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[RESOURCE] Client Contracts for Virtual Assistants

Updated: May 2, 2019

I saw a post in a Facebook group for Virtual Assistant’s the other day that said:

I just got my first client… Do I need to have them sign a contract? And if so, what should I include in it?

First, a big YAY for this woman for getting a new client… THAT’S SO EXCITING!

Secondly, a big YAY for asking a question I think a lot of VAs never ask…

Do I really need a contract?

The answer is, of course, YES.

Having a contract in place to use with clients will protect you and your business legally should a client decide not to pay up or wants to dispute the work you’ve done. It also lays out the expectations of what your services entail and what the client is entitled too when agreeing to work with you.

It’s VERY IMPORTANT that your clients sign a contract with you before you do any work for them.

Otherwise, you could end up hurting yourself should the relationship turn sour.

Now, you might be thinking, “Okay, Kelly, I know I need a contract… but aren’t they expensive?”

First, let me just say that I’m all for bootstrapping your VA business and cutting costs where you can {I even talk about this inside The Profitable VA workbook in my resource hub}.

But one place you absolutely should not skimp is when it comes to your contract.

So today I'm sharing two recommended resources for a client contract for your VA business:

Recommended Resource #1 - Spend the money to have a sound legal contract drafted and reviewed by a lawyer. This is a pricier option but will ensure that you have a really legally sound contract in place that protects you and your business.

Recommended Resource #2: Purchase a contract template {Here’s my affiliate link to The Contract Shop – Christina’s contracts are *amazing* and *so simple* to use!} that you can modify and use over and over again.

Whichever option you decide, know this:

You’re going to be using this over and over in your business as you bring on new clients, so legally protecting your business is smart and worth investing money into.

Plus, having a legal contract is going to make you look super professional to your clients and will show them that you are a serious business owner. It’s a great way to set strong boundaries and standards right out the gate. 😊

In closing, I just want to reiterate that if you don't have a contract, I hope this blog has inspired you to take the necessary steps to get one so that you have a legally protected business.

PS: If you purchase through my affiliate link, I do receive a commission BUT I absolutely would recommend The Contract Shop even if I didn't. :)

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