A freelancer agreement, also known as a freelance contract or independent contractor agreement, is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of a freelance or independent contractor engagement. It defines the scope of work, payment terms, deadlines, intellectual property, confidentiality, and other important details. Below is a sample freelance agreement template that you can use as a starting point:
This Freelancer Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into on [Date], by and between:
Name: [Client's Name]
Company Name (if applicable): [Client's Company Name]
Address: [Client's Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]
Email: [Client's Email]
Phone: [Client's Phone Number]
Name: [Freelancer's Name]
Address: [Freelancer's Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]
Email: [Freelancer's Email]
Phone: [Freelancer's Phone Number]
**Scope of Work:**
The Freelancer agrees to provide the following services to the Client:
[Provide a detailed description of the scope of work, including project objectives, deliverables, milestones, deadlines, and any other relevant details.]
**Terms and Conditions:**
1. **Term:** This Agreement shall commence on [Effective Date] and continue until the completion of the project, unless terminated earlier by either party with written notice.
2. **Payment:** The Client agrees to pay the Freelancer [Specify Payment Amount] for the services rendered. Payment terms are outlined in Exhibit A, which is attached to this Agreement.
3. **Expenses:** The Freelancer may be reimbursed for reasonable and pre-approved out-of-pocket expenses associated with the project, as specified in Exhibit B.
4. **Confidentiality:** Both parties agree to maintain the confidentiality of any proprietary or sensitive information obtained during the project.
5. **Intellectual Property:** The Freelancer agrees that any work product or intellectual property created during the project shall belong to the Client.
6. **Termination:** Either party may terminate this Agreement with written notice if the other party breaches any material term or condition.
7. **Indemnification:** The Freelancer agrees to indemnify and hold the Client harmless from any claims, damages, or liabilities arising from the Freelancer's performance or the use of the Freelancer's services.
8. **Governing Law:** This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [State/Country].
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings, whether oral or written.
This Agreement may only be amended in writing and signed by both parties.
If any provision of this Agreement is deemed unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
Client's Name: ________________________ Freelancer's Name: ________________________
- Exhibit A: Payment Terms
- Exhibit B: Expense Reimbursement Details
Please remember that this template is for informational purposes and should not be considered legal advice. Consult with legal counsel to ensure that the freelancer agreement complies with local laws and is tailored to meet the specific needs of your freelance project.
Draft Sample of a Freelancer Agreement
Freelance Contract Template
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[Your Name/Business name] <> [Client Company]
[Freelancer Name] (herein known as “Contractor”) will provide [Client/Brand Name] (herein known as “Client”) with [Insert an overview of work deliverables] as outlined in the specifications listed in the Terms and Conditions below.
Description of the Services
Freelancer will [insert services provided]
[Insert prices discussed – include rates for changes and revision work]
30% up front, the rest upon completion of the project.
Payable by check, bank transfer or PayPal.
Contract in effect beginning: [Insert Start date]
Terms and Conditions
The following rates and terms apply:
Client will pay the sum of [$X,XXX – mention if it’s per hour, per month or for the entire contract] to Contractor via [Payment method agreed upon] as agreed to by both parties, no later than the [insert final payment date] of the agreed-upon payment schedule, for work delivered and accepted by the Client.
Contractor will provide the following as per deliverable dates mutually agreed upon:
- [Insert Deliverable 1 - specifications, and due date]
- [Insert Deliverable 2 - specifications, and due date]
- [Insert Deliverable 3 - specifications, and due date]
- [Insert Deliverable 4 - specifications, and due date]
Scope of Project
Contractor agrees to perform services until the engagement has ended on the agreed-upon.
Contractor declares that they cannot guarantee completed work will be completely error-free, as such they can’t be liable to the Client or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even with prior advisory. If any provision of this contract shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason is unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this contract and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Client will own the copyright for all material created under this agreement, and contractor can showcase sample works from this project as portfolio pieces only with consent and approval from client.
This agreement may be terminated with [XX days] written notice by either party. Initial deposit of 30% is non-refundable.
Client agrees to terms and policies specified above:
Name & Title: _________________________
Accepted by the Contractor:
[Signature Goes Here]