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Where to find IT freelancers, willing to relocate to join security cleared projects at EU agencies? [closed]

Hello I'm a sourcer looking for adventurous freelancers, who like travelling to differnet European cities and would like to obtain security clearance and join short-term and long-term EU projects. Can ...
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Germany: Part-Time Freelance or Gewerbe? How to bill as a web dev?

This is especially directed at people who work in germany but I appreciate any insight. I have a full time position as a software engineer at a company which I want to keep but now I have the ...
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Working in a Team of Freelancers

Taking on projects from time to time, I often wonder whether the scope of these projects would be better suited for two freelancers or even a team. Would you team up with other freelancer to increase ...
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Contract canceled with no advance notice

My first freelance job ended last week with no advance notice. I had been working for the client for more than 2½ years. I had scheduled my workweek (both regular hours and extra hours) just two days ...
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How do I communicate with a customer about the bad quality of work I'm delivering?

I've been working for a customer for about 3 months now and I just get more and more frustrated on the quality of the work I'm doing for them. They are paying around 40% higher than the current marked ...
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Client demands to use a contract that sounds fishy claiming it is from a big law firm, won't use my standard contract

What do you do when you encounter a contract that feels like it was written in the 1800s and has weird clauses? An old startup client who wishes to switch to a long term bi-monthly payment model is ...
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How can a company protect itself from technological theft when bringing on a freelancer?

If I was to bring a freelancer to my team there is the concern for technological theft. There are plenty of platforms that allow for hiring freelancers but with our companies profit margins being ...
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UK based, with US Contract. What is my tax situation?

I've been doing this for about a year, but it's usually been UK based companies and never US ones. I don't know the protocol here and don't want to get on the wrong side of the IRS, so is there anyone ...
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Young founder doesn't want to pay after 4 weeks - doesn't see value of system design/architecture work - any way to rescue/salvage?

I started doing some freelancing for a young (22yo) startup founder around four weeks ago They contracted me as a senior architect/system design person - I said I could cut code, but that wasn't ...
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What percentage of a cut is it fair for a freelance platform to take, for gigs that are short, independent stints?

I have worked on a freelance platform (won't name it) to do some tech writing. They are transparent on charging a 25% fee per assignment. Even if you newly join, you can write a tech post and get paid ...
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What technologies should I use as a web freelancer?

I would like to be a web freelancer but I'm in doubt because I'm not sure if the services I'm going to offer are even relevant in 2022. I know a lot about building websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript ...
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Approaches to online tutoring

At present the prevailing mode of online tutoring seems to involve websites that connect tutors directly with prospective students. A slightly different approach might instead allow tutors to connect ...
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Is it reasonable for customer to require $1 million liability insurance for $1500 contract?

I had a customer send me a docusign for purchase terms before sending an expected PO. One of the terms was that I would agree to purchase $1 million of general liability insurance and name them as ...
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How to reach, hire and retain quality freelancers?

I am looking for experienced contractors / freelancers (3+ years of practical experience with the given technology) for a new long-term project for a foreign client. What would you recommend to offer ...
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Is "contractor will indemnify and fully defend" with no cost limit reasonable for a software developer contract?

I'm a sole proprietor in the US contracting for a few months to make changes to a mobile app for a medium sized company. They want me to sign this clause under Delaware jurisdiction: Consultant shall ...
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What should I do when handling setting up a host for my client? [duplicate]

So after a lot of learning, I've been making moves to get into making brochure websites for clients, but I'm doubtful as to what the best way to handle setting up the host financially for my client. ...
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What's a reasonable discount to ask for when prepaying for development services?

I currently have a contractor working for me via an agency. The contract is rolling on a weekly basis and I can end it whenever I like. I have suggested to the agency owner that I could prepay for ...
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How can I write a good proposal on Upwork.com?

I am new to upwork.com. So far, I have submitted 20 proposals, but I did not see any reaction to them. I have about 11 years of programming experience, and it's not good that I can't communicate how ...
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Remote job. Why don't want to work with freelancer?

Hi [my name] You don't need to relocate to [client's contry] for the position. However we can't pay your company but would do the employment through an EOR service. If still interested please make ...
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EU citizen, residing in Africa, working for Israeli company. Where to pay tax?

I am an EU citizen. I am looking into an opportunity to do remote work for a company based in Israel. I am currently residing in an African country (tourist visa). Where should I pay tax? I realize ...
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Is this a bad contract clause as a freelance software developer?

I am hesitating in accepting the contract due to this clause: The Consultant shall have personal liability for and shall indemnify the Client against any and all direct and/or indirect loss, liability ...
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Best strategies when a bad client refuses to complete payment and demands existing payment returned after work has been delivered

So, built and shipped to Testflight and Android beta software for a friends/family round "funded" startup client. It's a client-server-AI app that I felt was more than reasonable for $10k. ...
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where to search for work as freelancer?

The first responses will be the Freelancer.com, fiver, and upwork.com. This sites are paying very low and for a job, which is impossible to do it or illegal, for an example: We are looking for apple ...
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Which freelancing websites work in Iran?

