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Selling YouTube to Clients Template?

Selling YouTube to Clients Template?

Target Market:

YouTube Stats

Guttulus’s target should be younger adults involved in [Insert] who do not have [Insert]. YouTube is perfect for this audience. In addition, there is a strong [Insert] presence on YouTube not available in traditional cable networks.

YouTube Stats 2

Engagement levels are much higher on YouTube than most other social media. This results in sharing and secondary interactions. In the United States, [Insert] are the leading cause of [Insert] for individuals between the ages of [Insert] and [Insert].

Conversions:

The point of any marketing is conversions. YouTube recently created a new Card system to increase conversion rates. There are five types:

Merchandise card

Fundraising card
Video or playlist card
Associated website card

Fan Funding card

We will use the associated website card to help generate traffic on [Insert]. We can also use the video or playlist cards to receive free views.

In addition when you advertise you can include several Call to Action buttons. How to include CTAs?

  • Direct Host-Mentions. Talk directly to the camera to get your audience to listen and act.
  • Annotations. Annotations – clickable text overlaid on your video – are one of the most versatile ways to engage with your viewers.
  • In-video graphics. Eye-catching graphics can encourage subscribing, commenting or sharing. Use the spotlight annotation to make these graphics clickable once the video is published.
  • End-cards. Create an end-card that directs viewers to act. Create a template that builds consistency into the end of your videos.
  • Video Descriptions. Put in-depth descriptions about your videos (and links to your site and social media) here.

The Cards and Call to Action buttons will increase traffic on the website and increase conversions. Phone numbers can be added as call to actions too.   We will track YouTube with its own number.

Cost:

YouTube cost is affordable at this moment. A targeted video campaign in [Insert] is 7-10 cents a click. This cost decreases as the campaign continues. The reason cost is so low is because of volume of videos being produced every year as well as lack of competition.

Keywords on YouTube search are much cheaper to dominate than keywords on Google search. [Add Research}

You are only charged when a video is actually viewed. You get to keep the view. YouTube TrueView will tell you who is watching and where they are coming from. It also tells you how long they are watching your video for. This provides critical information on what viewers are interested in.

[Insert]:

YouTube itself is responsible for 17% of all North American web traffic. Currently there is little competition. This is especially true for the [Insert] and [Insert] in [Insert]. The common concern with YouTube advertising is that an [Insert] will search immediately after the [Insert].

[Insert Data about the Field]

are perfect for YouTube advertising since victims look for [Insert] after they realize how expensive their [Insert] are. Many [Insert] will turn to video to learn about their [Insert] and how to pay their [Insert]. We can advertise to them as they watch these videos.

Conclusion:

In short, YouTube advertising for [Insert] is an interesting marketing opportunity. It’s better to be the first one doing something new before it becomes popular; the Cost per Acquisition is lowest during this period.

How to Create a Private Policy?

In light of recent FTC legal developments against the startup Nomi for collecting private data, here is a primer on creating the perfect private policy for your business.

Step 1: WHAT

Determine what information you want to collect. Common information includes Name; Email Address; Mailing Address; Phone Number; and Credit Card Information.

Step 2: WHEN

Determine when you collect the information. You can ask a user to register on your website or join a newsletter. You can also bait them with a white paper.

Step 3: WHY

Why do you want to collect user information? Will you use it to improve the website, customer service, send emails?

Step 4: DEFINE

Define Steps 1-3 into a paragraph. Keep the language simple and honest. The trend is to avoid legal jargon. Tell the user concisely, when, and why you are collecting the information.

Step 5: Payment Card Industry Compliance

If you sell anything online, then you need to comply with the PCI guidelines. PCI compliance means you must scan your website regularly. This includes scanning for malware every so often. For more information: www.pcicomplianceguide.org/pci-faqs-2/

Step 6: COOKIES

Not the type you eat. A cookie is a file stored on a user’s computer. This deserves an entire paragraph of two. You need to DEFINE why you need a cookie: Is it to help users? Is it to track advertisements? Is it to compile data that you will use later? Define clearly how the cookie collects the information and why you need to collect information. Also notify users that they can disable cookies.

