“Very practical and useful - thanks for sharing. 👍”James
These contract templates provide you with the guidance required to create a terms of engagement and clearly defined scope, between yourself and your client, for each project.
We have worked hard over the years to create contract templates that set clear expectations for ourselves and our clients. Through finetuning our inclusions and wording, we are now confident that we have effective and reliable templates that work. We want to share what we have learnt with you to set you up for success.
Provides you with the questions to ask yourself and your client to more clearly define your scope.
Provides you with the confidence that you clearly understand the expectations of your client.
Provides a documented and mutually agreed on statement of work with clearer conditions for working with your client.
Provides them with the confidence that they will receive the output that they expect.
Provides them with assurance that you will do the work.
Gives them confidence in the agreement made with you.
Clearly states what they will receive from the agreement.
Instructional design or eLearning freelancers, consultants and agencies who want to:
Set clear expectations with their clients.
Be fairly treated for the work they do.
If my client doesn’t have an internal legal team, should I hire a lawyer?
That's up to you. We personally have never done it and have been fine but we have heard many horror stories too. We recommend you do your due diligence and conduct your business in a way that you feel comfortable and protected.
Can I use the contract I created from this template in a Court of Law?
This is beyond our knowledge and different for each country. It does help you think of things to protect yourself and work better with your client. This is for people who have not considered having something more definitive in place when working with clients.
What if my client creates a contract on their end?
That's great. Read it carefully and don't be afraid to share that there are things you are not okay with or items that need adjusting before you will sign.
If I have questions about the template, can I contact the Belvista Studios team?
Yes. Message us on Instagram. This is the documentation that has helped us draft the contract and statement of work that we use for our clients so we will be able to share from our own perspective.
Is it 100% fullproof?
You are getting the templates we use. As we make mistakes and learn from each project we work on and each client we work with, we adjust and add to the templates. The updated versions will be uploaded to the creator hub for you to benefit from too.
Kim is the founder of Belvista Studios, an award-winning instructional design and eLearning studio. Kim has significant experience in the industry, being involved in not only the hands-on aspects of the instructional designer role but also the business building and marketing aspect of the industry. Her passion for instructional design and eLearning, along with her relentless efforts to gain a strong handle on how to market what we do at Belvista Studios, has led her to create helpful resources to support others in the industry.