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Contract Law for Freelancers: Create Working Contracts for Beginners

teacher avatar Nader Nadernejad, Multimedia Producer and Marketing Expert

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34 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Contract Law Intro

    • 2. What is Contract Law?

    • 3. Why Learn Contract Law?

    • 4. Titling Your Contract

    • 5. Adding the Parties

    • 6. Services and Signatures

    • 7. Billing Term

    • 8. Billing Period

    • 9. Project Details

    • 10. Fixed Fee

    • 11. Download the Contract Template

    • 12. Terms and Conditions

    • 13. Acceptances

    • 14. Warranty

    • 15. Confidentiality and Non Disclosure

    • 16. Ownership and Licenses

    • 17. Non Solicit

    • 18. Relationship of Parties

    • 19. Term and Termination

    • 20. Payment Terms

    • 21. Late Payment

    • 22. Expense Reimbursement

    • 23. Changes

    • 24. Indemnification and Limitation

    • 25. Right to Authorship

    • 26. Governing Law and Dispute

    • 27. Force Majeure

    • 28. Notices

    • 29. Appropriate Conduct

    • 30. Miscselaneous

    • 31. Entire Contract

    • 32. Page Numbers

    • 33. Download (MESSAGE FOR LINK)


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About This Class

Welcome to Contract Law for Freelancers (and small business owners)! 

This course is perfect for people who know nothing about creating their first contract, who have never created a contract before and/or are intimidated by creating their first contract. You may have just started a business, or never bothered creating a contract before. Maybe you can't afford a lawyer or can't justify spending hundreds of dollars to have somebody else create a basic legal agreement for you. No matter the circumstances, I'll teach you the basics of contract law for freelancers.

In this course for complete beginners, you will learn how to create one contract agreement to use with a client or multiple clients.

You will also learn: 

  • How to create a contract from scratch

  • The different clauses that go into building a contract

  • How to protect yourself in a contract

  • How to use a contract to get paid on time

  • How to use a contract to allow yourself to showcase the work you do for your clients

  • How to avoid legal trouble

  • Tips and ticks for creating a perfect contract

This course, like all of my other courses includes a Q&A and discussion section if you have any questions about the course or about specific situations. I've spent half of the last decade working online for clients around the world and I've created hundreds of legal agreements in my time doing so. These agreements have saved me so many times and I wish somebody made a course like this for me when I first started.

So, what are you waiting for? If you're a freelancer or small business owner, you'll love this course! 

NOTE: There are no downloads in this course. Videos that ask you to download the contract were intended for other platforms and for Skillshare. You do not need to download anything to complete or learn from this course. 

