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Client wants to share profit and license for a project

Initially, the client hired me for a project without mentioning any profit-sharing or assistance with commercialization. However, after investing approximately 30 hours into the project, I've produced ...
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Know it all client and a wife that stirs the pot. Gun shy of not getting paid and history of clients being A CHRONIC SUE COUPLE

I’m a contractor and I’m feeling like I’m going to be fired for doing a job that they asked me to do that isn’t part of my bid or job. They are threatening not to pay me. I’m sought out by clients ...
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How to end a contract after just a year, on good terms?

I left a well paying part-time ecommerce job to take up a contract coaching job with ambiguous pay structure, at a time when I wasn't thinking straight as I was interested in the field and it felt ...
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Outsourcing a freelancing project

I'm interested to do freelancing in Hardware designing to upskill myself and also financial growth. As I'm a beginner, how to seeking and approach a first client and what's the initial step to do ...
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How much do recruiting companies pay for the freelance selection process

A recruiting company offered me to work as a freelance paid for a success fee. When the company hires the candidate, the position is closed positively and my partner invoices between 10 and 20% of the ...
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How to handle difficult to meet requirements on freelancing projects

I want to hire a freelancer to develop a machine learning algorithm. In order for the algorithm to provide any value I need it to work correct in over 95% of cases, which is a very difficult ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intellectual property held on trust in contract

I am about to begin a contract job with a customer who asked me to provide the contract. I used the Qdos generic consultancy contract template (I let the customer know this is what I was doing) and ...
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How to work with a micro-manage client

I have work with a client for nearly a week and I am really stress to cooperate with him. I apply for a blog writer for this job through a freelance platform. I have a feeling of being controlled, he ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

The blockchain is becoming more and more popular. It has become a double-edged sword to the bank. On the side, its power is the ability to save billions of dollars in cash by reducing transaction ...
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How should present to my clients how much I'll be charging them as a beginner web developer?

So I just started to freelance as a web developer and I have my first client contacting me and they are asking me how much I'll be charging for the website. What I'm struggling with is that I don't ...
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Escrow System Alternatives or a Smart Contract For Working Secure

For reference is someone don't know what is an escrow system: Escrow is a financial instrument whereby an asset or escrow money is held by a third party on behalf of two other parties that are in the ...
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Is it SO different to be freelance than to have a classic contract when you are a developper?

I am a web front end developer (5 years exp) / scrum master (1 year exp). I started to consider to move to freelance, but It dependents in some conditions, and I do not know if freelance will answer ...
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Client hasn't responded to invoice, company has potentially conflicting policies on when to pay contractors, unsure what to do

I'm contracting for a client as a software engineer. The contract said that an invoice should be sent every two weeks to the client. I sent one after 17 days, which was viewed but not responded to. No ...
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How can I make a good "Memorandum of Understanding" (MoU) to work with a long-term client?

I have a client who wants to work with me on the long term, we have already been working together for over a year and we want to take it further and make it official. I am a software developer and I'd ...
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Client not amenable to invoicing of third party client onboarding

They prefer to have me bill at the end of the project, and are claiming that it makes it harder to bill their third party clients for their project if I'm sending multiple invoices. Thoughts? I need ...
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How can I keep a client who doesn't have consistent work, while usually working fulltime per client?

I'm a freelance software developer and I've been working full-time for a client for a while now. They are happy with me but can't offer a consistent amount of work. The consequence is that I'm just ...
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Looking for simple contract template for making website. Stuck on termination clause?

I am making a simple website for a friend of a friend. We have agreed on an hourly rate. I'm just wondering, how does a contract normally end? It could have a term like "either party can ...
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How to refuse providing CV/resume?

I have a static page where I describe expertise and services provided and sample work. Whenever I get approached by potential clients or recruiters I'm being asked for my CV/resume. I tried to delete ...
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Incorporation advice - Contract with a German company from the UK

I have been hired by a German recruiting company to work with a German company and I am based in the UK. The contract will be outside IR35 and I will be paid by the recruiting company. I do not intend ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Charging clients for creating business developer account Appstore and Googleplay

I'm facing a new problem. A client doesn't have any technical knowledge/doesn't want to deal with it. They need apps on both GooglePlay and Apple Appstore, but they don't have developer accounts. I ...
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How can I avoid exposure to liability from indemnification clauses as an I.T. freelancer?

I often work as a W2 employee, but I sometimes get freelance opportunities. I write code and do systems administration, and I have examined different insurance products. I want something that is ...
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Which non-immigrant visa is required to work as a freelancer from the EU in the USA?

I am a freelancer registered in Germany and I am interested to take a freelance contract in the United States. I couldn't get my question answered from the web page of the U.S. Citizenship and ...
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what to do when a vendor/sub-contractor breaches contract?

I'm kind of like an long-time, in-house it/marketing shop for a small startup. I bill them monthly but for whatever hours were put in that month... no min or max, contractual-speaking and this has ...
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Client started a web development contract, and then disappeared

I'll briefly state the situation. One of my clients just started a contract on a freelancing site regarding the development of a web app. She provided a website link and asked to develop a similar ...
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International Employer Initiated PayPal Buyer Claim Without Any Reason

I worked for this employer for a month, and he only paid me for half-month then suddenly replaced me after I delivered the MVP. And he was okay with the result. Then he immediately cut me off without ...
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Client feels he is doing a favor on me by paying invoice because his requirements changed

I was working for a client for a while until April. Because of the lockdown and also some family problems on my side, we stopped working together. At that time, there were two payment pending worth $...
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Is this software developer contractor agreement a red flag?

I received an offer from a company to work as an independent software developer contractor. The agreement contains some clauses that specify that I should indemnify the company. This one agrees to ...
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Dealing with potential partners

I have been doing work on my own and with a team distributed around multiple countries. I get projects and we work on them together. Recently a startup company, which is considered a competitor ...
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Which IT fields / IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer/contractor/self-employed?

I would like to know which IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer / self-employed. Both in theory and in practice. How to find clients and companies that are okay ...
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Prospective client asking to see briefs from other clients

As a freelance copywriter, I often take on freelance jobs for advertising agencies. I contacted one recently to offer my services (a small local agency) and we had a Skype call to discuss further. ...
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Service Contract for a Software Product

I built an app for a client recently. He has a bunch of new features that he wants to incorporate into the delivered app in subsequent releases. He asked me for a service contract for the app. I am ...
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What is fair compensation for handing my freelance contracts to my new employer?

I am changing from freelance software development to working in a small new consulting group. As part of the transition I may be moving my freelance work (for one client) under the umbrella of this ...
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Another client wants to buy a challenging work I did for one client

Sometime ago, I did a challenging project for a client as a freelancer, and he uses my work as core of the software he sells. Basically my work is the main feature of that software, and he just ship ...
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Expectations for system support

Im based in the UK and a couple of years ago I agreed to write a small application for a local company. As it was supposed to be a quick small thing, we didnt have a formal contract in place (big ...
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