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Old 10-28-2007
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Default Where can I find free Virtual Assistant forms - contract and pricing forms?
I'm just starting out. Where can I find free contract and pricing forms....or just free Virtual Assistant forms that I would need for the biz.
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Hi Lisa,

Check our Document Library - you'll find lots of free forms and sample contracts there.

There's also a great little step-by-step tutorial here on how to write a basic contract as a freelancer.

Here's another writeup on
what should be in a basic freelance contract with a link to a sample the author (a web designer) uses. This article stipulates that a contract does *not* have to be super long and full of legalese in order to be binding and serve the purpose.

I prefer to use a letter of agreement rather than a long and drawn out contract. This has worked well for me and I tailor it to suit each circumstance. There's a
great sample here that you can do the same with, just edit it to suit your particular needs. (you'll need to set up a free membership at the website this info is hosted at in order to download the sample letter..but it's well worth it. One thing to note, the letter is geared in language toward developers/designers but can be easily modified to suit a VA practice.

Here are two contracts geared toward freelance writing/editing, but again - easily ammended/edited to accomodate your own VA services/terms.
The long version. The short version.
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Also, I'm not sure what you mean by 'pricing forms'? Do you mean invoices?

Again, there isn't a 'standard' template for invoices that I'm aware of, I just use a txt doc and print to PDF when it's time to invoice my clients, though I know many other members use online or software services to invoice - hopefully you'll get a few more replies in this direction as my method, while it works great for me is definitely not a good way to go if you're looking for standardized forms to fill in each week.
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Old 10-29-2007
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Lisa,

For my contract template, I cobbled together relevant parts of several sample contracts I found online at...oh geez...I think the site had a very obvious name like freelegalforms.com or something similar. You'll find that there are sections of the basic "contractor" form that don't apply to you (they are written for building contractors), so some editing will be necessary.

You are welcome to borrow from my contracts if you like. I have a samples posted on my Web site, linked from the Rates and Services page. I don't think I can post my Web address here, but you'll find me easily enough if you Google my company name.

That said, once you have a basic contract/letter of agreement/any legal form together, it is always advisable to run it by a lawyer with experience in contract law in your state, just to make sure.

On the invoicing question, many VAs simply set up a detailed internal spreadsheet to keep records, then do a selective merge to prepare invoices for clients. This gives you plenty of flexibility and options for customization. I started with that, but currently I'm using a great little open source (FREE!!!) program that works just great for a very small business: Volutive. It takes a little experimenting to "get" how it works, but once you get the feel for this set-up, it's very easy to use. Check it out here.
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AnnaLisa, you, and all members, are truly more than welcome to post links to whatever it is that you think might be helpful but...I think it's linked up in your signature anyway.
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thank you - just what I am looking for!
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Hello - Under Tess' reply -- "great sample here", is what I used and modified. The client was impressed. Of course, this is my first client. We will see going forward.

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wow! Amichalski!
Thanks for sample forms. I downloaded and will tweak with a pdf editing program.
By the way, nice site! I'm loving the "word wise"!
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Thank you for the info and link to the tech site. I found some goodies on there.
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So, I don't need to hire an attorney to approve my contracts??
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