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1. Contract Law Intro : welcome to contract law for freelancers. I can't wait to teach you everything I know about contract law. But first things first. It's all about starting from scratch and building a working agreement. So what sort of contractors you're building who building it for And what are some things that you may need to do to protect yourself? Now, you're not gonna know all the answers to these. This is a brick intercourse. But I'm gonna teach you exactly what you need to do to build the first working agreements that if you have any questions, I'm serious. Don't be shy. I don't by any questions throughout this course, just let me know. Okay. This discussion question, There's a section for Q and A. There's so many different things that you could do just to get my attention in the scores. And I'm here to help you. I'm your teacher. I'm going away. Get that until the Internet. But you know what? Hear me. You were gonna work together, so please don't hesitate if you have any questions. I'm here to help you on. Let's move through the course and learn all about contract law. 2. What is Contract Law? : So what is contract law now? This is silly. I guess you got Of course you know what it is, but let's break it down into terms in case somebody asks you one day. Hey, I heard you took that contract Law. Course on. New to me. What did you learn? What is contract law? And if you can't tell them what contract lies and come on, it wasn't a good teacher, so contract law is first of all, you gotta know what a contract is. A contract is illegal. Illegal agreement between two or more parties where the parties have a legal obligation toe . Either fulfill something those rules to a contract, right? So you're either going to fulfill deliver bulls or if I feel some part of that agreement, the agreement could be simple, like you're not going to do this thing. And that's a contract. It can also be more complex, like you need deliver me this thing by this day at this time, and you must do it this way. So that's all A contract is a legal agreement between two or more parties. Now, contract law is the legalities behind these agreements, and we're gonna talk about you know how to write clauses, how to build a contract, the correct language to use when building contracts and everything you need to know. I started off. It's a freelancer, not knowing anything. And I started working without even doing contracts. I was just accepting payments through PayPal through wherever I couldn't wasn't building contracts and I was getting gypped like people were often, you know, that would refuse to pay me. They would pay me extremely late and I couldn't afford a lawyer, so I had no idea what to do. So this is really going to help you in terms of knowing what contract law is. Now that we've summed it up, we're gonna move through it and talk about how to build that contract. Also, some of the other components were the introductory face, So feel free to skip this, but it's very valuable that we just have a little chat about contract law on. If you have questions before we get to the breath of the course, be sure to ask me anyway, let's continue 3. Why Learn Contract Law?: Why don't you need to learn contract law? Well, that's that's obvious. There's some really obvious parts of that, like you need to learn contract law because if you don't have a contract, you're legally not like you're not protected if you haven't built to contract and somebody decides to sue you and oh for you and also for them because I didn't have a contract. So it's just back from both parties. But another reason why you need a contract is leverage. So many people write contracts, not just got a contract, needs to be formed to, you know, make them ableto do work legally. That's boring. Contracts actually give you leverage. So if you want to get paid on time, get paid more often and get paid for longer periods of time and be able to showcase the work you do for your client. A contract is what you need. Get this if you want. If you just working with somebody and they're paying you month by month, sometimes late, sometimes on the right date, you can phone him up today, pick up your phone. Be like Hey, all right, Marcus, I want to work with you long term. I really think we should create a legal agreement together. Why don't we look at doing 3 to 6 months, but build a contract, work together and we'll hold both of us accountable? Because most of all, I want to grow your business. And I think if we work together, we commit together, we're going to do this. And then Marcus is gonna say, maybe it sounds like a good idea, because you don't do six months. Let's to five months to four months. But let's just do something. Let's commit together. You're gonna build this contract that Marcus is gonna be obligated to pay you for 3 to 6 months. Do you see the power of a contract? If you didn't do that, phone up Marcus and decide to make it contract. You can't put that client on a retainer. If you were trying to retain clients right now, I don't know what business you're coming from, what you do. But if you're trying to tank clients this for freelancers, I'm guessing you want the same work from the same good people you need to build a contract . So that's why you need to understand contract law, not just cause you need to understand the boring ins and outs, and it's a thing that must happen, but because it's gonna give you leverage and power to grow your business and accomplish your dreams. 4. Titling Your Contract: titling your contract. So before we start and talk about building your entire contract, I'm gonna teach you how to title your contract. That's what this whole thing is about. So you need to understand that throughout this course we're going to be building a fully formed contract. You may need to make some changes, depending on what service you're doing or if you have any questions. And for that, just asked me in the Q and A section. I generally respond within 24 hours, but when you know how to title this thing so you can simply start off by, you know, making a large header. So a size 20 times New Roman font works perfectly and just write service contract. It's that simple. Is that so? Service, contract or whatever type of contract that you're doing If you providing the service, it's a service contract, and that's generally what freelances need to learn. So this is how often your billing is. It's the next heading right over here. How often is your building? Are you gonna build them one time so you know, once every 45 once in 45 days, once at the beginning or you gonna build a monthly like when I told you in the introduction we might monthly. So how often in your are you going to do it? So this is what you could dio you can put like monthly and then put a package. So if you're doing like a monthly package, you've been a monthly package, or you could do monthly package. Or you could dio yearly. Like if you're yearly contract, try not to repeat the word contract, but, um, but yearly billing anything that you want. Generally, you can't write an incorrect term. They're just the frequency of billing, and some contracts look different as long as it's understandable and it's gritting in the correct format and the language is correct. That's all you need to build a contract. You don't need to be some sort of expert that writes the exact terms is really just about creating a fully formed contract that doesn't look like it's not professional. You can build a professional contract without being a lawyer. Lawyers will try to have you believe otherwise, and some of them are right if it's for a really big project, of course you want a lawyer, but when you're freelance and you don't really need to go overboard and listen to the marketing of lawyers. So nearly billing, I just usually do monthly package because I include a package. So I include on a whole bunch of services, and when I do so, monthly package, there we go. And if I'm talking too fast or you don't understand something, let me know. But I want to move ahead. So the service you're providing goes here. So if you're doing graphic designing, if you're doing at Seo optimization, I usually do something like social media Marketing. So Social Media Marketing s Seo, which is search engine optimization services? Um, I might add, Let's say, um let's say, Ah, Web consulting. There we go. That's what I offer on the next line you want to write, maybe create a little space. You can create a space here, you know, do whatever looks nice. There's no particular crazy format, and you're gonna write this contract the agreement so that this is what the document refers to. I'm gonna actually, at the end of this course, give you the fully formed template and let you know when you can download it. and you can actually edit my document as well. Then you can use it as a template. So this contract, the agreement is entered into, by and between the below named parties or the parties. You can copy this word for word. OK, so it's just saying the agreement is entered into you and, well, the party's it's whoever is involved, this offer will expire the close of business on date. You have to put a date here when your contract's gonna expire so you can do like 5 17 20 or 2018 18. So this would be may 17th 2018 so someone hasn't signed this by that day. The contract is void. So they that this puts your client or whoever you're sending the contract to on a time limit to sign it if pressures them to sign it a little bit. And you may remind them of this part of your contract. And that's how you get paid. Because when people make decisions in a rush manner, they tend to just paying you anyway. So you could put this, you know, for three days, the contracts going to expire for three days. If they don't sign it let the No, over the phone. It's a special deal. They're saving 50% better act fast. They may come back and sign your contract and be locked in for however many months you have them in. But this is just the opening of the contract. You don't really need