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Clients wants me to “pay myself”

A client I've worked with in the past who has a habit of paying my invoices on the late side just sent me a photo of their credit card and told me to pay myself "so I don't have to chase them ...
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Is it okay for customer to pay less than invoice amount because of their wire charges?

Is it okay for a customer to send me less than the amount I invoiced because of their wire charges? For example, I invoice $380 and they send me $365. I understand I may have additional charges from ...
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Client ghosted after delivering results, no payment

About 20 days ago, I got a job. I don't know what country he is. I worked harder and almost done. He wanted to see the result. So I sent my work data. He sent me some issues. So I corrected the issues....
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Client hasn't paid in full can I take down the site?

I did a website for a client (2 other sites) and they talked me into accepting monthly after they paid me a little of what was owed. So after 6 months, they had a sob story about money and they ...
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What the best payment form to be paid for clients from foreign countries?

I would to know which the best payment form to be paid for clients from foreign countries? For example, is Paypal a good option for it? Any useful tips or other options are all welcome.
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Client started a web development contract, and then disappeared

I'll briefly state the situation. One of my clients just started a contract on a freelancing site regarding the development of a web app. She provided a website link and asked to develop a similar ...
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International Employer Initiated PayPal Buyer Claim Without Any Reason

I worked for this employes for a month, and he only paid me for half-month then suddenly replaced me after I delivered the MVP. And he was okay with the result. then he immediately cut me off without ...
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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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Should I charge the client when I get stuck on stupid mistakes

I work for a client for a few hours a week as a freelance web developer. I'm a mid level developer, but sometimes I make easy stupid mistakes, like spending around 35mins wondering why the addon I ...
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Should I be less paid for an online lesson?

Since nearly one year, I'm giving mathematics lessons to a high-school student. I think I have good mathematics knowledge as I graduated from a French top engineering school and I specialized in ...
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Client is asking me to add an item to an invoice that I haven't charged for or work for, it is right for me to add it?

I have a client for which I designed a presentation for a fixed price. I sent an initial invoice and got paid. No problem there. Sometime after he requested an editable version of the invoice because ...
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Chasing debts during coronavirus lockdown (UK)

So I have a couple of new clients who I've recently done work for. I invoiced them a couple weeks ago and they've gone pretty quiet ever since. When I was working for them, they didn't seem ...
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Alternative ways for Paypal to get paid from clients in USA to Europe

For last three years I have used Paypal to get paid from clients in USA (I live and work in Europe). I somehow feel that Paypal takes a quite big amount of money from these transactions and currency ...
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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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German Magazine Client not paying (US Freelance Illustrator)

I've been doing work for a few years for a German Magazine. They have always paid late. Recently I started following up requesting they pay me what they owe me, wiring all late payments (currently ...
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What is “midlancing”, and what is the catch?

I currently work for a quite large company that is well known in the business, and has quite a good name. Before that, I only worked for small companies with highly specialized products, and therefore,...
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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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EU freelancer, UK client non-paying and full of it

I started freelancing for a UK client, myself being based in the Czech Republic, about a year ago. I stopped working for them in April, after not having been paid for five months. This is specialized ...
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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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Very difficult client now seems to have lost interest

I've been doing a small identity design job for a new client who has been very difficult to work with and he has recently stopped replying to my emails altogether. The main problem is that trying to ...
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What to do with this client? I'm not getting paid [duplicate]

Is there any advice on how to get a client to submit their final payment? All the work is complete but I have been waiting for 2 months and the client is no longer responding to my messages and going ...
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US bank account - Which information should I provide?

When a US client ask for my bank account in order to pay me (by bank transfer payment) for my work , Which information they mean? Routing Number? Account Number? or both ? and is it safe to provide ...
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How Do I Pay Contractors and Customers

I have a small business and I'm about to start a couple of new initiatives that will require 1. paying contractors 2. paying customers for the purchase of certain items. Here are the options I have ...
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How do I tell a client that I'm working fewer hours because they pay me much worse than my other clients?

I have a client that I have worked with for 5 years. We have a great working relationship. However, since I've graduated university and found other clients, I've noticed that I'm severely underpaid by ...
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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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What to do when a client cancels project 1 day before delivery?

I learned a valuable lesson today the hard way. I know what to do in the future, but for right now, I want to know what my options are for collecting payment, and maybe some advice on how not to get ...
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How to deliver work and procedure for freelancing in Android app development

When freelancing in android app development, what is the best way to work with the client(employer): 1) Should one deliver work and take payment in parts. Do clients pay in advance? 2) Whose ...
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I charge hourly, but services used by the client have monthly costs

I develop mobile apps and websites, and charge hourly since these are long-term contracts with continuous development. I'm paid at the start of every month. Some websites/web services I can host for ...
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VAT charge in the EU

A transport company in Brazil are providing me services for transport within the EU. I am based on the EU will I have to pay VAT when invoiced?
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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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An unusual request

I have been in contact with a prospect that is asking an unusual request. We started communicating through text and email, and after I gave him an estimate he accepted which was great. But before ...
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Payments for problems when the solution hasn't been delivered

I have done freelance work mostly related to graduation level problem solutions, but in one of my case I failed to provide the right solution, even after working quite good on it, so I refunded back ...
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Should I take on this proposal writing job and what should I charge?

I've recently been approached by an employer that has denied my job application some time ago due to incompatible schedules. I understand they're still looking for a person to fill that position, or ...
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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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Increasing hourly rate for an old client

I started freelancing 3 years ago, my hourly rate was between 25 and 30$/hour. I have accumulated a lot of experience and I have a better quality clients that pay better than my old clients. My new ...
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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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When to take legal action against client for outstanding payment?

I have an hourly-rated contract with a client (small tech company, ~5 people + a few contractors). The first 7 months went well - payments tended to be a week or two late on occasion, which I ...
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What are “payroll companies”?

I just got off the phone with an English recruiting agency, discussing a job in Germany. They said that payment will be done through a "payroll company", which will pay my taxes. Apparently, this is ...
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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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Company want me to invoice them through an Umbrella company, and not directly- how can I ensure I get paid?

I am an IT professional/ software developer, and have been self-employed since October last year. When I first went self-employed, I only had the one client, and was working for them full time. After ...
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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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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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Managing payments on a large project with lots of freelancers

When running a project with funds in excess of $100k with a lot of freelancers, how can I ensure they don't just run away with their fees never to be heard from again? I have seen escrow services but ...
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Should I charge for idle services as a freelancer?

In my freelancing; I am currently working on a project where I need to upload files so i'm sitting here waiting for the files to upload so I can continue to work on the project. As a freelancer; is ...
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Client doesn't answer

This was my first job on a freelancer site. The client approved my invoice for 750 GBP. I was working all day and night long and managed to complete it in time. He said it was good. Now he is not ...
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Client not Responding from more than last 36 Hours

I recently got my first project on Up Work, i had a lot of communication with two of the people from their side on Skype and i have been working on their project from previous week, i have developed ...
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Should I warn client that I'm going to have to threaten legal action?

I've been chasing annoyingly small invoice of £100 for over a month now. The client keeps ignoring my emails and phonecalls. Twice he's texted me to apologise with some kind of excuse for why he's ...
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Computer troubleshooting service; change pay rate for more difficult problems?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but if not please advise where may be better. It's not an ideal situation but I need money and I'm good with computers (actually just got my degree). ...
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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 ...