May 25, 2023
Can You Share Your Clients’ Results (Legally)?
Before you head out to BBQ (or “grill out” as my Wisconsin born husband says!) for the long weekend, I’m here with another legal A to your brilliant Q.
This week’s question came from reader, Leanne, who asked such a great question about how you can legally share your clients’ results.
Let’s go! 👇
The Question // Leanne asks,
“I want to share about my client’s results without getting into legal trouble. Can I share about how most of my clients usually experience X result within the first 3 months of working with me, or is that making some sort of guarantee?”
The Answer //
I’m going to do something that lawyers never do and give you a straight answer:
No. You cannot.
Making statements on social or your site that say something like, “my clients experience/achieve/lose/gain X in X [time period]” could be taken as a promise, guarantee, or warranty.
It could be perfectly true that your clients do usually achieve some result within some period of time after working with you.
But there’s a LOT of context to be talked about…
- What kind of resources and access did those clients have
- Their medical histories, financial status, socioeconomic status
- The complete and true picture of what they were like before and how long they maintained this result…
The list goes on.
Just because you’ve had a client (or 9!) achieve something, doesn’t mean that if I signed up to work with you that I’d automatically achieve that, too.
This is why I always say: it’s important to not just “have” a disclaimer on your website or to slap one on your social post.
You actually have to abide by it, too. You have to make sure you’re not actually writing/saying things that could be taken as warranties or guarantees.
I’ve built the legal language you need into my website disclaimer template (which is included in the Ultimate Bundle™️ or available a la carte in my legal template shop).
And I’ve even got you covered if you talk about money, too (you need an earnings disclaimer for that 😉).
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So What Do you think?