understanding the exact language and memorize it and have it feel natural to you because it never will. Unless you're a lawyer. And even then probably won't they still have to use their style guides in their handbooks. So at the same time, just this is the opening. This is how you title a contract. If you have any questions, let me know and let's move on. 5. Adding the Parties : so I knew my mike levels were very loud. You guys were probably Ah, my ears. But you know what? We had to open the lecture. Exciting. Come on. And may have been a little bit loud and lastly, but we got to get into this. We gotta make this fun and okay, I know Contract law is a slog. It can be super boring. But trust me, once you memorize, is once you get around this, you can just skip everything I'm saying and download the contract template at the end of the course. But this is gonna help you so much with working, and you're gonna know more than I'd say almost every freelancer. So let's do this. This this specific lesson is titled The Parties, The Party's Air. The people involved in the contract counter signing is a thing. So it could be used as a compound, so we'll just willing nor that All right, so the parties generally is a freelancer. You're gonna have a contractor and the client. You are the contractor, and the client is a person. You're working four or actually, the person you're you're doing the work for. Um So what? You want to do is just add simply the name, the email and the address. That's all you really have to do. So over here you have put name. So if your client's name is Bob White Bob White, Bob White's address, I don't know. 24 53. Um, Pine Crescent Road. Bob White's email is bob at white dot com. Then you're the contractor. You do your thing. My name's not or not earn. And Dad is sure to make sure everything's lined up and formatted. Well, that should be all the way at the end of the line. Ah, you want it lined up with that? So that's the way I would do it. Next line. Hit tab till you over here. What's your address? Um, I don't know. We can say 6101 South park. Um, And then you can dio You want to do the city? Obviously, in each of these, so don't just like South Park put like I don't know, like Halifax, Nova Scotia, or like Toronto, Ontario and the country in the postal code, like you want to get really specific. But that's it. So I would do like same line as well. So you can you park, um, Halifax on s so you can do that? That's really just you want lined up again. So make make sure that you put the full address. That's all I'm saying. And then you want to put your email. So Notre at daughter the chad dot com. That's it. And there you go. You've added the parties. Now, just looking at this top part of the contract, let me ask you a question. Isn't it looking like a fully formed contract? The only complex part are like big words like after mentioned, which you can just Google. They're not really that hard. Uh, some people don't like writing dates that way. That that's not very complicated, though, Um, and the agreement on the parties. But really, it's just explaining what terms are going to be used throughout the contract. So when you see the agreement or the parties or the contractor and the client, you know what it's referring to every time you see the client, it's referring to Bob. Every time you see the contractor in this contract is referring to me, re just set it up perfectly, and the two parties I can eat. This is like a nice it is. Look, client, contractor, guy and see, it's just it's Sony. It's perfect. It's nice. You may want to remove the hyperlink because there's no reason to underline it. So if it does that, remove the hyperlink um shouldn't be underlying. It's just incorrect format. And then what you want to do is simply change the color to black. It doesn't need to be blue. Um, so that's it. That's you've added the parties we are moving through creating contracts. Isn't this epic? 6. Services and Signatures: services and signatures. As you can see, we're literally just working on one page here and I'm creating new lessons for you breaking it down slowly. The second you have a page, it looks like this. You have something that looks like a contract like you are at this point, you're good to go enough for the whole contract, but you're getting there. So I get This is a bit of a different font. It's a little bit different, actually. Drag this actual image in from a real contract that we did just recently. Here we go, services and signatures. All you going to do here is not list the services you're just listing in the contract. Later on, you're going to mention the services in an attachment. But this clause, the services clause, is not necessarily clause. But here is just saying the contractor agrees to perform services is described an attachment A that's called the services and client agrees to pay. Contractor has described in attachment A. So we're gonna create attachment a later. We're just putting this here to say that the services or an attachment A and the payment How that's gonna work is also an attachment? A. We're just setting this up so that we can add things in later. The signatures clause is just, you know, binding the agreement. So you're gonna write signatures and bold like this, just the way you see it and witness wear of the parties have executed this agreement, inclusive of attachment A and attachment. Be so we've executed this agreement. We have created it on and it's included an attachment, an attachment be our agreement as of the later of the dates below the effective date. So these air just basically the effective date of the contract is when we both signed. So ideally, you would like to sign on the same day. But it's not, you know, it's not huge. It's generally effective on the last person signs. But I recommend, especially if you're like you're doing a 30 day contract you want you want to sign same time because you might lose a day here and there. So, uh, we're gonna do is write the client. This is the client's name on Draghi's Dire and the contractor not are not in a jet. So again, we talked about what the contractor is and who the client is. So all we're doing is putting signature on a line and date and signature on a line and date . So I signed here. He signs there. When I signed, I put the date that I signed. He puts a day that he signed, ideally, try to do this on the same day or just have a client sign first, and you sign afterwards because you're definitely going to be responsible if it's your business s. So that's what I recommend. Now you've set up the contract. You are at the services and signatures. So you set up a contract. You've established who the client is, who the contractor is you've established. It's a legal agreement that it's going to expire if it's not signing a certain date that you guys. Aaron, A binding agreement on the effective date of that agreement is here, so you have just set everything up. Now all you have to do is in the attachments, include what services you're going to provide and how you want to get paid. That's all it is, And again, I'll be attaching something like this so you can go through it, edit it, check it out. So let's move on to the next lesson. 7. Billing Term: talk about your building terms. So basically, we're gonna open up something called Attachment A Right now. Let's go over everything that we created real fast your service contract. From the beginning, I taught you how to create this. How toe add names, your contract addresses, service signatures and it just create this small little space here. And then you have the beginning of your contract in the services place you're outlining that everything is described an attachment? A. So now our step is to just create attachment A. And you can create that on a new page. Or you can actually create that on the same page if you really want you. If you want to save some space, you can create attachment a right up there. But just for the purpose of making it simple attachment A is going to be on page number two . So services Basically what we're going to be doing is the service term. The service starts now, so let's say, um, what the 7th 17 18 So it starts in July 17th 2018 ending on january 17th 2019. So this is a term you don't have tohave a billing term. You could just have one time so your term could just start. Let's say this is monthly. Right? So this goes on to 2019. Aiken do starts this month and ends on the same the same day the next month. So I can do starts. July ends August 17th 2018 and that's my billing term. So that's what you want to sit out first. How long are you gonna be building them For Not how many times just how long the billing period is when we're gonna be talking about how many times. But this is as simple as it is. Go ahead. Create attachment A right services because these air the services you're providing and detail ing, then the term the term is going to be laid out just like that starts and ends. So take care of that step and we'll move on to the next one 8. Billing Period: Our next step is our billing period. Your billing period is how frequently you're going to Bill or charge your client. And it's a simple is writing underneath your contract billing term, your billing period. So again, term is how long the contract Last four. I've indicated one month over here, and this is the format that you're gonna put it in now. The billing period again is how many times so contract bills Client monthly is what I had before. You can do that, especially if you're gonna do this contract for longer. Let's say until November. But let's say we're just doing it for one month. You could do contract bills, client one time. So contractor bills client one time and again, the contractor is me. The client is the person I'm working for. So the contractor Bills Client one time. Remember, we put contractor what contractor were forced to in the very beginning. Contractor. A contractor. So we're using the term that we indicated on the first page. That's all a contract is. It's making references to itself throughout the contract