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 is not paying for my work - legal actions

I did a project for a client (it was around 3000$). It was monthly support project and as per agreement he has to pay monthly 1200$. But for 3 months, he didn't pay anything. First time, he literally ...
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Freelance websites that doesn't require credit card? [closed]

I want to start freelancing online but only have a bank account from a bank that isn't international. Is there any solution besides changing bank or getting a credit card(what is also a requirement ...
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Can I cancel a contract if I'm not paid on-time?

I had started a project with a fairly new client about six months ago. Up until three months ago, they had been paying me without delay, but unfortunately, my latest invoice is currently unpaid and ...
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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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What should be done regarding payment if client cancels the project

I am quite new to freelancing. I was recently hired for a fixed price job. After majority of work was finished, the client said he want to cancel the project because of some technical problems and my ...
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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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Client is not paying for my work

I know it is very common problem that client doesn't pay for the work done. But in my case Client is not a company, he is an individual. I gave him support for his work. I already told him that he ...
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Who should pay for iOS Developer Program?

I'm a freelancer and I recently got an iOS development job. This is the first time I've developed an iOS app, and I remembered that Apple charges $99 a year for publishing for the App Store. Now, ...
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Handling Online Transactions for Services Rendered

In the past I have had little to no issues with receiving payments through PayPal for my web design or development services. For some reason, I have had close to 10 recent transactions involving a ...
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Away from hourly work to a prepaid package of hours

I am working with a number of small clients that often request small changes, once every 2-4 months at least, and the constant task-switching of working 1 hour for this client and 2 hours for that ...
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How should one convince the client to switch from hourly pay to fixed cost?

I often see great requests for proposals which are provided with preferred hourly rate range. Sometimes the hourly rate itself isn't comfortable for me (honestly, far too low), despite the project is ...
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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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Pay consultancy invoices via Bitcoin?

It is usual / possible that a consultancy contract contains hourly rate in Bitcoin unit and not in EUR or USD? And so payer will pay via Bitcoin and not via regular bank transfer?
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How to best tier consulting rates for different aspects of one’s skill set?

So, I used to do freelance/contract work consistently for years. Mainly full LAMP stack developing. Now I am doing purely Linux/Unix system administration work with dabbling in development when the ...
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Should I charge for an Android app by charging for access to a companion website or should I just charge for the app itself?

I have a website for high school and college wrestling. It stores data for the users and they can generate reports, see statistics, etc. It's been running for 4 seasons now and I have around 350 ...
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As a contractor, should I own the GitHub repo until final payment?

I know a contractor generally owns the code being developed until final payment from the client. If using GitHub, does this mean the contractor should pay for a private repo on GitHub, work on the ...
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Fastest way of USA to Pakistan Transacations

I am working on a popular freelance website as a freelancer. I used to withdraw my funds by my Payoneer credit card for so long. In this way I received funds immediately. But the issue is that in this ...
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Non disclosure agreement? [closed]

I'm new to freelancing and an international client of mine is interested in hiring me to help with his startup business. In the process, he wants to preserve his intellectual property and has sent me ...
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Bartering - client has cancelled and is asking for money

Nine months ago I agreed to exchange my services as a designer in return for free consultations from the client (who is a doctor). We agreed that we would exchange our services by matching hours for ...
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How to respond to “Are your rates negotiable?”

What is the best way to tell a client that your rate is non-negotiable when they ask? I am looking for way which will not offend the client and would also ensure that I don't end up decreasing my ...
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Client does not pay - Should I turn him in?

I have finished some work for a client, he paid 50% for the work done. After the work was finished and delivered he failed to pay the rest 50%. Legally there isn't much to do with it, it will end up ...
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Is it OK to Ask For a Credit Card Before Beginning Work?

I've had a few bad experiences where I've been paid past due, and I'm concerned about building products for clients that I'll never see a dime for. I have some friends that get credit card ...
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How should I deal with a client who refuses to pay after receiving the finish product?

I was hired for a small web development job by a client. The job was small and of less budget. After I finished the job and notified the client, he didn't replied for several days. This made me think ...
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I have been offered 10% of the profit, how do I know if this is the right percentage? [duplicate]

I have been offered to develop a web application from scratch and have been offered 10% of the pie, if and when the project becomes profitable. I'm not sure if 10% is right, they say I will be the ...
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How to handle cancellation fee when a client cancels at different points in a project?

