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Asking client to pay bank transfer charges

This question is two-fold: Is it okay to expect a client to pay any bank transfer related charges when paying for services? Assuming 1., how would be a polite way of stating this on the invoice. I ...
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How to get over the discomfort of asking for money?

I've just started freelancing full-time. I've done bits here and there before. I've mostly been drawn to freelancing because of the higher rates I can bill and the ability to be master of my own ...
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How do I invoice my client correctly in the UK?

I am currently a student with no registered business. However, lately I have received, out of nowhere, a flurry of people wanting websites and web apps. As such, I'm quite happy to facilitate their ...
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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 ...
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What should be included on a quotation or offer to perform services/deliver goods as a freelancer?

When sending a formal quotation document to a customer (i.e. an offer to perform services or deliver goods at a specific price) what information should I include? Do I need unique numbers for ...
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Can they sue me in this situation?

I have accepted a project on Freelancer.com. The project belongs to an agency that has a client. I have not signed any form of contract or written legal agreement. Despite the fact that I have done ...
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Should I warn client that I'm going to have to threaten legal action?

I've been chasing annoyingly small invoice of £100 for over a month now. The client keeps ignoring my emails and phonecalls. Twice he's texted me to apologise with some kind of excuse for why he's ...
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Small claims court for unpaid small invoice? (UK)

I'm having trouble getting paid for an invoice that a client owes me (just £100). He has started ignoring my phonecalls and texts and has never been very good over email to begin with. I'm starting ...
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What is the correct way to handle progressive billing, especially in the UK?

To clarify: for many projects I'll take an installment upfront, a second payment at a project milestone and then a final payment 30 days after completion. To date I've been supplying an invoice for ...
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Invoicing from a Residential Address

Is there any way I can invoice from a residential address without making it look like its coming from a home?
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30-days to pay with recurring payment?

I've got a freelance client that I'm working a set number of monthly hours for, who I bill every month on the 1st for the same sum. This is a medium term arrangement set to continue indefinitely. ...