Client Contract Template and Client Service Agreement
If you work with individual clients on a 1:1 capacity, a professional services/consulting client contract is a must have. This is especially important if you are a designer, developer, writer, or coder who creates intellectual property for your clients.
This client contract and client service agreement will spell out the exact work you will do (and what you won’t do), and outline when and how you will get paid. If there is ever a question about your business relationship with the client, you can refer back to this contract for the answers. A solid client contract is one of the most important documents you can have when you start your online business and are taking on individual clients (such as in a freelancing capacity).
Here are a few of the details that are referred to in this client service agreement:
- At what point will you transfer ownership of the work product you are creating? (or will you?)
- When are fees due and payable?
- Are there any refunds permitted under the contract?
- May you hold back the final work product until all payments have been made?
A Client Contract is an absolute must have legal document if you are doing any type of for clients on an individual basis, whether you are a consultant or a content creator. And not only that, they make you look much more professional in the eyes of your prospective clients.
This client service agreement was drafted by a lawyer. The interview associated with this document should take between 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you are just getting started with your online business, you don't have much in terms of start-up capital, or you are in a rush to get a contract in place quickly, then this is a great client contract to start with.
In addition, this client service agreement is about 90% less expensive than hiring our office to work with you on a custom contract. (our fees start in the $2,000-$3,000 range for custom contracts).
- What's Included
- Legal Template Features
- Legal Disclaimer
Here are some of the important clauses that are included in this agreement:
- Consultant responsibilities - What you will and won't do for the client, including how often you will meet, what is expected of you as a coach, etc.
- Client responsibilities - What you expect the client to do if they want to continue working with you, including payment terms, homework, what happens if they are late or don't show, etc.
- Payment terms (monthly retainer or payment plans)
- Refund Policy
- Length of sessions and whether they roll-over if not used
- How you will communicate with the client
- How much communication is permitted between you as the consultant and the client
- No Guarantees clause
- Legal Disclaimers
- And much more!
Every template is prepared by an attorney at The Hart Law Firm, P.A. These contract templates are attorney drafted and reviewed, and created specifically with online entrepreneurs in mind.
Every template comes with an easy to complete online questionnaire. You will be provided with a link to visit an online questionnaire and instructions. These questionnaires include conditional logic that asks questions based on your previous responses. So no more wondering whether you are including the correct information in your contract!
After finishing your online interview, you will be able to download the template to your computer. You can edit the document as you wish, share it with your attorney for review, or even convert it to a PDF to insert into your favorite online signature software.
No complicated legal terms. Just easy to understand clauses and contract language.
Free updates. When we update this contract, we will notify you, free of charge and provide you with an updated contract template.
I live in Canada, the UK, the European Union, Australia, or somewhere else that is not within the United States. Can I still use your contracts?
While OSL contracts are suitable for all United States and its territories, they are not meant to be used in coutries other than the United States. If you live outside of the US, please do not purchase these contracts unless you are willing to have them reviewed by legal counsel in your personal jurisdiction.
That being said, if you own an LLC or Corporation that is registered in the United States, and all of your clients/customers are located in the United States, then these contracts will generally be applicable. However, we still recommend that you check with an attorney to confirm that the template you purchase meets all local rules in your country.
What is your refund policy?
We are fairly confident that you will be happy with the contract templates you purchase from us. However, we also understand that after you receive your template, it may not be 100% appropriate for your business. That's why we offer a 14-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee. If you have any issues with your template at all, please let us know and we will work with you to make it right or else issue you a full refund.
Legal Disclaimer: By purchasing a template contract and/or document from The Hart Law Firm, P.A. d/b/a Hawthorn Law, you are not given access to any attorney and no attorney-client relationship is created.
All of our DIY legal template documents are drafted using general U.S. contract principles and are not state-specific. By purchasing this contract, you will get access to a easy to complete online questionnaire that will allow you to quickly create a customized legal contract for your business. After completing the questionnaire, you will be able to download an editable document that you modify on your own or find an attorney in your local jurisdiction to help you.