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Questions tagged [payment-terms]

Payment terms are the statements by a business about *"when"* and *"how"* it should be paid for goods or services that it has supplied.

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Freelancer sent an undiscussed bill for quote

I've a friend who runs a small startup, and has run into an issue with a freelancer he was trying to hire to refactor & improve their mobile codebase. He had a limited budget and so was trying to ...
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Not getting paid by Tutorme.com

I work as a academic tutor (with a very good rating) for Tutorme.com, they pay their tutors through PayPal every Wednesday, but recently (for the past few weeks) they stopped doing that. I messaged ...
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Refudnable payment for new freelancer [duplicate]

I am a new freelancer looking for my first client. One employer contacted me through email (after I bid and passed their test)saying I have to pay in their skrill account (as you can see I have copied ...
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How to properly charge per unit of proof-reading?

I've been doing a side gig proofreading a company's technical documentation for the past couple of months. The workflow is the company sends be a batch of technical articles for me to proofread and ...
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Project which has potential and is important to me but going to fail because of budget

TL;DR I'm working on a software project. The whole thing took a while because both parties were somehow unexperienced but now some milestones are finished. The customer is statisfied and wants to go ...
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Client wants to find a payment scheme that works for us. He doesn't want retainer nor hourly. How to find a common ground?

I hope you bear with me. This is going to be quite a long post. I want to lay out my situation in detail in hopes of getting advice as to what I should do and how to approach it the best way possible. ...
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How to deal with a customer who get work and didn't gave payment?

I'm logo designer. A few days ago a customer contacted me through a freelancing site he order me to make a logo for his product. I made a logo for him. He said to make it better. I did and ...
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How to get paid with Milestone system at Freelancer.com?

as a beginning freelancer I've set 3 milestones on my project on freelancer.com. I've read a lot of articles about milestone system and I know that it protects freelancers but I don't know about 2 ...
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Question is how to deal with customer that is not paying through proper website channel and goes on increasing his offer?

Yesterday i got an offer from a client to give 1500 reviews and 50 post on his social account,The client offered me $250 but he was saying that i will pay you by paypal not through website pay channel....
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Can I take my client to court for non payment of invoice before invoice is due?

He has stated in an email that he will not be paying it. I had set the payment terms to 28 days. This means that I'll have to wait a month to start the claim process, beginning with a letter before ...
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Wife being asked to register with Upwork; is this legit?

My wife was contacted by a friend who wants to hire her for online work. For payment, he's requesting that she set up an Upwork account. She's not wanting to do other freelance work, this is just to ...
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Client has Cancelled the project and Asking for refund of Payment

I have agreed for a mobile Application project where everything has to be managed by me only as development and programming designing concern. The only Designing part has been given to another ...
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How do I tell a client that our contract isn't being upheld?

Back in March a friend of mine reached out to me for graphic design work for a crowdfunded project him and a small team were working on. Because I had worked with him in the past on some projects I ...
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How to specify a “deliverables after payment” clause?

I am keen to avoid situations (as I have had in the past) where I hand over source code, and am not paid until significantly later. I'm perfectly happy to demonstrate that the work has been done, but ...
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How to politely stop doing free work for people

I run a small consulting company, mostly paperwork for immigration, starting a business, and a range of other things. I quite often get a lot of people stopping by to ask questions, leaving, doing ...
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Project owner is asking for refundable deposit

I am new to freelancing and recently placed a bid for one project. Project owner is asking for me to pay the deposit before work is started. They said it is refundable amount. Is it safe to do so?
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Can I sue my client for not paying?

So, I got a client through Freelancer about a year and a half ago who was not willing to pay me on the site because he said he had an accountant and company process that didn't allow that, but he was ...
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Is it possible for Australian company to hire a full-time freelancer overseas?

I'm a working holiday maker in Sydney. Now I'm working for a startup company as a fullstack developer. My working holiday visa is expiring in Feb. The young company now still need some time to become ...
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Charging for Project (Strategy) Research before signing a contract

I was referred to a potential client who has a very vast project in his mind. The potential client is sensible enough to understand the some of the technicalities and they even split the whole concept ...
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Can a software development contract have a minimum term stipulation?

Can a software development contract have a minimum term stipulation? Say, can a 'minimum' one year term after, say, one month of acceptable work be included in the contract? I'm interested to hear ...
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Client refusing to pay, threatening to involve lawyer

After working on a freelance Graphic Design project in New York for an individual wanting to start a magazine I had to return back to the UK for visa reasons. I did not manage to complete the project ...
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How to charge for variable recurring services?

I'm writing a proposal to do some recurring work for a client. I'll be selling them services, packaged into a unit, and they may need none, or several of these units in any given month. The question ...
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Getting payment outside of platform

If a client and freelancer agrees to pay outside of platform directly i don't see a problem. But some sites just block the accounts ( they spy on your messages yeah). Can anyone explain me how is ...
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Direct PayPal invoicing or contract through freelance website for new client

I applied for a job through Guru three months ago and then had a detailed conversation regarding the project. The client was happy with the rough solution presented by me but disappered after some ...
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Should I ask for a payment for the outline of a course I am writing?

