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Legal Road Map® Podcast S4E97 – Legal for Course Creators: Affiliates for your Course, part 2

 

Visit www.awbfirm.com/podcast97 for the audio/podcast version of this video episode.

Learn about the important terms your affiliate program agreement needs to include. This is part two of a two-part series on affiliate programs. For part one, please visit https://awbfirm.com/vimeo-video/podcast95/

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Why you may want to think twice before referring to your affiliate collab as a “joint venture” or “partnership”
  • How contracts can help your affiliate program be more profitable
  • Why it’s so important to spell out exactly what your affiliates are required to do to promote your product or services
  • Things to consider when spelling out how and when you’ll pay your affiliates’ commission
  • Why you might want to limit the term of your affiliates
  • Why the general terms at the bottom of your contract can sometimes be the most important

Key takeaway: Clear terms in your affiliate agreement provide a strong foundation for your affiliate program to grow on.

BONUS: click here to get your hands on our FREE resource to help you write your contracts: The 5 terms I think every contract should include: awbfirm.com/5terms

Resources:

Legal Road Map® Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/legalroadmap

Want to make sure your business is protected but working one-on-one with a lawyer just isn’t in the budget? Our customizable contract templates are a great, affordable way to get protection for yourself and your business without breaking the bank. Shop our selection of contract templates for online businesses and protect your business today!

This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.

 

July 29, 2019

Legal Road Map® Podcast S4E91 FB Live 93 Legal for course creators: independent contractors

 

Visit www.awbfirm.com/podcast91 for the audio podcast episode of this video.

You’re a busy entrepreneur, and you *probably* can’t handle every single task it takes to create a successful online course.  You’ll likely need to enlist the help of graphic designers, copywriters, videographers, and more to complete your online course.

But how do you make sure your working arrangement, and your content + brand!, are protected?

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you MUST use a contract with your independent contractor
  • The most important thing you need to look for if you use your independent contractor’s agreement instead of sending your own
  • If you can include a non-compete clause in your independent contractor agreement
  • The one term you definitely should include in your own independent contractor agreements

Key takeaway: Working with independent contractors to create a successful online course can be a breeze if you take the time to consider the terms of your agreement with them.

BONUS: Head over to www.awbfirm.com/course for instant access to our brand new, free masterclass, 3 Legal Protections Your Course Business is Probably Missing, and our legal checklist for course creators (plus you’ll be the first to know when new episodes are live).

Resources:

Legal Road Map® Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/legalroadmap/?ref=br_rs

Legal Road Map® to Protect Your Online Course contract template bundle: www.onlinecourselegal.com

Individual contract templates: www.awbfirm.com/contract-templates

This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.

 

June 17, 2019

Podcast S3E64 FB Live 75 – Contracts: Part 3 – Protect your revenue + grow your team

 

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Transcript of this podcast episode available here

Growing a business to the point where it’s producing steady revenue is a milestone accomplishment for any business owner. But what are you doing to protect your revenue stream(s)?

In this week’s episode, I cover the contracts you need in your business to protect revenue, with bonus content about what you need when growing your team:

    • The basics to include in a client services contract
    • Why you need to spell out who will own any intellectual property in your contracts
    • Special contract considerations for event planners and for coaches
    • When you need to have contracts in place if you sell a physical product
    • The contracts you need if you do live events, especially if you work with sponsorship
    • Important contract terms for affiliate or referral programs
    • Which contract to use with your employees to protect your trade secrets
    • Why it’s not a good idea to use both your independent contractor’s and your contract (just pick one to sign)

Key takeaway: If you’re not using contracts to protect your business, all of your hard work could all be for nothing.

Additional Resources:

Contract template store: www.awbfirm.com/contract-templates

Legal Road Map® podcast episode 12 – www.awbfirm.com/podcast12

Legal Road Map® podcast episode 37 – www.awbfirm.com/podcast37

Legal Road Map® podcast episode 49 – www.awbfirm.com/podcast49

Legal Road Map® podcast episode 50 – www.awbfirm.com/podcast50

Legal Road Map® podcast episode 51 – www.awbfirm.com/podcast51

This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.

November 26, 2018

Podcast S3E63 FB Live 74 – Contracts part 2: What every online business needs

 

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Transcript of this podcast episode available here

Most businesses these days have a website. With all the online platforms available, it’s easier than ever to DIY this business essential. But one area of your website that you definitely don’t want to DIY is contracts: privacy policy, terms and conditions, disclosures, disclaimers, and more.

