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Tips for remote developers

I am a systems engineer (uba university) living in Argentine, i develops all kind of software in c# (services, apis, mobile - xamarin, webs, desktop, and so). I 've used java too, for webdevelpment. ...
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Approacing & Communicating With Clients In Multiple Niches

A while ago I produced some (basic) online promotional materials for a music festival, and decided that I wanted to do a lot more similar work like this in the future. So I've developped a website ...
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Very difficult client now seems to have lost interest

I've been doing a small identity design job for a new client who has been very difficult to work with and he has recently stopped replying to my emails altogether. The main problem is that trying to ...
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Beginning SQL and R Consulting

What level of experience should I expect to display before I begin to offer freelance or consulting services for coding languages (in this case, R and SQL)? I have experience in both languages and I ...
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If I worked for clients at a marketing agency, am I allowed to say I worked for them now that I'm freelance?

I’m making a website and would like to add their logos to a “happy clients” section. I won't be including any of the work I did for them, just their logos.
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Client hasn't answered nor read my emails

So I've been doing freelance design for this company and I work through email and my website with this one client. I have a Chrome extension that let's me track activity on an email after it has been ...
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Tips For Freelancing & Wordpress Workflow

Im looking to start freelancing using Wordpress. However I would love some advice on my workflow. It's my first time doing this, so Im sure its lacking. What my plan is so far: 1) Send email to ...
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How do you keep track of the details for the different websites you maintain?

I have multiple websites, mainly in Wordpress, that I manage and I need to share the details of those sites and everything about the customer's online presence in a centralized location with the ...
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How to sell Android app to a general contractor for my desired price?

I have designed an app specifically for a certain contracting company on the Android Studio platform. I have recently looked over the regulations for uploading an app onto the Google Play store and ...
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How to manage stresses as a call center agent?

As a Call Center Agent there are lots of calls which makes feels bad and sometimes it turn the way of speaking from polite and good manner to roughly so what are the best way to keep himself calm at ...
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Contract canceled after 90% of effort was expended - client pegs delivered value at 50%

I write reports that require a lot of data analysis upfront, followed by a small amount of writing. My client canceled after I had already invested most of the effort required to complete the project ...
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Can/Should I provide engineering services with a PO and no contract?

I have been hired by a client with a PO but no contract. Do I need to put a contract together to protect myself as an engineer?
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Client doesn't give approval but changes expectation. What should I do?

I'm recently working with a very indecisive client who never seems to want to make decisions or give approvals to any confirmations I asked of her. I have had a question on this here a while ago. But ...
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How to help a client understand that 16-hour effort doesn't mean deliver the next day?

I've recently quoted a client on a project for 16 hours of effort. I've told him that I can deliver the work in 3 weeks time. However, he took the 16 hours of effort literally and expected me to ...
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Is frontend web development worth learning in 2019?

I have basic knowledge of HTML5, CSS 3, and Bootstrap. Shall I learn the frontend thing completely? Will it be worth the time and energy keeping the fact in mind that there are tons of frontend ...
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How do I notify my Client that my Consultancy Agreement is expiring & also I want them to renew it

I am a Consultant to a company whose HR, PD & other people have not notified me that the agreement is expiring in a few days. I want to send an email to the CEO, HR, PD and do the following: ...
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Client paid for project in full, canceled the project 4 months into it (nothing to do with me) wants refund for unfinished work

For this project we had no formal contract, just emails outline scope of work and partial usage rights for the images I was delivering. They decided to cancel the project about 4 months into it (once ...
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Freelancers, do you have any advice when clients cancel the project?

I joined a website design project for a client. I asked him to deposit 50% of the project's money. I sent draft designs; they were almost complete. Suddenly, the client said he met a financial ...
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How can I justify my opinion about app release?

I've started a new project with a college classmate. We wanted to develop a mobile app, which we thought wasn't invented yet. Doing some research, we found out that the idea already existed; and it ...
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How to deal with indecisive clients?

I do freelance web design and development on the side. I have a client recently who appears to be flaky and indecisive. She isn't very willing to commit herself to make decisions. When I've the ...
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Managing Multiple Social Media Accounts

Lets say that you're a photographer/artist/designer/blogger, with multi-niche interests, which cross several age boundaries - How do you successfully use social media sites to keep up with all of your ...
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What expectations are there of support when handing development over to a different contractor after my contract is terminated?

This may be a better fit for a different site, but I couldn't really find one that served the intersection of software engineering and business norms. My primary concern here is about something I ...
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How can a teenager start freelancing?

I've been freelance programming on a few niche forums for about two years now, and have a decent portfolio built up. I'd like to start working in other places and learn how to market myself better. ...
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How to avoid working as an unofficial full-time employee?

