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How to evaluate codebase

I have built a bespoke CRM for a client. It was his idea and he has paid for it in full. In the proposal I wrote that I retain the rights to the codebase. He now wishes to negotiate buying the rights ...
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How much do recruiting companies pay for the freelance selection process

A recruiting company offered me to work as a freelance paid for a success fee. When the company hires the candidate, the position is closed positively and my partner invoices between 10 and 20% of the ...
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Is it normal to charge the customer on the requirement gathering sessions for a large project, which i need time to understand its scope

I have 10 years of experience in the IT, mainly in SharePoint & .NET development/customization. i had the 10 years working on a full time job, since 1 year i started working as a freelancer, all ...
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How do I communicate with a customer about the bad quality of work I'm delivering?

I've been working for a customer for about 3 months now and I just get more and more frustrated on the quality of the work I'm doing for them. They are paying around 40% higher than the current marked ...
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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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Client's budget is higher than expected

My client informed me in advance that his budget is 10k while I can comfortably sell him the product for 5k. Should I sell based on their budget or something in between my pricing and their budget? Is ...
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How should present to my clients how much I'll be charging them as a beginner web developer?

So I just started to freelance as a web developer and I have my first client contacting me and they are asking me how much I'll be charging for the website. What I'm struggling with is that I don't ...
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What are some techniques to get past Human Resources to talk to the person that needs help

First of all, if my approach to this is a waste of time (mine or the client's) or unethical, let me know because that's more important to me. I'm a programmer with management, product management, and ...
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How can some freelancers work for very cheap rates?

I have seen many freelancers work for cheap rates. I understand if a novice or new freelancer works for cheaper rates. But many of them who are well experienced are doing work for a cheap rate. That ...
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What factors should I consider when pricing commercial use licenses for digital products that aren't software?

Most of the licensing questions I see on here are about software-type products. I'm asking about products such as pre-made templates, worksheets, planners, and illustrations. In other words, creative ...
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Is payment gateway integration considered part of the deal?

Is a payment gateway, i.e, razor pay, part of the deal made on freelancer if I am a frontend developer and I made the deal with the client to just integrate APIs and make the UI in React? Or should I ...
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Pricing of painting

I'm trying to set my pricing of paintings. I've painted most of my life, but struggle with charging. How do you reason to produce a price for your art? Just completed a relatively large autumn ...
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Landing a ReactJS gig with no work experience

I've been looking into ReactJS and I really like it. I've done the tutorials and worked through some apps of my own. In short, I am confident that I now know it well enough that I am ready to tackle ...
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How does one know if their pricing is inline with market trends?

I'm not seeking dollar amounts nor how to calculate pricing. I'm curious how freelancers determine if their own pricing is within a good range of current market trends. I can have a conversation ...
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How much should I charge for building a website with no professional experience?

My friend just asked me if I can develop a website for him and his company but I have no idea how much to charge him. I am a fully self-taught web developer with no professional experience. However, ...
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When working concurrently, do I multiply my "shoprate" for each teammate's time?

Let's say that I have a small contract carpentry business with 1 partner. I've calculated a base "shop rate" of $45/hr, based on expenses + profit / hours, where expenses includes both of our desired ...
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What criteria should my web application contain in order to be sold to companies

I'm developping a web application in my free time and i'm planning to sell it to companies, starting with the company in which i'm working for as Web developer. One of the biggest advantages of this ...
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Changing the estimate as a freelancer

I have a repeat client who recently sent me a brief for a project, reading for the first time it sounded simple and as I am new to this, I rushed and provided an estimate. After writing down a list ...
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How to get Fiverr jobs at the beginning

I have been using Fiverr for one month, but I did not make lots of orders up to now. I think I should improve my gig with some attractive way for the users, so what are the key things that can be used ...
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How to avoid working as an unofficial full-time employee?

I was proposed the following scenario as a freelancing opportunity: Work in their office 40 hours / week, M-F Using their equipment Work on multiple projects, not one ongoing project Following their ...
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Wordpress website quote advice

I'm looking for some advice on a quote. I've previously quoted and built a wordpress website for a client, this website is now live, and now they want me to clone that website and create a new site in ...
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How much should I pay for a simple android app [closed]

I want my own quiz application on android, with just about 50 multiple choice questions. How much should I pay to the developer?
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Weekly pricing, help with structure of deal

I'm trying to structure a deal for my consultancy and would like the opinion of others about whether the following is a standard approach: I'm thinking of doing billing weekly with bi-weekly ...
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What/how to price project?

I have a project with a client and I don't know how to put a price on it. I mentioned that we can do either hourly or fixed price project. He said that it would be better to do everything in 2 week ...
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Selling Java library - which pricing model to choose?