itself. So contractor bills client One time. It's simple. You can even indicate right here. How and when. But you could just write that as well, because in the fixed fee below or in the you know, the fees you can actually indicate when you're billing. But I'm gonna put contractor bills client one time in full at the beginning on the contract start date. So, contractor bills client one time in full on the contract. Starker it a start date or you can do agreement because it's actually referred to as Okay, service contract so you can put on the service contract start date. So let's say you're charging, I don't know, 450 on the start date. You can ask for the the entire amount in full. You can put Bills Client twice once. Okay, 50% on the contract start date and 50% on the contract end date. So you can say for building period the contractor bills Client twice, 50% on the contract start date and 50% of the contract end date. So if let's say you're charging $500 on July 17th you can ask for 250 on when you end. Um, in August, you can ask for the other 250. So that's what you're indicating here in the building period. So you could just changes to suit yourself and what you and your client agree with. But this is the billing period. You can really just change it around in plain English, but make sure that you're using the terms as much as possible. If you were to ever get into a legal dispute when they look at your contract, they're not going to see if every single part of the legal terminology is correctly. They just want to make sure that when you created your contract, it was clear what you were stating. It wasn't ambiguous. This is clear as long as you're writing clear English like this. Whatever language you're designing, your your contract in you should be absolutely fine. So let's move on. If you have any questions about any part of this, if it's confusing, I'm here for you on your teacher. I'm here to just answer your questions and make things simpler, so be sure to send me a message and let's move on to the project. Details 9. Project Details: it's time for us to delve into the project details. So your project details air Just basically going to say what you're doing for your client. It's also going to say, you know, the fee structure and the date of billing. So, General, in the data first building, what we can do is at other dates of billing eso. We're gonna talk about that in the next section. All you need to do is revise what you've done so far. You've created attachment A wrote services. You wrote your service term here. We have one month outlined, but you can do it as you please. You're building period again, how you're gonna do your billing. So building twice, 50% on contract start day and 50% on the end. A start date end eight. Next, we're going to go over the project details which again is the feet structure which we're gonna cover in the next lesson that we're also going to write out some details. Eso At this point, I want you thinking about how you're going to define what you're doing for your client over here on doing monthly search engine optimization link building a Facebook YouTube marketing services with monthly video, written reports and brand alerts, which is a lot for 4 50 But I really, really like that client, so it really depends on what you're doing. So just think about how you're going to state this in plain English, and then we'll move on to the next section. 10. Fixed Fee: So now it's time for us to look at whether we're gonna be building a fixed fee of fixed one time fee. How that's gonna work. So a fixed fee is just a fee. That doesn't change. So if you're keeping it at a flat fee of 4 50 so $450 what you want to do is write down a fixed fee. Maybe it's not a fixed feet. Maybe it changes. Maybe you know you want outline that here. So But as a general rule creating this general contract, we're going to fixed fee. There's other terminologies, just Google difference between fixed fee on different fees or different sorts of fees. You can really write what you want, as long as it makes sense. Again, roles are gonna talk about the project details. So over here, let's just build this up from scratch again. Fixed fee. So we're in a project details and we're going to build fixed fee. So the next we want to do is actually write down in this part what we're gonna be building for, So you might be doing something else. Design a professional. No logo before, um, with a lion theme design a professional logo with a lion theme. So if you write it that way, it's like you're making a logo and lying. Theme is accompanying it. So you want to make sure that English is really precise here. So design a professional Lyon theme logo. There you go. That's that is your fixed fee project. Um, and then your next step is just simply writing down how much that's going to cost. So basically, you could just right over here the amount that it's gonna cost. Let's say it's going to cost 750 times one you can write, um, fixed fee, fixed fee, right? The total, um 750. I want to write total correctly at the weather. That's silly. A total of 7 50 So you might want to just bowled that, Justo. So that's your fixed fee. Um, this is basically what it's gonna be so but you're building twice, so you're building 50% on the contract start date 50% on the end date, so you might actually want to do it this way as well. So you want to do $750 divided by two. It's a simple is, you know, dividing those numbers pie too. Um, so you gonna do 375 times to you? Can You can do that as well, and that's what it's gonna be. So it's a simple is that give that a shot and create your fixed fee in your project details . 11. Download the Contract Template: in this section, I want you to download the service contract template. That means you can download it in the docks format or a pdf format and just simply review it because in this section, we're going to be going over the different clauses and specifically attachment B. We reference attached to be right at the beginning of our contract over here, um, so inclusive of attachment A and B were signing on this agreement so attached and be is going to be your clauses. This is just what you're delivering and hiring and deliver it, um, over here and attach and be we're gonna have our terms and conditions, our acceptances or warranty confidentiality. I'm going to go over all of these in an individual lesson, and that might get a little bit boring so you can skip over and, you know, look at you know what each of the mean you can skip my lessons and just do this yourself. But if you know you just want to review this yourself, go ahead and review it, and let's say you don't know what appropriate conduct is. You could just visit my lesson and learn about appropriate conduct. The other ones you might not need lessons for. But just simply watch what you need. Feel free to skip around the courses meant for that. And I'm also here to give you a hand if you need help. So let's talk about attachment. Be be sure to down with the contract. If you have any troubles downloading it, let me know in the Q and A or the discussion. I will replace it or figure out a way to make sure you download it anyway. Let's get started. 12. Terms and Conditions : This is a very important part. Your terms and conditions. They're gonna outline attacks and B and the entire contract for what it is and why it's important. So I like to open my contract with this. The best work comes out of great relationships. Honesty, respect and gratitude are the keys to a great relationship, and therefore we have an interest in treating each other with these valleys at all times. What this is opening the contract for and again I learned this from and CO all credit goes to End Co. Which I'm going to be shouting out at the end of this course for just giving me the great ideas to include these clauses. A swell as the content because it's so important to lay out a contract at the beginning. Talk about honesty, integrity, respect, gratitude. These are things that are going to help drive a good working relationship, and it's important to start to contract out with that. So if your clients have a rude to you ever disagreeable, ever horrible ever calls you names, you always reference Hey, our contract is built on respect, honesty and gratitude. Why are you treating me this way? you know, we'll put it a little bit less aggressively than that. But be professional, as much legal documents are important, was truly binds us. Is our drive to do great work with great people and to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust. So this is basis saying Don't screw me over. Look, I'm creating in contract here. I am building this. Agree This agreement's going to help you more. It's gonna help your client. I'm helping you build a contract that gives you the leverage. And this is what's going to give you the leverage so many times. Freelancers aren't respected. And if you've been freelancing for a while, you may have experienced this. I'm helping bring power back into your own hands, so I hope this helps you. Ah, these are the terms and conditions. Let's move on to the acceptances warranty, confidential confidentiality and nondisclosure. And just keep talking about the other parts of a contract. We're gonna get through this quickly, so let's keep moving through it. And if you have questions, feel free to ask 13. Acceptances: acceptance is what our acceptances now the acceptances air basically opening your contract , what you accepted, do and provide before you get into the beefy stuff. And as you can see, the underside representative of the client has the authority to enter into this agreement on behalf of the client. So basically, either a rap or you or a representative or the client himself is not. You is signing and agreeing to this contract, and the client agrees to cooperate and provide the contract with everything they need. So everything needed to complete the service as when and in the format requested by the contractor. So right there, leverage is in your hands. So the person signing on behalf