Copywriter Contract Template


A downloadable fill-in-the-blank DIY Copywriter Services Contract template for copywriters to send to clients they write copy for, that can be ready to send in 15 minutes! What’s inside? A customizable, fill-in-the-blank instant-download DIY Copywriter Services contract template made with love, sweat & tears by an online entrepreneur (& former corporate attorney!) for entrepreneurs. Protect your business in a straightforward & easy-to-use DIY Copywriter Services contract template that can be ready in 15 minutes or less.

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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.


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.


  • DIY Copywriter Services template — One (1) downloadable, editable .docx file containing a detailed contract template with fill-in-the-blanks to make your own.
  • How-To Video Tutorial — a video tutorial (a screen share video of me walking you through the actual contract itself) where I walk you through what each paragraph means (in English, not legal language) & where you’ll need to make changes. You’ll be comfortable and confident to make the contract your own.
  • Guidelines & Tips Guide — to let you know what to do with this document & how to make it your own.
  • BONUS: you’ll receive my Super Simple Guide to Legally Protect Your Online Business to make sure you’re on the right track.


Got 15 minutes? Then you’ll have yourself a legal Client Contract. Here’s what you should do once you purchase:

  • Read the Guidelines & Tips Guide first.
  • Next, fill-in-the-blanks! Follow along with my video How-To Tutorial, which shows you where you need to put in your info.
  • Read through the entire document and make any necessary changes based on how you run your services.
  • Use it right away! You can send your contract to your clients within 15 minutes from purchase!


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

IMPORTANT: This document 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.

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Copywriter Contract FAQs

  • Do I need legal knowledge to use this template? No, it’s designed for easy customization without legal expertise.
  • Can I use this template for various types of copywriting services? Absolutely, it’s versatile for different niches of copywriting.
  • What if I need to adjust the terms later? The template is fully editable to evolve with your business needs.