I was proposed the following scenario as a freelancing opportunity: Work in their office 40 hours / week, M-F Using their equipment Work on multiple projects, not one ongoing project Following their ...
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Advice when pitching a day rate to maximize billable time

I originally asked this over on workplace.stackexchange.com: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/131342/40440 I read an article for contractors/freelancers about how to calculate a day rate, vs ...
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Managing Someone else's Social Media

I've been asked if I can manage social media for someone whose business is in another province - which means I cannot easily travel to them to gather images/content/videos/etc. How can you best ...
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Best way to launch your mobile app

I'm looking to launch my mobile app soon but i need to copyright it and i'm not sure what would be the best thing to do, how should I start... Can I launch an app under self employment or I would ...
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What to do with this client? I'm not getting paid [duplicate]

Is there any advice on how to get a client to submit their final payment? All the work is complete but I have been waiting for 2 months and the client is no longer responding to my messages and going ...
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Rate for a novice building a Wordpress site [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question- and I'll try to be detailed and yet brief. I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Web Technologies. I have been approached by a family ...
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Do you own the right to publish someone's work after you pay them?

Let's say I ask someone to make a 3d model of a monster, can I then publish his work on a modding website? Is there any other thing I need to be aware of? Do I have to put his name to credit him for ...
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How to build a portfolio as a freelancer new to the market

I have about 10 years experience working in web development agencies as a Project Manager/User Researcher. 2 years ago I decided to move into a technical role and did an MSc in Computer Science at a ...
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Quote for a full week of sprint/workshop - How to price this?

I am looking for advice on how to price work on a week-long intensive workshops. I have done 2-3 days sessions before but that was usually basically a set of meetings in some corporate 9-5 office, ...
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Wordpress website quote advice

I'm looking for some advice on a quote. I've previously quoted and built a wordpress website for a client, this website is now live, and now they want me to clone that website and create a new site in ...
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US bank account - Which information should I provide?

When a US client ask for my bank account in order to pay me (by bank transfer payment) for my work , Which information they mean? Routing Number? Account Number? or both ? and is it safe to provide ...
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Client wants free and half-rate meetings

I have been freelancing for a client for two years now at 15 hours/week. I recently raised my rate from $30/hour to $50/hour to reflect that of a freelancer and not an employee (since I receive no ...
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Receipts and invoices

I am self-employed and just started a business. Is it a legal requirement to produce an invoice and receipt for my clients? Will HMRC expect to see these next year when I file my SA? Thanks, Mark
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Team gathering for open source project [closed]

I'm a freelancer by myself and I'm looking for team that is willing to work on open source project for FREE. The problem is that I'm a freelancer and I know that there is no freelancer that is willing ...
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Self-employed 401k

I have a freelancing business (just me, sole proprietor) that I run in parallel to my full-time day job. I need to make extra money on the side because I'm behind with retirement savings. I set up a ...
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advice on consulting with a team

tldr; I was consulting alone and I'm not sure on how to do it with a team. My consulting business (software, independent) in a niche field is going well. Up until now I have winged it, since there is ...
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How to combine the general advantages of “work for hire” and retain my right for reuse the code?

I'm an independent software consultant and I want to create a framework that lets me solve a wide variety of problems in a niche area. The purpose of the framework is to have existing building blocks ...
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freelance portfolio youtube channel

I currently work as a full time freelancer. And I develop various applications within excel. I have created lot of applications for many clients. So I thought to create a Youtube channel showing the ...
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How can I sell to Big Clients?

I own, for about a year now, a one-man Software Firm that works with projects in the Industrial Automation and Data Telemetry market. My initial goal when started this firm was to develop software ...
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How to formulate contract for component to be paid on a “per product sold” basis

I am planning to develop a part of a software running on a hardware+software product. The idea is to be paid about 10% of every item sold on a free contract basis (no corporation creation). I would ...
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How much should I pay for a simple android app [closed]

I want my own quiz application on android, with just about 50 multiple choice questions. How much should I pay to the developer?
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Is leaflet dropping bad practice?

I'm considering dropping off / posting leaflets to local small businesses to advertise my web & graphic design services. Is this kind of promotion acceptable or might it just result in people ...
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How Do I Pay Contractors and Customers

I have a small business and I'm about to start a couple of new initiatives that will require 1. paying contractors 2. paying customers for the purchase of certain items. Here are the options I have ...
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Non-billable hours if you're expected on a bench with unclear timelines

Somewhat related to If I am working on an hourly project with variable hours per week and I am blocked on a task, should I bill for the time spent blocked?, but if you have a corp-to-corp client that ...
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Should I tell my client that software already exists to fill their need?

I have a client who wants a web app built for their business. I build web apps. We have had a couple meetings and I have put together some mockups. They are operating on the assumption that the ...
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How do time tracking application for software development freelancer work? [closed]

I would like to understand how these companies who claim keeping track of the time a freelancer works on a project do their job. So far, I have learned that some just offer a timer in their app next ...
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How to become a freelance programmer without knowing much about Web Design?

I am an aerospace engineer, but I'm quite adept at programming I believe. I am very strong with C, C++ and Python. However, I use it for computational simulations and embedded systems in the aerospace ...

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