as it is challenging to provide sound legal advice without having the benefit of more information about your circumstances and without reviewing any relevant material.
Do you have a template for employee agreements?
No. The rules vary widely from state to state regarding employees, therefore we believe that a contract template for employee agreements is not the way to go when you’re ready to hire an employee. Consult with a lawyer authorized to practice law in the state in which you run your business and/or the state in which the employee is located to advise you.
What makes these contracts so different than what I can find on the internet?
Hate to break it to you, but Google is not your lawyer. Right now, there are about 235,000,000 results for the search term “small business law,” so there’s no doubt that you’ll have a lot of resources at your fingertips.
But let’s face it, do you REALLY want to wade through website after website to get answers to the questions you have. Who has time for that? Not me.
And can you really trust those contract samples you find on the internet or borrowed from a friend? How do you know they say what they should to protect you and your business?
Our contract templates have been drafted by a lawyer who has a unique understanding of what creatives and small business owners need. With each contract, we interview industry professionals to ensure that the contracts address the particular needs of that creative industry. Although other lawyers will have the foundational legal basics to draft a contract, they’re often unfamiliar with what takes to run a creative business like yours.
My business is based outside of the United States. Can I use your contract templates?
These contracts are drafted with general principles of contract law for the United States, so we can’t say for sure whether these contracts would hold up for you in your country.
Under these circumstances, if you do decide to purchase the templates, you may want to take them to a lawyer in your local country to review after you’ve customized them. It's usually much cheaper to do it this way than to have a lawyer draft them from scratch– it’s always more cost effective here in the US!
Are these contracts specific to my state's laws?
Although these contracts are not state specific, these contracts are drafted with general principles of contract law for the United States. There is no one size fits all contract.
However, taking these templates to a local lawyer will save you a lot of time and money because the local attorney will not be drafting a contract from scratch.
I’m a sole proprietor do I still need to send out contracts?
OK ladies and gents -- let’s get (in)formation ← whips Beyonce hair. Whether you’re a LLC, S-Corp, or Sole Proprietor... any time there’s an agreement between two people you need a contract.
But I can’t afford it…
We totally get it if resources feel tight. But we want to challenge you a little bit here by asking you— how can you NOT afford this right now? The next client or project might be the one who could turn into a nightmare.
We’d rather save you the heartbreak of having an uncomfortable conversation and letting an unhappy client zap your energy. Because let's be honest, if you put in the effort to create an amazing client experience… it's soul crushing to hear anything less than you're amazing.
Worst case scenario, having the contract gives you a way to navigate the difficult conversation after your event. But the real purpose is to curb any problems before they happen. When you set expectations beforehand everyone involved can breathe a sigh of relief.
If you’re serious about your business, then this is a small investment to make to have peace of mind. In fact, the cost of these products is probably less than what you’re charging your clients. Which means, each time you book a client, this product will pay for itself time and time again.
Plus, most lawyers charge at least $300-350 AN HOUR for their time and expertise. And we all know it typically takes more than one hour to draft a contract.
These templates are an affordable way to get contracts drafted by a lawyer - who actually understands your business - without the hefty price tag of a lawyer's hourly rates.
I want a number of contracts, but it's not offered as a bundled set.
We're happy to see that you're getting all of your contracts in order. If you want to purchase a bundle of contracts, but don't see it currently offered, we're happy to work with you to build your own bundle. Just send us a note here letting us know which contracts you're looking to purchase.
I just started a business… and don’t have any clients yet. Should I get these contract templates?
This is the perfect time to get your business off on the right foot. Starting your business is like building a house. You need to lay a proper foundation before you can get to the fun stuff like painting the walls and picking the backsplash for your kitchen.
Without a solid ground to rest your business on, you run the risk of your walls crumbling down in the form of losing money and time along with your emotional energy being zapped from dealing with client drama. It's a bad look for everyone and might result in negative client reviews on Yelp or worse, you'll lose out on client referrals and repeat bookings from your client.
How long does it take to customize the contract?
Remember playing Mad Libs as a kid? Well, that's exactly how these templates work. The contract templates have some blanks you need to fill and few sections where you pick between different options.
Depending on how far along you are in terms of thinking about your business process and procedure, it might take you about 1-2 hours to customize.
How long do I have access to the contracts?
These digital downloads are yours to keep forever. And when the time comes when you need these contracts, and trust me it will, you’ll have them at your fingertips. And you can use them over and over again with each new client you bring on board.
How do I receive my contracts?
Everything is made available to you electronically. At checkout, you'll be asked to create a username and password. Be sure to save this info in a special place, because you'll need it in order to access your products. To access your products, visit this page.
How does a contract make me money and help to book my dream clients?
An often overlooked, but equally important reason for having written contracts is how they communicate to your clients. The contracts show your clients you’re a professional and they’ll take your business seriously.
It says “Hey, client– clearly I’ve got my act together, so you should feel confident in hiring me.” And as the professional, it’s your job to educate your clients about your (and your client’s) roles and responsibilities.
Because, let’s face it, chances are your client has never worked with someone in your field and therefore, has no idea what is reasonable to expect from you and his/her role in the process. And you know what we’re going to use to accomplish that? You guessed it - a contract. Smarty-pants.
It also distinguishes you from your competition. In a saturated market, you need every competitive advantage to set you apart as the no-brainer choice for your clients.
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HELP! I'm having trouble downloading documents from my order!
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