A few days ago, I saw a post on Facebook about how a client completely dropped her Pinterest manager because the account had gotten suspended…
…even though it was admittedly a mistake, and Pinterest reactivated it 2 days later. 😑
Clients like that can really put a dent in your momentum when you’re trying to run your Pinterest biz… Amiright?
Did you know it’s actually super duper important to protect yourself from being blamed for something that is COMPLETELY out of your control when working online?!
I have to admit… When I first started out offering Pinterest services, I had no idea this was something I needed to do.
When I got my first client’s account suspended (because of the HOMEPAGE ISSUE 😆), I was LUCKY, because he was very gracious and understanding about it.
BUT… he could have fired me on the spot. We had no mention of situations like this in our contract.
Actually, we didn’t even HAVE a contract. 😬
Total newbie Pinterest VA mistake!!
Freelance Business-ing 101
Real talk. You NEED a contract in place when providing services online. No. Matter. What.
Finding contract templates for my web design clients was super easy. Pinterest management on the other hand was a little more challenging…
Eventually, I buckled down, did the research, and created my own. It’s a Frankenstein-style-creation with the relevant parts from a social media manager contract combined with the clauses I’m familiar with in agreements to my web design clients.
And now I’m making it available in the shop!
The Pinterest Management Contract protects you from any liability for platform glitches.
That means, if Pinterest decides to go cray cray and suspend your client’s account for no reason, the client cannot blame YOU and withhold payment.
Pinterest Management Contract Template includes:
- Clauses that protects you from any liability for loss, damage or delay of services due to circumstances outside of your control (including spam filters, platform outages, etc.).
- All the legal provisions necessary to make the Service Agreement a legally binding contract (including a non-disclosure agreement and provisions specific to working online)
- Immediately addresses the ROI question and the “can you guarantee XYZ results” question (no, you cannot, and the contract explains why!)
- Services outlines for New/Existing Account Set Up and Optimization, Monthly Maintenance Package. and Pin Design Package
- Cancellation terms (I suggest at least 30 days)
- Severability clause (a fancy way of saying clients cannot ask you to do illegal things or anything agains Pinterest Terms of Service)
Plus, it’s set up in an EASY fill-in-the-blank format (color-coded so you can fill it in FAST! 😉):
No more wondering if a client will try to take advantage of your time and skill. 💁♀️
Having a proper Pinterest Management contract in place is the quickest way to get your client relationship off on the right foot while weeding out the BAD clients.
This template is different because it’s not filled with scary legal jargon…the language is simple and won’t scare away potential clients, yet still protects you legally!
It’s is also filled with exclusive notes and tips just for Pinterest VA’s all based on my 2+ years experience as a Pinterest manager. So, if you’re a new Pinterest VA, this template will help you decide how to structure your contract AND your service packages.
Got questions about the template? Feel free to send me an email at email@example.com. I’m always happy to help! 💕