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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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Good Domain Name for Freelance Website [on hold]

If Dr. Bob Batman would decide to launch a website where he blogs and does stuff about his freelancing website (PHP, MySQl programming) that is made up of his name, which of the following do you think ...
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Is it appropriate to ask my client for more money?

So I started taking work on Freelancer.com and got my first client 2 days ago. However, he sent me the project with all the default values. "I have a project for you..." $250 budget, etc. When I went ...
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How to ask for increase the budget for a freelancing project

I have agreed to work complete the mobile App project. The client had spoken to me expressing the idea of the App. to give some Technical structure for their idea had designed supporting Database ...
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How to efficiently find graphic design opportunities

I am looking to do some freelance work as a graphic designer. I've been in the industry for 10+ years. I can make whatever a potential client is looking for. Where do you go when first starting out?...
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What can I do if underestimated the project ?

I took a project, and I estimate it at a certain price. Problem is, I really largely underestimate it, because of me, and some area where the client was not very clear. I did it on a freelancer ...
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Upwork no project still need to pay taxes

How does paypal work with upwork do they just send the money to Paypal and if you can't get project you still have to pay for taxes from upwork?
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How to find clients when you are a freelancer?

How do I find clients? I've created my own website where I offer my services, I've posted links to that website on Facebook sale groups and still no one is calling. I don't have a big and impressive ...
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Does the success of a website depend not only on the number of visits but on the target population too?

I think of building a website (may be with an android app too) that has games for kids (to train the brain, memory, attention ...etc). In case all goes well, how would the economic model be? I don't ...
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Develop for self or Freelance? [closed]

I am developer myself, intro aside I want to know people who have tried freelancing or uploaded own apps on stores. Which side is more favoring and rewarding (worth spending time), Thanks in advance ...
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I did some freelance work for someone who is a sole proprietor, how do I report on my taxes?

So, I recently finished a job with a friend who runs a business through his Sole Proprietorship (sp), and the sp is in his name (we both live in Pennsylvania). The job cost $6000 total, which we split ...
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Being safe as a client

The title may not be the best thing to describe my question and I apologize for that I am a client with a project that is basically a private social network, the project is aimed at a certain family ...
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Can I sue my client for not paying?

So, I got a client through Freelancer about a year and a half ago who was not willing to pay me on the site because he said he had an accountant and company process that didn't allow that, but he was ...
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How to prepare a job to keep it on schedule?

I seem to be having the same problem with my projects, particularly my Wordpress website clients. I estimate the time it takes to complete the task but the project gets held up because the client ...
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Can I get into freelance web development with just basic web dev knowledge?

I'm not an experienced web developer but I'm in college and really needed a quick job as I'm in a financial pit. I can hack up a website in Python/Django in short time depending on complexity. (Eg. a ...
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How can a new programmer work from home as a freelancer

I'm a new programmer who lost his job(in a different field) recently due to a health issue. Now I can work from home only. So being a programmer I think it could be possible but since I'm new(21/male) ...
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Should I seperate websites for blog and business?

I am a freelancer for web-development and I have currently 3 customer but no own homepage. I want to create a blog in english. The main reasons for that are given in this short talk. Secondly, I ...
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Is it unacceptable or not wise to email clients during the weekend?

This Exchange question here: Staying in contact with clients when I have a different sleep-wake rhythm (being a night owl or living in a different time zone) deals with the subject quite well, but it ...
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Freelancing for practice

I'm a beginner in web application development and I'm wondering if there are places to find smaller projects to practice one's skills. The reason I'm asking this is because where I'm from there used ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

I am training on converting PSD files To HTML , I get the PSDs from upwork , is it right to upload the done work in free domain and put it in my portfolio ?
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Is it possible to earn $200 a month by freelancing? [closed]

I've been trying to earn just $200 a month for five years now but I failed! I tried tons of PTC and surveys websites and I found out that they are scam or they pay too low. They don't worth it. I ...
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Why < $10 per hour for freelancing?

I'm a freelancer myself for mobile apps and also frequently hire other freelancers for my works. Everytime when I make a bid, I receive bids from all over the world. Many of the bidders charge like $...
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How to charge complex development environment as a freelancer?

A project manager (client owner) hired me to work on his project w/o a signed contract. I gave him a quote about certains tasks. I started working on the project and it turns out the environment (...
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Maintenance contract as a Full-Stack developer with big company

I know the question have been debated here, but I didn't quite find a lot of informations about developement (most was about CMS aka WordPress, Drupal) So I did a mission of about 3 months with a big ...
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Getting payment outside of platform

If a client and freelancer agrees to pay outside of platform directly i don't see a problem. But some sites just block the accounts ( they spy on your messages yeah). Can anyone explain me how is ...
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Which website is best for freelancing?

I'm currently working as a freelancer at fiverr from the last few months. Now I've listen about many others sites for freelancers like freelancer,guru,upwork etc. I don't know which website is best ...
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Inflated business area, what to do?

