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International Employer Initiated PayPal Buyer Claim Without Any Reason

I worked for this employes for a month, and he only paid me for half-month then suddenly replaced me after I delivered the MVP. And he was okay with the result. then he immediately cut me off without ...
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Could it be illegal to send freelancer business offers by postal mail? [duplicate]

Can freelancers legally send an 'unsolicited' paper letter ('snail mail') containing a business offer to prospective clients (whose postal addresses are freely given online)? Or is this also illegal (...
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Is there any guideline for invoice numbering?

If I create an invoice for client1 with invoices numbered 0001, 0002, 0003, then do I start invoicing client2 with invoice numbered as 0004 or 0001? I'm assuming that there would be some logic behind ...
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Questionable Client tries lure of “large white envelope filled with cash”

Does anyone know if "large white envelope filled with cash" is some sort of trope or an acceptable initial payment term? (Is it awkward to ask clients to NOT pay in cash? I use online banks anyway.) ...
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How to legally cold mail prospective clients under the EU opt-in law

Can any freelancers out there tell us about being legally prosecuted for sending (single but unsolicited) emails to prospective clients (in the EU)? In the EU of course there is the 'opt-in' law on ...
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Is it safe to provide a government identification card to sites like Lionbridge or Appen?

Gig websites like ClearVoice, UpWork and Fiverr ask for an email ID and sometimes a phone number. Payments happen via PayPal, so they don't even need to ask for a bank account number, no matter where ...
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Client feels he is doing a favor on me by paying invoice because his requirements changed

I was working for a client for a while until April. Because of the lockdown and also some family problems on my side, we stopped working together. At that time, there were two payment pending worth $...
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Are unit tests and continuous integration part of web app delivery?

I offer high quality fast web app prototyping services. As part of the interview process, the client, a non technical bootstrap founder brought in a backend developer/consultant to ask me questions ...
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How to create urgency for clients to provide content, answer e-mails, etc

So as the title says, how do you (freelancers, or the company you work at) create some urgency feeling so that clients don't take forever to come up with content or to reply to your e-mails? There are ...
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Freelancer taking away a client from a full-blown media agency: How to price the work?

I am asked to make a proposal to a client who is moving on from working with a digital media agency (wasn't happy with the services) to working with me, after I demonstrated a proof-of-concept of a ...
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Should I charge the client when I get stuck on stupid mistakes

I work for a client for a few hours a week as a freelance web developer. I'm a mid level developer, but sometimes I make easy stupid mistakes, like spending around 35mins wondering why the addon I ...
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How can I work freelance in spain, whilst living in Australia

I have been offered a freelance position in spain from the company which I used to work for. I lived in spain for a year on a student visa, but now I am back living in Australia. The company were ...
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How can I circumvent consulting agencies and work directly for the company

I've been working as a consultant for the past 4 years in a country in Norther Europe. Most of these years were through an agency and only the past 6 months were directly with my current client. ...
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When Cold Pitching is Too Successful

Last week I sent out cold pitching email to a few websites with three article ideas. In the past, I've sent out tens of emails and only received one or two responses. This time, I sent out six ...
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Do I return money for a canceled work?

I was working on a project and I received a part of the payment from the client as a first payment, and did work on the project.. the client viewed the finished work but for some reasons the project ...
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Should I be less paid for an online lesson?

Since nearly one year, I'm giving mathematics lessons to a high-school student. I think I have good mathematics knowledge as I graduated from a French top engineering school and I specialized in ...
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How does one know if their pricing is inline with market trends?

I'm not seeking dollar amounts nor how to calculate pricing. I'm curious how freelancers determine if their own pricing is within a good range of current market trends. I can have a conversation ...
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Freelancing while being Employed in Germany

I am an expat living in Germany for 2 years now. My question is how to report one-time freelance earnings and how to register as a part-time and one-time freelancer, considering my situation: I am a ...
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Is this software developer contractor agreement a red flag?

I received and offer from a company to work as an independent software developer contractor. The agreement contains some clauses that specify that I should indemnify the company. This one agrees to ...
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Any coding\scrum positions for someone who can only work 15-20 hrs max?

Are there any software or project management opportunities that would want someone with very limited hours to give? I'm a stay at home mom - previously python\mobile dev, tech lead, scum certified - ...
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Client is asking me to add an item to an invoice that I haven't charged for or work for, it is right for me to add it?

I have a client for which I designed a presentation for a fixed price. I sent an initial invoice and got paid. No problem there. Sometime after he requested an editable version of the invoice because ...
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Work order money refund : Freelancing with an college friend

I was employed by an old college friend for building an App. I was paid an advance of 25 percent of the total amount agreed as an advance to start working. Later, I went to his office for a few days ...
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Are mockups free of charge?

As a web developer freelancer sometimes clients ask me to give them a mockup for some new pages or ideas they have in mind and want to build, this takes time to achieve so should I be asking them for ...
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Can I charge for refreshing my knowledge in a certain technology?

