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3 Free Simple SEO Service Contract Templates - Legally Cover Yourself [Case Study]

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by SEO Authority, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. SEO Authority

    SEO Authority Senior Member

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    I've been selling SEO services to many clients, generating $x,xxx/mo per client in the SEO space.

    I've also written a lot of great content in the past years, and this time I'm looking for some help to give feedback on a site/service I want to launch later.

    One time, a client failed to pay me when I agreed to do the services before taking payment.

    First some info,

    -I've put together three SEO contracts that will help you succeed, which I use on a daily basis.
    -Whenever a client doesn't pay up, I've successfully brought these contracts to court, sued the client, won owed payments and lawyer fees.
    -Most of the times, clients would settle out of court and pay the remaining owed payments before we even reach court.

    Here's an example:

    One client failed to pay me. Luckily I had my contract, made by Contract.org. I brought it over to a lawyer. He told me he was confident
    he could sue, and we would win since I had all my evidence ready. The client didn't think it was possible because he thought it would cost too
    much for me to just to hire a lawyer. In this day and age, that's simply not true.

    1. This was my message to him after consulting with my lawyer. My lawyer also sent a written notice to his address.

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    2. After my demand was sent to him, here's his reply and excuse to cover up his mistake:

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    3. Here's the payments he sent to me in parts:


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    Overall, collected $2,250+ from a client that tried to make me forget about the payment, but since I had a contract, I knew he wouldn't be able to get away it.

    Anyways, that's the power of contracts, and I highly recommend you to use them too.

    Simply download these templates, edit it in Microsoft word, then save as a PDF.

    I plan to turn these into digital templates where you can automatically fill out the fields, and send it to your clients for signing.

    What do you guys think of that?

    If I can get 20 yes, me and my partner will code it!

    1 - SEO Service Agreement Template


    This is the basic SEO Service Agreement Template. You talk about your service, pricing, and disclaimers. You need this contract so that users know exactly what you guys agreed on, and if clients don't pay up, you can sue them in small claims, or court. This contract will help limit your liabilities as well.

    2 - Non Disclosure Agreement Template


    Help your client feel confident with disclosing sensitive information to you. Your client also agrees not to disclose your SEO techniques publicly or to anyone else without your consent.

    3 - Finders Fee Agreement Referral Template

    How do you make everyone your sales person? Offer them a commission for each sale they bring you.
    As I first discovered from Taktical, I also find that providing a referral fee will greatly increase the number of new deals you get.
    I wrote a unique finders fee agreement referral template for you to use. Customize it by percentage or flat fee.


    Templates Link:
    SEO Contract Templates

    1. SEO Service Agreement Template
    2. Finders Fee Referral Agreement Template
    3. Non-Disclosure Agreement Template

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    Questionnaire: Click to Take a Poll & Get a Free Lifetime Premium Account

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    Features I want to launch:

    1. Template Customization + E-Signing
    2. Verification + Feedback System
    3. Ability to Dispute/Refer Broken Contracts to Our Lawyers

    Everyone who fills out a survey, and says yes they are interested in digital template + signing, I will give you a free lifetime premium account, for saying thank you!

    I want to use all this info to launch the service in the marketplace soon!

    Once you've completed the survey, please post here any feedback, and I will add you to our account giveaway list!

    Also, if you want to post any questions about your specific situations, I'll gladly answer and give you tips on how you can collect payments owed to you!

    Please note to mods: I have talked with Damien before hand, and I am not indirectly selling anything in this thread, so this post should be okay, thank you!
     
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  2. acp0rnstar

    acp0rnstar Junior Member

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    This should really be getting more attention. Just filled out the survey. Exactly what I needed.
     
  3. david g rees

    david g rees Junior Member

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    Looks very useful, but is it USA only?
     
  4. pyro97deuce

    pyro97deuce Newbie

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    Thank you. I completed the survey, and the templates are much appreciated. :)
     
  5. mister_digital

    mister_digital Junior Member

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    Is it not often better to just write off bad clients and move on with life? The overhead time and stress doesn't seem to pencil out to me sometimes. Guess it's a case by case basis.
     
  6. KenteKing

    KenteKing Newbie

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    Great post, is it possible to get a copy of the http://www.contract.org/finders-fee-agreement-contract-template?
     
  7. 710fla

    710fla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks will definitely be using these! Is there a way to let the clients sign them digitally instead of meeting up in person?
     
  8. ODD

    ODD Newbie

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    Does anyone happen to have a copy of these contracts? Thanks :)
     
  9. BotMastah

    BotMastah Junior Member

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    I make clients pay monthly up front before any work is done. Simple and effective.