CONTRACTS

Create, send, and sign contracts in minutes.

Button up the formalities and lock in your rate with a variety of legally-sound freelance contract templates. You're just a few steps away from getting the electronic signature you need so you can get to work.

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Create contracts in a flash

With our simple contract management tool, you can setup, sign, and send your contracts in just a few minutes.

Customize flexibly

You can use the templates we provide for the quickest setup, or you can copy and paste your existing contract into the editor and send it out for signing.

Make an impression

Create and store your signature online for quick reuse, or upload your own. Your clients can also easily sign online—they don’t even need an Indy account.

Monitor your contracts

Keep track of each contract’s status, including Draft, Sent, Viewed, and Signed. You’ll know who you need to remind — resending is simple.

Contract creation made simple

Choose your template
Add project details
Define payment terms
Choose your template.
Add project details.
Define payment terms.
Contract creation made simple
Define payment terms.
Define payment terms
Choose your template.
Choose your template
Add project details.
Add project details
Define payment terms.
Define payment terms
Choose your template.
Choose your template

Easy for you, effortless for your clients

The fastest way to create, send, and get electronic signatures on your contracts.

Sign and send
Templates built right in
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You’re in control
Sign and send

Sign and send

Sign your contracts using our built-in electronic signature feature or upload your own. Send your contract to your client with a custom message for a personalized touch.

The best part? Your client doesn’t need to create an Indy account to sign.

You can even send to multiple parties at once, so you can get all the approvals you need to begin a project.

Templates built right in

Templates built right in

Our contract creator was made with flexibility in mind. Choose from a variety of vocation-specific, lawyer-made contract templates you can customize and apply to your work.

There's also a custom option for when you'd like to use a contract your lawyer made for you.

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Legalese never looked so good

You can add some personality to your contract by selecting from over 50 fonts.

You’re in control

You’re in control

With Indy, you can monitor the current status of all your contracts in one list, from Draft to Viewed to Signed. Still need a signature from someone? No problem, resending is easy.

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“It’s a really great tool that helps me put together contracts really easily. I feel safer and more secure when taking on new clients. The interface is very easy to use. It has really impressed me.”

Emily Fesler-Young
Creative Director
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WHAT’S INCLUDED

Contracts made easy

Create contracts
  • Choose from a variety of freelance templates
  • Add client information and freelancer information
  • Description of services
  • Project timeline
  • Payment terms, including your currency of choice
  • Define who will pay for expenses
  • Ownership and attribution
Make a signature
  • Auto-generate your electronic signature from text or upload it from your computer
  • Save your signature for easy reuse
  • Your client doesn’t need an Indy account to sign online
Available templates
  • Consulting Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • Subcontractor Agreement
  • Custom (Create or use your own)
  • Vocational contracts: Designer, Developer, Photographer, Videographer, Copywriter, Search Engine Optimization, and more
Plus...
  • Choose from over 50 fonts to customize your contract
  • Track the status of each contract
  • Send your contract straight from Indy or download it as a PDF to email to your client
  • Attach contracts to projects to further organize your freelance life
  • Give each contract a unique name for easy identification

Contracts can be daunting. They don’t need to be.

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Contracts FAQs

Why do freelancers need a contract?

A contract is a legally enforceable agreement that creates, defines, and governs mutual rights and obligations among its parties. A contract typically involves the transfer of goods, services, money, or a promise to transfer any of those at a future date. By creating a contract, you can explicitly define the working conditions with your client, providing clear terms to protect you from any problems that can happen at any moment during your working relationship. Contracts are crucial for freelancers to protect themselves and their business from things like scope creep, disputes, or even worse, a lawsuit.

Does Indy provide e-signature?

Yes, contracts created with Indy include an e-signature block. Signatures can be added easily. Indy’s e-signatures make it a breeze to get the sign offs you need from clients, so that you can lock in the agreement quicker and get to work.

Why is online contract management good for my business?

Managing your contracts online is really useful for a few reasons:

  • Online contract management makes record-keeping much simpler because it helps you organize your contracts in one place and associate them with clients and projects. It helps you stay organized automatically without needing to do extra work, giving you time back to work on other things.
  • Offering e-signatures to your clients improves the acceptance rate from clients and increases the speed at which they are signed and returned to you.
  • The contract’s status is tracked automatically within the Indy app and can be reviewed at any time for peace of mind.
  • Online contract software like Indy Contracts is built to help you create contracts faster than doing it manually. This makes it easier to manage multiple contracts and take on more clients, setting your business up for growth.

What contract templates does Indy provide and when do I use them?

Indy provides three professional contract templates to cover the most important aspects of your business:

The Contractor project agreement helps you define the terms of service between you and another party. Whether you’re a photographer or a writer or any profession that requires a contract within a set project scope, you can customize it to fit your needs.

The Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) establishes a confidential relationship to protect intellectual property from being stolen or shared with competitors or other parties.

The Subcontractor agreement solidifies a business arrangement between you and a subcontractor you hire. Or, if you’re the subcontractor, between you and the primary contractor. It includes payment terms.

All of our contracts are legally-vetted. Indy’s got you covered at every level of your business, whether you’re just starting out or looking to scale up.

How do I create project agreements specific to my profession?

Indy Contracts lets you effortlessly customize a project agreement to fit your profession. Just open up a new Contractor Project Agreement and choose your role on the left side of the document. And voilà! The agreement will automatically update to reflect your profession throughout the entire contract in seconds. Now all that’s left to do is add your client’s name, fill in the details about your business, and you’re ready to go!

Can I customize Indy’s contract templates?

Absolutely! During the review stage, just click the Customize Contract button for Indy’s customization to kick in. This allows you to add or delete anything to the agreement terms so that all of your contracts fully represent your business in the ways that you want. And with our visual customization tool, you can choose from a list of fonts so that even your contracts can fit your branding. Then when you’re finished, you can enable e-signatures or upload your own to ensure that your unique signature makes it into each of your business contracts.

Can I use my own existing contract?

Yes, you can copy and paste text from your current contract into Indy’s contract creator. Then, you can add addendums. Plus, an e-signature section is included automatically. Your contract will be saved, tracked, and available within the app.

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