In this week’s episode I talk about the contracts you need for your website:

    • The one contract every website needs (even though no one will ever read it!)
    • Why just linking to your privacy policy in the footer of your website might not be enough under the EU’s new GDPR laws
    • The best practice contract you should have on your website even though it’s not required
    • How terms & conditions on your website can help if you have to go after a copycat
    • Which industries need to worry the most about including a disclaimer on their website
    • The determining factors for disclosing if you’re being compensated for promoting a product or service

Key takeaway: It can be super simple to set up a website these days. But without the proper contracts in place, your website could create legal problems down the road.

Visit www.awbfirm.com/podcast63 for a transcript and show notes, and download a worksheet to help you decide which corporate entity type is right for your business.

This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.

November 19, 2018

Podcast S3E62 FB Live 73 – Contracts! The most important protection for your business, Part 1

 

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Transcript of this podcast episode available here

It can be easy to get caught up in the flashier parts of your business,  like selling a course or putting together an affiliate program, but if you don’t protect your business with contracts, you could lose everything you’ve worked for.

This week’s episode starts my month-long focus on this business essential, covering important items like:

  • A few business scenarios in which you might need a contract (some of these might surprise you!)
  • How a solid contract works wonders for your professional image
  • Why signing a contract is really an act of trust – not the opposite!
  • The five most important things to consider for your contracts
  • A clever tip to get a (mostly) custom contract for your business even if you don’t have a big legal budget
  • The one type of contract that all businesses with a website need
  • Why podcast hosts need contracts

Key takeaway: No matter what type of business you run, in order to protect it, you need to be using solid contracts. Protecting everything you’ve worked for now with a contract can prevent devastating consequences down the road.

Visit www.awbfirm.com/podcast62 for a transcript and show notes.  If you’ve realized you’re missing a key contract for your business, visit http://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/ to learn more about our customizable contract templates, and sign up for a free worksheet to help you write your own contracts.

Also, stay tuned for more info about our annual Black Friday Contract Template Sale and a special discount just for our email list subscribers (you can sign up at either link above). You won’t want to miss it!

This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.

October 31, 2018

FB Live 33 Contracts for makers

Why contracts are the most important legal protection for your creative business and how you can write your own!

Contract templates available on our website at https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/.

April 13, 2017

FB Live 26 – What contracts do you need for attendees, sponsors and speakers at your conference, workshop or live event?

What contracts do you need for attendees, sponsors and speakers at your conference, workshop or live event? Learn how you can use photos of attendees, and get permission to use attendees’ own photos, for your marketing, as well as protect yourself from someone getting hurt or hurting someone else.

Contract templates for your business: https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/
Or contact us at: https://awbfirm.com/contact/

February 9, 2017

FB Live 23 – When Customers Bail on a Payment Plan

What to do when customers bail on a payment plan for a digital product or e-course, and steps you can take to protect yourself and maybe prevent this from happening.

Need a contract? https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/
Questions? https://awbfirm.com/contact/

January 12, 2017

FB Live 22 – NEW contract templates available for your business!

Chatting about NEW contract templates available for your business! Sponsorships for podcasts and blogs, styled stock and photo shoots, DMCA takedown, affiliate and referrals, license, and NDA’s.

Find updated contract templates online at https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/
Contact us with questions: https://awbfirm.com/contact/

January 5, 2017

FB Live 21 – What CONTRACTS does your creative business need in 2017 (and what should they say?!?)?

What CONTRACTS does your creative business need in 2017 (and what should they say?!?)? This video is for you if you’re:
-Offering a new service or one-on-one work
-Thinking about partnering up or collaborating
-Hiring contractors or a VA
-Launching a new course or digital product

Contract templates available on our website at https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/
Custom contracts also available: https://awbfirm.com/work-with-me/
Or contact us with questions: https://awbfirm.com/contact/

December 21, 2016

FB Live 13 – Protect your business with waivers and disclaimers

Personal trainers / coaches / yoga teachers / businesses who hold in-person events or conferences — today I chatted about waivers you may need to have attendees or participants sign, and disclaimers for your websites or blogs.

Templates for your business, https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/
Or contact us at: https://awbfirm.com/contact/

November 13, 2016

FB LIVE 7 – Contracts for creative and online businesses

What CONTRACTS do you need for your creative or online business, and what should go in them?

Check out our contract templates here: https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/
Or contact us with questions: https://awbfirm.com/contact/

November 7, 2016

What should I include if I write my own contract?

Lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd describes what you should include in a client or vendor contract you write yourself. Contact me today – awbfirm.com

Contract templates available: https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates/

February 19, 2016

When is a contract legally binding?

Lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd answers a question about when a contract becomes legally binding.

Questions? https://awbfirm.com/legal-road-map-session/

January 15, 2016

How to protect your business with contracts

Lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd explains how contracts are the most important protection for your business, what types of contracts you need, and what to include in partnership, investor, and independent contractor agreements.

Contact me today – https://awbfirm.com/contact

Contract templates available: https://awbfirm.com/contract-templates

January 5, 2016