By popular demand, here is a very solid, general-purpose independent contractor agreement to use with your subcontractors. This is the exact document that I have used with my own subcontractors for many years. It is simple (2 pages) and gets right to the point, with protections for your intellectual property and confidentiality. Fully annotated PDF, MS Word and Apple Pages versions included in zip file.
Please note: I believe that starting off with accurate, proven document templates should help you save a lot of money in legal fees. But this SAMPLE template is not a substitute for personalized advice from a knowledgeable lawyer. Always have your attorney review, discuss and approve these documents before using them in your business.