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Know it all client and a wife that stirs the pot. Gun shy of not getting paid and history of clients being A CHRONIC SUE COUPLE

I’m a contractor and I’m feeling like I’m going to be fired for doing a job that they asked me to do that isn’t part of my bid or job. They are threatening not to pay me. I’m sought out by clients ...
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How do people navigate contract software article editor/writer work?

I recently had a company reach out asking if I'd be interested in editing and writing programming articles for them (basically dev advocate related). I have 10 years experience as a software engineer. ...
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How do I approach requesting a retainer?

I was interviewed today for an ongoing support contract, I'm fairly new to freelancing and not come across this kind of work before. I generally just quote per hour for the developement work I do but ...
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Freelance as your own Business

How difficult is to freelance not use a website like Upwork or Fiverr and do it on your own would you have to setup your own website? I plan to be IOS software Developer with no clients.
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How to mention payment gateway charges in an invoice?

I work for a client based in Great Britain, and I will be sending him an invoice for graphic design work that has already been completed. The payment will be made via PayPal, and he is willing to ...
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Is there any website/software that secures your payment when working with remote clients?

Apart from job marketplaces, Is there any software or website that secures your payment when working with remote clients and manages the payment between you and your client?
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Young founder doesn't want to pay after 4 weeks - doesn't see value of system design/architecture work - any way to rescue/salvage?

I started doing some freelancing for a young (22yo) startup founder around four weeks ago They contracted me as a senior architect/system design person - I said I could cut code, but that wasn't ...
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What percentage of a cut is it fair for a freelance platform to take, for gigs that are short, independent stints?

I have worked on a freelance platform (won't name it) to do some tech writing. They are transparent on charging a 25% fee per assignment. Even if you newly join, you can write a tech post and get paid ...
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How to handle payments when working outside of a freelance platform safely?

I am individual freelancer. Throughout my career, I have been working via freelance platforms and their payment protections have been extremely convenient. Recently I was able to find a client ...
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Safest way to send Credit Card information when communication is through email

I'm a freelancing web developer and want to offer clients a complete setup of all services, including account creation and service subscription so I can give them the end product without them having ...
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Is it a good idea to make the advance payment of a project non-refundable?

I am in the process of making the project agreement for a project that I will start working on. I will be taking 50% advance payment and the rest of the payment will be made after the project is ...
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What to do if you received a bad check as a freelancer, and purchased on behalf of the client?

What to do if you received a bad check as a freelancer? My client on Thursday sent me a check from a Wells Fargo business bank account with insufficient funds (at least that is what my bank explained ...
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How do I accept international payments using Stripe as an Individual?

I have recently started doing freelance work and received my first commission, I have completed my artwork and send a payment link using Stripe, but stripe seems to not accept international payments ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

The blockchain is becoming more and more popular. It has become a double-edged sword to the bank. On the side, its power is the ability to save billions of dollars in cash by reducing transaction ...
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Refund policy for left project

There is some guy x. Who wants to make a game. He hired y. This y can't develop unity game. Just based on years of experience he was hired or something. Now y hired me. The project was split into many ...
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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 employer 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 charge less for online lessons if I feel that I'm less efficient at them?

For nearly one year, I've been giving mathematics lessons to a high-school student. I think I have good knowledge of mathematics as I graduated from a French top engineering school and I specialized ...
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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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