Step 7: THIRD PARTY

Do you use third party links? Are you offering third party products or services? Remember third parties have different websites and should have separate and independent privacy policies. Make sure you include a paragraph stating you are NOT responsible or liable for what happens outside your website.

Step 8: SELLING / TRADING

Some websites collect information to sell or trade Personally Identifiable Information. This is a big business. If you sell or trade you need to include paragraphs with clear language stating exactly what information you are sharing and how you share it. I do not advise selling or trading PII. It’s a landmine.

Step 9: ADSENSE

Another optional section, should you run Google AdSense. Google is a third party vendor that uses cookies to serve ads. For more information see: support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348695?hl=en

Step 10: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

If you collect information from children under the age of 13 you will have to comply with COPPA. For more information see: www.coppa.org/comply.htm

Step 11: Fair Information Practice

Yeah, another agency. Rather than bore you too much you can check out this website: http://www.nist.gov/nstic/NSTIC-FIPPs.pdf Make sure you have a plan that notifies users if there is a data breach.

Step 12: CAN-SPAM

And another…   Here’s the information: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business

Step 13: FINISHED?

The above should cover the large majority of websites. However, if you have specific questions feel free to contact a lawyer.

Phone Resources

No Call Lists (Phone): telemarketing.donotcall.gov

Before you call a potential client you have to make sure they are not on donotcall list. The first few area codes are free, but there’s a fee for additional. Complaints can result in fines. And repeat violators can face even heavier penalties.

Why Have a Privacy Policy?

Some states such as California require websites and online service operators that collect personal information to have a privacy policy.  The website or service operator will need to post how personal information is collected, used, shared, or disclosed.  Different laws may requirement different elements.

To be safe you should try to comply with the laws of all 50 states.  There are also specific laws for certain industries.  Users must be given a choice of whether they would like their information collected.

Your privacy policy should include how you are collecting the information and what specific information you are collecting.  For the most part you want to limit your collection to what you need and no more.  There are many ways to collect information: cookies, registration, contests, and opt-ins.  It is wise to give a brief description of how information is collected on your website.

Additional requirements may include notifying users where the site service is located, notifying users of certain data protection laws may vary by country.  The standard for websites is to use “commercially reasonable measures” to secure user information.

One other thing to worry about is if minors use your website.  The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act applies to websites or operators directed to children under 13, or those who know they collect information from children under 13.

 

$100 Rank A Keyword Video Challenge

In marketing, it’s important to push yourself and get better at new things.

The GOAL

To rank a keyword on the first page of Google/Youtube using only video.

The RULES

$100 dollars is the most I can spend on Ads.  I can use social media but not too much of it.  I can make multiple videos on one channel.  If I choose I can spread the spend across several videos.  I will give myself around a month for this experiment.

The KEYWORD

Let’s pick the most expensive keyword, Mesothelioma.  I will try to rank for a long tail version of it (but not something obscure).  Probably “How Much is Your Mesothelioma Claim Worth? or something similar.

The UPDATES

I will update y’all as I go with what I am doing and why I am doing it.  As well as so funny screenshots of the progress.

WHY

I’m a big proponent  learning new things and applying what you learn into practice.  Video has always been a passion of mine, experimenting with ranking a keyword seems like a fun idea.

 

 

Marketing Anatomy of A Failed Dance

I’m not a fan of being negative, however when an event fails you learn from the mistakes made. Better to learn from others than be the one making them. I felt my commentary was worth sharing to help you avoid similar marketing blunders.

Time Line:

January: Decision made to hold formal dance. Facebook created for group. Ask much larger Facebook group in the same niche to join. Over 150 immediately say yes or maybe. Two head organizers picked.
*Mistakes were the lack of other social media. There was no website (even a free one) created, no twitter, no YouTube, and no instagram. A photo and design campaign would have worked wonders. This created a lack of information on what the event was.

February: Head organizers state they have organized other events similar to the formal dance before. The pick a date in winter due to competing niche events.
*Mistakes were confusing organizing an event with creating an event. The amount of work and promotion needed to create an event is far more than running an event that has past marketing. Instead of collaborating with an existing event, organizers choose to avoid the other events.

March: Location and time picked for event. Deposit needed. Organizers begin pressuring interested people to pay a deposit 9 months in advance for a dance.
*Mistakes were location was too far and pressure tactics do not work 9 months in advance. Organizers did not reach out to potential sponsors. In my opinion, initial deposit could have been paid by sponsors. Interested people are left with a bad taste. This is never addressed.