I just took a contract with a company that reached out to me for development help. Had 2 people contact me and they seemed really eager to have me on. Can I charge for my time spent refreshing my ...
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Is it Safe to give someone your Public IP

One of my Client wants and API Integration so he is asking me my Public Ip so he can whitelist my address is it safe to give him?
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Dealing with potential partners

I have been doing work on my own and with a team distributed around multiple countries. I get projects and we work on them together. Recently a startup company, which is considered a competitor ...
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Chasing debts during coronavirus lockdown (UK)

So I have a couple of new clients who I've recently done work for. I invoiced them a couple weeks ago and they've gone pretty quiet ever since. When I was working for them, they didn't seem ...
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Is it ok to charge a (always late-paying) client for hours i haven't worked yet?

I have a client who always pays my invoice around at least 1 month after i send it. This is very inconvenient for me as i, a one-man company, heavily depend on this money to be able to pay my bills ...
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Is there any freelancing site that allows workers from Iran?

Are there any (international/non-iranian) websites that allows Iranians to freelance? I tried a few but they don't let me register due to US sanctions.
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Which IT fields / IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer/contractor/self-employed?

I would like to know which IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer / self-employed. Both in theory and in practice. How to find clients and companies that are okay ...
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Alternative ways for Paypal to get paid from clients in USA to Europe

For last three years I have used Paypal to get paid from clients in USA (I live and work in Europe). I somehow feel that Paypal takes a quite big amount of money from these transactions and currency ...
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Recurring payments

I'm a new mobile app freelancer and i'm about to win a new client. They are going to pay me hourly based. But they asked me how much i'd charge them if they need support in the future. How should i ...
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Planning payment milestones

Lets say that you are putting up a rfp for a software project and you have clearly defined the scope and budget. How do you plan the payouts/milestones such that the freelancer does not desert you ...
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How can I get customer on mobile app development?

I have been a Software developer for 3 years doing Android development and have done 6 months of professional React-Native (Android-iOS) development. I can not seem to find a freelance Android ...
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Prospective client asking to see briefs from other clients

As a freelance copywriter, I often take on freelance jobs for advertising agencies. I contacted one recently to offer my services (a small local agency) and we had a Skype call to discuss further. ...
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Legal requirements when launching a video streaming service

I'm about to launch an app in which the users can transmit the screen of their android phones and then see it in a browser. It is used mainly for demonstrations. It also transmits the audio captured ...
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Freelancer launched an app, explaining to others I'm just myself (can't afford to hire)

This happens to me consistently. Launched an app last month and I now have daily emails of studios asking me to hire them. Many of them don't have anything close in portfolio experience to what I ...
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How am I supposed to gain an audience/customer database with two empty hands?

I'm not saying that it's impossible for everyone, because some people clearly do make it. However, it seems impossible for me. I've been at step #1 for 20 years: I have two empty hands and no audience/...
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What is a great way to find some freelance talent offline?

There are several websites like Upwork and Fiverr is that all of the freelance is usually goods that can be done digitally (e.g. Photoshop, Voiceover, Web Design, Graphics Design, and etc). But ...
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How do I make money in a legal, moral way from home with my computer, without interacting with humans or uploading photo id?

I do have: A computer. Programming skills (scripting general logic, making WWW requests and interacting with a local database). The technical ability to send and receive Bitcoin with my Bitcoin Core ...
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Is it fair to charge client for FontAwesome pro license as development charges?

I have to develop a simple presentation website. I own a Pro License of FontAwesome which I used in the application. I didn't subscribed to the license for the website specifically, but is it fair ...
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Service Contract for a Software Product

I built an app for a client recently. He has a bunch of new features that he wants to incorporate into the delivered app in subsequent releases. He asked me for a service contract for the app. I am ...
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Who should pay for hosting after developing a business' web site? [duplicate]

A few years back I built a simple website for a local small business. I charged them for my work, some future support hours, and the and the cost of the domain registration and hosting. This worked ...
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Client threatening to sue (without a contract)

I was appointed a designer post by a company (that seemed big at the time) and based in London. The man they asked me to get in touch with for the work and updates was a sort of celeb here in India. ...
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Side project as a separate Limited Company or under existing Consultancy Business - UK

I operate an IT consultancy business under the structure of UK VAT registered Limited Company. There is at least one side project of my own I would like to work on between client projects, that will ...
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How much should I charge for building a website with no professional experience?

My friend just asked me if I can develop a website for him and his company but I have no idea how much to charge him. I am a fully self-taught web developer with no professional experience. However, ...
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Getting started as a Qt developer

Scenario (Skip it if you don't care) So I currently work for a company in India which takes out-sourced work and hires local devs to work on them. Now, the situation for most cases (including mine) ...
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How to convince customer to buy its own products

I'm an hardware developer and I design PCBs board for my customers, usually on specific orders. I mean, I don't have a "catalog" with available products. When a customer needs a circuit he asks me a ...
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Getting paid per hour, per week or per project?

I have been working as a freelancer for a few months, providing R&D services for small companies. My preferred mode of collaboration is billing per project, which usually lasts a few weeks. It ...
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Client needs to know the font - should I respond?

I had a really awful experience with this client. We started good but as the years went on, the client became hard to work with -- unreasonable timelines and extremely delayed paychecks. To make the ...

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