Independent Contractor Retainer Agreement Template

A client contract for independent contractors working with a client on a monthly retainer, with a video tutorial on how to quickly customize your template.


This contract template is perfect for service providers who don’t fall into one of the other niches of contracts provided here. It is great for social media managers, consultants, business strategists, and nearly any other service provider out there, working on a monthly retainer with a client.


When do I need this contract template?


This contract is for service providers engaging with a client on a monthly retainer, providing a service. If you will be working with your client on a one-time project basis, grab our independent contractor project agreement (link).


What does this contract include?


This independent contractor retainer agreement is a customizable contract template that you can tweak with your details and change for each client to make sure that you get paid, protect and/or transfer rights to the content you create, and legally protect your business in the unfortunate event that a disagreement arises.


This contract template includes the following provisions:

  • Purpose of Agreement
  • Scope of Services
  • Terms of Payment
  • Expenses
  • Timeline
  • Copyright Ownership
  • Rights Reserved to Contractor
  • Rights Reserved to Client
  • Terms of Agreement
  • Cooperation and Client Responsibilities
  • Opportunity to Cure
  • Client Approval
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Freedom to Provide Services Elsewhere
  • Use of Contractor’s Own Equipment, Materials, Supplies, and Tools
  • Contractor’s Agents
  • Confidentiality and Mutual Non-Disclosure
  • Accreditation and Promotions
  • Taxes and Liabilities
  • Termination of Agreement
  • Declaration by Contractor
  • Security
  • Force Majeure
  • Warranties
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Indemnification
  • Dispute Resolution
  • And more!

When you download your template, you will receive a video tutorial on how to quickly customize your template. Simply add your details and send it away to your new client!