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Date: March 8th 2023



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.

This Contract is between Client (the "Client") and Acme LLC, a California limited liability company (the "Coach").

The Contract is dated January 23, 2023.


1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Coach to develop a coaching relationship between the Client and Coach in order to cultivate the Client's personal, professional, or business goals and create a plan to achieve those goals through stimulating and creative interactions with the ultimate result of maximizing the Client's personal or professional potential.

1.2 Schedule. The Coach will begin work on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the work is completed. This Contract can be ended by either Client or Coach at any time, pursuant to the terms of Section 4, Term and Termination.

The Coach and Client will meet by video conference, 4 days per month for 2 hours.

1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Coach an hourly rate of $150. Of this, the Client will pay the Coach $500.00 (USD) before work begins.

1.4 Expenses. The Client will reimburse the Coach's expenses. Expenses do not need to be pre-approved by the Client.

1.5 Invoices. The Coach will invoice the Client in accordance with the milestones in Section 1.3. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per month on the outstanding amount.

1.6 Support. The Coach will not be available by telephone, or email in between scheduled sessions.


- A coaching relationship is a partnership between two or more individuals or entities, like a teacher-student or coach-athlete relationship. Both the Client and Coach must uphold their obligations for the relationship to be successful.

- The Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

- The Client acknowledges and agrees that coaching is a comprehensive process that may explore different areas of the Client's life, including work, finances, health, and relationships.

- The Client is responsible for implementing the insights and techniques learned from the Coach.


3.1 Overview. This section contains important promises between the parties.

3.2 Authority To Sign. Each party promises to the other party that it has the authority to enter into this Contract and to perform all of its obligations under this Contract.

3.3 Coach Has Right To Give Client Work Product. The Coach promises that it owns the work product, that the Coach is able to give the work product to the Client, and that no other party will claim that it owns the work product. If the Coach uses employees or subcontractors, the Coach also promises that these employees and subcontractors have signed contracts with the Coach giving the Coach any rights that the employees or subcontractors have related to the Coach's background IP and work product.

3.4 Coach Will Comply With Laws. The Coach promises that the manner it does this job, its work product, and any background IP it uses comply with applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.

3.5 Work Product Does Not Infringe. The Coach promises that its work product does not and will not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights, that the Coach has the right to let the Client use the background IP, and that this Contract does not and will not violate any contract that the Coach has entered into or will enter into with someone else.

3.7 Client-Supplied Material Does Not Infringe. If the Client provides the Coach with material to incorporate into the work product, the Client promises that this material does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights.


This Contract is ongoing until it expires or the work is completed. Either party may end this Contract for any reason by sending an email or letter to the other party, informing the recipient that the sender is ending the Contract and that the Contract will end in 7 days. The Contract officially ends once that time has passed. The party that is ending the Contract must provide notice by taking the steps explained in Section 9.4. The Coach must immediately stop working as soon as it receives this notice unless the notice says otherwise.

If either party ends this Contract before the Contract automatically ends, the Client will pay the Contractor for the work done up until when the Contract ends. The following sections don't end even after the Contract ends: 3 (Representations); 6 (Confidential Information); 7 (Limitation of Liability); 8 (Indemnity); and 9 (General).


The Client is hiring the Coach as an independent contractor. The following statements accurately reflect their relationship:

- The Coach will use its own equipment, tools, and material to do the work.

- The Client will not control how the job is performed on a day-to-day basis. Rather, the Coach is responsible for determining when, where, and how it will carry out the work.

- The Client will not provide the Coach with any training.

- The Client and the Coach do not have a partnership or employer-employee relationship.

- The Coach cannot enter into contracts, make promises, or act on behalf of the Client.

- The Coach is not entitled to the Client's benefits (e.g., group insurance, retirement benefits, retirement plans, vacation days).

- The Coach is responsible for its own taxes.

