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How to counter a written offer when there was no question about pricing?

Just got off call with prospective client. He's one that a friend has worked for before and can vouch for. We talked for about a half-hour and it led to him saying he'd send me a contract with details ...
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Where can I find freelance IT recruiters on StackOverflow or related platforms? [closed]

I am a hiring manager looking for IT recruiters who can help me find the right candidates for my organization. I was wondering if there are any freelance IT recruiters on StackOverflow or related ...
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How to negotiate with client for a language/skill you’re still novice to

I have 5+ years of professional experience in WebDev. Js, node, LAMP, AWS, etc. I’ve done on/off iOS Dev for last decade for student projects, internships, my own projects, and then one freelancing ...
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do i need a lawyer

I had a client hire me for a flooring job I requested a deposit and received 2837.00. I was asked if the job cancelled would I return the deposit I said yes cause I'm a stand up person. the job I ...
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Can I work as an online freelance developer, even if I don't speak English, but I can read, write, and understand it perfectly?

I can write and understand English perfectly, but unfortunately I'm weak at speaking it due to a lack of practice. I have a couple of years of experience in both full-stack web and desktop dev. I'm ...
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OK to decline a job offer upfront without wanting to provide a reason to a job recruiter? [migrated]

I am getting contacted by LinkedIn recruiters regularly, and sometimes it's a nice phone conversation and useful for networking. In a particular instance, I was sure I am not interested in the job, so ...
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Part-time freelancing in Ireland along with full time job on CSEP

I am working full time in Ireland for an Irish employer. I am a non-EEA national and I have a Stamp 1 based visa on the CSEP which my employer applied and got for me. Am I allowed to freelance for ...
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USA LLC - Is there anything I need to do regarding existing contracts?

A client is paying monthly - I signed an agreement earlier in the year under my name and I am receiving the money to my personal bank account under my name. If I get an LLC (taxed as an S Corp), will ...
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Should you send a detailed process of how you'll handle a project to the client?

I spoke with a client via chat, he sent me the project details and what he's looking for. Then I built my proposal, detailing every task and step of what I'll do, delivery time and budget needed, then ...
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What is a good strategy for selling a single idea instead of a recurrent service?

Sometimes you have a good idea for making something someone might want to buy but it’s very particular and you can envision it being done maybe 1-5 times. What is a good strategy as a freelancer for ...
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What's the best retention policy for past client information?

Do you have a policy for how long you retain client data after they no longer work with you? I have old files, emails, contracts, etc., for clients that I haven't spoken with in several years. I also ...
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Where do USA IT Contractors find work?

Which job sites in the USA carry the most contractor positions, specifically for freelance, full time and part time software developers? Are there particular sites you would recommend? I am based in ...
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About billable hours/day and time waiting for clients reply

I've set myself 6 daily billable hours, with an X value per hour. However, on most days, I only work 2-3 hours and spend the rest of my time (5-6 hours) waiting for client responses. Should I reduce ...
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How many freelance jobs can I have?

Is there a limit of freelance jobs I can have at the same time? Can a client limit the amount of jobs I can have? I am based in the United States, working remotely, and currently freelancing for ...
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Should I track time for an hourly project during time taking operations?

I am a freelance programmer and use time-tracker software to bill my hours. Sometimes when I am running some time-taking operation such as building a Docker image, running a CI pipeline and waiting ...
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Valuing my services for a new technology enterprise

I agreed to help a friend commercialize a new database programming language and management system. We are discussing my share in the project when we sell and/or license the technology. I know... I ...
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Is it normal to charge the customer on the requirement gathering sessions for a large project, which i need time to understand its scope

I have 10 years of experience in the IT, mainly in SharePoint & .NET development/customization. i had the 10 years working on a full time job, since 1 year i started working as a freelancer, all ...
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How do I start with my own IT outsourcing company?

I am a Front-end Developer with over 7 years commercial experience and would like to develop my skills in my own business. I was thinking about do my own outsourcing company in my country and finding ...
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How to mention payment gateway charges in an invoice?

I work for a client based in Great Britain, and I will be sending him an invoice for graphic design work that has already been completed. The payment will be made via PayPal, and he is willing to ...
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Is there any website/software that secures your payment when working with remote clients?

Apart from job marketplaces, Is there any software or website that secures your payment when working with remote clients and manages the payment between you and your client?
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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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