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I am about to start bidding for SQL Server/database projects on Upwork/Fiverr but not sure if my software is compliant

I will mostly be doing report development using SSRS and Crystal Reports. And some SSIS and T-SQL query writing. Maybe some performance tuning of their systems. I have the free 2019 SQL Server ...
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How to handle bids over project budget

As a Client, I posted a project I needed done on a freelancing site (Upwork, Freelancer, etc). I have had a few bids that go over the listed budget (30% over). I did mention in the description that ...
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One month notice - usual or not?

Just landed my first contracting gig through a recruiter. I will have a contract with the recruitment agency and invoice them. The client asked for a one month notice on both ends (I can ditch them, ...
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what should/could be the next steps in developing this code? convert to functions? Definitions? Anyone?

[enter link description here][1] [1]: https://github.com/greg00m/datascience/blob/main/convertCSVtoDict.py convert vendor generated csvs to panda formatted jsons
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Should I bill for setting up my work computer that they sent me?

The company I'm billing sent me an Apple laptop which is necessary to do this job. Unfortunately, I've never owned one, so I had to buy a bunch of accessories to use it comfortably at work: a docking ...
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How can I make a good “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) to work with a long-term client?

I have a client who wants to work with me on the long term, we have already been working together for over a year and we want to take it further and make it official. I am a software developer and I'd ...
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Client asking to cancel Invoice & resend

I am working on a project where I and the client agreed on a fixed amount project and some extra buffer amount for any extra work. And I suppose to get paid after the completion of the project. I ...
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Client not amenable to invoicing of third party client onboarding

They prefer to have me bill at the end of the project, and are claiming that it makes it harder to bill their third party clients for their project if I'm sending multiple invoices. Thoughts? I need ...
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licensing after installing for Client (not Work-For-Hire)

I built a very successful app for a client. There was no language as to ownership in the contract, and no "Work-for-hire" language. The project creeped way out of scope, but I had an hourly ...
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How can my S-Corp sign up to pay for health insurance on my behalf?

I have created an S-Corp for which I am the sole owner/employee. I understand, according to this article that as the owner of the S-Corp I cannot get health insurance tax-free, but if the insurance ...
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Does anyone know of any free time tracking and invoicing software geared toward freelance software developers?

Currently I am using Clockify but I would like to know if there exists any free time tracking and invoicing software geared toward freelance software developers? All I am finding is "paid" ...
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Need help to land first freelancing job using python [duplicate]

I am a graduation student with some knowledge of Python. I know well upto the object oriented programming and have worked with Tkinter. But that was just the basics.Now, i want to land a freelancing ...
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How much Python does a Python freelancer actually need?

I am a 21 year old recent graduate with some Python knowledge. My goal is to become a freelancer, to support and help myself financially, as I don't want to rely on my parents for everything. Is there ...
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How can I keep a client who doesn't have consistent work, while usually working fulltime per client?

I'm a freelance software developer and I've been working full-time for a client for a while now. They are happy with me but can't offer a consistent amount of work. The consequence is that I'm just ...
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Can I anonymously use my public LLC?

I know it's possible to register an LLC anonymously in a few states. This isn't a question about that. For context, I have not created an LLC yet. I work as a freelancer and I have a side project (...
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Is it ok to publish job openings on my LinkedIn profile to try to earn hiring commissions?

I receive many contacts from recruiters on LinkedIn. Some of them genuinely ask if I know somebody who could be interested in the position(s) offered, and they sometimes mention that I could get a ...
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Looking for simple contract template for making website. Stuck on termination clause?

I am making a simple website for a friend of a friend. We have agreed on an hourly rate. I'm just wondering, how does a contract normally end? It could have a term like "either party can ...
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should I submit a proposal to a job just to catch the job then look for solutions?

I'm a developer and I feel like an imposter whenever I read a job description. I know that I can solve the problems, but I take time to search for the terms in the job description before submitting it,...
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To expand business or increase rates?

I'll preface this by saying that this isn't my exact situation, but it's close and it could be some day in the not too far off future. But mostly it's something I think about a lot and am curious how ...
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How to refuse providing CV/resume?

I have a static page where I describe expertise and services provided and sample work. Whenever I get approached by potential clients or recruiters I'm being asked for my CV/resume. I tried to delete ...
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Freelancing in USA for international clients - Do I pay tax

I am a resident alien of the USA (allowed to work) and I earn some money freelancing online. For a couple of months I have been writing blog posts for an individual who lives in Banglagesh (I'm not ...
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Incorporation advice - Contract with a German company from the UK

I have been hired by a German recruiting company to work with a German company and I am based in the UK. The contract will be outside IR35 and I will be paid by the recruiting company. I do not intend ...
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I'm an Extreme Programming (XP) Agile Coach. Does it make sense to apply to companies looking for Scrum Masters?

I can generalize this question to, "I'm knowledgeable in this methodology that is relatively rare in the market, yet respected (to those that have heard of it). Does it make sense to reach out to ...
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Starting a startup?

For young developers out there.Is it a good idea to start there own startup or get a job while university education. For someone young startup is counted as experience? For a single guy is this a good ...
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How does licensing work when selling an Android app?