of the client so it doesn't have to be the CEO of the company, it's just the person who has, um, express permission to be able to sign for this contract. The CEO is not going to go in sign all the contracts. It doesn't make sense. He does not have enough time or she does not have enough time. So that's what this is accepting the person who is legally binding in the disagreement because they could be signing for the company on the company's behalf has the authority to do it. They will provide the contract with everything they need, and the contractor has the experience and ability to do everything contractor agreed to for client, and we'll do it all in professional and timely manner. Contractor will Endeavour to meet every deadline that has set out to meet expectations for services to the best of its abilities. So that's the acceptances that's putting both of you on the same page, and that's a really important part of a contract. So now that you understand, the acceptance is, you can really copy this clause if you want, or you can just write your own. It's a legal contract. It wouldn't be plagiarism. This is just simply common knowledge. So you're setting up something that is extremely important. Um, go ahead and give this a shot. Put acceptances in your contract and let's move ahead 14. Warranty: warranty Warranty warranty. What's important about warranty and what does it mean? So warranties basically saying that you agree to replace or fix something in a timely manner if you destroy it. That's basically what warranty years or if it gets destroyed. Um, basically warned you could mean a couple of other things, but generally only think of warranty. That's what it means. This is just you warranting that something. And this is basically what you're warranting again contractor borns, that the services will be performed in a professional and workman like manner and that none of such services or any part of this agreement is or will be inconsistent with any obligation contractor may have with others. So this is just basically saying everything gonna be performed professionally. Part of this agreement, none of it's gonna be inconsistent or with any obligation. It's not gonna have to. Your obligation to other people isn't going to affect this contract, and none of the services or inventions or any development, use, production, distribution or exploitation thereof will infringe, misappropriate or violate any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity , including without limitation, the contractor. So you're not going Teoh, you're not going to infringe on anybody's copyright. Steal their work. No one can steal your work. It's basically a contract. Honesty. So the contractor has the full right to provide client with the assignments and rights provided for here in contractor shall comply with the applicable laws. In the course of performing the services and a contractor work requires, a licence contractor has obtained that license and licenses in full force and effect. So let's say this is a construction contract or heating, ventilation, air conditioning contract on dure going to install a system and you need a license to do it . This is ensuring that you already have that license. Everything is all warranted. You're already now This over here is saying, except as set forth in this attachment B contractor disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to the warranty of merchant ability, fitness or particular purpose, suitability, completeness or results. Three derived from the work except as set forth here. And all deliverables are delivered on an as is basis. So it's basically saying, except for what set forth attached and be you are you know, disclaiming any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to the warranty of, you know, merchant ability. Fitness. This is just another clause set there to protect you on every all deliverables air delivered on an as is basis. So what you get is what you get, Um, and again, if you need help looking at all these or if you have any, you know, questions about the terms about the warranty, you don't know why something is there. Just let me know. Ask me this is these clauses or what you need to include when you're opening your contract , we're gonna talk about confidentiality, non disclosures that many of you probably heard of N D. A's before, so let's move on. And again, You can skip these if their symbol for you and just go to the ones where you're having trouble with. Let's continue 15. Confidentiality and Non Disclosure: confidentiality and nondisclosure now confidentiality and nondisclosure of your N D. A's. They're basically agreements where you're saying this is just a closet than your contracts . It was not in nd a, but it's a part of your agreement that's going to say, you know, you're going to be confidential about certain pieces of information you're not going. Teoh reveal private information that's going to jeopardize a company, and they're not going to do that to you. And it's basically just adding on to that agreement. You can change things around. You can write something in here like I don't know, client must not talk about how contractor performs work and must not disclose tips that contractor says with anybody else for a period of three years. You can do that if you want, but this is just gonna be simple. So I'm gonna read this to you and explain it so each party shall maintain and the strictest confidence all confidential information as to find in the next sentence of the other party . Confidential information means that one nonpublic information at the time of disclosed, disclosed by one party to the other party under this agreement provided such information is marked indicated by the disclosing party to be confidential. So if you say Hey, this is confidential, don't tell someone they can't tell someone If you write that in email and they afford it, they've agreed not to do that to any and any information which ought reasonably to be considered confidential with regard to the circumstances surrounding disclosure. But there are no information is marked confidential, so it's obvious. Like, um, I don't know my tell my client. Hey, I didn't work today, but it's been a difficult day because I just had a divorce with my wife or something like that. You just happen to say that if your client goes ahead and tells everybody in the world that you divorced your wife and writes a press release that you had a divorce with your wife, you can probably sue them on. And that's because you wrote that Even if it's not marked confidential, it's that's reasonably considered confidential. And if you go to a court of law and you say, Hey, you know what? I was working with a client, and for some reason they decided to turn this into a new story cause I knew I was, I don't know, a famous marketing director. And they wanted to just write a beefy story about it and get attention for it. And I thought it was a good thing to do. And this is Ah really invaded my privacy and is ruining my weeks and has ruined my life. You're probably gonna You're gonna get reimbursement for that because of what they've done . So in the event of parties require disclose confidential information pursuant to a judicial or other governmental order. This is I'm going to read the whole thing. It's basically saying this whole thing, a court can obtain the confidential information. If this is relevant to a court case, it's legally relevant or somebody you know. There's a legal issue here. The police get a warrant they can get the information on, then it's not breach of contract. So each party receiving confidential information shall be responsible for any breach of this provision. So it's saying each one who each person who is agreeing to this of the client on the contractor is responsible for what they do, especially for claims, damages, losses, costs, expenses, everything all responsible for it on this says at the beginning. This is a very important part. The obligations of this section shall survive termination of this agreement for a period of three years. So even after you're done with the contract for three years, it's going to survive. If you want to be very crafty, you could do this. Look 80 years, OK, so you're probably going to be dead before they're allowed to talk. You could do that. Um, generally, you could do that. I mean, there are some laws governing what you could do there. I would check them out. For what? State? Where you are. More of these governing laws are gonna be, but generally true. Something reasonable Don't put 5000 years. It's silly, Um, and it's not gonna be taken too seriously. Put something reasonable, like 10 years. It's still reasonable, Especially if you're a large business. 20 years is no. Another 120. 