In short words: I am a web designer / developer (front end and back end). I do that proficiently since more than 10 years, and I am appreciated and good skilled in designing and programming. I work ...
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How to determine pricing for Freelance Web Hosting For VERY Large Corporation

I'm a creative freelance who has been scoring bigger and bigger clients. My invoices have significantly jumped and business is getting good. I have a VERY large corporation who wants me to host a ...
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Freelancer pictures on portfolio

I want to know what do you think of personal pictures of yourself on portfolios. I will soon be taking a photoshoot with a proper photographer for my portfolio, I mainly want it for my hero image ...
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Am i paid enough for my work? [closed]

I am freelancer Android application developer, I got a project based on Hotel booking which I completed it in 20 days( project based pay ) and the client paid me 20k(INR) as I am new to freelancing am ...
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Direct PayPal invoicing or contract through freelance website for new client

I applied for a job through Guru three months ago and then had a detailed conversation regarding the project. The client was happy with the rough solution presented by me but disappered after some ...
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Can I show clients I've worked with at my agency on my personal portfolio site?

I'm an art director working at a design and marketing agency for about a year now and I'm not planning on leaving soon. I also do freelance work on the side, and I'm updating my website. Can I feature ...
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Best Sites To Offer Services [closed]

Can the old guys in this field "Freelancing" tell me the best websites to offer gigs and services to people because I only know one website and it is not enough for me. PS: Is Wirex would be a good ...
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What do I need to know from my client as freelance front end developer?

ive been learning front end development for 2 months now, and thinking of getting a freelance job even just from a small scale business. I can now comfortably write html,css and use preprocessor also ...
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Why anybody would work without a contract?

I am a buyer on upwork.com seeking for someone to remotely access and upgrade my server. There's a contractor who wanted to work without a contract. I'd sent him the offer but it was not accepted (I ...
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Getting started as a freelance programmer

I've been working in IT for 5 years, C/C++ middleware on Linux being my main specialization. I know some Java, Python, C#, have completed a desktop 3d viewer on C++/Qt and also know some web - a bit ...
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Using work I was subcontracted to in portfolio or on social media

I'm a development freelancer/subcontractor (if it's not the same within the described question) and I provide web frontend and backend development on a couple of popular open source CMS. I run my own ...
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What should I do if a project fails?

I am a full time freelancer. Recently, I got a pretty large project. The project mainly depends on Facebook and Instagram API's. As we got started, I used Instagram sandbox and Facebook test account ...
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Best practices for starting as a freelancer with little time to prepare?

I am a software developer in the USA with a lot of focus on .Net I've been doing it for fun since I was a kid and am about 10 years into a career now, but I've only worked as a corporate programmer. ...
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Employer and freelancer money transfer website [closed]

What website should I use for 3rd party money transfer between employer and a freelancer? Similar to upwork only that upwork also finds the job (and takes about 20%...). Is there a cheaper service I ...
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Belgium V Luxembourg - cost of living for a non-EU freelancer?

Any guides for the cost of living Belgium and Luxembourg for a non-EU IT freelancer/ self-employed? Eg, monthly rent, tax, VAT, health insurance, food, etc. Any local freelance websites for IT ...
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Has anyone worked on an upwork.com project? Is there a risk in client sending you documents, sites, and software with malware to work on?

Has anyone worked on an upwork.com project? Is there a risk in client sending you documents, sites, and software with malware to work on? I would like to do some freelancing, but I'm scared that I ...
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Best website to get freelancer work

I am a professional and experienced developer with 7 years experience. I bid on Upwork and freelancer regularly but did not get any response from any clients. Is there any other good website to get ...
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Is there any authority to look after the non-payment issues to freelancers?

this is a vital question , especially relevant to south east asian freelancers, who are frequently being underpaid, mistreated for equal rights & a social payment inequality seem to be prevalent ...
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Looking for “get foot in the door” small contract ideas for finding web design and IT services clients

Times are tough and finding clients for a full website is getting tougher, so I'm looking for parallel services I could offer to get my foot in the door, small mini contracts to help make their ...
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Who is responsible for documenting a freelance business website?

I have designed a website for one of my client's and this is my first freelance work in which I have designed the complete front-end look of the website, he is just asking for some documentation, I ...
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How to be not liable if my application became something used for illegal stuff?

I am currently working as a freelancer in a Freelancer platform (Freelancer.com). I accepted a project that is requires cURL and PHP knowledge. He has the original script handed down to me, basically ...
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How to respond without hurting a potential IDEA business guy's business proposal

It might sound ridiculous, but this has happened to me. I recently met a non-technical GP doctor, who is interested in finding a programmer for his ideas. He is an offical General Practitioner doctor,...
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Should I give an online freelance website my SSN?

I read places like UpWork need your SSN. Should I give these types of sites my SSN? Is that really necessary?
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Newbie freelancer, advice needed

I'm a webdeveloper, who want to start freelancing. I tried the following sites without any Freelancer.com Tried it for several months and I got only one "job". I got a bad client who quitted after ...