Top
Get the latest tips & Tricks right in your inbox.
WPForms

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

*This post contains affiliate links. Thus, if you purchase any products or services using the links, I get compensation at no extra cost to you.

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

Do you really need a signed blog contract or agreement form for your blog? Well, if you’re tired of signing contracts the old-fashioned way, then it’s time for you to also create a digital signature for your blog!

When it comes to signing documents electronically, it can be as simple as uploading and inserting an image file of your hand-drawn signature on the necessary document or using platforms that easen the signing documents electronically. For example: Sign Now, DocuSign or HelloSign.

But thanks to tech advancements, digital signatures are now the way to go! They are more advanced and preserve the identity of the client’s signature making them more trustworthy.

So if you got your blog up and legally running, the traffic is consistently flowing and brand collaborations are also pouring in, it’s time you moved to the next level and created a digital signature for your contract forms too!

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

Yes, that is actually fantastic and it means more discipline in your work to remain productive. And that starts from having a contract form which allows you to work legally. To make it more efficient, if you create a digital signature for your blog, then it’ll be even better!

In this article, we’ll show you how to create a digital signature and be able to sign blog contracts and other agreement forms right on your blog!

So, would you really need a contract form on your blog? Or you can just email it to your clients easily?

Let’s see!

Reasons Why You Need A Digital Signature For The Contract Form On Your Blog

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

Instead of having a contract form that you have to email all your clients, you can easily create a signed contract form on your blog.

And to enhance its privacy and security, you can have the form in a password-protected page.  This ensures that only a client can access the page and sign the agreement.

So why would you need a digital signature for the contract form on your blog?

Ride along…

1.It makes it easy for clients to sign blog contracts or agreements at the touch of a mouse.

This is actually time saving since clients won’t have to download the PDF, sign it, scan it then email it back to you.

Also, clients won’t need to download apps that can allow them to sign the documents on their phones like Adobe Signature before sending it back.

2. It ensures deals are closed faster.

Who can deny the fact that they want to earn faster? No one.

That means forgetting about the hustle of having to print out the document, signing it, then mailing, hand-delivering or scanning it! That is why with a digital signature on the blog contract form on your blog, all deals can be closed faster.

Now that you are convinced about having a digital signature on the contract form on your blog, let’s go ahead and create one on your blog!

How To Create A Digital Signature On Your Contract Form

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

With WPForms, you can  create a digital signature on the blog contract form on your WordPress blog.

Here’s how:

1. Create a contract page on your blog

Creating a signed blog contract form on your blog is indeed a win-win situation for both you and the client. While blogging legally, most bloggers will have their templates drafted by a lawyer. Yes, that is so advisable down the line.

However, as you start blogging, you might not afford the fees so it’s better to have a simple blog contract form on your blog. So what should you include in your blog contract form?

What Your Blog Contract Or Agreement Form Should Include?

Here is a list of the essentials you should include in your form:

  • The Title of the Contract or Agreement. For example: Advertising Contract Form For (Your Blog Name)
  • Your Blog Name , Email address, Physical Address and Contact Info
  • The Advertiser’s / Client’s Business Information – This includes the name, email address, physical address and contact info.
  • Collaboration Options, Rates and Times of Execution
  • Terms of Service and Restrictions
  • Payment Info
  • Cancellation Policies
  • Signature and Date

Once you’ve gathered all the necessary information, publish the necessary essentials on a new page.

I advise ensuring your page is password-protected so that only your clients can have access to the page. I mean, once you have agreed to work with the client, you can go ahead and share with them the password so that they can access the page and sign the contract.

2. Create Your Signature Form

The signature form will allow clients to sign your blog contract form with their mouse or touch screen.

Here is a YouTube tutorial on how to create an E-signature using WPForms:

Apart form the tutorial, here is a step-by-step guide on how to create a digital signature using WPForms:

In order to accept digital signatures on your site, you need to first install and activate the WPForms plugin on your site.

You’ll also need to install the Signature Addon to allow users to submit digital signatures on your blog with ease.

Once you have the WPForms plugin and the Signature Addon activated:

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

  • You need to create a form. Since we want to add the digital signature to the contract form we already have, we’ll use a blank form.
  • Add fields to your form including: the names, physical address, date and time, website URL and email address of the clients.
  • Also, once in the Form Editor, you’ll spot under the Fancy fields, the Signature Form field. Add the signature field and make it a requirement to ensure clients don’t submit the form without signing the form.
  • When done, click the Save button.