A friend of mine founded a startup and asked me to create an Android app for him. I did it with Java in Android Studio, but since I never developed a commercial app before, I have a few (related) ...
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EU resident working as a contractor in the US

I am an EU resident interested in becoming an independent contractor for a US based client. My client and I have reached an agreement regarding compensation, and are now looking for a legal setup for ...
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When making a website which activities do you normally include in invoice?

I'm rather new to this. I am making a website for someone. It's going to be done through WordPress (so not very complicated). When invoicing them should I include just the time spent making the ...
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From a company/manager's perspective, what are the advantages of hiring a consultant over a FTE?

I've run into a lot of situations where company's and directors/CEOs/etc. are either on the fence about hiring a contractor/consultant, or against the idea. In these situations, they're thinking about ...
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Is it ethical/effective to apply to full-time positions when looking for a freelance work?

Hypothetically, if I saw a full-time job I would be a perfect fit for, would it be ethical/effective to apply and later explain that I'm only interested in working as a freelancer? Assuming the answer ...
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Freelance Contract to prevent exploitation?

Any Freelance Contract do you use to prevent exploitation from your clients? Any good examples online that I can download? I found this template, but it does not have any clauses that can prevent the ...
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Risk assessment of remote assistance project with high expectations

This question is about fixed priced projects where one or more of the following characteristics are part of the project description: The entire project needs to take place over a form of remote ...
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Hong Kong company taxes for European clients

I am considering to start up an IT consultancy company in Hong Kong. I would work as a freelancer with clients anywhere in the world, but I currently have a specific client in Europe in mind (Belgium)...
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Can I ask my full-time freelancer to help me with personal work?

I am a first-time employer, and recently hired a freelancer for a full-time job with the job title "Need assistant for a monthly contract requiring stock trading/finance-related work". In ...
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In Germany, can I invoice a client for freelance work without having a business registered?

Having already a job as employee in a German company, can one also do some freelance job without being registered as a freelance or as a company? The intention is not to open a proper company or ...
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How can I find clients and communicate with them directly

I've set up a company and I'm paying an accountant monthly to help me with taxes, then I have to also pay taxes, recently I had to pay a lawyer to help me with drafting a contract template for future ...
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What are some techniques to get past Human Resources to talk to the person that needs help

First of all, if my approach to this is a waste of time (mine or the client's) or unethical, let me know because that's more important to me. I'm a programmer with management, product management, and ...
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VAT included in a purchase order

I am a small business owner selling handmade products. I usually work on a 'sale or return' basis with local stockists but I have just received my first purchase order from a stockist who is buying my ...
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How do we Enter Global IT Market Global Market like the USA, Europe or Australia

I am based on south Asia and I am doing freelancing service through Fiverr. Currently I am expanding my services with professional Team. But I have no idea about entering to Global Market. My ...
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How to get clients outside of sites like Upwork and Fiverr?

I have been freelancing as a front-end developer since 4 years but the problem is I get clients only through Upwork and Fiverr. I want clients outside these platforms and only from the USA or European ...
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How can some freelancers work for very cheap rates?

I have seen many freelancers work for cheap rates. I understand if a novice or new freelancer works for cheaper rates. But many of them who are well experienced are doing work for a cheap rate. That ...
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How do I make clients understand that I am the right freelancer for my assignment?

Thank you for your help. I tried to get a job at freelancer.com. I have regular mark and more than 20 cases of contracts. I proposed to a work to create website using React. The client sent a message ...
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Clients wants me to “pay myself”

A client I've worked with in the past who has a habit of paying my invoices on the late side just sent me a photo of their credit card and told me to pay myself "so I don't have to chase them ...
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Building an entire platform yourself - What's the ONE thing you could point to? [closed]

If it weren't hard enough being a freelancer, some crazy people like myself choose to be a true 'one man show' and develop entire platforms themselves rather than just a piece of a platform (eg front ...
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What factors should I consider when pricing commercial use licenses for digital products that aren't software?

Most of the licensing questions I see on here are about software-type products. I'm asking about products such as pre-made templates, worksheets, planners, and illustrations. In other words, creative ...
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Should one keep their clients' files separated?

As you continue to add more and more clients, are there best practices or procedures that are best to follow to keep clients' project files, credentials, etc.. separated on your computer? My concerns ...
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Documents required for Remote developer to show

I am working for a client for 8 years. I have been hired as a freelancer via the Freelancing platform and after that, I have handled the product single-handed. I am now seeking an opportunity to ...
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What can I offer to subcontractors and should I even be subcontracting?

I'm a freelancer in machine learning and I've lately been getting overwhelmed with work. I've considered "subcontracting" but I have some doubts which I'd like to get help with: Why should ...
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About IP for coding projects - How to protect your own boiler plate and helper scripts

I have a question about IP in freelancing. What types terms would you put in an IP agreement with a client to ensure that: Any code you use from your own code base (convenience code or frameworks) ...
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Post-Brexit: Am I supposed to register and charge UK VAT?

Something that has been unclear for me post-brexit. I am a sole proprietor located in the Netherlands and am providing a remote service (B2B) to a UK company. In 2020 during the brexit transition, I ...
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Who Owns the Source Code & IP - Developer or Employer?

Imagine you hire someone on a freelancing site to code a (highly) custom website or app with very specific functionality. After they complete the job, you pay them for their work and they hand over ...

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