Questions tagged [freelance-websites]

This tag should be used for questions about freelancing problems that involve related websites like Upwork, Freelancer.com etc. For support questions, see that vendor's customer support page. Do NOT use this tag for questions relating to developing websites for customers.

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How to enter freelance websites with high rates since the beginning

I am aware that I am not so good at interact with clients, but I am also aware that I am a skilled programmer with years of experience in many fields, actually my work rates are higher than the ...
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Thinking about designing a free freelance website How to get customers?

A friend and I are kicking around the idea of starting a freelance website very similar to upwork odesk etc. Only difference is ours would be completely free and ad supported, hopefully before we get ...
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Do you spend lots of time on a website for your freelance company?

I'm a one man band freelance company and have been using Upwork to supplement my income. I do it part time as well as working full time as a contractor for a government department. I want to start ...
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How Long can a Finder's Fee or Upcharge by Business Partner Go On

Trying to get a sense of best practices around finder's fees and client relations. A business partner (BP) of mine introduced me to a company (X) where I have done web development now for several ...
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How to find small short programming freelance job or project

I would like to become a freelancing programmer and web developer. I am now studying computer science in university, so my programming skills and the number of language that I know will improve and ...
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What are some safe freelance sites? [closed]

I've never done freelance work before, but I have a lot of video-related skills that I'd like to market and find work using. I always make it a point to do research on web sites before I commit to ...
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Should I represent myself falsely?

Regarding freelance web sites: Sometimes there are options to represent yourself as a group of freelancers; a team if you will. The advantages of doing so are clear. I work alone. I can't find ...
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New client has paid deposit but impossible to get a hold of

I have a new client who I am building a (very small) website for. He has already paid the first 50% upfront. He wants to have a discussion over Skype which I am happy to do. It's been over two weeks ...
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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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How's it possible there's only a handful of IT freelance web sites?

Either my google is not working or my only resource for clients is a handful of websites. Before you reply with your addition, I've seen: upwork.com (elance gone; odesk gone) guru.com peopleperhour....
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Where to pay tax?

I am a registered sole trader in the UK ( since i was living there in the last 3 years ) but recently moved to Spain ( more than 6 months ). I am a freelance photographer, having contracts from ...
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Income tax when working as freelancer through Upwork (UK)

I am based in the UK and thinking of doing some freelance work through Upwork alongside my main full-time job to boost my income a little. However, I'm wondering whether any income earned through a ...
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Accepting a Freelancer project

I've been offered a project on Freelancer, but I don't know how to accept it. How do I accept the job and start working on it? This is the email that I received:
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How to find clients for IT freelancing

I have been looking for clients for quite some time. I'm an IT freelancer. Besides the usual Google search and freelance web sites I ask to know about other sources. After reading initial answers ...
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Where is the best place to POST a project looking for a freelance developer?

Longtime ...Exchange lurker. First Question. I have a few projects in need of freelance developer(s). First and foremost is an experienced web dev for an ASP.NET MVC project. I am not a recruiter. I ...
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Is it good to leave a job to start freelancing?

I have 3.5 years of experience in an IT company at the position of senior Web developer and I want to start work as a freelancer. If I don't get enough work, then what? What are the risks if I do ...
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Using Stripe and other APIs for client

I'm looking to begin freelance web development but unsure of how best to move forward. I've read that choosing to host sites for your client is up to you and all that but I had a question about ...
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What freelancing jobs I can start without knowledge about it? [closed]

I don't know coding or photoshop or cannot write but freelancing requires creativeness. Maybe some of you found creative ways to earn some from it. I'm open new ideas :) (also I'm good at typing and ...
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How can one estimate the cost of a website like this? [closed]

I want to calculate the Cost of developing the website exactly like this one: www.mazumamobile.com Can somebody guide me as how they have integrated this imei mobile search plugin and how much does it ...
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Starting a joint project with someone

I run my own small business - basically building websites. I am always on the lookout for side projects, where I build and manage a site and the other person brings something equally valueable to the ...
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Competing with experienced people on freelancing websites

I'm trying to enter the freelancing world while finishing my degree, in order to get more experience in my field and make some money. How can I compete with people on the freelancing sites, since ...
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Should I be afraid of clients stealing work?

Specifically on sites like freelancer and fiverr, it seems as if literally nothing is stopping a client from: Sending me requirements Waiting until I deliver the work (or insisting that I deliver a ...
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Client owes me substantial money, I got another job full-time, client wants me to hand over keys to next developer without payment

I have a small business client who I freelanced for before getting my current full-time php development & server administration job. Let's call the client "Joe's Pizza" (not actual name). Joe's ...
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What technologies should i learn in order to be hired as a web developer?

i passed the last few months on learning web development. so far i have learned a lot in both front end and back end development like -html -css -java script -php -mysql(pdo) my next step is ...
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Which is better option to bid as individual or to bid as a Company?