20 years is still pretty reasonable. Once you start looking over 20 it's like why, okay, if it is a small contracts $450 contract, be reasonable due to three years, two years, six months. I see. Three years is good. So that's basically what this is confidentiality and nondisclosure, cause you like your privacy and they probably due to it also makes you look professional when he put that in there. So let's move on to ownership and licenses. Doesn't that sound fun? 16. Ownership and Licenses: ownership and license is definitely not the most fun part of a contract. But we're just gonna go over it quickly. You may have heard of licensing and ownership potentially in the music industry or with royalties, or was, you know, different forms of digital products. And this goes, you know, for the creative work that you may be doing or any sort of work that you may be doing. This is basically just saying who owns the work? And it's giving your, um, client the ability to own the work after it's delivered. Because, bio, do you deliver work and, you know, still own the copyright and not allow them to use it. So this is saying that they're allowed to use it. So it's Contractor agrees that the that the deliverables and materials developed pursuant to this agreement, including without limitation all presentations, writing ideas, concepts, is just, you know, anything you can create, basically, including the materials incorporated everything. That was everything you put into working for them. All the materials, all the ideas. It should be treated as if the development of such deliverable constitutes a work for hire , so it's owned by the client upon payment for fees. They hired you to create that for them so But in the event that such materials considered not to be made for higher, you will assign all ownership, whether represented or not by registered Patton. So you will give it to them. Um, it will give the client assistant into obtaining and protecting such rights. If you don't want to give them ownership in licences, removed the clause. But generally when you're creating work for them, that's what you want. You can charge them for the license. You can charge them extra, but in generally, you want to include a clause like that to protect them. When they read stuff like this or their lawyers see it, they're going to say Okay. When they built this contract, they were also thinking of me, too. So that's what ownership and licenses are, and I've given you the download again and the very first lecture out of this section. The very first lesson has a downloads, so you can actually manipulate this, edit it, delete it, do whatever you want within the document itself. So let's move on to the next clause 17. Non Solicit: non solicit. Now, this is a very short clause, so I'm gonna go over quickly. It's just saying that you agree that during the period that you're providing services and working for your client and for one year afterwards, you will not encourage or solicit their employees, vendors, clients or contractors of the client toe. Leave the client for any reason. So you're not going to go to their employees and ask them to work for you. You're not going to go to their clients and say, Hey, don't work for them. I'm gonna work with you. You can't try to remove people from their sales pipeline. You just need toe, you know, stick to your own thing and don't do anything to damage their company. In that sense, you shouldn't always look out for your client, and you're supposed to be on the same team. This is meant to protect you, but you don't want to solicit their employees. You don't solicit their clients. That's them. That's there's stick to your own stuff. Non solicit is extremely important. Be sure to add that your client will feel more protected 18. Relationship of Parties : relationship of parties. It's just saying that nothing contained in the agreement should be construed to create a partnership. You're not a partner with your client. We don't a joint your co venture. Not an agency. No, you're just working for the client. This is very important. You don't own equity in their business. They don't own equity in yours, your separate parties and that's your relationship. Strictly professional and separate, independent of each other. So you remaining an independent contractor. So that's the relationship of the parties. You could do something different you wouldn't be able to write. We're gonna form a partnership because there's paperwork you need to do to do that. So you never use your never write your contract with ill intent. There's ethics behind writing a contract, never try to. I'm gonna put it really, frankly, never tried to screw the other party. Never try to Bali. Leverage is different than outright manipulation and deception. You don't want to deceive people, make the relationship clear, used his claws. If you're not sure what to say, this is generally what you want to do 19. Term and Termination: term and termination. So it's just basically saying when parties contaminate the agreement, if they can, how and what it stating is either party may terminate this agreement at any time, with or without cause upon seven days of written notice. Either party may also any time terminate the agreement immediately if the other party commits a breach of this agreement. So you're allowed to terminate the contract using written notice from the non breaching party of such Pretty. So you if you write and written notice, you can terminate the contract if it's terminated earlier without cause. Client agrees to pay contractor any and all sums which are doing pay before, so if it's for no reason than that makes sense. But it's seriously important. Toe have this term in termination clause in its dictates, the guidelines for how you can terminate a contract and many times things. Michael Sauer. It's just a normal part of business. You want to be sure that you have something in there that reflects this determination for any reason, should all affect the rights granted declined by contractor you're under upon termination, clients will pay the contractor all undisputed amounts due and payable if upon termination clause has not paid undisputed fees over the material deliver bols or services provided by the contractor. As of the determination, Client agrees not to use any such material of the product of such service. So if they don't pay you and determine the contract that can't use your product or service , so this is important. Read through this, make sure you understand it. And if you have questions, reach out to me. Don't forget the German termination again. It's very important. Ultra things, how you see fit. You can make five days written notice. Three days. You could make it 20 days or and notice, but you need notice. Generally you want notice a terminate something. It takes time. You want to inform everybody working on the project? You wanna have some sort of term in there? Let's move on the payment terms. Light payment, expense reimbursements. Get through that stuff. I want to cover all the clauses, and then I want to give you some really good tips about contract laws. You know how toe negotiate contracts potentially in the future of this course. So let's move on and keep learning 20. Payment Terms: payment terms. So let's talk about payment terms. Is just saying that clients understand the importance of paying you want time and that payments for each invoice delivered by the contractor are due within 15 days of the receipt . So when you invoice them for the money they owe you, they have to pay you within 15 days. Otherwise, accounts is an overdue payment, and you reserve the right to stop work until your payment is received. That's all it is, include the payment terms. They're going to help you get paid on time and in the way that you like. 21. Late Payment : late payment. Nobody likes to get paid late. So what you want to do is charge interest on late payments Bank's Do this Organizations do this. Companies do this so you should do it too. As a freelancer or small business owner. This is saying that in the event in invoices not paid on time. So when you charge them to the maximum extent allowable by law so as legally as as legal as legally enforceable as possible, like basically saying toe to the maximum extent allowable by law is meaning to the fullest legal extent that you're granted. As you know, somebody creating a contract, you're not gonna be breaking the law. You're gonna be using it as far as you can as your leverage as much as possible. The contractor will charge a late payment fee of 1.5% per month on any overdue and unpaid balance, not in dispute. You can raise this. You can raise this as much as you want. Pretty much, um, obviously you can't like put 4000% an attempt to hide it in fine print on your contract. That's deception, but you can raise this past 1.5%. Generally contractors. Acceptance of such service charges does not waive its right to any remedies for clients breach of this agreement. All payment obligations air non cancel herbal on fees paid are non refundable. Basically again to protect you and again. Your client. You wanna have this in there so they can revise this, and they know how everything works as well. So that's late. Payments, expense reimbursement. We're gonna talk about that next. 22. Expense Reimbursement: do you get a client? You may have to spend more money, whether that beyond materials and marketing services on software on maybe even just driving the car places you want to be in reimburse for gas. This clause expense reimbursement will require the client to reimbursed all expenses that are reasonable. So you can't say I want about a $7000 pancake on my way to work because that's just that silly, not reasonable on that have been authorized in writing by the client. So you don't just get to go and do a whole bunch of expensive things and tell your client to pay you for it. They have to authorize that they will pay you back for it in events in advance beforehand before you actually end up doing that expensive thing again. You can't manipulate this clause to say client shall reimbursed all expenses. Even if they're dumb. You can't do that. That again is deception. If I'm working for a client and I sneak in the clause there that I want them to pay me back , Um, every time I go to the movie theaters, that's that's not right. So expense reimbursement is covering those honest expenses that they agree in advance toe diversity. Four. It's payable within 15 days of the itemized invoice, so they need to pay you back 15 days. I can't pay you next year. So at the end of our quarter, we're gonna pay you back. No, because you may need that money. So 15 days you can do seven days. Try to give them enough time, large businesses. It takes him a little longer. Try to be understandable, but expense reimbursement is a good thing to add. If you want to get paid back once they sign off on this on the contract itself, they are going Look, a far we've come, they're going to need to actually end up paying you back for that. That is very important. So that's what I recommend you do. Add expense reimbursement, Andi for changes and all the other stuff look to the next lesson. 