You DID it! You secured the contract with the high-profile new client on that sales call and you’re thrilled.
As in, happy-dancing-around-your-office-texting-your-friends-to-humblebrag thrilled.
The cat’s in the bag and you’re about to get paid, my friend!
Are you forgetting something? A legally binding contract, perhaps?
How to Sign Contracts Online
You see, the way that you format, write, send, and sign your contracts for your online business is JUST as important as closing that sales call.
And while a lot of online coaches want to just focus on getting sales and tell you that’s all you need, I’ve got your back with the super critical legal foundation you need not only to hold up this client relationship that you’re forming but to keep you legally legit for the future.
Why do I care so much about the contracts?
It’s not *just* because I’m an attorney and I’ve seen first-hand that everything that can go wrong, will go wrong in court.
It’s because contracts are:
- what ensure you get PAID.
- how your client knows how to TREAT YOU.
- how your signed documents lay out BOUNDARIES.
- where you’d arbitrate any disputes that arise during your relationship.
When storing documents online and clients electronically signing their contracts, you need to use a CRM (client/customer relationship management) platform, like Dubsado, Honeybook, etc. or a digital signature contract platform (like Dropbox Sign, affiliate link) that will save this data/info for you, and allows you to have unlimited documents saved for future reference.
When I had my own coaching business, I used Dubsado to send clients invoices and contracts. So a client can pay her invoice and e-sign my contract before closing deals or having ever worked together. (You can use my Dubsado coupon code samvw for 20% off! Take advantage of their free trial – it’s amazing. I got everything setup in Dubsado on my free trial, tested out onboarding a few clients, and signed up.)
So really the whole thing hinges on a properly written and signed digital contract. And it’s important to note that the signing process differs from an in person signing vs. obtaining a digital signature.
So how exactly do you create and feel confident sending contracts?
Tap play right here to watch this YouTube video all about how to sign contracts online, then hit subscribe and leave a comment to let me know what you learned so we can collect those email addresses, send the signature requests and get those legally legit contracts signed!
Next Step: Watch my free legal workshop
If you’re ready to legally protect your business and have the legal knowledge you need to know what to do with difficult clients, watch my free workshop ‘5 Steps to Legally Protect & Grow Your Online Business’ right now by saving your seat here.
In that workshop, you’ll learn:
- How contracts can actually save your (vegan, GF) bacon — if you have the right one.
- What your website needs to be legally protected.
- How to keep copycats off your content.
- The mindset shift you’ve got to make if you want to actually grow your business without looking over your (online) shoulder.
- The only way to form your business so that you’re personally and professionally protected.
Ready to watch? Sign up for my free legal workshop right here:
Cheers to Strong Coffee and Legit Contracts,