May: Event still happening. Hotel will to accept entire payment later. No marketing of the event outside of the Facebook. Many similar events are happening.
*Mistakes were believing pass success indicates future success and the lack of promotion during events targeting the niche group. Organizers could have gone to similar events and promoted the event using business cards, posters, and postcards. Asking for help is never a bad decision. These other events would have provided information and marketing content for promotion.

June: Similar events have been successful and concluded.
*Mistake was not collaborating with the people who ran the other events. Piggybacking off the success of another event is not something to be ashamed of. Organizers were in the mind set they had to wait for other events to conclude before promoting their event rather than constant promotion. Content and engagement levels were extremely low in Facebook group. Pictures, tutorials, etc are not being posted.

July: 300 people say they are interested in the event on Facebook.
*Mistake was believing Facebook interest means real interest. Facebook is a terrible platform for conversions. At this point, there was little to indicate why someone should go to the event.

August: Little activity or promotion.
*Mistake was being too confident Facebook interest would convert into real interest. At this point a minor “celebrity” in the niche should have been brought in to promote the event. Ideally the minor “celebrity” would have his or her own following. In this particular niche, this is a common collaboration.

September: DJ acquired. Hotel room package acquired.
*Mistake was not focusing on the actual event. Ideally, the DJ should be able to promote the event through his or her social media. Organizers focused on obtaining hotel rooms when it was not clear it was necessary. There was a lot of things going on including a food drive and several best dressed contests.

November: Added another contest. No marketing outside of Facebook group. Interested people still do not understand what the event is.
*Mistake was the lack of marketing resulted in interested people not understanding what the event was. A website would have solve this problem. The Facebook group was not updated regularly, and interested people lost interest.

December: Hotel payment due. 50 people need to pay full ticket by Midnight (1 hour after this blog is posted). 2 people paid so far…. only 48 left.
*Mistake was lack of marketing and engagement. Initially the idea was extremely popular in the niche. At one point over 300 people expressed real interest in attending. This interest was not nurtured and in many cases ignored. Outside of a rarely updated Facebook page, there was little else. No collaboration with other events or organizers in the niche. The end result was a complicated dance with multiple skews the target audience was not interested in: contests, donations, potluck, hotel rooms, etc. The main point is, to use social media for promotion you have to do it regularly. Sporadic updates means unengaged members who will not perform the action item you seek. I was looking forward to this formal dance. Oh well. There is always next year.

Freelancer Quote Template (Freelancer Edition)

FREELANCER QUOTE

DATE

Guttulus LLC

 

Client:

Freelancer:

Project:

 

Description of Work

EEVEE                                      X hours

Vaporeon                                X hours

Jolteon                                     X hours

Espeon                                    X hours

Total Estimated Hours            XX hours

Total Estimated Cost              XXXX Dollars

 

Terms.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of XX% of the estimated cost is required to begin work. The deposit will be billed against for hours worked.

Confidentiality & Ownership: All work created and concepts discussed are regarded as confidential in nature. Upon completion of work and payment received, the Client owns all final work product.

Schedules: Guttulus reserves the right to adjust the schedule and/or charge additional fees in the event that the Client fails to meet the agreed-upon dead-lines for delivery of information, materials, approvals, and payments.

Cancellation: Should the project be canceled before completion, payment will be due for any completed work minus the deposit amount.

Expiration: The current estimate will be honored for XX days.

 

 

 

Date:

Signature

____________________________________

Name of Client

 

How to Register a Marketing LLC Company?

1. Choose the State of Incorporation. Typically this will be your home state or Delaware? Why Delaware? Delaware offers protections for businesses many states do not. In addition, Delaware has a rich history of case law which means you won’t be stuck “testing” a new legal theory. Other things to consider is how high the annual fees and income taxes are in the state. From the marketing perspective, saying you are registered in your home state can be important in generating business.

2. Trademark/Name. Your name must have LLC, Limited Liability Company, L.L.C. or LTD. Liability Co. as its ending. A name check is suggested. In Texas no two companies can have the identical business name registered. I advise buying the domain name and trademarking it. A Trademark is an easy and inexpensive way to impress a client.