23. Changes: I want to talk about changes, know only, too, you know, the deliver bulls or the work or the time period. But basically this is just saying that any material changes to the services work by you or any related fees that you want to change needs to be approved by prior written consent of both parties. So both parties must actually approve in writing. Keep all your email correspondence with the people that you do business with. This is so important you delete them. Your evidence is gone, so include this clause. If something needs to change down the line, you have no only this clause but the email record of any changes as well, so that if you need to show a prove that you can again have a good, reliable email that you can keep records with, so when changes occur, you are protected 24. Indemnification and Limitation : identification and limitation of liability. So it's just saying the contractor agrees to identify, defend and hold harmless client from any and all claims actions, damages and liabilities excluding without limitation. Attorney's fees Cost of expenses arising through the contractors glows gross negligence. So if the contractor is grossly negligent, you can't blame recline for it. Okay, So if you do something that is negligent eso out of any claim that the materials or deliverables or any portion thereof in fact infringes upon or violates any proprietary rights of any third party, including but not limited. So if if you're doing something that affects another party, infringes on somebody's rights, hurt somebody, um, you know, you released trade secrets or you do something bad you cannot identify. You cannot hold your client accountable. That's you. You're your own independent human being. You don't get to go and do something bad to other people and then blame your client. This is for you, toe, you know, understand legalities around. And if you're confused, seek a lawyer, seek a lawyer that can help you out. We can discuss things here. We can talk about things here, but you can't use this course as you know, a legal source for everything you need to actually go and seek out a lawyer in your area in your district who's familiar with what you do again. This the basic contract lot, Of course. So you're gonna if you have some sort of issue, you're gonna need a seat council for that. Or look up the laws in your state or your city or wherever you are on. Then that should help you as well. But you can identify or hold your client liable for your own actions. 25. Right to Authorship: rightto authorship credit when you do work and people ask Hey, who did the work? You want the credit for the work? So basically, both parties agree that when asked, Client must properly identify contractors a crater, the deliverables. So you don't have a pro active duty display the contractor's name together with the deliverables. But the client may not seek to mislead others that it's deliverables were created by anyone other than a contractor. They can say I did this. I did all this work. So they have to actually give you credit. They can't mislead people. And they also the client hereby agrees Contractor may use the work in their own portfolio. This is great, because if you do work for somebody and later on, they see Hey, I never give you permission to say that you did work for me. They could actually, um, ask you to remove it. Whether you choose to or not, that's up to you. But they might argue that it infringes on their privacy, and then you're is just messy. So by having this in there along with the right toe authorship credit clause, you can actually go and showcase the work you did for that client on your website. This is so important for freelancers to get work in the future. One of the most important clauses I've showed you in this entire lesson on this entire course, actually is the right toe authorship credit. So always at this, it's what allows you to feature your work, especially if you're working for a big company or you're doing something amazing right toe authorship credit. I'm gonna stop saying that. Let's move on and talk about resolutions. You know, freak accidents, notices and conduct. And then we're done. We can get to some tips and make this more fun. 26. Governing Law and Dispute : governing law dispute resolution. If something goes wrong, this agreement in any dispute here under shall be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction of the contractors. Primary business location. Remember the contractor. You are the contractor. So where you do business if something goes wrong, the person you're working with has to sue you or, you know, I'm not gonna say so. You tend not to use Well. Lawyers tend not to use those terms, but any disagreement, any dispute, any conflict of law will be taken care of in your own jurisdiction. This means that if you're fighting with somebody in Florida, you don't have to go to Florida and fighting Nicole, Florida Chlor, they're gonna have toe use you. So it's gonna It's going to give you more leverage in the fact that things are gonna work with the laws of your country with your nation, with with your specific jurisdiction, wherever that may be and not theirs that immediately. The person with the power is a person that gets people to come to them. So this is going to give you the power 27. Force Majeure : force majeure is one of those clauses. Big ad in just to be safe, it's also called the act of God clause. You don't put active God clause in there, But if you ever hear that this is what it is, it's a clause that means if some freak accident or something happens beyond the control of the parties than Noah mission by the party in the performance. So no emission anything you don't. If you didn't give you deliverables that day or you didn't work that day or you didn't, um, fulfill your promises because of a strike. Riot War, act of terrorism, Act of God. You know, you get struck by lightning. Your tornado rips your house apart in your office of your illness. Somebody invasions. Someone breaks into your house and kicks you in the head. Fire, explosion, floods, Acts of government, government arrests all its citizens. They draft you into war. You're not going to get into trouble. So force majeure protects you from freak accidents. Because if that's not in there and somebody in a tornado rips your house open, not only will your house get ripped open, but you might also get sued so this. This means that if something terrible happens, you you won't get more terrible things happening on on top of it. So, yeah, definitely include that one. 28. Notices: notices. So any notices to either party may pursuant to this agreement. So if you're going to let them know, hail on a terminate the contract. Hey, I would like to dispute foul a dispute and battle you in the courts or something. You know, it's gonna happen to notice and this clause just saying how notices need to be sent. So basically, they need to be sent by, ah, US male or a nationally recognized carrier to the parties address on file in this contract or v email to the party's designated representative representative. I'm sorry on that's going to be either you or the person that is being represented in this contract that stated here that each party shall have an independent obligation to provide an update as necessary. So to let them know, Hey, I received this, all right. I got it. And basically the notices sent by email she redeemed, effective if there's no air or bounce back. So if you get like that male or Damon or whatever, like your email hasn't been sent or ah, message sent error than it doesn't count. But if you don't get notice within 24 hours, then it's gonna be deemed effective even if the person doesn't respond. So again, Notices is a great clause to include, especially when it comes to updates. You want to cover all grounds, understand all of this so we can write perfect contracts. 29. Appropriate Conduct : appropriate conduct. So the client contractor always want to seek and maintaining professional relationship free from harassment. So this closet's going to protect you. If you know the route to you, not just route. It has to be like if they're literally harassing you. They're calling you names saying or stupid, I would never hire you. I hate you just things like that. You can warn them say, hey, this is not professional. And because of the appropriate conduct clause, I'm gonna invoke the appropriate conduct claws and basically just tell them Hey, this clause is meant to protect me from from harassing behavior. I'm going to give you a warning. Kindly please refrain from doing this or only to terminate the contract. And this is not this knocking behaviour. You're breaching the agreement Now. This says here that if they do it again, you can send a second notice. Such behavioral constitute a breach of this agreement and entitle contractor to terminate this agreement in accordance with the agreement's terms and termination clause and be paid in full for the order project or for the plan monthly service hours always applicable without limiting any other right or remedy available to contractor by law. Ethical. Just saying that the you know the contract with the client legality still apply here. It's just saying that, but if you harass, you can. You can ask, terminate the contract and get paid in full. They may refuse, but then you have this clause and you have the law on your side. You don't want people treating you terribly harassing you because it's going to affect your business like people might ask. Well, how come you could demand full payment if you haven't finished? Just cause someone's horrible to you? Well, because if I call somebody up, let's say I hired somebody. I'm their client and I called him up and I tell them I hate them every day and it leave harassing voicemails and they lower their spirit and I distract them from their other work . They may lose out on other contracts. They might lose sleep. They might wake up later than next morning. And you know there are other clients may suffer. You're taking away from other people's time. You're taking away from the prophet because they're a non tre nure, or business person's energy directly correlates with their profit and if you, you know, just make them feel bad