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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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What are the opportunities of Flutter app development in the freelancing market? [closed]

What are the benefits of being a Flutter App developing freelancer in 2021? Is it a right choice for a starter who already has knowledge and some experience in Flutter? I have no experience in ...
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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 programming 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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i have been freelancing as a front-end developer since 4 years but the problem is i want clients from europe/usa without using freelancing platform

i have been freelancing as a front-end developer since 4 years but the problem is i get client only through Upwork and Fiverr i want clients outside these platform and only from the usa or europe ...
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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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Do I need to register as a freelancer and where?

I'm german but living since 3 years in the Philippines. I work currently for a local company and have a working visa. Now I got a offer from a german company to work remote as a freelancer for them as ...
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Is it okay for customer to pay less than invoice amount because of their wire charges?

Is it okay for a customer to send me less than the amount I invoiced because of their wire charges? For example, I invoice $380 and they send me $365. I understand I may have additional charges from ...
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How do I dispute anopther freelancer correctly with upwork, as a freelancer?

I am a freelancer, who hired a freelancer to do some webpage work, using upwork. I am new to the upwork platform. This freelancer, over Christmas break,charged three 40 hour weeks in which , as far as ...
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How to start a freelance career (during retirement) in programming with a background in data warehousing

I just retired with over 30 years of software development experience in the business intelligence and data warehousing area of IT. I would like to keep my skills up to date and work part-time in the ...
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EU self-employed, UK client, post-Brexit, should I charge VAT?

I have a sole-proprietorship registered in Germany and provide services to my customers. I am currently in negotiations with a UK client. Now that the UK left the European Union and that deals have ...
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How to avoid regular obstacles when contacting agencies for work

one of the possible ways of getting freelance work is through agencies, where I can help with the agency's clients, as many times they reach their regular employee capacities and need help. So they ...
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How to end client relationship?

I have a client who haggles too much on price and does not want to pay for revisions time to time and I want to end the relationship, however there is an ongoing project at this point and it is almost ...
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Client ghosted after delivering results, no payment

About 20 days ago, I got a job. I don't know what country he is. I worked harder and almost done. He wanted to see the result. So I sent my work data. He sent me some issues. So I corrected the issues....
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Declined project

I had a meeting with a potential customer last week and I decided to decline any further planning of the project and now I'm not sure if I shouldn't have done that. The customer is looking for some ...
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What Are These People Trying To Accomplish With This Scam?

I am just finishing getting my LinkedIn put together and am also almost job ready. Toward the end I hired a freelancer to help guide me through some projects. He seemed nice and interested in showing ...
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Freelancing on Blue Card through YouTube vlogs

I am working on blue card in Germany and have recently started a YouTube channel .Can I earn small amount from channel Monetization through Google addsence.Do I need to take any permission for such ...
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Is there a way to delegate burocratic tasks or social interactions?

I'm freelance and have Asperger's (so I don’t have the ability to deal with a lot of social problems, keeping calm) and I wonder if there is a way to delegate some tasks so another person can do it in ...
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How feasible is it to work fixed price and parttime for a client as a freelance software developer?

I have a long term client were I'm working fulltime as a freelancer. They are starting to have some financial problems due to declining sales (perhaps related to covid, I don't know). I have to work 2 ...
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Client is threatening to sue for loss of their client

A client hired our firm to maintain a collection of websites, 12 in total. Our maintenance services include a couple of items particular to security: namely scanning the website for malware and ...
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Is payment gateway integration considered part of the deal?

Is a payment gateway, i.e, razor pay, part of the deal made on freelancer if I am a frontend developer and I made the deal with the client to just integrate APIs and make the UI in React? Or should I ...
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Get freelance contracts and not only hired contracts

I have trouble to get contracts as a freelancer. In every case it ends up with the company wanting to hire me and not rent me as a freelancer. The main argument is something like "this is an ...
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Is managing U.S. projects for foreign freelancers a legitimate business?

I have been contacted by multiple Software Developers on LinkedIn offering to partner up on contracts on Freelance websites. The proposal is straightforward: As a U.S. Citizen, I get contracts for ...
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Australian citizen living in UK doing remote work for Australian business - what are my tax obligations?

I'm an Australian citizen living in the UK and I work full time and pay tax in the UK. I've been approached by an old friend who has established a consultancy business in Australia and I would be ...
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Taxpayers can opt for their total income from employment or other sources to be assessed on an aggregate basis as under salaries tax?

I freelance in HK. I found this paragraph in a letter from Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department. Can someone translate all this to simple English? What the heck does "aggregate basis" mean?...
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Why don't we broaden and rebrand as Business Administration, to grow this site?

Moderator - can you please move to Meta? I don't have enough award points. Chris W. Rea suggested this great idea. Imagine: a general "Business Administration" site covering business, ...
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Leaving my full time job for 1 client

About a year ago I tried to start a consulting company. approached potential clients with my services but did not get anywhere. I am now working full time and one of them has come back to me and would ...
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Hosting management should be on the name of who? Customer's or our? [duplicate]

As a freelancer web designer should handle with the hosting management of a customer's site? When we manage it the hosting plan contract should be on the customer's name or on our one? If the hosting ...
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Client asking me to do a coding challenge

I'm in a rather unusual situation. Client comes and asks me if I can build an app with this and that technology. After we agree on hourly rate and time schedule, they ask me to do a coding challenge ...
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Where can I get tax details about the company (my client)?

In order to report the tax in my country, I need to get details of the USA company, like EIN and IRS tax statements. Many of my clients do not have this paper from IRS (lost it probably), and I often ...

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