Contract Law for Freelancers: Contract Law Beginner's Course
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Contract Law for Freelancers: Contract Law Beginner's Course

Create your first business contract or legal agreement, protect yourself and get paid on time!
4.2 (34 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,336 students enrolled
Created by Nader Nadernejad
Last updated 5/2019
English [Auto]
Current price: $129.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to build one contract to use with a single client or multiple clients
  • Learn the different clauses that go into building a contract agreement
  • Build a contract for your freelancing services
  • Learn some bonus aspects of contract law as well as tips and ticks for creating contracts
  • An internet connection and the stamina to get through the principles of contract law
  • An interest or a purpose for learning contract law

Welcome to Contract Law for Freelancers (and small business owners)! 

This course is perfect for people who know nothing about creating their first contract, who have never created a contract before and/or are intimidated by creating their first contract. You may have just started a business, or never bothered creating a contract before. Maybe you can't afford a lawyer or can't justify spending hundreds of dollars to have somebody else create a basic legal agreement for you. No matter the circumstances, I'll teach you the basics of contract law for freelancers.

In this course for complete beginners, you will learn how to create one contract agreement to use with a client or multiple clients.

You will also learn: 

  • How to create a contract from scratch

  • The different clauses that go into building a contract

  • How to protect yourself in a contract

  • How to use a contract to get paid on time

  • How to use a contract to allow yourself to showcase the work you do for your clients

  • How to avoid legal trouble

  • Tips and ticks for creating a perfect contract

This course, like all of my other courses includes a Q&A and discussion section if you have any questions about the course or about specific situations. I've spent half of the last decade working online for clients around the world and I've created hundreds of legal agreements in my time doing so. These agreements have saved me so many times and I wish somebody made a course like this for me when I first started.

So, what are you waiting for? If you're a freelancer or small business owner, you'll love this course! 

Who this course is for:
  • Freelancers who know little to nothing about contract law
  • People who have never created a contract before
  • Freelancers who are intimidated when it comes to creating a contract
  • Freelancers who cannot afford to pay lawyers
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 01:11:48
+ Introduction
1 lecture 00:59

Welcome to contract law for freelancers! Here's a quick intro to get us started as well as some things you'll encounter in the course.

Preview 00:59
+ Before You Start
2 lectures 04:03

What is contract law? Let's talk about it in a not-so-boring way! 

Preview 01:56

Why learn contract law? There's obvious reasons and there's these ones! 

Preview 02:07
+ Creating Your First Contract
3 lectures 12:25

Let's create our first contract. We always start by titling our contract.

Preview 05:13

Let's add the parties, which are the people involved in the agreement.

Adding the Parties

Now let's add the services that you'll deliver and create a space for you and your client to sign. We'll write about your services later in what we call "attachments".

Services and Signatures
+ Detailing Your Billing Period and Services (Attachment A)
4 lectures 10:05

Let's talk about the billing term.

Billing Term

Let's talk about the billing period and what it means.

Billing Period

Let's talk about the project details and how to write them.

Project Details

Let's talk about how to create a fixed fee agreement.

Creating a Fixed Fee
+ Terms and Conditions (Attachment B)
21 lectures 37:29

Let's talk about downloading the contract template.

Download the Contract Template

Terms and conditions are one of the most important parts of the contract.

Terms and Conditions

Acceptances and what they mean.


Let's talk about warranty! 


You may have heard of NDAs and confidentiality clauses. Let's talk about adding one to protect you and your client.

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure

Let's talk about ownership and licenses so your client can own the work they purchase! 

Ownership and Licenses

Non-solicit so your client feels protected.


Outline your relationship always.

Relationship of Parties

Terms and termination of the agreement - this is how you outline the rules surrounding them.

Term and Termination

If you want to get paid and get paid on time, create a payment terms clause.

Payment Terms

Hate getting paid late? You need the late payment clause.

Late Payment

Expense reimbursement so you get paid back for the things you shouldn't be spending money on! 

Expense Reimbursement

Changes are outlined here.


Identification and limitation so you can't hold somebody else accountable for your own actions.

Indemnification and Limitation of Liability

Get credit when it's due! 

Right to Authorship Credit

Governing law and dispute resolutions. If there's a legal matter, this is where it all goes down.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

Force majeure in the case of disasters.

Force Majeure

This is how notices work and how they become active.


This clause protects you from harassment.

Appropriate Conduct

Miscellaneous clauses for additional information.


Let's wrap up the entire contract.

Entire Contract
+ Optimizing and Downloading Your Contract
3 lectures 04:46

Let's add some page numbers! 

Adding Page Numbers

Let's download your contract.

Downloading Your Contract

Let's e-mail your contract.

E-mailing Your Contract
+ Wrapping Up the Course
2 lectures 02:01

Here's a free resource to create contracts! 

Free Resource

Congratulations on taking the course! Here are some next steps.

Congratulations and Next Steps

Test your knowledge about basic contract law for freelancers.

Course Quiz
5 questions