I am an experienced web developer. I have 4+ year professional experience in web development and i started doing freelancing work one year ago. Till now i have successfully completed 5-6 projects that ...
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Upwork taking 20% of my money. Alternatives

I am not very happy with Upwork now taking 20% of what I make. I have had to raise my price just to continue getting 10%. Does anybody have any suggestions for a good alternative for Upwork? I do ...
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Don't want to leave freelancing

I am not getting customers who pay well for Mobile App Development. All the customers I meet either don't have money or they do not like to spend much money. I am a freelancer in India, and Indian ...
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Freelancer.com - wants to be paid offsite

I wanted to hire a developer to make a website for me, I found a decent guy but he says he can't use freelancer payment system and want payment to his personal bitcoin address. I have been scammed ...
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Employer Via Freelancing Platform Threatening To Take Legal Action Against Me

The long story short is I was engaged, hired and paid via an online freelancing platform to do some development work. I believe I performed to the best of my abilities, however the guy who hired me is ...
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Client didn't communicate for majority of project timeline

I recently found my first freelancing project on freelancer.com. After I got the login credentials to edit a Joomla site and the first task from the employer, communication completely ceased. He was ...
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Not getting job/projects [duplicate]

i am fresher on upwork ,so i don'thave ratings on my profile. I tried a lot to get any project/job even at lowest prices but my all proposals are getting rejected . Please suggest me some advice so ...
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Working remotely from another country

could you experienced freelancers help me here? I'm a freelancer working from Brasil, and I will spend 3 months in Europe. Do I have to pay any extra taxes for my projects (upwork)? What about my ...
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Previous design links to my work in their portfolio

I've recently started doing some freelance web design work and just finished a complete revamp of a local business website. The previous design was done by another designer. I know this as the ...
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How I can be hidden from my current working company?

I am working in one good company as a senior iOS developer and have some good experience in it. I have some free time in personal and I want to earn more money by doing freelance work online And I ...
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Abroad freelancer's wage doesn't add up - suggestions? [closed]

Researching the List of minimum wages by Country, I took India for example: "A worker in India is entitled, by federal law standards, to a minimum pay of $0.28 per hour. This leaves Indian workers ...
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How do I prove my source of income as a freelancer?

Recently I've been doing some banking paperwork in which i had to submit my proof of income. I work as a freelance graphic designer on Fiverr Freelance Marketplace and Istockphoto, so i wonder How to ...
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Which payment scheme is cheaper?

I am long time Upwork (oDesk) user that wants to move to freelancer.com due to the latest shifts in the Upwork pricing policy. However the pricing system on freelancer.com seems even more complicated....
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Advice writing my first SLA

I have been a web developer for quite a few years now, all my clients being acquaintances or similar. I now have a more formal client that I have recently created a website for. They are interested in ...
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Starting an eCommerce site of an other business

I'd like to know if it's legal to start under somebodies else business without their consent. I know one store and asked multiple times if they have an e-commerce/online shopping site where I can ...
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Are you responsible for the legality of the code you provide to every client?

I've been really interested in data scraping and headless browsing and was ready to put some samples in my portfolio for future clients ... after doing some research on this topic I found that there's ...
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Being a freelancer [closed]

Being a freelancer is realy harder than finding a job XD Im a webdeveloper and im looking / trying to have a job (via the internet) (Not Complicated stuff! just websites like a small store etc ) ...
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Should I become a freelance web developer or a freelance software developer?

I am 17 and will hopefully be going to university in a year and a half. I know basic syntax for quite a few languages but the only languages that I would say I know (that I can build an application in)...
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On a web site gig, who pays for the domain and hosting services?

Client or freelancer? Do I send a payment link to him or does the client reimburse me later?
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Is it safe to start working on project without any milestone?

Let say employer has awarded you a project on Freelancer Website. Employer has not created any milestone for this project and didn't have verified their payment etc. If you will accept this ...
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Can I freelance if I know only HTML,CSS and Javascript?

I cannot use Photoshop, cannot create images, don't have any knowledge of backend languages. Can I freelance with the available skills? How do I start?what should be my wage given that I'm a beginer?
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How to find good jobs on freelancing sites

I've recently got back into doing freelancing jobs because I needed to get activity on a payment method in order to get private loads reactivated. I am using freelancer.com and even when I made about ...
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Can I Become A Freelancer And What I Need Too Know

I'm a student I love coding as a hobby and am confident in python and some of its common addons, I have also learnt and can program some C++ and have begun learning basic. I am familiar with using ...
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Client cancelled a job after paying me a deposit. Do I have to hand over the incomplete work?

A client recently cancelled a web development job I was completing for them. Upon beginning the work, I was paid a deposit of approximately 40% of the total cost. My question is, am I now obliged to ...
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Upwork - including a link to online resume in the cover letter

Recently I have created a personal website to help me in my effort to find more clients. The website already appears to attract clients (I have been contacted once through the contact form), but ...
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As a freelance web developer, is it ethical/acceptable to use freely available templates and just modify them?

Well that's basically it. I'd say I've learned my way throughout the years in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, Bootstrap, Ruby and others. I can customize or upgrade a website to a user's preference, ...