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Dealing with “friend” who won't pay after delivery despite signed contracts

I need help dealing with this situation. I have a (person who claims to be my) "friend" who did not pay upon completion and delivery of project, despite a signed contract last May. The project was ...
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How to deal with a stubborn user that constantly makes mistakes, but refuses to accept it's their fault

I'm making a desktop app for my best friend's family restaurant (no, I'm not doing it for free). Background info: My friend told me he tried with several apps he found on the Internet; in fact, he ...
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How to raise the price for friends?

I am offering this service "B", nothing extraordinary, but apparently I'm quite good at it, and my close social environment knows this and regularly asks me for help. However, I am offering it for a ...
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I'm a freelancer that needs to hire another freelancer for help

I'm a freelance graphic designer that is hiring freelance help to get some of my overflow projects done. I'm trying to figure out how much to pay them. This may be a dumb question... but will I still ...
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Charging future percentage of revenue: acceptable?

I was approached by a friend to build a site for them. After some negotiation, we accepted that I would build it for $100, plus 4% of future revenue from the site (payable quarterly). Before the ...
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Risks of giving friend-clients a discount: price discrimination?

It seems normal to charge friends, relatives, neighbours, etc. a lower price than people you don't know at all. However, wouldn't that be price discrimination, and isn't that a crime? I don't want to ...
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Why should I not provide free services to friends when freelancing?

I'm running a relatively small one-man business in the software sector. I just started and am trying to create a larger portfolio. For that, I offer some friends free services. I found a few reasons ...