I have built a Java library, which I am planning to sell. It will be used as a project's dependency and most users would use it with their build tools such as Maven, Gradle, etc. I wanted to know if ...
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Agreeing a cost before sending a proposal + contract

Is it acceptable to agree a quote first before going to the effort of typing up a proposal and sending a contract? I often find myself typing up a proposal only to end up losing out on the work to a ...
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How much to charge to organise a photo shot

A company I worked for has contacted me to organize a photo shot where the end product will be used in marketing materials. I have done this before while on payroll; however, this time around they are ...
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What's the value of exclusiveness?

I am negotiating a contract where the customer wants an exclusiveness option. The project is about development of software and exclusiveness means that I am not allowed to resell it to third parties ...
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Should I discuss price of underestimated fixed price job?

I work as a full-time programmer and about half year ago. I also started to work on freelance; so I have pretty much experience as a programmer, but I feel that I lack some organisational skills ...
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Dealing with a customer that was satisfied with your services but is mad about the price

SUMMARY: A customer is satisfied with the quality of services she received but realizes, after the fact, that other service providers charge less. Although there is a difference in the quality of ...
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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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When is a job too small for meetings?

As a graphic designer, not all of the jobs I take on are that big. A lot of the time it may just be a couple days work. But I find a lot of clients want to meet up to discuss the project in detail. I'...
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How much to charge as a freelance?

I have been working for different companies but now that i need some more money i want to try freelance. I do not know how much to charge for this. I got a project that requires me to create a ...
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Do I take this job?

I'm a freelance textile/surface pattern designer. My job is to do trend research, create repeating designs and find clients to buy them. I can create up to ten designs every week. Each one sells for ...
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How to adjust freelance prices overseas, specifically in Southern Europe

I have been doing freelance for about 7 years in Los Angeles and I have a solid pricesheet that I quote rates from in LA. How would I go about adjusting that to be appropriate for a different ...
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Cost estimation for an e-commerce Web and App development

I want to start an e-commerce, but I don’t have web/app developing background. I took several courses to get me started so I can communicate with developers. I need the web to be done by end of Dec, ...
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How do I balance the risk of pricing myself out of a job vs. not getting any work at all?

I'd like to get some experienced freelancers' thoughts on this... Recently I've found the amount of work coming in running very low, to the point where I've been having to consider taking at least a ...
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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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How to increase reputation/value and reduce prejudices for freelancers working out of home offices

I have been working in the web design & development field since 1995 and during the years I have been working as apprentice, then employee in big internet provider, founder of small company then ...
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How much do I charge to build a web app?

I am working on web mapping app and I want to know how much should I charge the client for it, can you please give me a clear idea on what factors are taken in consideration for the pricing of web ...
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Struggling to come up with an estimation of the value of my work

I am a 20 year old Computer Science student from the UK who has decided to do some freelance web development for a local company. A description of the system would be an online website and ...
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How to raise the price for friends?

I am offering this service "B", nothing extraordinary, but apparently I'm quite good at it, and my close social environment knows this and regularly asks me for help. However, I am offering it for a ...
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Charging for meetings/conference calls with a client

I am recently hired as a freelancer for a software dev company, which will potentially lead to a FT position. Question: Should I bill for the hours spent consulting with the client facing portion? I.E....
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Is there a reason against not billing someone when asked for an invoice for work completed?

I do some work for a client. Recently they asked me to fix something on their site. It took me about 1-2 hours to locate the problem but the fix was pretty simple. They sent me an email asking me to ...
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I'm converting a desktop software as a cloud service. Is there any ratio between their prices?

I've developed software that manages invoices, products, customers, and sales. The price of the license is 3.500$ and can be used by three users only on Microsoft Windows operating system. After the ...
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What exchange rate to use when invoicing customers abroad?

I am invoicing my work hours and travel expenses to customers in USD. My invoices have a part about worked hours using an hourly rate in USD, however my travel expenses can be in any other currencies ...
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Service charge per unit for basic computer repair/maintenance

I have a question regarding how much I should charge per computer repaired or maintained. Basically, I applied for a job doing basic work on PCs and the employer wants to know what I'd charge as a ...
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How much do I charge?

I'm doing a freelance gig for a doughnut shop that has 3 locations and is about to open up a 4th making an android and iOS app. They want me to show all locations, have the app link to the nearest ...
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Billing time for learning specialty API?

I've had a client approach me to develop an application that would interface with an existing web API. Normally my perspective is that the freelancer shouldn't bill the client for any time spent ...
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How do I charge for warranty if I have an hourly rate?

When I'm developing a website, the contract with my customer specifies that if I do something wrong, I'll fix it for free. That's the warranty for my work. However, nothing is really free. If I'm ...
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