Questions tagged [contracts]

Questions concerning contracts between a freelancer, agent and a client.

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What should be included in a contract?

I'm new at this and making a simple website for a person. It will mostly be HTML and CSS (no fancy scripts). I'm considering having him sign a contract. What exactly should be included in a contract? ...
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Client comparing estimates

A potential client requested an estimate for an pretty large e-commerce website with ~20 pages pages, item customization plugin, live chat, newsletter, slideshow, automated e-mails, payment processor ...
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What to include in contract to identify the end of work?

This is my first time making a website for someone else who will be paying me. I am writing a contract to have him sign but am stuck on one part. The question is so simple I have trouble phrasing it: ...
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Are more corporate doors open for incorporated freelancers?

I am aware that some companies are reluctant to directly hire unincorporated independent contractors for shorter-term software engineering projects. What happens is that instead they engage the ...
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What to look for in an overseas equity agreement

I am a US web designer currently negotiating a project with a Chilean company that would pay in equity. I have never worked with anyone outside of the US, nor have I worked for equity, so my question ...
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If I transfer the work to my friend without notify the client, is it ok?

I just wonder that if I got too many jobs which I can not handle at the same time, can I transfer some of them to my friend? if so, should I notify the client? of course I will make sure the finally ...
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Can a contractor generally terminate a day-rate contract with no consequences?

I am considering starting out in IT freelancing by taking some day-rate contracts via recruiters. As I understand it, the recruiter is paid an additional fee for the duration of the contract, on an ...
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How tightly to guard pricing

I do custom computer programming for businesses and I usually end up working very closely with my client's IT director. Often my proposals all go through the IT director. I have a new client whose ...
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How to get Fiverr jobs at the beginning

I have been using Fiverr for one month, but I did not make lots of orders up to now. I think I should improve my gig with some attractive way for the users, so what are the key things that can be used ...
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How to request digital signing of contracts

In cases where a physical meeting isn't possible and all client communication is done through email and phone, how can we request the client signs contracts? Sending physical copies through the post ...
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Client non-responding on official email but talks only on skype

I just had a project that was like bad dream - finally we settled for a refund amount. Along with the same, client also allowed me to have complete control over my code. The problem is, above ...
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I'm okay to take equity but no written agreement?

Someone that I met recently offered me an equity-only position for a non-existing business (only ideas, nothing started), and I accepted that. However, the business person insisted we wouldn't have ...
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How to quote & bill as a subcontractor

I'm curious to hear if anyone has any experience as a subcontractor partnering with another business/contractor and if so how you go about setting parameters around each project. I've been approached ...
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Yet another question on potentially being sued

[In canada] A small company recently asked me over email if I could do some work related wordpress blog posting for one of their clients. I never signed anything, just said it would be about $200. We ...
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Freelance job sites? Good or bad?

I've recently made the jump from a commercial full stack developer to a freelance full stack developer, I notice a lot of stigma attached to job sites. I'm using these job sites quite frequently ...
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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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Transfer Wordpress website to client that stops

I developed a Wordpress website for a client. I also bought a Wordpress Theme (on Envato) and activitated its license to get the latest theme/plugin updates. What if a client stops with my services? ...
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Is it common to demand deposit/retainer to avoid payment disputes?

I am in a position where I am negotiating the terms of a contract with a client overseas. They agreed to biweekly (every two weeks, twice a month) invoicing and payment via direct deposit into my ...
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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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Validity of a signed PDF (England)

An agency from the UK sent me an agreement as PDF with a signature in it. I wonder, is this legally enough? My field is of course still blank also. I remember a while ago somebody sent me a contract (...
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Contract that stipulates “take new project from me any time I send it”?

As far as I understood, Retainer Contract is signed only when a client does not need you any more, but he wants to reserve a portion of your monthly time. so he pays for the reservation. Is there a ...
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Intellectual Property/Contract Protection for Overseas Developers?

I am going to be working on a software product and I want to use overseas developers to help build, however I am not sure how/if I can make a real agreement with them with regards to protecting IP. I'...
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How do I ensure payment on international projects?

I was recently contacted by a small design studio in Canada to do some freelance design. I live in Nebraska, which they said is not an issue to work with them. What is the best way to ensure payment ...
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Give code (scripts) to statistical analysis or not?

I'm new to freelance consulting. I'm performing a statistical analysis in R. I've been hired to perform a specific analysis and give a specific predictive model. I've only agreed to give the analysis ...
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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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How do I charge for project management?