- The Client will not withhold social security and Medicare taxes or make payments for disability insurance, unemployment insurance, or workers compensation for the Coach or any of the Coach's employees or subcontractors.


6.1 Overview. This Contract imposes special restrictions on how the Client and the Coach must handle confidential information. These obligations are explained in this section.

6.2 The Client's Confidential Information. While working for the Client, the Coach may come across, or be given, Client information that is confidential. This is information like customer lists, business strategies, research & development notes, statistics about a website, and other information that is private. The Coach promises to treat this information as if it is the Coach's own confidential information. The Coach may use this information to do its job under this Contract, but not for anything else. For example, if the Client lets the Coach use a customer list to send out a newsletter, the Coach cannot use those email addresses for any other purpose. The one exception to this is if the Client gives the Coach written permission to use the information for another purpose, the Coach may use the information for that purpose, as well. When this Contract ends, the Coach must give back or destroy all confidential information, and confirm that it has done so. The Coach promises that it will not share confidential information with a third party, unless the Client gives the Coach written permission first. The Coach must continue to follow these obligations, even after the Contract ends. The Coach's responsibilities only stop if the Coach can show any of the following: (i) that the information was already public when the Coach came across it; (ii) the information became public after the Coach came across it, but not because of anything the Coach did or didn't do; (iii) the Coach already knew the information when the Coach came across it and the Coach didn't have any obligation to keep it secret; (iv) a third party provided the Coach with the information without requiring that the Coach keep it a secret; or (v) the Coach created the information on its own, without using anything belonging to the Client.

6.3 Third-Party Confidential Information. It's possible the Client and the Coach each have access to confidential information that belongs to third parties. The Client and the Coach each promise that it will not share with the other party confidential information that belongs to third parties, unless it is allowed to do so. If the Client or the Coach is allowed to share confidential information with the other party and does so, the sharing party promises to tell the other party in writing of any special restrictions regarding that information.


Neither party is liable for breach-of-contract damages that the breaching party could not reasonably have foreseen when it entered this Contract.


8.1 Overview. This section transfers certain risks between the parties if a third party sues or goes after the Client or the Coach or both. For example, if the Client gets sued for something that the Coach did, then the Coach may promise to come to the Client's defense or to reimburse the Client for any losses.

8.2 Client Indemnity. In this Contract, the Coach agrees to indemnify the Client (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against all liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of: (i) the work the Coach has done under this Contract; (ii) a breach by the Coach of its obligations under this Contract; or (iii) a breach by the Coach of the promises it is making in Section 3 (Representations).

8.3 Coach Indemnity. In this Contract, the Client agrees to indemnify the Coach (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of a breach by the Client of its obligations under this Contract.


9.1 Assignment​. This Contract applies only to the Client and the Coach. Neither the Client nor the Coach can assign its rights or delegate its obligations under this Contract to a third-party (other than by will or intestate), without first receiving the other's written permission.

9.2 Arbitration. As the exclusive means of initiating adversarial proceedings to resolve any dispute arising under this Contract, a party may demand that the dispute be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its commercial arbitration rules.

9.3 Modification; Waiver. To change anything in this Contract, the Client and the Coach must agree to that change in writing and sign a document showing their contract. Neither party can waive its rights under this Contract or release the other party from its obligations under this Contract, unless the waiving party acknowledges it is doing so in writing and signs a document that says so.

9.4. Noticies.

(a) Over the course of this Contract, one party may need to send a notice to the other party. For the notice to be valid, it must be in writing and delivered in one of the following ways: personal delivery, email, or certified or registered mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested). The notice must be delivered to the party's address listed at the end of this Contract or to another address that the party has provided in writing as an appropriate address to receive notice.

