Copywriter Contract Template


Elevate your copywriting services with our streamlined DIY Copywriter Contract Template, designed specifically for professionals who craft compelling copy for their clients. Tailored to meet the needs of copywriters and content creators, this template simplifies the process of contract preparation. In less than 15 minutes, you can have a professional, ready-to-use contract by following our easy video How-To Tutorial and filling in the blanks. This DIY Copywriter Services Contract Template ensures that your agreement with clients is clear, concise, and comprehensive, covering all aspects of your copywriting services.

Whether you’re engaging in editing, producing content, or any form of copywriting, this contract is an essential tool for your business. It provides a solid legal foundation for both retainer-based and project-specific work, making it a versatile choice for any copywriting professional. By using this contract, you not only protect your interests but also establish clear expectations and terms with your clients, ensuring a smooth and successful collaboration.

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What’s Included

What’s Included


One (1) downloadable, editable .docx file containing a detailed Copywriter Contract template with fill-in-the-blanks to make your own.


A video tutorial (that actually shows you the document while I talk!) where I walk you through what each paragraph means (in English, not legal language) & where you’ll need to put in your personal info. You’ll be comfortable and confident to make the Copywriter Contract Template your own.


This guide is designed to let you know what to do with this document & how to make it your own.


You'll also receive my Super Simple Guide to Legally Protect Your Online Business to make sure you're on the right track.

How it Works



Download your template and open with any word processing software you like
(ie, Google Docs, Word, Pages, etc)


Press play on the How-To Video Tutorial and follow along
as I help you complete your template in 15 mins or less.


Review your template to make sure
you’ve filled it all out!


Upload and use your new legal document where ever
you need it.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Basically, a DIY Copywriter Services contract is a contract you send to a client if you write copy or content for them! If you write/edit copy, produce content, etc. — this contract is PERFECT for you! This DIY Copywriter Services contract template addresses issues like:

  • What’s included (or not) in your services
  • How you get paid + when
  • Retainer / deposits
  • When / how you can terminate your agreement
  • Disclaimers + Liability language
  • Confidentiality + Non-disclosure agreements
  • Independent Contractor relationship & so, so much more!

Yes! A Copywriter Services contract makes it super clear…

  • When you get paid, how much and for what
  • Clear boundaries of when the relationship starts + stops
  • Who owns the content you produce
  • & so much more!

Typically, yes! Most copywriters operate as independent contractors, especially when they’re not hired as permanent employees. This distinction is crucial as it impacts how you handle taxes and your relationship with clients. As an independent contractor, you’re usually responsible for your own taxes and work under a 1099 status, meaning you’re not on the regular payroll like W-2 employees but are paid for the specific services you provide. This is where having a solid contract comes in handy.

  • A copywriter who writes copy or performs copywriting services for clients online
  • Hiring a copywriter and you want to send them your own contract

No, it’s designed for easy customization without legal expertise.

The template is fully editable to evolve with your business needs.


This client contract template is a downloadable, customizable general template for you to make your own & to fit your business. Purchase of this or any other document from this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Sam Vander Wielen. The documents, or anything on this Site, should not be construed as legal advice. You should have all documents you use or prepare reviewed by a local attorney to ensure they comply with State and local laws where you live and work. Sam Vander Wielen is licensed to practice law in New Jersey. Use of this Site, and purchase of any documents, are subject to these Terms & Conditions. QUESTIONS? Email [email protected].

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