I accidentally fell into contracting just over a year ago. I have 40 hours a week from a main client (through an agent), but have just been approached direct by a new client who'd like to retain me for a few hours each week to support their marketing.
The new client wants to decide as they go how to use those retained hours eg: one week they might want me to write a set of marketing emails for them, the next week they might want me to design a marketing campaign.
Worry 1: if the client can decide what I do week-to-week. Does that = "control"? I'll be deciding when and where I work, though they are likely to give me deadlines for each piece of work.
Worry 2: I have a Master Services Agreement which is IR35 friendly, but I have no idea how to word the schedule / retainer agreement. I've read through previous retainer discussions on here, but I'm still not clear...
Worry 3: They want to offer my services to their customers, as it might help them attract more business. They want to put me on their "Our team" page of their website and give me a company email. My IR35 googling has made me wonder if this might make me look like "part and parcel" of the client's business... Their staff all work from one office, and I be working from home 150 miles away, if that helps.
This won't be my main work, so if it helps with IR35-proofing the contract/schedule, I don't mind if they don't pay me every week - I'm happy to only charge them when I actually do work. I'm also happy to give them instant cancellation of contract.
Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks