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Client saying Another freelancer did the job while on contract

Recently, I got an offer to make a web page for a company on Upwork, The client and I agreed on 10 days to finish the job and I accepted the offer and started working on the application. 7 days ...
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Is it ethical to close a project where there is no output without any pay

I wanted to get some processing work done so I hired a freelancer for the same Before the contract started, I clearly mentioned 8 key things I want the code to do. I deposited the contract amount in ...
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Client has Cancelled the project and Asking for refund of Payment

I have agreed for a mobile Application project where everything has to be managed by me only as development and programming designing concern. The only Designing part has been given to another ...
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Declining freelance job after already accepting

Yesterday I met with a potential SEO client. We verbally settled on a price and both walked away happy, but now I'm having some serious second thoughts. I don't think that I can meet the promised ...
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Contract was fixed fee, now they want to cancel and are asking that I send them an invoice for hourly work completed.

A company asked me to send them a quote for a project, and very specifically asked for a fixed or flat fee. I specified the deliverables, broken down by category and provided a project cost, which ...
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Can I get paid for notice if my fixed term contract is not renewed?

I recently had a major client terminate their Service Level Agreement (SLA) with my company in Canada, and I'm trying to assess what rights as a contractor I have since my fixed term SLA has what ...
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How to handle endless modifications on fixed-fee projects

I have had a client for almost a year now. She is a nice person but the problem is she never settled down on what she needs; every time she asks for something, we agree on a fee and I start working. ...
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How and when to abandon a client?

I have a particular client who hired me a few months ago to take over a very large project. He had a huge amount of work for me at first, and I made plenty of money in the first few weeks. Once we ...
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How to deal with clients trying to blackmail you?

I'm in an unfortunate situation where a client I'm currently working for is threatening to provide bad rating and feedback to my profile on a popular freelance outsourcing site (not sure if I can ...
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Cancelling a project on a client

So, I have found myself in a situation where I am working on a project that I want to get out of. A quick overview of my situation is that I underestimated the effort. Was also giving a good price ...
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What is the way to prove termination of a contract?

The competition clause of my consultancy agreement contains that The resignation means that the consultant is ineligible during 1 year after the retirement date to begin, take employment with, or ...
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Bartering - client has cancelled and is asking for money

Nine months ago I agreed to exchange my services as a designer in return for free consultations from the client (who is a doctor). We agreed that we would exchange our services by matching hours for ...
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How do repairmen bill for time and money spent on something only then to find out it's un-fixable?

Diagnosing a washing machine I thought it was the belt\idler pulley. They were purchased and installed but did not solve the problem. I have come to understand that it may be the drum bushing, clutch, ...
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How to handle cancellation fee when a client cancels at different points in a project?

Going to be freelancing as a web designer and web developer soon, creating websites for local businesses. I'm expecting to use a payment plan in which they pay a down payment of 50% to begin work, and ...
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Unprofessional to leave before project ended for better paid project?

I just recently started freelancing (software development) for a new client; they're a start-up and my old boss is the CTO. They gave me a 3 month freelancing contract which doesn't specify how many ...
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Voiding a contract for unethical practices

I'm currently under contract with a US-based company. This company puts me through their training program, and at the end of the program, they market me to clients. I then have to get offered a ...
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Firing a client due to difficult ongoing work relationship

I have a Web & graphic design client that I've been working with since July of this year. Initially, the project was supposed to be completed, and launched, in full at the end of September. The ...
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How to fire or salvage a problem client?

I have a client that I'm tired dealing with. Although we have a written contract, they often submit change requests that are not covered by the terms of the contract. When I remind about the fixed ...
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How should I handle contract cancellation fees?

If my client decides to discontinue a project that I am working on part-way through, or wishes to cancel work, how much should I say my client has to pay?