Note:

In the Settings tab, you can always configure your form’s name and description. You can also enable the spam prevention features like reCAPTCHA to keep your form secure from bot and false submissions.

You can also send form confirmations in a message, show page or an automatic notification email to let your users know that they have submitted the form successfully.

3. Add the signature form to your blog contract page.

  • Go to Pages and open your blog contract page.
  • Click on the Add Block icon and search for the WPForms block using the search box and click on it.
  • Select the signature form from the drop down menu to add it to the page.
  • Click the publish button so that your blog contract form can appear on your site.

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

And there you have it! A simple digital signature on your blog contract form!

Now let those collaborations pour in!

Important Note:

  • You can always add this signature form to any other pages on your blog that will require signatures.
  • All the digital signatures created using the WPForms Signature Addon are legally-binding, court-recognized digital signatures! 

Want to learn more about using WPForms? You may also like:

How To Create Contact Forms With WPForms

How To Create Survey Forms On WordPress

How To Create Conversational Forms On WordPress

So, what are you waiting for? Get started with WPForms today.

Get WPForms>>

And don’t forget, if you like this article, then be sure to like it, share it, leave a comment below especially on your thoughts on digital signatures or…

Pin this…

How To Create A Digital Signature & Sign Blog Contracts

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by WPForms.

Hugs.

Dalene.

Get WPForms>>

Subscribe to our mailing list

Enter your email address to subscribe to Dalene Ekirapa and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Comments

  1. Kuntala says

    Quite good information. I have not yet ventured too much with my blog but your suggestion is helpful

  2. MELANIE EDJOURIAN says

    I’m glad you’ve covered this in great detail. Things like this scare me as I’m not confident at tackling new things for the blog.

  3. Gervin Khan says

    Nice article and you are giving a helpful information to all bloggers out there. I will also share this with my friend who’s blogging for a long time I am sure she need this.

  4. Viano Dee says

    This is very informative post, though I haven’t gotten to that stage with my blog yet but I’m actually running my blog legally. I’ve also wondered how contracts are signed between clients and advertisers— this post is an eye-opener. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Steph Social says

    This is exactly what I was looking for! I’ll be doing up some blog contracts soon and this will come in handy:)

  6. Amy-Lynn Denham says

    Digital signatures can be super helpful when you’re signing tons of online documents. Fake signatures (like not the one you use regularly) are great for ending emails and blog posts, too.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Yes Amy, we’ve been using the fake signatures a lot for emails and blog posts, and it’s fine. Anyway, I’m loving this easier way of signing contracts.

  7. Ewuzie Kingsley says

    This is really interesting. We are still growing and even thought it might seem as if i dont need this right now but soon i will. Always looking for thing that will help us grow our blog and also make it easier.

  8. Lavern Moore says

    I have used digital signatures for a long tim and this reinforces what Ive known for some time and I can stand this good information!

  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says

    This is good information to know. I just read about a blogger’s dilemma related to this issue. I will let the people in my forum group know about this! Thank you for providing the importance of having contracts digitally signed.

  10. Britstrawbrigde says

    Such a helpful post.. All the information is tackled clearly here. My friend who’s quite new to the blogging industry will surely love it.

  11. Alexandra Cook says

    I love these articles, always gives me little bit of sense what I need to do and be prepared for Thanks!

  12. twinspirational says

    This is such a great help..! You made such a detailed and informative article about this. Thanks for sharing..!

  13. Mudpiefridays says

    Great article. This is a topic I know I need to learn more about you really helped me understand some good ways. Thank you.

  14. Melanie williams says

    This is a brilliant guide, so easy to understand and follow. Many people will find this useful for sure xx

  15. Elena Toma says

    This is such an amazing , insightful and useful post ! I found out so many new things I never thought of and in the coming up future I will definitely use all these new info to upgrade my blog !

  16. Laithan says

    Thanks for the guide! I haven’t set one up yet, but now that I have the information I need, I think I will get this done today!

  17. Monique says

    Very thorough and informative article! I learned the importance of this a few years ago. I’m so glad you’re sharing this information for other online entrepreneurs.

  18. Lala says

    I use WPForm too, but I had no idea I can do this with them. This is more convenient! I will look through and learn more about my blog.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What’s Good

Something is wrong.
Instagram token error.
%d bloggers like this: