Questions tagged [negotiation]

Negotiation is the act of trying to reach an agreement or compromise by means of dialog and/or discussion with others.

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Is it appropriate for a prospective client to require me to purchase third-party tools?

I have been approached by a prospective client for a long-term support and development contract, but they require me to purchase roughly $4000 worth of third-party controls and tools. These were used ...
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Monthly Fee vs. One-Time Payment for a Large Project with Difficult Client

PROBLEM: A client of mine has asked me to prepare a quote for a rather large project that will take several months to complete. I've worked with this client on multiple projects in the past, and I ...
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How can I get paid more despite disclosing my hourly rate?

I've been working for a client on several programming projects in the last few months. The client always paid regularly and left positive feedback for me on the platform I'm using to find work. ...
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How much do I charge?

I'm doing a freelance gig for a doughnut shop that has 3 locations and is about to open up a 4th making an android and iOS app. They want me to show all locations, have the app link to the nearest ...
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Approaching a company with an idea

A few years ago I did 2 consecutive summer internships at a company. The company has a core system X which is used for many ‘events’ (I don’t want to give too much away about the companies involved ...
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How to politely turn down a client's request for a free test job?

I'm a graphic designer and in the course of my work I often come across a situation when clients ask for free tests before hiring me. If the budget is sufficient and the tests seem reasonable I ...