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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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 ...
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Essential elements on contracts

What kind of essential elements should I ask to have on my contract? I can't afford an actual lawyer right now so I am using online services. I will, of course, have them check it. Anyways, here are ...
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Fees for travel

I work mostly from home, but I do have some clients that want me to commute to their homes for updates. How should I handle these fees? I would love to hear from people who have experienced this ...
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Licensing a blog post to a company's blog

I have a blog post that brings 3.24% of visitors per month. Startup needs content for their starting blog and they want to license that specific post. Have you ever done licensed a blog post to ...
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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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Client wants to sue me, but we haven't signed any contracts. Should I be worried?

I've been working on contract jobs for this client for about 3-4 years. He's never given me a W2 and just told me to file my own taxes as a freelancer. I've worked on 3 projects for him, each time he'...
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Asking Clients to pay Advance Payment?

I am a freelance Android Developer in India. Normally I get local clients, from India only. When I talk about the payment, I ask all my clients to make 50% payment before initiating the project, ...
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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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Do you charge full hour or 30 minutes for a task?

Client gives you a 10 minute task. Do you charge your client half hour or full hour. Client is not retaining you full time, pays you as 1099 contractor, and offers no benefits.
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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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Potentially unable to complete a project; what to do?

I am worried that I have taken on a major project (three months scheduled, tens of thousands of dollars, but it's already late) that I will be unable to complete. I am trying to figure out the best ...
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Better to go on payroll or act as a vendor?

I'm a software engineer doing some freelance work for a large organization. The process that they have in place, if I were to work for them as an individual, is that I'm expected to be put on their ...
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Should one still be paid for troubleshooting when nothing was found?

I am looking to quote for a gig to troubleshoot and possibly repair some circuit boards, and this got me thinking: what if I can't find the problem, or the problem isn't there, how should I be ...
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Pricing For a Shopify Application

A client wants me to work on their existing (half-baked) e-commerce solution for their family business. It is a Shopify application. I have never used Shopify before but I have build apps using ...
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Can I get paid for notice if my fixed term contract is not renewed?

I recently had a major client terminate their Service Level Agreement (SLA) with my company in Canada, and I'm trying to assess what rights as a contractor I have since my fixed term SLA has what ...
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Need help with moral dilemma of first client [closed]

Sorry in advance for the long read. I'm 22 years old and just finished university for graphic design. I was approached by a small business which wanted me to design them a logo, stationary and a ...
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Typical client situation - Needs advice

Ok. Client's project (an app) was suppose to get over in 2 months time. We continued to send him builds. BUT, everytime we send him the build, he will take 2 months to give feedback to that build. And ...
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Can I sell my business idea in exchange for a job at the company that might be interested in it? [closed]

Me and my brother have an idea of the brand new product that would solve one widespread problem among the smartphone users. But due to the fact that we don’t have required resources and opportunities ...
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Is giving Debit card number to freelancer.com secure? [closed]

I am new to work as a freelancer online. Recently I found a website freelancer.co.in. I want to work as a freelancer on it. But it is asking my Debit card number. I am afraid to give the details of my ...
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is NDA valid just because you signed it and had no further work

i got in touch with a person last year regarding one of his projects, and he wanted me to start working after we sign the NDA, and so i did as he seemed very assuring about the project and all. but we ...
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Client willing to pay more…but I am refusing

I have a situation which is generally opposite case in most projects. I am working on a client project, which I estimated would complete in 2 months max. But even after 5-6 months, the project is ...
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Upfront payments and escrow

On fixed-price projects I've generally worked for 50% up-front, which I believe is more or less standard for software development-related freelancing. I'll sometimes ask for less than 50% if the ...
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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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Paypal account is a barrier

I am currently unemployed and have a family to support. I have been looking for some freelance work that includes content writing and social media marketing. I have been searching Internet and came ...
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Client is being extremely slow with final payments

I have a contract with a local, small town that calls for a 50% payment in advance and full payment on completion after inspection. The inspection was done 2 months ago and I have still not been paid ...
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A specific case of not knowing how much I'm worth? [closed]

I'm a web developer. I'm 19 years old. I've been working for a year as a contractor doing full-stack development for...$12. Yes. $12 an hour. I decided to take my destiny into my own hands and start a ...
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How to balance milestone payments with 30-day terms?

I'm a web application developer in the UK and am looking to start out in freelancing. I'm in the progress of writing up a Terms of Engagement (ToE) and am making some decisions about how best to ...
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Should I use UpWork.com for payments so that I can build profile on Upwork/Elance as it will show hours I worked?

I have a startup outsourcing company and I got my client through a friend reference. My client has hired three developers in my company so he is paying me for his three projects. He has hired our ...
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Good practice to charge half the quote up front?

I'm looking to start freelancing as a web developer in NZ and have been prodding about the internet for tips and advice. One article I found (Link forgotten, was on NZ Herald newspaper's website) ...