Thursday, November 24, 2022

Legal Agreement Templates without the Expensive Lawyer Fees

You spend enough time on your business without having to suffer legal action that can bring your business to its knees. Don't wait until someone has commenced legal proceedings against you. Be proactive.

Legal Agreement Templates

Now you can legally protect yourself and your business with these legal template documents prepared by lawyer, Ben Waldeck.

Ben's expertise and background in law, consulting, startups, and online business are packed into these templates. Ben understands precisely how these types of businesses operate. Take advantage of Ben's experience and gain the legal protection you and your business need at a fraction of the cost of hiring a lawyer.

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SEO Agreement Template now available - Bulletproof Your Business.

The SEO Agreement template is now available to purchase, for the introductory price of just $97.  This comes with lifetime updates and video training so you can have total control of the legal relationships with clients.  Please contact me if you wish to purchase.  We are still completing the member’s area, so you will get full access to that, once we complete by March 31 2022.

Why Not Use Free Legal Templates?

There are three (3) main reasons why you should not using a free legal template that you have downloaded online.

1. Legal Protection

I have seen so many bad agreement templates online, including templates where the agreement is in the client’s favor!  Our agreement templates are written to protect the agency.

The lack of legal understanding is evident – even on ‘authority’ websites.  For example, a leading SEO software (SaaS) company refers to their agreements as being “not contracts” on their blog.

2. Easy Training

To make an agreement effective, it must work for your agency.  You should be aware of your rights and obligations under the agreement. Most agreement templates online allow you to download it, then add your details and send it to the client for signing.  But in my experience, agencies don’t know exactly what agreement they have.

Not understanding your rights and obligations can leave you without rights!  For example, if you do not give notice of a client’s breach – it may mean that you could WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS to a remedy.

That is why we include video training with each agreement template, so you will have the peace of mind that you are aware of rights and obligations and be in control of the relationship, between you and your client’s under this agreement.

3. Not Prepared by Tech/IP Lawyers

Most of the lawyers who prepare these free agreements don’t understand how the internal processes of digital agencies work.  This means that there can be a conflict between how your company operates and what you are legally bound to perform under the contract. 

Just one example of this is that many free legal agreement templates are prepared so that they require payment after 30 days of delivering the services – whereas, we all know digital agencies charge in advance for their services.  While others, don’t deal with ownership of deliverables.  Who owns the IP?  What   There are many, many more examples of how all of the free agreement templates online are incredibly unsuitable for digital agencies.

3. Your Agency’s Reputation Will Burn

If you want to start dealing with larger companies and scale your business, there is nothing worse than sending them a poor contract for approval.  You see, in larger companies all agreements will be sent to their in-house lawyers for review and approval.  If you send a poor contract to a large company, the lawyers will review it and tell their manager that the agreement is rubbish and probably laugh at it.  This will make your agency look like amatuers, guaranteed.

I hate to say that. But it’s the truth.  How do I know? Lawyers talk to their managers and colleagues all the time about contracts.

Non Disclosure Agreement

Get the Non-Disclosure Agreement prepared by a lawyer. Protect your intellectual property and ideas with this NDA template.

Services Agreement

If you are a service provider, such as a business coach, consultant, publicist, web/graphic designer, then this service contract is for you.

Consultancy Agreement

This consultancy contract will legally protect you and your consulting business. Ensure that you are paid on time and you are legally protected.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions agreement is for use on a standard website. It covers the terms under which people may access and use your website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reasons Why You Should Use These Legal Templates

Reason #1 – Practical Legal Protection

They have been drafted by lawyer, Ben Waldeck who, prior to his legal career owned a successful digital agency that provided web design, consulting, SEO, and online marketing services.

Since Ben sold his digital agency, Ben has gained over 10 years as a litigation, technology, and intellectual property lawyer.

Ben has therefore drafted these legal documents from a perspective of litigation, IP and tech lawyer for the ultimate legal protection and also from a digital business owner’s perspective, so that they are practical and easy to understand.

Reason #2 – Quality Legal Documents for Your Peace of Mind

They are high-quality documents that will.  There is so much junk on the internet that I have seen businesses use.  They offer little legal protection and some are like a ticking legal timebomb!  In fact, I have seen many that (legally) burden digital agencies, coaches and consultants!!!

Reason #3 – Legal Training

It is your responsibility as a coach, consultant or digital agency to know and understand your legal responsibilities with clients.  That’s why we provide FREE video training for each legal document, which also doubles as a legal education.

Legal documents are useless if you don’t understand them. Downloading and using legal templates without understanding the terms, is like accepting house plans without looking at them!

If you don’t know your rights, how can you expect to enforce them?

Reason #4 – Suitable in Many Counties

They work in countries around the world, including United States, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Reason #5 – Inexpensive Alternative to Hiring a Lawyer

Lawyers generally charge anywhere from $300 to $600 per hour.  Even then, most lawyers have not worked in a digital agency like Ben has. These legal templates cost just a fraction of lawyers who can charge $2,500 to $4,000. And even if you do hire a lawyer, they will use and amend templates (that they call ‘precedents’) that they keep on file.

Reason #6 – Get Powerful & Essential Legal Knowledge

The true beauty of our legal templates is you get free legal training, so you can understand your rights and legal obligations. There are many free legal templates online, however, they are useless unless you understand the terms.  That is why, on top of the quality legal protection that you will provide you peace of mind, you will also understand HOW and WHEN you can enforce your legal rights.

Once you follow the guidance within our legal templates, you will feel empowered and in control of the legal side of your agreements so you can have the confidence knowing that your business is legally protected.