3. Appointing Officers. While LLCs are not required to have officers, I advise they do. As a quirk, the same person can hold as many offices as they would like. Officers bear more responsibility and it’s nice to have the title on a business card.

4. Management. A LLC does not require managers in the traditional sense. Members of the LLC can “manage” the company which would hold the owners liable in the event of a disaster. LLCs have the option of choosing a non-member manager. Typically, the amount of LLC members determines how management should be set up. Management by members is best when there are fewer members. Delegation of management power is best when there are more members or members who bring capital but are otherwise not engaged in the day to day operations.

5. Filing Articles of Organization. In Texas this is called the Certificate of Formation. The document is sent to the Secretary of State. In Texas a person can file via the SOSDirect Website. Most states will have electronic means of filing which is preferable then paper.

6. Find a Registered Agent. A registered agent is a person who can be served with a lawsuit. The agent must be an adult in the state of formation or a company registered with the Secretary of State in the state of formation. If you registered in your home state, any member of the LLC with a state address can serve as the registered agent. The registered agent (unless actually responsible) is just a figure head and not liable for damages.

7. Create an Operating Agreement. Some states require one. In Texas it is not necessary. However operating agreements are important because they protect the limited liability status of the company. They define important financial and management structure information and are useful for determining rights and responsibilities. Important things to include: how much each person owns, management policies, voting, share distribution, profit and loss distribution, transition, and buy outs. Even if your state does not require an operating agreement, you should have one.

8. Banking. The next step is getting your EIN number. As soon as the Articles of Organization is filed with the state you can apply online for an EIN number via the IRS website. It’s free and you get the EIN within a few moments of applying. The EIN allows you to open up a bank account. For tax and liability reasons you want to keep the business accounts separate from personal.

9. Licenses. Depending on what your business does, you may need other licenses such as a re-seller license. You can visit your state website to find out how to obtain these licenses.

10. Sell. Sales is the heart of marketing. Good luck.

General Liability Release of Claims

 

 

I, Guttulus, for and in consideration of payment made to me of 1.00 USD, the receipt of which I acknowledge, release and discharge in perpetuity, all agents, employees, successors, and their heirs, and any and all persons, firms or corporations liable, whether named or not, from any and all claims, damages, and suits of any nature, whether known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which I may have including future and resulting claims regarding the following issue:

 

[You want your first paragraph to be as descriptive as possible.]

 

[You want your second paragraph to be vague and encompass every possible scenario.]

 

 

Payment is made and received to constitute full and complete settlement of the above actions. This Release is whole and contains all terms necessary to be binding. This Release is the entire agreement and no further modifications should be made.   This Release is contractual and binding upon the signed parties. The Release is subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Texas.

 

 

The foregoing is agreed to by:

 

Signature: ____________________________                Date: _____________________             _

Name:

 

How to Write a Business Plan Skeleton

How to Write a Business Plan

Whether for a loan, capital infusion, or potential buyout, a business plan is necessary. Even if you have all the money in the world, having a business plan will keep you focused on what your objectives are. It is an elegant way to go back to why you started your business. I recommend writing a business plan every two years. It also does wonders helping you stay financially fit and surviving the leaner years.

 

COVER PAGE

Logo

Legal Text: The Guttulus Business Plan should only be used in connection with discussions with XXXXX and shall not be leveraged or shared outside of this specific context. Reader of the Guttulus Business Plan agrees that a Non-Disclosure Agreement was signed before reading. This plan shall not be shared with any third party for any reasons. All information in the following business plan is Confidential by nature and subject to those laws.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Figures

General Business Objectives

Executive Summary

Team

Business Environment

Industry Overview

Competitive Analysis

Business Model

Marketing Plan

Advertising

Pricing

Services

Financial Forecasting

Predicted Expenditures (2 years)

Predicted Revenues (2 years)

Predicted Operating Expenses (2 years)

Predicted Interest and Tax Expenses (2 years)

Predicted Income Statement (2 years)

Predicted Cash-flow Statement (2 years)

Predicted Growth (2 years)

 

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1:               Industry Overview: What are the trends in your industry?

Figure 2:               Competitive Analysis: Who are the major competitors?