(b) The timing of when a notice is received can be very important. To avoid confusion, a valid notice is considered received as follows: (i) if delivered personally, it is considered received immediately; (ii) if delivered by email, it is considered received upon acknowledgement of receipt; (iii) if delivered by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested), it is considered received upon receipt as indicated by the date on the signed receipt. If a party refuses to accept notice or if notice cannot be delivered because of a change in address for which no notice was given, then it is considered received when the notice is rejected or unable to be delivered. If the notice is received after 5:00pm on a business day at the location specified in the address for that party, or on a day that is not a business day, then the notice is considered received at 9:00am on the next business day.

9.5 Severability. This section deals with what happens if a portion of the Contract is found to be unenforceable. If that's the case, the unenforceable portion will be changed to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, unless that change is not permitted by law, in which case the portion will be disregarded. If any portion of the Contract is changed or disregarded because it is unenforceable, the rest of the Contract is still enforceable.

9.6 Signatures. The Client and the Coach must sign this document using Bonsai's e-signing system. These electronic signatures count as originals for all purposes.

9.7 Governing Law. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this document shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

9.8 Entire Contract. This Contract represents the parties' final and complete understanding of this job and the subject matter discussed in this Contract. This Contract supersedes all other contracts (both written and oral) between the parties.



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.
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What is a Blank Invoice?

A blank invoice is a template that you fill out and send to your freelance clients. It’s a functional document that covers the services provided, the cost per service and your payment details so that clients can compensate you for your work quickly and effortlessly.

A blank invoice template is designed to simplify the billing process. It’s especially useful for new freelancers who may be unsure of the details they need to put in an invoice or how to structure one effectively. All you have to do is fill in the blank spaces for professional looking invoices that create a great impression with your client.

Note: Sign up now to get your free blank invoice template that will walk you through the invoicing process so that you can successfully bill your clients and get paid faster.

What to Include in your Blank Invoice Template

There is some information classed as absolutely essential when you’re completing a blank invoice form. Failing to fill out your blank invoice accurately can lead to client confusion, distrust, and more back-and-forth than what is necessary. 

No matter what your industry is, your client would appreciate a streamlined service from start to finish. Delivering this is more likely to lead to an ongoing working relationship rather than a one-off collaboration.

1. Invoice Number

An invoice number is required purely for referencing purposes. Say, for example, you need to chase an invoice for being a week late. You’d have to contact the finance department of your client’s company (or the client individually) and quote the invoice number so they can find the invoice you’re talking about more efficiently.

Your invoice number can technically be anything you want. However, we recommend sticking to a chronological system to make sense of your books when it comes to tax season. Alternatively, you can opt for the date so it will always be a unique number, making payments easier to track and manage.

2. From

This part of the blank invoice template is for entering your business and contact information. The following details are legally required worldwide, whether you’re based in the US or Antarctica.

  • Business Name: Sole traders must supply their full name and their business name. Limited companies have to provide their registered name as well as their company registration number.
  • Business Address: You must include an address for the delivery of any legal documentation.
  • Phone Number and Email Address: You should write down at least one contact method so that your client knows how to get in touch with you about the money they owe.

Keep in mind that you’re three times more likely to get paid by adding your business logo to this section too. Put it at the top of your document in a prime location for instant recognition whenever your client opens your invoice.

3. To

Just like you have to supply your business information, all blank invoice templates will have a section for your client’s company information. Make sure you enter their:

  • Business name
  • Company address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Remember if you don’t know any of these company details, it’s okay to ask before sending through the invoice. Don’t leave any information missing or you will risk coming across as careless or incompetent.

4. Dates

Input the date that you’re issuing the invoice in addition to the date that the total payment is due.

The invoice due date tells the client when you expect to be paid according to the payment terms you agreed upon before you completed the project. It also helps you to determine whether the client is late with their payment and when to follow up.

5. Line Items

Line items refer to the list of services for which you are billing the client. It could be one or several items depending on the amount of work you’ve performed and need to be paid for. 

