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When I first started my blog I had no idea that there were legal policies that are required for every website! Blogging legally is important if you don’t want to be sued and lose everything. I’m so glad that I came across Amira, a lawyer who started ASelfGuru, and her amazing Legal Templates that have protected my blog. I literally felt a sigh of relief once I purchased and used the legal templates on my blog.
How to Start Blogging Legally
I was so excited to start my blog once I finally came up with the name for it, I just jumped right in! I started writing but also doing a lot of research regarding blogging and what all goes into it. There was a whole different side of blogging I had never thought about.
The legal side.
Once I discovered that I needed to have three key legal pages on my blog to limit my liability and protect myself from lawsuits, I was a bit panicked as I had no clue how to go about finding these legal pages. Then I came across Amira of ASelfGuru. I read that she became a lawyer to help entrepreneurs succeed and not make legal mistakes that can often be devastating for them and their families. I really appreciate her openness about how one simple slip-up cost her father $90,000 years ago and that is what has driven her to help others.
Many wonderful bloggers I look up to recommend Amira’s legal templates and use them for their own blogs. Once I decided to purchase the templates it was so easy to personalize them for my blog and get them onto my blog, it took me about 30 minutes total. Having these legal pages on my blog makes me feel more protected and able to write what I want to write. These templates saved me a lot of money that I would have had to spend on a lawyer in-person to write up these documents for me, not to mention all the money a lawsuit could cost me!
With a Disclaimer on your blog, you can limit the legal liability for what you publish on your blog. This is especially important if you review any services or products, offer any advice, or promote your own products. All of which most blogs do, therefore this is very important to have for your blog.
As you know, I review products, services, and offer advice, so I knew I really needed to be protected here! I also tend to add an additional disclaimer at the top of a blog post if I’m talking about anything medical just to reiterate that I’m not a doctor and do not provide medical advice, I’m just sharing what has, or hasn’t, worked for me.
Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions of a blog is where you outline the rules of your blog including what you will and won’t allow on your site. This is important for any user to see and for you to be able to refer to if there is ever a dispute regarding how you want to run your blog. The Terms and Conditions also protect your intellectual property and define how legal issues relating to your blog will be resolved.
The Terms and Conditions are also where you can outline your returns and refunds policy if you are selling a product. Overall, the Terms and Conditions limit your legal liability for any omissions, errors, or inaccuracies found on your blog as well as avoid lawsuits regarding the above.
How to get these Templates
She has created many templates and bundles that just take minutes to personalize and put on your own blog.
Starter Legal Bundle
I started out with just the three templates above, which are considered the bare minimum, and are in the Starter Legal Bundle.
Once I had this starter bundle, which honestly just took me about 30 minutes to personalize and upload to my own website, I felt a huge weight off my shoulders and a sigh of relief.
Below Amira of ASelfGuru explains each template in more detail and why you need them.
More Legal Template Bundles
Amira has other Legal Template Bundles that offer even more great templates as you grow your blog into a business including templates for affiliate posts, guest bloggers, freelance contracts, confidentiality agreements, and so many more!! Click below to see all of what Amira has to offer.
As a mom of identical twins and a son two years older, I have gained invaluable experience in the realm, and chaos, of parenting. With a Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, I spent years as a school psychologist, helping children navigate through their educational and emotional challenges. Now as a stay at home mom and professional blogger, I combine my areas of expertise to help you in your parenting journey.