Figure 3:               Business Model: What is the plan?

Figure 4:               Advertising: Budget on an Excel Spreadsheet

Figure 5:               Pricing: Price Models on an Excel Spreadsheet

Figure 6:               Services: Price Models on an Excel Spreadsheet

Figure 7:               Predicted Expenditures (2 years): Excel Spreadsheet by Month

Figure 8:               Predicted Revenues (2 years): Excel Spreadsheet by Month

Figure 9:               Predicted Operating Expenses (2 years): Excel Spreadsheet by Month

Figure 10:            Predicted Interest and Tax Expenses (2 years): Excel Spreadsheet by Month

Figure 11:            Predicted Income Statement (2 years): Excel Spreadsheet by Month

Figure 12:            Predicted Cash-flow Statement (2 years): Excel Spreadsheet by Month

Figure 13:            Predicted Growth (2 years): Excel Spreadsheet by Month

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Here is where you explain what the marketing opportunity actually is. You want this section to be exactly a full page.

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Here is where you write a paragraph or two on the CEO, CFO, and other important individuals. Include their education and entrepreneur backgrounds.

 

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Industry Overview

You want to find a niche and place yourself in it. Then compare your business with the rest of the industry. It should be obvious to the reader that you are well positioned.

Competitive Analysis

This is actually the longest section of the business analyst. You have to be honest and truth. You want to describe what makes each competitor success. You also want to define the nature of the competition and what advantages each competitor has.

Business Model

Try to create your business model on pieces that work for your competitors. Don’t be above using their tested strategies. The business model should focus on returns and potential exits.

 

MARKETING PLAN

Advertising

This is where you explain your advertising budget.

Pricing

In my experience having three price points is important. Customers will generally not pay the lowest or the highest price points.

Services

Pick only one service model with a few different skews. Do not overwhelm with too many ideas.

 

FINANCIAL FORECASTING CHARTS

Predicted Expenditures (2 years)

Should include all major and minor expenses.

Predicted Revenues (2 years)

Should include three different models: low, expected, high.

Predicted Operating Expenses (2 years)

Should include depreciation, cost of goods sold, and major overheads.

Predicted Interest and Tax Expenses (2 years)

Interest on loans and potential taxes.

Predicted Income Statement (2 years)

Will upload excel spreadsheet of this one.

Predicted Cash-flow Statement (2 years)

Will upload excel spreadsheet of this one.

Predicted Growth (2 years)

Will upload excel spreadsheet of this one.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Template

 

Date

Company

Address

RE:

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

THIS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is entered into on DATE by and between Guttulus, located at LOCATION, and COMPANY, located at LOCATION.

Both parties will participate in discussions regarding the “Transaction.” Both parties may share certain proprietary information with each other. Based on mutual promises contained in this Agreement, and other valuable consideration, both parties agree to the following:

1.         Definition of Confidential Information.

For purposes of this Agreement, “Confidential Information” means any information that is proprietary to either party. This information should not generally be known to the public. A non-exclusive list of possible information follows:

any financial information, or projections, operations, business plans and marketing plans regarding either party, their affiliates, subsidiaries and affiliated companies; customer lists; any invention, design, improvement, technology or method; any trade secrets; and any other information either party would deem secretive in nature.

2.         Disclosure of Confidential Information.

When either party discloses confidential information to the other:

Information may be a limited disclosure to either company’s directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives (collectively “Representatives”) who have a need to know said confidential information as it relates to the issue; a reasonable degree of care should be taken to make sure information is not disclosed or leaked; and liability for breach of such agreement remains on the party who breached.

3.         Use of Confidential Information.

Both parties agree that Confidential Information shall be used with the sole purpose of establishing a business relationship between the parties. No other purposes are valid. There are no licenses, either expressed or implied, given. Confidential Information shall be used only in regards to business discussions. Modification of either party’s previous existing agreements is not valid. This article is governed by Federal Rules of Evidence 408.

