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Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Robbie1, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Robbie1

    Robbie1 Junior Member

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    Do any of you use contracts for your offline work? If so are they modified samples or custom?

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    Of course we need contracts, actually more of agreeing to terms of services. I normally do them custom although it takes a long time but at least i will know what i have written inside clearly.
     
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  3. netmoney1

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    I see this question come up all the time. You need to protect yourself. Have an attorney draw up all of your agreements. It's a small investment that you need to make because there will be issues that come up. No business is smooth sailing 24/7. Can't stress enough how important it is to have not only agreements and contracts for everything, but ones that have been drawn up by a local attorney in your country/state etc.
     
  4. Robbie1

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    I see, I suppose it depends on what you are providing you client, but generally what do all contracts need to contain

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  5. FutureKingOfScrapers

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    It's a good idea to use contracts no matter what that way you have documentation of your deal.
     
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    roi300x Registered Member

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    All credits goto tektical.

    Fill the gap with the usual domain ending. And please think of using the search function first next time before you start another topic that has already been around quite often as it seems.
     
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  7. Brink

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    True but, if your going to invest money in something (in the beginning) invest in marketing. Then after you make money get an attorney to draw this up. If you going to actually enforce a contract it would have to be worth a minimum $20,000 for it to be worth you paying a retainer for your lawyer to pursue the client. Even in small claims anything less then $10,000 is going to take you so much more time then its worth to pursue. So make some money, then when you start rolling it in and are landing big clients, then get an attorney, until then, takitcals pre made will work just fine.
     
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    I'm not even talking about it in that sense...I mean PROTECT yourself....say for example you are doing SEO and you tank a clients site...want them to sue the sh#t out of you? You need to be protected. Simple as that. Contracts should be your first expense...not marketing.
     
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    When I do seo/ppc work for clients, I meet face to face and have contract signed and the contract has a disclaimer that states that I can not and do no guarantee rankings since I have no control of search engines. Before starting work, I send an email w/contract attached going over scope of work and include terms and seo/ppc disclaimer again and then ask the client to confirm work and agree to everything discussed and terms.

    Sounds like overkill, but it gives them two chances to stop order as well as gives me two layers of protection.
     
  10. Brink

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    Ideally yes, realistically no. You have some simple person interested in offering offline services, $3000-$5000 for an attorney to write up a contract is not realistic. Definitely spend time on altering one to fit you and try your best to cover you butt, however most business are not coming after you. Its a rather rare occurrence unless your a POS and are scamming people.