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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How can I secure my payment with remote work client?

I am planning to work with a remote client. The only way to communicate with my client is by a phone call or message. In order to secure my payment term, I am thinking of creating a contract which ...
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Questionable Client tries lure of “large white envelope filled with cash”

Does anyone know if "large white envelope filled with cash" is some sort of trope or an acceptable initial payment term? (Is it awkward to ask clients to NOT pay in cash? I use online banks anyway.) ...
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Client feels he is doing a favor on me by paying invoice because his requirements changed

I was working for a client for a while until April. Because of the lockdown and also some family problems on my side, we stopped working together. At that time, there were two payment pending worth $...
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Should I remove the VAT column from my invoice?

I have a client whom I suspect is just attempting to find ways to not pay invoices due, asking me to remove and change details continually on my invoices. Today they have requested that I remove the ...
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Freelancer taking away a client from a full-blown media agency: How to price the work?

I am asked to make a proposal to a client who is moving on from working with a digital media agency (wasn't happy with the services) to working with me, after I demonstrated a proof-of-concept of a ...
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DO Non-USA Resident have to pay tax or tax return for US Based earning residing and woring from own country

I am resident in, and a citizen of India. My primary source of income is freelance work, My major earning are for US based Patreon and Fiver companies. I use payoneer to receive and transfer to local ...
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What should I charge for a custom shirt builder web application?

After doing some graphic work for custom shirts for a local business, the owner asked me if I would be able to design a website that would allow customers to visit and design their shirts. The web app ...
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Recurring payments

I'm a new mobile app freelancer and i'm about to win a new client. They are going to pay me hourly based. But they asked me how much i'd charge them if they need support in the future. How should i ...
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Planning payment milestones

Lets say that you are putting up a rfp for a software project and you have clearly defined the scope and budget. How do you plan the payouts/milestones such that the freelancer does not desert you ...
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Service Contract for a Software Product

I built an app for a client recently. He has a bunch of new features that he wants to incorporate into the delivered app in subsequent releases. He asked me for a service contract for the app. I am ...
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How to deliver final product to the client

Upon completion of a website or web app, how can the client and contractor exchange payment and deliverables securely? If the developer sends the final product over to the client, how can they be sure ...
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How to charge for 1 on 1 tutoring of mobile app development

I'm SW developer. I met a guy who wants to help him to build an Android application from scratch. He does not know anything about it and he has to do it for some lecture at university. I have no idea ...
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Client refuses to pay on Elance. No Escrow funded

Yes, I know I should have waited for the Escrow account to be funded by the client, but my experience with Elance is very limited. Most of the clients I noticed do not fund Escrow, so I thought once ...
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How to make sure I will get paid by my sibling

I am a web developer and SEO for my brother. He has an insurance company and specialises on a certain type of customers that I address with special websites and SEO for him. I'm doing this for ...
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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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When do I ask for an advance/upfront payment

I have the project agreement ready which I will send to all my clients before website development begins. But I am confused about when to ask for an upfront payment? Generally, when I send ...
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Hiring Contractors for Lead Generation

I want to hire a few contractors to help get leads for my business. I am planning on paying the contractors commission only. (i.e. I get $X in sales from there referral and they get a fixed % of $X.)...
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Will be my money transfered to my bank account through Paypal if my VISA card is debit? [closed]

I have a VISA card. It is a debit card only. I linked it to my Paypal account. I want to make some home based activities such as going to Paid To Click sites. But I doubt if my gains will not be ...
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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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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 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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Graphic designer tapped to work on multiple projects. Best way to charge? Retainer? Hourly? Per project?

I’m a graphic designer and I’ve been tapped by a previous client to work on multiple projects. The projects are mostly packaging design and product label — my role is to think of the concepts, make ...
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Should I give the finished work to a client before or after they paid me?

I have a new client that I met online for whom I have been doing some photo editing. We will be using paypal for payment. Should I give the finished work to client before or after they paid me?
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How much payment should be required up front?

When accepting a job and negotiating a price, how much of this should be required up front before starting the work, especially when you haven't dealt with the client before? Should it be a flat ...
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How to avoid working as an unofficial full-time employee?

I was proposed the following scenario as a freelancing opportunity: Work in their office 40 hours / week, M-F Using their equipment Work on multiple projects, not one ongoing project Following their ...
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Client wants free and half-rate meetings

I have been freelancing for a client for two years now at 15 hours/week. I recently raised my rate from $30/hour to $50/hour to reflect that of a freelancer and not an employee (since I receive no ...
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Including cost of materials in quote

My colleague and I were hired as freelancers by a small company to build their company website. The website included Home, About, Products, Services, and Contact pages. When our client asked us about ...
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I want to work as a freelancer in data entry. What skills are required and how can I make my profile attractive?

I want to work as a freelancer in data entry. What skills are required? and how can I make my profile attractive? I also want my fees by Paytm. What can I do?
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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 formulate contract for component to be paid on a “per product sold” basis

I am planning to develop a part of a software running on a hardware+software product. The idea is to be paid about 10% of every item sold on a free contract basis (no corporation creation). I would ...
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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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Non-billable hours if you're expected on a bench with unclear timelines

Somewhat related to If I am working on an hourly project with variable hours per week and I am blocked on a task, should I bill for the time spent blocked?, but if you have a corp-to-corp client that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's a fair price? and how to point that out?

I'm a freelancer, but I don't actually get very involved with programming or application development myself. I thought this would be an interesting question to put across to you as many of you are ...
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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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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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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 ...