4.         Compelled Disclosure of Confidential Information.

When information is compelled, either party may disclose to the extent necessary. Should information be required by the government, judicial branch, administrative order, subpoena, discovery, or any other similar method, disclosure may be made without violating this contract. In the case of a specific inquiry, only the information necessary to answer the question may be provided. In the case of a broad inquiry, the disclosing party may comply with the request by first providing the other party notice of what is being disclosed. In addition a protective order may be obtained by either party upon notice of disclosure. Both parties agree to act in good faith when disclosing Confidential Information. Both parties agree to provide notice if possible to the other of inquiries to confidential information.

5.         Term.

This Agreement shall remain for two-years. After such time both party are still obligated to hold in confidence Confidential Information disclosed during this period without time limit.

6.         Remedies.

Remedies are available to both parties. Both parties recognize that Confidential Information has value. Many times this value may be intangible. Unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information may destroy or diminish the value of such information. Such actions are punishable even though damages may be difficult to calculate. Injunctive relief may be sought after to prevent further disclosure of information. In addition, the damaged party is entitled to recover cost and fees, including reasonable attorney fees.

7.         Notice of Breach.

Upon breach, breaching party shall disclose how Confidential Information was breached. Breaching party shall make all efforts to minimizing resulting damages. In addition Breaching party shall cooperate with efforts to regain possession of Confidential Information.

8.         No Binding Agreement for Transaction.

Neither party is under any legal obligation other than specifically outlined in this Agreement. Both parties acknowledge that they reserve the right to reject proposals or to terminate discussions at any time. This Agreement does not create a partnership, joint venture, or other binding relationship. Should a Transaction result, the Transaction will supersede this Agreement.

9.         Warranty.

NO WARRANTIES ARE MADE BY EITHER PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WHATSOEVER. Both parties acknowledge that each will endeavor to act in good faith. Neither party shall be liable to the other party for issues not relating to Confidential Information.

10.       Superseding.

This Agreement is the entire and whole agreement between both parties. This Agreement supersedes any and all prior agreements or discussions between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment.

11.       Choice of Law.

The validity of this Agreement is governed with the laws of XXXX State as applicable to contracts made. The Federal and State courts located in XXXX State shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to this Agreement.

12.       Reasonable Purpose.

This Agreement is considered reasonable for the purposes of protecting Confidential Information.

13.       Delivery.

Notice and communication can take the form of by hand, overnight carrier, email, or certified mail.

14.       Personal in Nature.

The Agreement is personal in nature and is not transferable.

 

The foregoing is agreed to by:

Signature: ____________________________                Date: _____________________             _

Title:   ________________________       ____

 

The foregoing is agreed to by:

Signature: ____________________________                Date: _____________________             _

Title:   ________________________       ____

Employee Offer Letter Template

Employee Offer Letter Template

Company

Address

 

Dear Guttulus,

We appreciate your expression of interest in Guttulus LLC (also referred to as the “Guttulus” and/or “Company”). It is our belief that your qualifications, experience, and knowledge would contribute significantly to the success and growth of our company. Therefore, we are pleased to confirm the following terms in connection with your employment with the “Guttulus LLC”.

  1. Position and Reporting. You will serve as the Guttulus LLC’s Senior Designer, in the Guttulus Houston, Texas office. You may be required to travel to the Guttulus LLC’s other offices and such other places such as client‘s locations as are necessary in connection with your performance of your responsibilities hereunder.
  2. Duties. You will be responsible XXXXX, and any other areas of responsibility as determined or assigned to you by the Company from time to time.
  3. Equity Grant. Subject to the approval of Board of Directors, you will be granted the option to purchase XXXXX shares of the Company’s common stock. The option will be subject to the terms and conditions applicable to options, as described in that plan and the applicable agreement, which you will be required to sign.
  4. Compensation. You will be entitled to an annual base salary $XX,XXX which Base Salary shall accrue day to day, be subject to required holdings and paid in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll practices applicable to similarly situated employees.
  5. Employee Benefits. You will be entitled to participate in the various group health, disability and life insurance plans and other employee programs, including sick and vacation time, as generally are offered to similarly situated employees from time to time with a prohibition period of XX days. With respect to vacation, you will be entitled to 2 weeks of vacation per year subject to applicable Guttulus LLC’s policies.
  6. Employment Verification. Pursuant to federal law, this offer of employment is conditioned on your ability to provide satisfactory proof of your eligibility to work in the United States within three days of your first day of work.
  7. Company NDA.   As a condition of your employment with the Guttulus LLC, you will be required to execute the Guttulus LLC Employee Non-Disclosure, Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Developments Agreement (the “Guttulus LLC NDA”).
  8. Confidentiality. You will maintain the confidentiality of this letter agreement (and any related understandings, including your compensation arrangements and amounts) at all times and will not discuss such matters with any person other than your spouse, accountant, financial and tax advisors or attorney, except that you may make such disclosure (i) to the extent necessary with respect to any litigation, arbitration or mediation involving this letter agreement, or (ii) when disclosure is required by law or by any court or arbitrator with apparent jurisdiction to order you to disclose or make accessible any information.
  9. At-Will Employment. Your employment with the Guttulus LLC is “At-Will.” This means that you and the Guttulus LLC each have the right to terminate your employment at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.