I am currently working as a technical freelance writer for a client. He has asked me to write 10 lengthy articles (~2000 Words each) about a technical topic in a "tutorial" fashion. We agreed on a ...
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Payment to recruitment consultant for referring a consultant?

I have been working with a recruitment consultant (by this term I mean a person / firm which focuses on referring a candidate for an opening within a company). Until now, this had been for full-time ...
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How much percentage of profit should I get in an e-commerce startup? [duplicate]

I am a freelance graphic designer and very new to this field. I have a client who is starting an e-commerce commerce business. I am not working with him hourly or on flat rates. He is saying he will ...
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Signed Contract Unpaid Client just won pitch product @ Major TV Show

I have an unpaid signed contract from last year that still bothers me a bit. I recently found out that this person has won a contest to pitch the product on TV. As I understand, financially, the ...
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What should I do if my ex-employer refuses me to pay? I live in Ukraine and the company he presents in USA

I live in Ukraine and the company he presents in USA. We signed a contract. How can I get MY money? CEO of this company says that they o not owe me any money but according to signed contract they do. ...
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Remote jobs - how to charge clients?

Recently I have had quite a few remote jobs. By remote jobs I mean clients want me to travel more than 100km from where I do my business. Generally consists of flights or driving. Clients usually ...
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Should your clients pay for your payment transfer fees [duplicate]

I'm from a third world country where the luxury to accept payments from most popular payment gateways like PayPal doesn't exist to get payment transfers done cheap from my clients to me. I lose a ...
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Freelance science writer getting unpaid questions from editor

I am employed at a university, and moonlight as a popular science writer. The gig is pretty ok, pays well enough and the pieces are interesting to research and write. I am paid a fixed price on a ...
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How to deal with non-respect of payment-terms?

I'm working as a Freelance for 2 months (4 months remaining). The contract between my headhunter and me mentions 3 entities: My own company Headhunter's company End client's company I just learnt ...
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Offering equity instead of pay — yes or no?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I was wondering if it is a fair exchange to offer equity instead of payment for services in business. For example, "John" signs a contract stating ...
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Client doesn't want to pay the final instalment and tries to negotiate for new conditions

I'm an Australian independent contractor. I have a hard-to-work-with European client who I'm happy to let go (and fire). We agreed to work on an app which had been delivered early last year. The ...
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Client refuses to pay, now threatening to sue me for breach of contract

Okay, so, a couple months ago I started working with a man who needed help with his website. He had a very low budget, but seemed kind of desperate and was an older man who was basically banking on ...
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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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Learning that my first bill will be paid after two months instead of one

I have worked as a freelance for 1 complete month in company XXX (end client in their building). In my contract, it's written that I will get paid 30 days after my bill transmission. I just ...
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What does contingent payment mean?

I have received a contract that has a two part payment. I'm not sure what to make out of the writing as it says the second part of the payment is contingent upon (i) COMPANY closing of debt or equity ...
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Should I request a down-payment if I'm paid by the hour?

I'm considering a freelance offer for a startup in the US (I'm European) and I'd like to know if I should request some sort of down-payment for these initial hours. Basically I don't want to get ...
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Can learning a new technology be a paid task for a client?

Recently, I started working for a client, and he found my work really excellent, and he's asked me to build a team and do a complete project for him. I would like to learn iOS development, and build ...
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Enquiries from overseas

I'm not sure what it is about this time of year, but I often get people from foreign countries emailing me with work requests (I'm a UK based graphic designer). I've only ever done work for those ...
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New project manager suddenly demanding source-code prior to payment

In a nutshell, I've been doing freelance iOS development for a client on an ongoing basis since 2013. Originally my main contact with the business was, let's say, Person A. Recently the client has ...
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Paypal disputes - how do I ensure I get my service deliverd or money back?

I paid a freelancer in full before he finished because he had some family problems. He has not delivered the website, he changed logins, took the website down and does not reply. When in the ...
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How should I get paid

I'm about to develop an app for Android and IOS to a company of lawyers, the process, meeting, etc will be online since I don't live on their country. The app only will be available on their country (...
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Should I discuss hourly rate before doing job or just do the work and let the client see the rate in the invoice?

I was introduced by an acquaintance to someone who has work that I could do. We both met in person to discuss my abilities and the type of work I would do. Everything went great. However, we never ...
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Client misled me on workload, and now I'm hosed

My client needed someone to gather confirmed residential addresses and put them into an Excel file, and then to upload that into BingPlaces to help out his business. We spent two days talking, with me ...
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How should I write a professional response for more money?

I have a client who agreed on a fixed quote with me. Unfortunately, it didn't work well because: He wanted me to wait a year for him He added new items to the project He was planning the 2017, 2018 .....
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Long term client regularly pays late

I currently work full time for a client. I know that isn't the definition of freelance, but certain characteristics of our relationship lead me to believe that I'm still a freelancer. That being: I ...
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Increasing rates and liability

I am a fast learner. Right now, I am a entry-level online marketer. I am trying to determine how much I should charge my client because their industry is different than the usual ones. My clients are ...