Going to be freelancing as a web designer and web developer soon, creating websites for local businesses. I'm expecting to use a payment plan in which they pay a down payment of 50% to begin work, and ...
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How do I determine what my time is really worth?

I work for a custom wine cellar company and have been their one and only designer for a year and half now. The owner used to do the design, but you can't run a company sitting behind a mouse designing ...
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Time spent on requirement discussion with client

Working as a remote freelance under hourly basis, we tend to spend hours in requirement discussion with our clients. I wonder whether those hours should be counted while billing the charges, or would ...
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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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Should I charge extra to a client who was very slow in responding?

It was my first job with a new client. The job was short (2 days only) but because the client was very slow in responding to E-Mails, it took nearly a month to finish it. The client took time ranging ...
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Which software can I use to do partial / progress invoicing? I.e. “Installment invoicing?”

I own a small photography business. Once the client decides to go with my services, I charge them 50% off the full cost of service, to be paid within 5 days upon agreement. This payment secures their ...
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How to structure an agreement for training a junior developer?

Recently a friend & business owner has asked if I could assist a junior iOS developer employed under him with a project for a couple hours per week. Having never heard of this kind of engagement ...
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Should I ask client for a upfront with whom I have worked earlier?

I've had clients I've worked with who I'm pretty sure are not going to cheat by skipping paying. Two options in cases of doubt is to put money up front in escrow, which nearly eliminates non-payment ...
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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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Should I charge money for troubleshooting?

From a programmers point of a view many times you end up with problems that are related to the domain of the programmer's knowledge. Nobody knows everything and sometimes errors happen because of that ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a referral fee when sending work to another freelancer?

If I have a client who needs some work done that I am either too busy to do or that I don't have specific expertise in, I'd like to refer the work over to another freelance software developer who can ...
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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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Concerned, freelancer I don't know may run off. How should I pay a freelancer?

I've found an illustrator, who's work I really like. I saw his work online so have never met the person in 'real life'. He's named his price which is quite a lot of money. Therefore, I have concerns ...
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The client is asking for too much work for the money

I have a client. I need to create a Wordpress template for him (as he told in the listing). He shared two HTML pages in the initial meeting. He said mistakenly he sent that file then he shared a ...
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Charging future percentage of revenue: acceptable?

I was approached by a friend to build a site for them. After some negotiation, we accepted that I would build it for $100, plus 4% of future revenue from the site (payable quarterly). Before the ...
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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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When should you discuss getting paid?

I met this client three times already. first time I gave them a quote based on the email conversation and told them in person my rate. second time we met at the office with another business partner. ...
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Collecting final payments from clients who disappear without making full payment?

How to collect final payments from users who run away after taking the product and paying only half? What is a proven model or method to release product by parts and secure final part of the ...
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How to deal with this unknown person call who is asking for help

This has happened with me multiple times that I got from some unknown person who gives reference from my known indirect contacts.. And start directly putting his/her needs that I want so and so ...
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How much to charge for an unlimited licence for software/hardware payroll solution

Please take your time to read the below otherwise click elsewhere. I will try and make it short but I feel I need to explain the situation fully so that you guys can help me decide whether my ...
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How do I resolve a payment dispute when trying to obtain code for testing?

I hired a freelancing company for a project which is worth about $2,000. I asked the owner of the company to produce some work before I can make the first payment request of $700 so he gave me a 10 ...
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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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How to charge for a iOS project on function/feature basis or for complete app or hourly basis [duplicate]

I am an iOS Developer. I have just started the freelancing and this is my first project for the client. My client is from India and me too. My client has given a checklist of features to me that he ...
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Generally accepted ways to handle travel costs to a prospect's site before you land the project?

I am currently prospecting for a new round of UX design projects. The prospects are all in the same industry. Some are local, others non-local but domestic (US), others international. Prospects ...
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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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Is it good to get paid in advance and then start project development?

Most of the clients are prompt and pay the money on completion of the project. While some companies agree to pay the amount as soon as project delivery, it never happens as expected. The reasons they ...