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Advantages/disadvantages of DBA vs LLC?

I am looking at establishing myself as a freelancer in graphic design from home. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a DBA vs LLC in the United States?
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Is it possible to market myself if I dont want to reveal my real ID online?

I am a private person and don't like to add private info online. You can call me old school but I don't have any social media account or any other online account under my real ID. Is it possible to ...
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How to reject a project that does not fit with my skills or goes beyond my skills in order to keep your client for future projects?

I am having problems with how to reject this kind of project for my clients. As an example, a recent client that weeks ago I did a C Project for him arrives again days ago needing help in a project ...
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How to explain or break down the Executive Summary of Business Plan

I am doing a business plan for a new start up business and I wrote an Executive Summary but client wants to take it out. I want to have a more detailed explanation on the importance of the Executive ...
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What to do if you received a bad check as a freelancer, and purchased on behalf of the client?

What to do if you received a bad check as a freelancer? My client on Thursday sent me a check from a Wells Fargo business bank account with insufficient funds (at least that is what my bank explained ...
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Does bidding early on a project increases the rank of the bid on freelancer.in?

If a freelancer bids on a project as soon as it is opened on freelancer, does it increases the rank of that bid? I have noticed this but I am not hundred percent sure. While viewing my bid insights I ...
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Create project from approved estimate with task budgets?

I keep bumping my head against this freelancer/contractor workflow issue. I'd like to be able to create a project from an approved estimate with a click or workflow or zap, along with the amount ...
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How do I accept international payments using Stripe as an Individual?

I have recently started doing freelance work and received my first commission, I have completed my artwork and send a payment link using Stripe, but stripe seems to not accept international payments ...
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Intellectual property held on trust in contract

I am about to begin a contract job with a customer who asked me to provide the contract. I used the Qdos generic consultancy contract template (I let the customer know this is what I was doing) and ...
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How to work with a micro-manage client

I have work with a client for nearly a week and I am really stress to cooperate with him. I apply for a blog writer for this job through a freelance platform. I have a feeling of being controlled, he ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

The blockchain is becoming more and more popular. It has become a double-edged sword to the bank. On the side, its power is the ability to save billions of dollars in cash by reducing transaction ...
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How should present to my clients how much I'll be charging them as a beginner web developer?

So I just started to freelance as a web developer and I have my first client contacting me and they are asking me how much I'll be charging for the website. What I'm struggling with is that I don't ...
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How to find a suitable blockchain talent? [closed]

A new project I am working on needs a blockchain full stack developer and designer.They must understand solidity (Ethereum), sidechains (Bitcoin), etc. Anyone interested? In addition, I feel that it's ...
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Ex-employer wants to hire me after I send him a design

An employee from a very old employer contacted me to design a dashboard for them as a freelance when asked for payment he said: "If I can send them the design then we can talk about price". ...
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Curious about the cost of Mobile app [closed]

I'm curious about the how much a App Development Cost.
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How often I have to update my progress working freelance?

I am working right now with a C code for a client. I let her know that when I reach 50% of progress She will pay the first part. However I have now 80% solved because I want continue my work without ...
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What informal ways to make money with mobile development?

I'd like to know what the best way(s) to make money with mobile development. Some devs have already told me that it'd be making building mobile apps to prospect customers. As a second option I think I ...
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Desktop software for screenshot time tracker

I researched in this SE and I found this and this, but this is not what I am looking for. I have various computers so 1 time tracker for 1 desktop doesn't work if I need Linux for some task and each ...
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Is it really possible to start as a freelance translator?

Is it really possible to become a freelance translator? At the moment I have no experience and I want eventually to build that up progressively (anyway we have to start from somewhere, don't we?). ...
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Could I disclose sales numbers I helped a client get?

Recently I've started sending some proposals to some possible clients. One of these new leads, is not a competitor but a company in the same city as one of my current clients, and in my proposal I was ...
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U.K. company has deducted tax

My wife invoiced a university for some work she did. She’s just had the paperwork back and they have taken tax from the total amount that she invoiced for. Is this right? I have never heard of this ...
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Refund policy for left project

There is some guy x. Who wants to make a game. He hired y. This y can't develop unity game. Just based on years of experience he was hired or something. Now y hired me. The project was split into many ...
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How difficult is it to start freelancing while attending university?

I am an 18-year-old boy who will be educating in university soon. I wondered if there is anybody who started freelancing besides studying. By freelancing I don't mean a big business, but using typical ...
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Dealing with a startup, how common is commercial credit (vs equity)?

I'm exploring the possibility of a working relationship with a startup, very early (I believe 3rd person in the door, not counting advisors). There is a potentially good value and industry-specific ...
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What is it called when a client uses the freelance market for outsourcing?

Months ago a client accepted my bid for helping with mathematica software. I checked his portfolio. As a client he had a good reputation but I started to feel suspect about his portfolio of projects. ...
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Looking for timer by service and task to group and import

I've been struggling with connecting my various system and having only enough tools to make my freelancing work and invoicing flow efficient. I've been using Freshbooks for invoicing and Asana for ...
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Escrow System Alternatives or a Smart Contract For Working Secure

For reference is someone don't know what is an escrow system: Escrow is a financial instrument whereby an asset or escrow money is held by a third party on behalf of two other parties that are in the ...
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Is it SO different to be freelance than to have a classic contract when you are a developper?

I am a web front end developer (5 years exp) / scrum master (1 year exp). I started to consider to move to freelance, but It dependents in some conditions, and I do not know if freelance will answer ...
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Client hasn't responded to invoice, company has potentially conflicting policies on when to pay contractors, unsure what to do

I'm contracting for a client as a software engineer. The contract said that an invoice should be sent every two weeks to the client. I sent one after 17 days, which was viewed but not responded to. No ...
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Better option for bid on projects, Hourly, Milestone or Fixed Price

Hello I am new to freelancing. I have accounts on freelancing sites (Upwork, Freelancer). My skills are in the field of Machine Learning and Data Analysis and I have complete knowledge of backend and ...
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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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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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