If you’re new to working with a virtual team, you may have questions about the required contract.
The contract is designed to protect us both from legal liabilities so that we can relax in a good working relationship.
Here’s a quick summary of the main points:
- When you hire me, you are paying for my time and services but I do not become an employee of your company. This means you don’t have to worry about tax deductions, medical insurance, or any of the other issues that come with employees. I’m responsible for paying my own income taxes.
- I provide my own business equipment such as computer, printer, email address, and internet access.
- If your projects require expenses you will be billed for the expense. For example, if you request a eCover or Virtual Product design and it requires stock images they’re not included in the hourly rate.
- I’ll bill you in five minute increments (so if you don’t need an hour of work done, it’s not going to cost you an hour of time).
- I’ll need you to provide the information, graphics, etc for me to complete the work you request.
- I’m not responsible for errors if the error was in the original information sent. If I do make a mistake, I will work immediately to fix it at no extra costs.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about the contract. It’s really to protect both myself as a virtual assistant and you as my valued client. Plus, it’s just good business.