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Seeking advice for transitioning to full remote work due to family responsibilities

I am a web designer and developer since many years for local clients. I work alone in a home office ad have some interaction with few local freelance collegues for occasional collaborations or mutual ...
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Am I allowed to pay rent or transfer to stock broker from my business sole proprietor account?

I am a registered sole proprietor working as a freelancer software engineer in Germany (although an expat). I don't use business account for small expenses but I use it for: Rent payment (I also work ...
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Offering a wide variety of services; playing with multiple paths

I have quite the list of jobs (much more than what is listed here) that seem viable and enjoyable that I have some form of experience in, at least hobby wise. When trying to find work around any of ...
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Burning-out freelancer at "old" age. Questioning one's career

I've been a full stack web developer since the late '90s, nearing my half-century mark now. Throughout my career, I've accumulated a wealth of experience in various fields. However, alongside my ...
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Subcontractor (me) is getting "70%" of the payment given to main contractor. Is this a good deal?

I work as a subcontractor for a freelance IT firm. I have specialized work that they don't do, but when such work comes up, they hire me to do it for them. I was told I would be paid 70% of what they ...
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Offer too good and I have no experience

I hope this is an appropriate question. I uploaded a cropped picture of something I knitted to Instagram and someone contacted me asking for a commission. They have no knowledge of my skills, just a ...
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How can I protect the license of a project that I need to share along with its source code?

For the past three months, I have been working on a complex and time-consuming project for a client. It's almost finished, now. I added a license as a comment in each of the files, including three ...
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Are freelance platforms designed for low-income locales?

As I've noticed, Freelancer, Upwork, Guru, and PeoplePerHour are mostly about low-paid jobs. Many employers there, for example, are from countries with a low cost of living and offer low rates for ...
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Taking over an exisitng LLC. Am I liabable for things that took place before my take over?

I am purchasing an existing business and the LLC is being transferred under my name. Am I liable for everything that took place prior to my take over? Ex. If someone tries to sue to the company for ...
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Client asking for new invoice for 2nd installment?

A client received an invoice from me for my services. One instalment was due to be paid immediately, the 2nd instalment due 3 months later. The 3 month mark has come and the client has asked that I ...
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What benefits do developers prioritize when selecting freelance projects? [closed]

As a developer exploring freelance opportunities, I've recently come across the Martian Circle, which offers a range of benefits that seem particularly aligned with what I value. For instance, they ...
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can a company complain to the police to a freelancer without any agreement for IP agreement dispute

I got an Email from a HR by sanctioned a copy typing work. for this I paid ₹300/-INR . But I thought that it was fake so I asked for money. but he didn't gave me money and didn't replied to me. Then I ...
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How to get my payment from international client?

I am a freelancer. I was contacted from a client on FB Hannah Taylor from Germany company Deutsche telecommunications. She said me to contact her on telegram. She offered me 2000$ for doing 36 pages ...
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Does a writing website promoting commissions count as commercial/do I need an impressum? (Freelancer according to Germany's laws)

According to Germany's (and other countries varying) Telemedia Act(s), commercial websites must include an Impressum. I am freelancing in the writing industry, so I am a freelancer and not a ...
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Client wants to share profit and license for a project

Initially, the client hired me for a project without mentioning any profit-sharing or assistance with commercialization. However, after investing approximately 30 hours into the project, I've produced ...
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Know it all client and a wife that stirs the pot. Gun shy of not getting paid and history of clients being A CHRONIC SUE COUPLE

I’m a contractor and I’m feeling like I’m going to be fired for doing a job that they asked me to do that isn’t part of my bid or job. They are threatening not to pay me. I’m sought out by clients ...
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How to end a contract after just a year, on good terms?

I left a well paying part-time ecommerce job to take up a contract coaching job with ambiguous pay structure, at a time when I wasn't thinking straight as I was interested in the field and it felt ...
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Can I cancel a project and give refund instead?

Can I cancel a project and give a refund if I found a better offer, or can I cancel any project whenever I want, in case I give a refund? It is known that clients have the right to cancel any offer ...
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Ways to sell and share invention design, before filing provisional patent app?

I have an invention that i am interested in selling (a hydraulic/direct drive continuously variable transmission, which can be used as a quasi-clutch/torque converter), and wonder what ways are ...
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Does freelance work count as "real" experience?

I am working as a data scraping Freelance developer with Python. I have been working for the last 5 years in building automation and scraping scripts with Python. For the last 3 years, I have been ...
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How to evaluate codebase

I have built a bespoke CRM for a client. It was his idea and he has paid for it in full. In the proposal I wrote that I retain the rights to the codebase. He now wishes to negotiate buying the rights ...
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How to start my own IT Company - What Kind of Plans and Exposure do I need to seek?

I have planned to start my IT development Company based on Salesforce development not now. But, After 3 years! I need some roadmap of suggestions, exposure, and plans to seed myself to prepare me for ...
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Struggling finding clients

I'm a freelance programmer, I have started freelancing 2 months ago just after quitting my previous company. I had a good start in the first month, but now I'm struggling to find new clients. I would ...
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Do I need to register as self-employed or Freiberufler in Germany if I want to sell on Gumroad and such?

I am a designer/illustrator/artist and I am soon moving to Germany (from another EU member state). I was hoping to sell my artworks and digital goods on Gumroad/Lemon Squeezy/Figma community etc. as a ...
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Is it helpful to use a virtual second phone number as a primary contact for clients?