about themselves and harassed, Um, then it makes sense that they'd be ableto terminate the contract and ask for full payment, So that's why it exists on, but that's why you should use it. 30. Miscselaneous : miscellaneous. So this is what you want to add. It's a closet's going, allow you to add extra details in just context around contract. So is this saying that basically, the agreement is for convenience only and won't be using interpreting the agreement? It doesn't mean that it's It doesn't mean that the sections and sub headings that you added are relevant is just meaning that it's for convenience. And it's not going to be used for random interpretation. So someone can't say, Well, I think this means that to enforce something, it's it's for convenience, and it's meant to mean one single thing no more could, like, bend the rules and twist the truth deliberately. And it's also saying both parties have had the opportunity to review the agreement that the signatures air binding and thes air the signatures that can be used manual or fat or ah, different sort of signature like a digital signature. It's also saying that it constitutes one of the same instrument, the same thing. Basically, um, it's just it's adding context to your contract overall, and it's letting you know that what isn't isn't enforceable on. Def revisions are not permitted, you know you're not going to engage in them. It's just it's gonna help you and you can also add it the miscellaneous. You can also look this out to see what you can add under a different clauses. But really, your understanding how contracts work with the purpose, the format of them and everything else that that builds the contract and we're really just tying the ends up, we're gonna review the entire contract afterwards, and this is the last page of our contract. 31. Entire Contract: entire contract. We're seeing the agreement along with attachment be this attachment so attached. And B is all these clauses on exhibits, schedules or attachment. So everything that you have added to this contract between the parties supersedes any previous agreements, oral or written. So if in this contract you said that you're gonna build Bob's basement for $1000 you're gonna finish constructing his basement within the month, then that's fine. You go ahead and do that because it says this in the contract. Bob can't say Well, two months before and we were talking about working together, you said you'd also build me a swing set in my backyard. That doesn't count. Okay, Orel or written agreements. They don't count. It's just this agreement accounts, and they may not be modified in any respect except by future. An agreement signed by both parties so you can go on build baba swing set, but you need to create another agreement to say so. So this is wrapping up your in car contract, and it's not only adding context, but it's saying how this contract and the agreement relevant, you want to add pages to your contract. There are a couple ways to do this on gonna talk about that in the next section. The next lesson. But for now, you have built your entire contract. Yeah, you may know one type this whole thing up. Which is why I have attached this contract as a template for you to go ahead and edit and work with yourself. Now, I'm really excited that you guys were gonna build your own contracts. We've looked at the entire contract. I am so incredibly happy that we're gonna get started. This is gonna be fantastic. You're going to have great experiences working. Don't be intimidated by this stuff. I'm here to help you. And I really like to know how you're finding the score so far. So if you haven't reviewed, he had pleased you review the course, give me an honest review. Honest feedback. Obviously positive reviews are gonna help me out a lot more. But I I prefer your honesty. And I really want to find out what I can do to improve this course and what you loved about it. So please let me know again. I just wanted to the best for you guys. If you've already left to review on. Do you find that the course is getting better and I've increased your understanding. If you could walk away with knowledge, you can apply today. Please go in and edit your view and let me know how you feel about it now. Anyway, thank you so much for taking the main part of this course. Everything from here on out you consider is just bonus material to help you out. And it may make more videos in the future to add more context of the course and help you out. But this is your service contract. So again, we didn't create a monthly one, so you might want to go on. Just put one time or one time contract just one time, you know? So just just edit it, make sure everything makes sense. I'm gonna give you access to a tool that you can use for free for freelancers to create their own Colin tracks. And so, yeah, you can save some time. Just plug in your information and you're ready to go. Now you can get paid and you'll know what to dio. Thank you 32. Page Numbers : for convenience sake, Every contract shop page numbers, and it depends on what tool your using. I'm using Google Drive right now because I find it the easiest to teach using Google Drive and save all my lectures. This is free. Just create a Gmail account, but then go to dr dot google dot com. So I'm gonna right here, actually, dr dot google dot com and you'll be able Teoh, sign up and just create documents and download them. But it's really important to, you know, add your page numbers. So what you're going to do is go to insert and you want to look for page numbers. Sometimes format will have it as well. So insert, Let's look for page number. I'm actually doing it for the first time header and page number page number. And here you go. You have all these different options again. Insert header on page number. It's probably the same from Microsoft Word, but if not just Google, how to insert page numbers and you want one for every single page. So this is the one you see, says one and two. I'm not sure if you can see that one to you don't want the first page of the blank. You don't want it. You can do it on the bottom. Actually, I would do page numbers at the bottom. I like them. They're so do page numbers on the bottom. And the reason why you want include page numbers. You could make the fonts smaller. This is like a size 24 which is ridiculous. So you can actually make the font like nine if you want, but you want to make sure it's the same throughout. OK, there we go. Nine, um, so that if you're let's say you get into a legal disagreement or you not even that like you're on the phone, you can say, Hey, on page five of the contract that included this, they may say, Hey, page to a contract. I don't understand this clause in court. You may say, Hey, your lawyer might, you know, defend you and say in the civil case on page three, my client outlined, so it's important to have page numbers just for convenience and because it's professional, that's what I recommend you do. As you see. I've also included page numbers here, so you can do that as well, even, you know, be nice if it's lower like that. Eso That's one option. You can do it that way, and you can also do it this way. Don't do both because that's confusing. But that's my advice. You create page numbers, it will make life easier. 33. Download (MESSAGE FOR LINK): in this section, I want you to download the service contract template. That means you can download it in the docks format or a pdf format and just simply review it because in this section, we're going to be going over the different clauses and specifically attachment B. We reference attached to be right at the beginning of our contract over here, um, so inclusive of attachment A and B were signing on this agreement so attached and be is going to be your clauses. This is just what you're delivering and hiring and deliver it, um, over here and attach and be we're gonna have our terms and conditions, our acceptances or warranty confidentiality. I'm going to go over all of these in an individual lesson, and that might get a little bit boring so you can skip over and, you know, look at you know what each of the mean you can skip my lessons and just do this yourself. But if you know you just want to review this yourself, go ahead and review it, and let's say you don't know what appropriate conduct is. You could just visit my lesson and learn about appropriate conduct. The other ones you might not need lessons for. But just simply watch what you need. Feel free to skip around the courses meant for that. And I'm also here to give you a hand if you need help. So let's talk about attachment. Be be sure to down with the contract. If you have any troubles downloading it, let me know in the Q and A or the discussion. I will replace it or figure out a way to make sure you download it anyway. Let's get started. 34. FREE RESOURCE: a fantastic free resource I recommend you use is and co. That's a nd dot co. Now this is a website where you can create your very own software. No, only that you can get paid online. It's basically a business software, and it helps you save time. So basically, you just create star free or start now, log in with your account, and it will create contracts for you. It was featured in Fast Company, The Huffington Post TechCrunch entrepreneur. You don't have to use this. It's not imperative to the course, and I don't make any money if you use it at all. In fact, I'm not even giving you a referral link, so it's impossible for me to, um, But I just want to let you know that if you don't make the contract yourself, this is a great way to use it. It's using most of the same closet that I taught you. Um, it's going to do it pretty much for free. I think it's free. I think it's 100% free. I just haven't used it in allowed. But if you want to use this, it's definitely gonna help you and its course. will help you understand all the clauses that you may encounter in it, and if there's any extra ones, just let me know. But and CO or and Darko is a great place to learn about these things and to create your own contracts.