When you’re doing business online, written ecommerce agreements are a means to get what you want (products, services, or payment) while protecting yourself and your online company from legal risks. These legally binding contracts often contain different provisions than you will find in business agreements for offline commerce.
Here are some of the ecommerce agreements that Internet Lawyer Mike Young prepares for clients.
Freelance eCommerce Agreements
If you’re providing services to others as an independent contractor (not an employee), a professionally prepared freelance agreement is a great way to ensure you get what you want from every deal, including timely payment for services rendered and protection of your intellectual property.
For Internet entrepreneurs, Mike often prepares freelancing agreements for providing services. This includes:
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services Agreements
- Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Services Agreements
- Cost Per Action (CPA) Agreements (including PPL, CPL, PPC, CPC, CPI, and CPM)
- Copywriting Agreements
- Article Writing Agreements
- Mobile App Development Agreements
- Software Development Agreements
- Website Design Agreements
- Website Maintenance Agreements
- Email Marketing Agreements
- Affiliate Program Management Agreements
- Seminar Agreements
- Teleseminar Agreements
- Webinar Agreements
- Attendee Releases
- Promoter Agreements
- Speakers Agreements
- Coaching Agreements
Internet Outsourcing Agreements
On the flip side, many Internet businesses retain freelancers to provide services like those listed above.
However, when preparing contracts for outsourcing, Mike drafts the provisions for the purpose of protecting the company that’s doing the outsourcing rather than the freelancer.
When you’re outsourcing work, you want to make sure that the freelancer delivers as-promised in order to get paid by you.
Whether you’re expanding your Internet company by hiring employees, or need an employment agreement for yourself as the President/CEO of an online company that you own, Mike can draft a contract that fits your needs. This includes covering issues such as company payment of expenses and other perqs. Having a good written employment agreement in place can protect you if there are disputes or if you get tax audited for employee expenses you’ve deducted from company income.
Software as a Services (SaaS) Agreements (including IaaS, PaaS, DaaS, ITMaaS, and BaaS)
When you’re providing software as a service (SaaS), you want to reduce your potential liability for down-time and bugs, ensure you get paid for providing on-demand software, and protect your intellectual property.
As an experienced Internet Lawyer, Mike can prepare SaaS agreements for your business that help you achieve your business goals while minimizing your legal risks.
Joint Venture Agreements
The term “joint venture” is tossed around on the Internet to mean many things are that are not really joint ventures.
Mike has the experience to identify the type of legal documents you need when you describe a potential “joint venture” whether or not it really is one. Often you’ll discover that there are simpler ways to get what you want from a business deal than framing it as a joint venture. Let Mike help you identify the best way to protect you and help you get what you want from a proposed ecommerce venture that involves one or more other parties.
Consignment Sales Agreements
One of the most underutilized tactics for earning money on the Internet is consignment sales. If you have an offline source of products you want to sell on the Internet, but don’t want to tie up your capital in inventory, Mike can prepare a consignment sales agreement for you to use in your e-business.
What about other e-commerce agreements?
In addition to the e-commerce contracts described above, Mike prepares many other types of legally binding agreements for clients on an as-needed basis. Your unique legal needs and goals determine the type of documents Mike will prepare to protect you as you do business online.
How do you retain Mike to prepare your company’s eCommerce legal documents?
To get started, the first thing step you will want to take today is to set up a telephone consultation with Internet Lawyer Mike Young. Note that consultation times are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.