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How do nature photographers find agents?

A friend of mine has been working on a project to build a data base of plants native to where she lives. The problem is that it has become difficult for her to continue the project on her own. I was ...
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How to capitalize on a picture that has gone viral

How do I monetize a viral picture? Hey all! I like to dable in nature photography as a hobby and have been doing it for a while now. Recently, I started posting them on Google maps (about 9 months now)...
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Are there any individual full stack freelancers on Upwork who have earned $500k+ till now?

As well as they earned more than $20K in a single project. I wonder if achieving this level of income requires working as part of a team or if a single freelancer like myself can accomplish it alone. ...
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Certifications for statisticians

I would like to learn more about the certifications in the domain of statistics. I am mostly interested in those existing in France and European Union, but experience from elsewhere could be also ...
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How to properly describe the client right not to pay instead of refund

As I can understand, a refund in freelancing is not mandatory by EU and US laws (correct me if I'm wrong), but still may be a benefit of freelancer's policy for clients. A quotation from a page about ...
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Strategy of offering the first portion of work in advance or for free

I need useful advice. I'm a web developer from Ukraine with many years of experience, yet have never worked with clients from Western Europe and America. But now I'm considering that. I know it's very ...
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Is getting software development clients really harder?

I'm starting as a freelance software developer. However, as I researched more about getting clients, I started having doubts about it. Most companies have in-house developers. And not every company ...
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where to search for work as freelancer?

The first responses will be the Freelancer.com, fiver, and upwork.com. This sites are paying very low and for a job, which is impossible to do it or illegal, for an example: We are looking for apple ...
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Refer to a Freelance option in upwork could improve my score? [closed]

I am relatively new at upwork.com and since my first invitation to interview and work done, I have to received more invitations to interviews, So I have to ignore some but I think that if I ignore the ...
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From a company/manager's perspective, what are the advantages of hiring a consultant over a FTE?

I've run into a lot of situations where company's and directors/CEOs/etc. are either on the fence about hiring a contractor/consultant, or against the idea. In these situations, they're thinking about ...
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How do we Enter Global IT Market Global Market like the USA, Europe or Australia

I am based on south Asia and I am doing freelancing service through Fiverr. Currently I am expanding my services with professional Team. But I have no idea about entering to Global Market. My ...
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Landing a ReactJS gig with no work experience

I've been looking into ReactJS and I really like it. I've done the tutorials and worked through some apps of my own. In short, I am confident that I now know it well enough that I am ready to tackle ...
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How am I supposed to gain an audience/customer database with two empty hands?

I'm not saying that it's impossible for everyone, because some people clearly do make it. However, it seems impossible for me. I've been at step #1 for 20 years: I have two empty hands and no audience/...
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I live in the US as a non citizen and want to work for a German company remotely. Do I need a business license

It would be a Social Media position. Do I just file a tax report as a freelancer then? Do I need a business license for it? The company has no ties to the US at all. What do you recommend what's the ...
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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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Mass cold-emails to get work — unethical?

I'm planning on returning to self-employment (graphic design) full time. In the past, I used to get most of my work with the following two approaches: Meeting as many new people as possible — a lot ...
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How can a teenager start freelancing?

I've been freelance programming on a few niche forums for about two years now, and have a decent portfolio built up. I'd like to start working in other places and learn how to market myself better. ...
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Is leaflet dropping bad practice?

I'm considering dropping off / posting leaflets to local small businesses to advertise my web & graphic design services. Is this kind of promotion acceptable or might it just result in people ...
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Advertise through email

So I'm starting a basic business of consulting for web, mobile, desktop, games development. I have seen some business website around my neighborhood that really need rework or upgrade, so i was ...
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How do I market myself as a specializing generalist?

I have been a freelancer / IT consultant for the last 20+ years I still have trouble coming up with my brand or specialization. The closest description to what I do is some kind of a generalizing ...
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Does email domain affect the chances of getting clients?

I am not in a position to buy my own domain right now. I have no other option, but to use a free email provider. Can that affect my chances of getting hired by clients? Unfortunately for me, first....
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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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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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Dealing with a customer that was satisfied with your services but is mad about the price

SUMMARY: A customer is satisfied with the quality of services she received but realizes, after the fact, that other service providers charge less. Although there is a difference in the quality of ...
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What's the best cold call pitch for a freelancing software engineer?

When I cold call a hiring manager for the first time, what exactly is the best thing for me to say after they answer? I've been a contract software engineer for 25 years. Times are always changing. ...
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How should a freelance software engineer use Linkedin to find clients?

here are what I've been trying. Which is most effective? I send a LinkedIn invite to every potential hiring manager that is not a 1st connection. In the invitation, I say I'm an available contractor, ...
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Cold calling / emailing companies for work

Ultimately, a freelancer from the Western world is only going to succeed financially if they can source clients away from sites such as Upwork. That's where the big money lies and where successful ...
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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 to successfully niche and differentiate as a freelancer?