I've often regretted giving out my personal cell number, but sometimes it's simply necessary. So I'm looking into alternatives. There are companies that offer phone numbers that ring on apps on your ...
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How to calculate a rate increase based on inflation?

I have a long term relationship with a client who has been good to me (and for whom I have become a trusted resource). However, I am billing them at a rate that was set at the beginning of 2021. I ...
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Including completed projects in my website (portfolio)

Background I am an AI consultant and I work developing custom algorithms to solve problems for clients. I would to put, on my website, the list of clients I had and a summary page for the past ...
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Protecting yourself from a lawsuit

I am developing software for a company and I own the rights to the software. They plan on using the software on a physical device that has the potential to directly harm humans. I have never seen what ...
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How to charge and declare vat to a company in EU

I work a full time job in the UK as a software developer. I've been asked by a friend who has a publishing house in Greece to do a translation for her. It'll be a one off and cost around £1000 (money ...
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Is it better to blog or make side projects?

I'm a programmer and I have a year of experience in building small projects for clients. I've always tried to give my 100% on client projects and many times hit the GitHub codespaces monthly free ...
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Outsourcing a freelancing project

I'm interested to do freelancing in Hardware designing to upskill myself and also financial growth. As I'm a beginner, how to seeking and approach a first client and what's the initial step to do ...
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How do nature photographers find agents?

A friend of mine has been working on a project to build a data base of plants native to where she lives. The problem is that it has become difficult for her to continue the project on her own. I was ...
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Strategies for Building a Strong Client Base on Upwork: Insights Needed!

I am a C++ developer, and I'm seeking advice on building a client base on Upwork. Could you share your experiences and provide tips on effectively attracting clients? I'm interested in strategies for ...
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What's the line of legit vs shady in outsourcing?

Outsourcing can be quite legit. Sometimes a client want to give the entire project to someone else to handle the hiring and quality assurance. But the usual assumption is that the client knows the ...
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How do I effectivly an profitably, make a career out of independent freelancing?

I've been researching a lot about freelancing, an to my surprise, I'm a little interested in becoming an independent freelancer! In accordance I am inquiring on how to become a successful freelancer ...
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Freelancing in Germany: Selling concert tickets

I am a freelance musician who just moved to Germany. I have been giving concerts and preparing invoices for the venues or organization companies. Recently we made a door deal with a venue, and they ...
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Outsourcing projects: is there a threshold on how much I can deduct from taxes (IRS)?

Suppose that: I have a $10000 project. I subcontract the entire project to a subcontractor and pays that person $9999. This means my net gain (or profit) is $1. If I submit that info to the IRS when ...
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How to deal with an arrogant client who gets intensely upset with even the smallest of communication gaps between us?

I currently work for a low-paying, arrogant local client who does give me a decent amount of work, but all are under-paid. The client has a habit of bargaining and complaining. If I ask him for more ...
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Paying VAT as a Freelancer - I live in EU, my client is from USA

I am an IT freelancer, living in the NL, and I have EU citizenship. One of my clients is from the US. Do i have any tax/VAT obligations in the states?
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Seeking Guidance and Assistance to Secure Clients on Upwork

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to express my current struggles on Upwork and to seek guidance or assistance from experienced freelancers within this community. For over two months, I ...
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Should I put a license file in a wordpress plugin that I'm developing for a client?

I'm developing a Wordpress plugin for a client, given the fact that Wordpress itself is GPLv2 in the following scenarios should I put a license for the plugin or not? Based on our agreement the ...
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How to capitalize on a picture that has gone viral

How do I monetize a viral picture? Hey all! I like to dable in nature photography as a hobby and have been doing it for a while now. Recently, I started posting them on Google maps (about 9 months now)...
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Is it okay to seek freelance work outside of full-time employment?

Is it okay to seek freelance work outside of full-time employment? I am mainly looking for something more challenging and satisfying in regards to work so I can use my head a bit more. I don't want ...
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Places to find PCB design freelance jobs

I am looking for a PCB schematic/layout design work as part of freelancing. Any leads on where to find them?
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Question about the design contract work. / undecisive client

I have a question about dealing with a client. They're not accepting the final design, and we've spent a lot of time making small changes to one part of the page, well beyond our estimated timeframe. ...
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How much do recruiting companies pay for the freelance selection process

A recruiting company offered me to work as a freelance paid for a success fee. When the company hires the candidate, the position is closed positively and my partner invoices between 10 and 20% of the ...
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How do people navigate contract software article editor/writer work?

I recently had a company reach out asking if I'd be interested in editing and writing programming articles for them (basically dev advocate related). I have 10 years experience as a software engineer. ...
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Are there any individual full stack freelancers on Upwork who have earned $500k+ till now?

As well as they earned more than $20K in a single project. I wonder if achieving this level of income requires working as part of a team or if a single freelancer like myself can accomplish it alone. ...
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How do I approach requesting a retainer?

I was interviewed today for an ongoing support contract, I'm fairly new to freelancing and not come across this kind of work before. I generally just quote per hour for the developement work I do but ...
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asset management - inventory and tagging

I am needing a few quotes on a time estimate of manually tagging (stickers) and recording attributes of all fixed assets in an open, busy grocery store. Client is refusing to pay because it wasn't ...
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