If you want to contract with someone to obtain
or provide a professional service, it’s key to have
a written Independent Contractor Agreement so you both can
feel CLEAR and COMFORTABLE as to what you’re agreeing to.
what is an independent contractor agreement?
It can be used for a variety of professionals, but you may want to have a more specific agreement designed for the exact type of team member you’re working with if you like to be very detail-oriented about timelines, duties, and expectations like the DIY Agreement for Hiring a Virtual Assistant or DIY Agreement for Hiring a Graphic Designer.
If you are in a pinch or you just need a broad Agreement to cover your work together, this Independent Contractor Agreement is right for you.
Using this Agreement means that you are the Company and they are an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR – they are NOT your employee. There’s a huge legal – and practical – distinction between an Independent Contractor and an Employee. The Contractor has the freedom to determine what hours he or she works, when and how to complete tasks, and autonomy as the owner of their own business; employees don’t. You are two business coming together as equals to work together.
why do you need it?
The DIY Independent Contractor Agreement includes:
- Agreement Template – for you to download and complete
Thorough – but simple to personalize for your business
In plain English so it’s easy to understand
Created with deep care and Legal Love™
- Audio Guide – to walk you through the template. You fill in the blanks and it’s ready to use! In just 1 hour, you will learn:
What it says and where to customize it
How it protects you
When to use it
can I really do it myself?
Listen to the audio guide and follow along as I read the document aloud, and you’ll easily see where to fill in the blanks for your business.
Getting a contract signed electronically is easy to do. I’ve partnered up with Terra Milo, Technology Strategist, who offers tutorial videos or to have it done for you.
the DIY investment?
Please note that these documents are legal templates to complete and personalize yourself. They do not create an attorney-client relationship and are not to be construed as legal advice. Always have a local attorney review any legal document that you use in your business to be sure they comply with your state and local laws. Lisa is licensed as an attorney in the State of Ohio.
Having my legal documents written by an attorney gives me more credibility and professionalism and gives my clients less hesitancy to work with me. As a former real estate agent, I know that from the outside in, I would be more comfortable if someone came to me with documents properly prepared by a lawyer. Lisa provides a great service at a fair price.
Our work is expanding by leaps and bounds. Each new legal document that Lisa creates for our business, gives us permission to elevate our soul mission to its next level. After hiring Lisa we realized how ‘small and safe’ we had been playing it for fear of legal ramifications. However, with the loving legal protections Lisa helped us put in place, it created the sacred container we needed to fully surrender to the work we’re here to do.
Purchase a 30-Minute Power Hour with Lisa
to ask questions about the template
after you’ve completed it.
(Note that this does not include a legal review
of your document.)
want it done for you?
to see if Lisa can help you
or can refer you to another attorney.