As a freelance software developer (mobile/web), I'm curious how others have successfully niched their services, and how I might go about finding a profitable niche. What is a good strategy for ...
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Should I build an Alpha before presenting my concept

I got an idea that will be really helpful on my current job. I will make this software eventually to every other companies that want to use it, but for now only my employer will have access to it. ...
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How to increase reputation/value and reduce prejudices for freelancers working out of home offices

I have been working in the web design & development field since 1995 and during the years I have been working as apprentice, then employee in big internet provider, founder of small company then ...
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Writer/editor: Building presence and social media sites

For at least a couple of years I have been trying to build awareness of my writing/copyediting communications business. I have even tried offering my services in exchange for referrals, but without ...
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Cutting out the middle man and selling to clients directly

I along with my wife run an animation studio for promotional and explain videos, so far we've been selling on Fiverr and Upwork. We want to start selling directly to clients so I built a landing page ...
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How can I reposition myself as Back-end Developer coming from Front-end Web dev?

So I have been working on a few projects as a, I suppose more Front-End oriented, Web Developer, customising Wordpress themes, styling plugins and the like. I would like to get some meatier projects ...
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How to find someone to handle customer/commercial relationships on my behalf? (I'm a programmer)

I'm an unselfish, reliable, loyal, polite, clever, honest, resolute, shy man. These are remarkable characteristics for a programmer but they seem to be a great disadvantage for customer/commercial ...
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How to be a freelance creative writer?

I have done a small amount of research on the internet about freelance writing. Almost all of the articles I have read relate to freelancers that write articles about a specific topic or a range of ...
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How to manage my client's Facebook ads?

I wish to manage some of my client's Facebook campaigns and Google Ads campaigns. However, I don't want the responsibility of needing to manage those using their own accounts. On Google, I'm planning ...
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Should I list every short-term contract on my CV/LinkedIn?

What's common for me as a freelancer is to contract at different companies for typically between 1-6 months. Currently, I have 8 positions under work experience on my LinkedIn, 6 of which are within ...
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How can I approach US clients with web development work?

I'm a WordPress developer living in the Middle East, and I have a strong portfolio and experience. I want to expand my clients base to the US. Because I'm living far from USA, I can't have personal ...
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How to monetize a "Free" App without advertising

I've been developing Apps and see companies/developers offering free apps without any advertising either. Does anyone know if they are monetizing this some other way? How do you monetize a "free" ...
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Is Multimedia Designer & Web Developer a suitable job title for a single person handling Web, Print, and UI Design + Front & Back-End Web Development?

The Problem: I'm faced with the dilemma of how I should advertise myself in terms of the roles I fulfill for my freelancing business. I'm experienced in: Graphic Design for Web & Print: Social ...
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How to look for new business / clients [duplicate]

I am new to the freelancing and need some pointers about how to search for new business or clients. My area of expertise are in Web Application Development both Client and server side which includes ...
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Social media strategy for self-employed business-to-consumer branding

I'm a self-published writer and want to market myself as a brand to my target audience. In social media marketing, is it better to use only one platform (e.g. Facebook or my own website) and publish ...
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Bidding for a new skill (without any history) [duplicate]

I have learned new skills and I want to apply for jobs, the question is how do I manage when writing a cover letter.how do I give them example? Even If I am contacted back. How do I tell them I don't ...
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Can I use logos of companies I have worked for, directly & indirectly, on my website?

I am redesigning my website to show my skills and experience, and I thought it would be a nice idea to have the logos of companies I have worked for and with (directly and indirectly). I'm wondering ...
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How to Market a New IT Services Business?

One of my colleagues will be starting a new web and desktop software development company, specializing in development of products & providing services for the real estate, finance and healthcare ...
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Is good practice to hire a headhunter or marketer?

As a contractor, finding work can take up a lot of your precious time. This is time I'd rather be spending making money, and not trying to guarantee my survival. Is it feasible to hire a headhunter, ...
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Where can I find examples of a great "cold call" email for freelancing?

I want to generate business through emailing, but I don't have an idea on an appropriate "cold" email. I'm targeting businesses in my local area and I want to build awareness. Does anyone have a good ...
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Looking for clients while rebranding my company?

I'm an incorporated freelancer with a company name that is very hard for Westerners to pronounce, and most of my prospects are in the West. I know this based on hearing a lot of recruiters and others ...
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How to effectively gain constant income [closed]

this is my first time posting in here, so please let me know if this kind of question is inappropriate. I will be an IT graduate this coming April, and wanted to be a programmer since I entered ...
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