This letter and the attached “Guttulus LLC NDA” reflect the entire agreement regarding the terms and conditions of your employment. Accordingly, it supersedes and completely replaces any prior oral or written communication on this subject. This letter agreement may not be modified, amended or waived unless in writing signed by both parties. This letter agreement shall inure to the benefit of the successors or general assigns of the Guttulus LLC. This letter agreement is non-assignable except as provided herein.

 

 

We look forward to having you join us no later than XXXXX.

 

Very truly yours,

Guttulus

By:

(Signature)

Name:

Title:

ACCEPTED AND AGREED:
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Date

Anticipated Start Date:

 

Terms of Use Website Template

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers,

Ownership of Site; Terms of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to the Guttulus site at Guttulus.com and associated sites. At any time Guttulus reserves the right to change, add or remove portions from the Terms of Use. It is your responsibility to frequently check the Terms of Use. Continued use of the site following a change is implicit acceptance to be governed by the Terms of Use.

BY USING GUTTULUS, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DISAGREE, PLEASE EXIT GUTTULUS.

Use of the Site

You may not access, copy, monitor, reproduce, or circumvent the navigational structure and/or presentation. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information without express permission from Guttulus. You may not gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the site, by hacking, “mining” or similar illegal manners.

Content

No part of the site shall be copied, reproduced, republished, or uploaded, without prior written consent from Guttulus.

Privacy

Guttulus’s privacy terms is incorporated in these Terms of Use. By using the site you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure.

Third Party Sites

Independent third-party sites are not part of this site. Linked sites are provided to provide convenience. These sites are not under Guttulus’s control.

Disclaimers

GUTTULUS’S CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Limitation of Liability

Unless prohibited by law, Guttulus shall not be liable to you for indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages. Guttulus’s liability shall not exceed 20.00 USD.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify Guttulus, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, against any loss, liability, claims or expenses.

Governing Law; Dispute Resolution

You agree to be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Texas.

Company Address

Last updated: XXXXX

 

Credit Card Authorization Template

LOGO

DATE

COMPANY

ADDRESS

CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM

American Express MasterCard Visa

Card Number: _________________________

Expiration Date: _______/_______/________

CODE ON BACK OF CARD _______

Card Holders Name: _________________________________

Billing Address______________________________________

City______________________________________________

State __________________ ZiP _______________________

Card Holder Phone Number: ( ) ________-____________

Charge Authorized Amount: $ __________________________

Card Holder Signature: _______________________________

Card Holder Name (Print) _____________________________

I, __________________________, hereby authorize Guttulus to make charges to my Credit Card in consideration for products as requested by me.

Todays Date: XXXX

Charge mentioned on statement will appear as “Guttulus Services”

Hiring a Freelancer Contract Template (Employer Edition)

Freelance Work for Hire Contract

 

DATE

Guttulus LLC

 

Re:       Freelance Work for Hire Contract

 

Dear Guttulus,

This Work-for-Hire Freelance DESCRIPTION OF JOB Agreement (this “Agreement”) is hereby entered into as of this DATE (“Effective Date”) between the Guttulus and Client noted below, with respect to the Services and Project defined below.

Terms & Conditions

SERVICES; PROJECT. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, Client hereby engages DESCRIPTION OF JOB to perform, and DESCRIPTION OF JOB agrees to perform, professional freelance DESCRIPTION OF JOB services (“Work”) to be performed on/for the following project (s): projects as needed(“Project”).