Are there any freelancing websites that allow Iranians to freelance? It doesn't have to be international. I tried a few but they don't let me register due to US sanctions. If there are please list the ...
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Invoicing after moving to different country

Im going to move from a country in north europe and out of european union. I have created an off shore company and planning to close my local company. Today i have multple government customers which ...
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Tax handling between Johnson City, TN and the EU

I'm an EU citizen (living and working from Austria) and have a customer in Johnson City, TN, USA. When issuing invoices for software development services I rendered, is there any reverse charge ...
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Client continuously wanting me to justify my work

In 2019 I created an online store for a friend of the family that knew I was in the business. From the get-go, I knew how this project would turn out as the very first thing I was asked was a discount....
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What pricing models are standard for freelance comic book artists?

I saw one artist charging 25 hourly, but she charges a pre-production price, and I am thinking she might cost more than the other one who charges 30 hourly. Are these pre-production charges something ...
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Working for uk client from abroad

I am thinking of freelancing from a non-EU country for UK clients. I'll be using my tax ID from that foreign country to invoice UK clients. I'd like to move to a EU country and freelance from there ...
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Client continuously asking for new logo concepts and he is not sure of what he wants. How do I deal with him?

I have a new client for whom I am designing a vector logo. I provide 3 concepts and he is supposed to choose one of them based on which I will be making unlimited revisions. Unfortunately, even though ...
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Do I have to issue an invoice?

I'm a web developer living in the UK. Last September I found one client in the UK that was looking for web developers for his websites. Since September he has been paying me monthly on the basis of ...
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My side project could be useful to a Non-Profit-Organization. How to approach them?

I'm a 23 year old employed Software Developer with a CS Degree. In my free time I wrote an SPA breaking down and visualizing the calculation of a nutritional label for practice and fun. The app is ...
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How to handle payments when working outside of a freelance platform safely?

I am individual freelancer. Throughout my career, I have been working via freelance platforms and their payment protections have been extremely convenient. Recently I was able to find a client ...
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How can I start Mechanical Design Freelancing? [duplicate]

Being a design engineer, how can I start freelancing. Some friends suggested upwork and fiverr, I tried there, but I didn't succeed. I use SOLIDWORKS for 3D Modeling and Keyshot for rendering. I use ...
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I have youtube channel, how do I convert requests in comments to income?

This is my youtube channel it basically about coding - YT Channel Link Few people request work or quires regarding how can I use this opportunity to generate revenue as my YT channel does not generate ...
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Why to contribute to open-source versus working in close-source code as a freelancer, full-time employed?

The question is rather. How to choose open-source in favor of a paid job, overtime work, or any other paid alternatives. I do open-source and have no doubts it is useful for other people as well as ...
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Difference between consultancy and agency

I want to create an agency that subcontracts specialists to companies. Just wanted to clarify the terms. What is consultancy and agency difference? What is then different from a project company or ...
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Safest way to send Credit Card information when communication is through email

I'm a freelancing web developer and want to offer clients a complete setup of all services, including account creation and service subscription so I can give them the end product without them having ...
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Is it a good idea to make the advance payment of a project non-refundable?

I am in the process of making the project agreement for a project that I will start working on. I will be taking 50% advance payment and the rest of the payment will be made after the project is ...
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Freelancer charging for debugging

I hired a WordPress developer to help with some customizations. We agreed on a fixed contract amount with fixed hours. When the developer delivered the product, there were several major problems with ...
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Working with American Companies while Overseas

I've been googling this for days without a straightforward answer. My spouse is joining the foreign service, and we're both moving to Thailand next July on the US gov's dime. According to the foreign ...
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Paying tax while working abroad remotely

Please redirect me if there's a more appropriate site to post this question on. Taking this hypothetical scenario: I'm a citizen of the UK I live abroad (not in the EU or the US) I freelance remotely ...
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How to say "How long will the interview process take?" without being rude?

I have 1 year of experience working as a freelancer and on average, the jobs that I find are usually very fast in the communication and bidding process. An average communication goes like this: >&...
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Is Refund Consulting legal?

Is 'Refund Consulting' legal in the US and Europe? I have been doing some research about Refund Consulting, but I've not been able to answer this question to my satisfaction.
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If am living in the UK (and a UK citizen) and working for a company in Germany, what taxes do I need to pay?

The German employer will be paying into my UK account. I'm confused as to whether I should be paying UK or Germany income tax / national contributions, or both. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
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Client's budget is higher than expected

My client informed me in advance that his budget is 10k while I can comfortably sell him the product for 5k. Should I sell based on their budget or something in between my pricing and their budget? Is ...
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Refer to a Freelance option in upwork could improve my score?

I am relatively new at upwork.com and since my first invitation to interview and work done, I have to received more invitations to interviews, So I have to ignore some but I think that if I ignore the ...
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Best Way to Approach Billing with New Clients

I recently started my first local design and marketing business, and currently I'm on the search for clients/work. I had a job interview yesterday with a reputable local construction company that is ...
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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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