If you’re a blogger, freelancer, website owner, business owner or do any commerce online, you need to have legal protections and contracts in place.
Legal documents serve several purposes – they protect you and your business, but they also show your blog visitors, your clients, your collaborators or anyone that you’re working with what they need to know about your working relationship.
If you aren’t ready to hire your own attorney to create personalized documents or you don’t want to attempt to completely diy your own legal language and documents, I’ve got you covered. I have created this library of legal info guides, my ebook, legal statement templates and contract templates with bloggers and small business owners in mind.
The info guides and my ebook are perfect if you want some quick info on specific legal topics (and aren’t ready to take my legal ecourse, Blog and Be Legal.) For the statement and contract templates, you get an attorney-written document without the law firm fees, but you are able to customize the document to your specific needs.
Click through to purchase and make sure that your blog and business (and yourself!) are all legally protected!
My ebook that includes the legal basics every blogger needs to know. This ebook is in PDF format and includes chapters on business entities, taxes, laws on giveaways, privacy statements, trademarks, copyrights and so much more. Click here to learn more about the ebook before you purchase.
As a consultant or freelancer, having solid contracts in place is so important to keep your business running smoothly. This template includes the necessary terms for every consultant or freelancer, so you can rest easy knowing that you are protected and can avoid potential headaches.
Whenever you do a joint webinar, you want to make sure that you and your co-host are on the same page. Having a joint venture webinar contract will ensure that you both full understand everything you both need to be doing, including webinar set-up, promotion, who owns what, bundle pricing, fee splitting and more. This template includes instructions on how to customize your own contract so you can be sure that you are both on the same page, so you don’t need to worry about partnership details and can get back to creating an amazing webinar!
If you include sponsored posts or affiliate links on your blog, you need to includes disclosures on every single blog post. You should also have a general disclosure somewhere on your blog letting your readers know that you may receive compensation. This template includes instructions on what to include, examples for your blog post and a disclosure statement letting your readers know you may receive compensation and that you are not offering a guarantee of results.
If you collect any personal information on your blog or website (and you probably do), you need a Privacy Statement on your blog. Additionally, many third-party advertisers (such as Google Adsense and Amazon) require you to have a privacy statement on your blog if you are working with them.
Your website or blog’s terms and conditions basically include your rules and policies for visitors to your blog. This statement will include how you operate and let visitors or users of your blog know the acceptable guidelines for behavior on your blog. This policy acts as a contract between you and your blog visitors or uses.
Don’t see the legal document type you’re looking for? Contact me (or email me at jackie AT jadeoak.com) and let me know what you’d like to see added to this list. I’m not currently writing customized contracts or agreements, but will continue to add customizable templates to this marketplace!
Disclaimer: All templates provided herein are for educational and informational purposes only. These documents are not a substitute for legal advice or services. You should consult with an appropriately licensed attorney before using and relying on any of these documents. Although I used my professional experience in preparing these documents, I do not guarantee any results and will not be liable for any damages or losses caused by the use of these documents. Although I am a licensed attorney, I am not your attorney and the use of these documents does not create an actual or implied attorney-client relationship.