I run a design small business and I have to take on an creative resource to handle an increased workload from one of my clients. How do I calculate my project management fee? I estimate I will spend ...
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What does contingent payment mean?

I have received a contract that has a two part payment. I'm not sure what to make out of the writing as it says the second part of the payment is contingent upon (i) COMPANY closing of debt or equity ...
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Client requires that I register as a business

I am drafting a contract with a potential client (French university) for a yearlong remote consulting job. When I wrote my own name and my personal bank account info on the contract, the admin from ...
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Got a contract, but the code isn't the best, how do I proceed?

I've recently gotten a contract for me to integrate an API with an AngularJS frontend, I'm quite new to freelancing and I've only got roughly two projects under my belt, all be it larger than normal, ...
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Legalities of client making modifications to source code under a non-exclusive license

If I make a website for a client and all the coding is original work and I sell them a non-exclusive license to use the material in their business, would they be allowed to modify the source code in ...
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How to best tier consulting rates for different aspects of one’s skill set?

So, I used to do freelance/contract work consistently for years. Mainly full LAMP stack developing. Now I am doing purely Linux/Unix system administration work with dabbling in development when the ...
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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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App Dev contract does not guarantee app store approval

Am a freelance app developer. Should my contracts include a clause to protect me from guaranteeing that the apps I build for clients will be approved? As long as I for client specs, I shouldn't be ...
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Shares in the business

A close friend has decided to hire me to do some web developing work. In addition, if (when?) the project is successful, he is interested to have me onboard as a business partner overlooking the ...
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Can a Canadian contractor work for a UK based company? Tips / input are welcome

I'm looking into a contract in IT (specifically software development), and the work would be done out of my home in Canada for a company based in the UK. My questions are: Is this arrangement ...
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Client is being extremely slow with final payments

I have a contract with a local, small town that calls for a 50% payment in advance and full payment on completion after inspection. The inspection was done 2 months ago and I have still not been paid ...
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How much should I charge for iOS Application? [duplicate]

Since this is my first time developing iOS application for client, so I don't know how much should I charge from them. And how long should I give them a free maintenance? (Salary Rate as iOS App ...
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IP Contract clause help for Freelance project

We are about to take a job developing an app for a client, and are concerned with the wording in their work contract. To us, it seems that by signing this, we grant the client all the rights to our ...
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Before you begin web design or development projects, what information should you get from the client?

Let's face it - even asking somebody to design a 'quick and simple' web site to a Freelancer is liking telling somebody to just go write a 'quick and simple' book - you need some form of outline, ...
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Freelance working for a company - what should my contract include?

I started working for a media company as freelance production manager/video editor two months ago, and I just received a contract that doesn't explain anything but the pay I will earn per hour. The ...
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How can I get setup as a UK Contractor for long-term contracts and be sure to cover all expenses and tax implications?

I'm a SharePoint consultant, developer and trainer and have been asked if I was interested to work in Brussels. I'm now researching what's involved in regards to taxes and living expenses to come up ...
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How to deal with non-respect of payment-terms?

I'm working as a Freelance for 2 months (4 months remaining). The contract between my headhunter and me mentions 3 entities: My own company Headhunter's company End client's company I just learnt ...
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How could I get an idea of how much a freelance Data Associate should make?

The issue is that the position location can be anywhere in the US, depending on the freelancers location. It is not as easy as just picking a job description from some website list based on location. ...
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Are pay penalties for late delivery standard practice?

I'm thinking of bidding on a freelance editing job through a freelance job website. The employer wants people to agree to a bonus/penalty pay deal: You get extra money for finishing the work early, ...
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When to inform client that a contract extension is not possible

I'm currently working on-site as a contractor in a bigger software project. The client and I have closed a contract which run's until the end of the year. Now I've gathered from talking to coworkers ...
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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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Including cost of materials in quote

My colleague and I were hired as freelancers by a small company to build their company website. The website included Home, About, Products, Services, and Contact pages. When our client asked us about ...
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“Work faster and I'll pay you higher,”?

Has anyone experienced having a client tell them this? My motive is to find out if clients still want to work with you even if you increase your rates. Has any of you have any experience with this? ...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

I have been doing part time freelancing for that last 3 years. I generally work 2-4 hours daily as freelancer. I have another full time job in professional company. Now some time I feel that I should ...
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How do you find contracts locally?

What actionable steps do you take to land a app/web contract in your local city? What things do you look for in particular that has yielded a consistent client base? I look on craigslist but it's ...