Each line should cover the service, description of work carried out, rate, quantity and total in a table format. For example, it could look something like this if you charge fixed-price fees:

Social media management service rate

Alternatively, a line item in your table may look like the following if you charge an hourly rate for 30 hours per week:

Instagram account management rate

Be as detailed as possible with your service descriptions to refresh your client’s memory when it comes to the work that you originally agreed upon. Try not to leave them second-guessing or with questions that they may need answering before they can proceed with payment. 

6. Tax

Tax is an important section of a blank invoice template. In the US, 45 states have sales tax, which is percentage-based.

Make sure you enter the sales tax percentage or figure for your state. Failure to do this could get you into trouble with the tax authorities.

7. Grand Total

Any blank invoice template will have a field where you can enter the grand total. This is the sum of each line total plus any relevant sales tax.

Many small businesses choose to put the grand total of their invoice in bold or a larger font so that it’s more prominent. This helps your client to extract the amount without difficulty so they can proceed to pay you immediately.

8. Notes

Somewhere on a blank invoice template, usually along the bottom, there is a notes section. This is where you can list any payment terms and conditions that you have already discussed with your client, along with your chosen payment method.

For instance, it could say something along these lines:

“Please submit payment within 30 days and send the total to this PayPal email address: [PayPal email address].”

Among small businesses, it’s quite common to make the notes section more personal. A “thank you for your business” goes a long way and is a positive way to finish off your invoice.

How to Write a Blank Invoice

Although using a blank invoice template as a freelancer certainly makes running your business more straightforward, you need to write a blank invoice correctly to get paid promptly.

Agree on the Project Terms

Make sure you and your client are on the same page before you even begin your work for them. Hopefully, you will have both signed a Statement of Work contract (SoW) that laid out the project milestones, timeline, rate, and payment terms.

If so, you’ll be able to refer back to this document when filling out your blank invoice.

Ask for the Client’s Contact Details

The chances are, you have the client’s email address and not their company address, or vice versa. 

Gather all the necessary details you need as early on in the project as possible to transform your invoice template into an actual invoice without any issues or delays.

Fill Out the Information

Once you have everything you need for the blank invoice template, all you have to do is type in the information. This may sound tedious, but it’s actually speedier than having to build the structure yourself.

Be sure to double-check your invoice for any spelling errors or incorrect figures before sending it off. A lack of attention to detail may affect your chances of obtaining ongoing work from that particular client.

Editing a Blank Invoice is Simple with Bonsai

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Google Docs are all popular tools for creating invoices. That said, one of the best things about using Bonsai’s free invoice templates with customizable fields is that there’s not much thinking involved. (And yes, we said “free”!)

We’ve essentially done all the hard work for you so you can input the information, simply download your invoice and send it in a matter of minutes. The sooner you prepare and deliver the invoice, the earlier you will be paid.

Sloppy invoice formatting can come across as unprofessional and affect the image you’re trying to build with your client. But you don’t have to worry about this with Bonsai invoicing — our intuitive free templates display the information clearly and concisely so it can be easily digested by the client.

Not to mention, Boosted allows you to automate unlimited invoices, remind your client for payment and issue late fees for the utmost convenience.

Blank Invoice FAQs

Do I have to fill out a blank invoice template from scratch every time I need to invoice a client?

Using an invoice template is a great learning aid for requesting payment from clients, but you don’t have to create an invoice from square one every time. Having a master template for each client means that you only have to tweak the project details, payment rate and totals for your next invoice.

What happens if my blank invoice template has a mistake on it?

Once an invoice has been submitted, you’re unable to change it. Recreating an invoice and sending through a new version to your client can compromise your integrity and credibility as a business owner.

If you notice a small mistake after sending the invoice, it’s fine to flag this up to your client. They may ask you to edit and resend it or make the payment anyway.

If the grand total is higher than the total amount you originally agreed upon with the client, you should send it with an explanation. Otherwise, they may start doubting your professionalism and sincerity. 

Getting clients is a tough task. Do whatever you can to retain them, including making the billing process as swift and as stress-free as possible.

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