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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Client wants to pay a percentage of revenue generated by website

I recently came in contact with one of my Dad's friends who is looking for a website. This guy gave my Dad a job when we first moved to California and has been a really good "family friend" ever since....
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Should I charge my client for mistakes I make?

I'm starting out as a freelance designer (not long left university), thus I'm continuously learning new techniques and general business etiquette. I've had a couple projects for clients but I've ...
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Am I supposed to be paid even though my work isn't used?

There is a person I know that needed a logo for a game server, we talked and he found out that I have experience and have skills in Photoshop to make a decent logo, so he asked me to make a logo that ...
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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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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 to decide the price for an iOS app for freelancer - feature/function basis or complete project or hourly?

I am an iOS Developer. I have just started freelancing and this is my first project for the client. My client is from India and so am I. My client has given a checklist of features to me that he wants ...
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Is there any way I can attempt to recover 16k from a client who doesn't feel it necessary to pay because they elected to not use my content?

I am an advertising Freelance Copywriter. I asked for all the content so I could quote on writing copy for a website. The client said they're satisfied with my hourly rates and that I should just keep ...
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How to get paid and figure out if I want to keep this client

I have a client who is not paying on time, but it looks like the specifics don't match similar questions on this SE site. I got a call from a client I did website work for years ago. I had not done ...
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Do I risk anything if I shut down a product that hasn't been paid?

I have been working on a "big" advertising website for a known company in my country. The job wasn't much paid but interested so I did it. I also worked lot of overtime to build everything they needed,...
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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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Is it common to demand deposit/retainer to avoid payment disputes?

I am in a position where I am negotiating the terms of a contract with a client overseas. They agreed to biweekly (every two weeks, twice a month) invoicing and payment via direct deposit into my ...
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How long should I leave an overdue payment?

So I freelance along side my day-to-day job, and I have a couple of regular clients who are very slow at paying. On my invoicing system I have set 30 days for payment, but payment usually arrived ...
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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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?