DELIVERABLES; DISCRETION. Upon completion, DESCRIPTION OF JOB shall submit the completed Project in written form in format reasonably acceptable to Client. DESCRIPTION OF JOB is obliged to work only on the Project and the Client is not entitled to demand DESCRIPTION OF JOB’s engagement in another project unless or until Client and DESCRIPTION OF JOB enter into a separate agreement to cover such project on mutually agreed-upon terms.

OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF DESCRIPTION OF JOBUpon submitting the Project to the Client, DESCRIPTION OF JOB represents and warrants that the Project (or any part of it) is done in good faith. DESCRIPTION OF JOB acknowledges and agrees that if they fail to adequately complete the Project by the due date the Client has the sole right to cancel this Agreement; provided that Client must pay DESCRIPTION OF JOB a reasonable prorated amount of the Fees proportionate to that portion of the Project completed to date. If the DESCRIPTION OF JOB fails to meet the Project deadline, they must contact the Client to request deadline extension at least NUMBER OF HOURS hours prior to the due date. Extension can be granted in Client’s sole discretion.

COMPENSATION; CHANGES. Client agrees to pay DESCRIPTION OF JOB: $XX.00 per Hour recorded on TIME RECORDING PROGRAM. If the parameters of the Project changes, or if it involves much more time than originally estimated, DESCRIPTION OF JOB will inform Client and they can renegotiate the rate.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS. The parties expressly agree and acknowledge that the relationship created by this Agreement is one of Independent Contractor. DESCRIPTION OF JOB is not the insurance employee of the Client. DESCRIPTION OF JOB agrees to be treated as an Independent Contractor for all employment purposes. Payroll deductions, employment taxes and that are subject to this paragraph include but are not limited to FICA, federal, state, and local income tax withholding; state disability insurance; state unemployment insurance; and workers compensation insurance. DESCRIPTION OF JOB shall not hold himself/herself out to the public as an employee, agent, or partner of or with the Client.

TERMINATION. This Agreement will begin on the Effective Date set forth above and shall continue until terminated as provided herein by either party. If either party violates a term of this Agreement, then the other party (the “Non-breaching Party”) may terminate this Agreement, effective immediately upon delivery of written notice of termination.

OWNERSHIP/COPYRIGHT. All original Work created for this project shall be considered “work-for-hire” performed in the United States of America, as defined under Section 101, Copyright Act of 1976 (USC §101), which states,  A work made for hire is: (1) a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; or (2) a work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution to a collective work, as a part of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, as a translation, as a supplementary work, as a compilation, as an instructional text, as a test, as answer material for a test, or as an atlas, if the parties expressly agree in a written instrument signed by them that the work shall be considered a work made for hire. DESCRIPTION OF JOB agrees to assign, and hereby assign, to COMPANY, without additional compensation, all right, title and interest in all creations, inventions, ideas, designs, copyrightable materials, trademarks, and other technology and rights (and any related improvements or modifications), whether or not subject to patent or copyright protection (collectively, “Creations”), relating to any activities of COMPANY that are conceived or developed in the course of work for hire employment. DESCRIPTION OF JOBfurther waive any “moral” rights, or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of such Creations that the DESCRIPTION OF JOBmay have under any applicable law, whether under copyright, trademark, unfair competition, defamation, right of privacy, contract, tort or other legal theory.

FINAL AGREEMENT. This Agreement terminates and supersedes all prior understandings or agreements on the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be modified only by a further writing that is duly executed by both parties.

 

SOLE AGREEMENT; AMENDMENTS. The agreement contained in this Contract constitutes the sole agreement between the DESCRIPTION OF JOB and the Client regarding the project outlined above. Any additional work not specified in this contract requires a separate agreement. All prices specified in this contract will be honored for up to six (6) months after both parties sign this contract. Continued services after that time will require a new agreement.

GOVERNING LAW. This contract will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to its choice of law rules

ENTIRE AGREEMENT; AMENDMENTS. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties. Any changes or modifications thereto must be in writing and signed by both parties.

 

 

I, DESCRIPTION OF JOB assert that I have read, understood and agree to the terms of this Work-for-Hire Freelance Agreement.

 

Date:

Signature

____________________________________

Name of Freelancer