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Use this tag for questions about working on contracts remotely. This could be from a co-working space, or another country. For home office questions, see the working-from-home tag.

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How can I be successful as a digital nomad?

I have been reading articles on digital nomad-ing. Here are some of them: Being a digital nomad in Bali This guy built his business by the beach Joel Gascoigne of Buffer (11 cities in 3 months) ...
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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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What are the tax issues involved with "employing" a worker in a different country?

What are the tax issues involved with "employing" a (part-time) worker in a different country? For example, I have a Virginia, USA-based Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) through which I handle ...
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When is it safe to give Tax ID to Remote Employer

When arranging to do work remotely, how can you verify that the client is legitimate and that you can trust them with your personal tax ID (social security number in the US)? In the US, employers are ...
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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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Global freelancers and taxation

Does anyone have experience freelancing for a company located outside their own country where they are legally authorised to work? What is the best way to handle taxes in this circumstance? For e.g., ...
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Clients want to track the hours I work for them [closed]

I've been asked to produce a report for clients that shows that I was working on their project for the number of hours that I bill them for. How could that be achieved? The client is familiar with ...
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Post-Brexit: Am I supposed to register and charge UK VAT?

Something that has been unclear for me post-brexit. I am a sole proprietor located in the Netherlands and am providing a remote service (B2B) to a UK company. In 2020 during the brexit transition, I ...
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What are the rules for Freelancing overseas with a US company but residing in the UK?

What are the rules for visas while freelancing? I am specifically asking about the UK. Typically, to stay in a country like the UK for longer then a few months, you need a work visa. This usually ...
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Why are the majority of my US clients so hesitant with contracting outside the US?

I would like to work as freelancer for USA clients, mostly because I am in the EU, and I don't want to wake up at the morning in my timezone. I've applied to several jobs (which allow remote work) in ...
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U.S. Citizen performing contract work globally for a U.K.-based company

I am a US citizen and I have the opportunity to work for a company that is based out of the UK, but performs most of its business globally and on-site. Most of my contract work for them will be ...
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Security work as a freelancer

I am confined to a wheelchair (paralyzed) so I have very extensive care needs. I’m very interested in computer security, but I am not able to work a traditional 9-to-5 job onsite. Is it possible (how?)...
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Pricing for a remote client when going against local freelancers

I have a remote client who is also considering going with Freelancer Anne (who lives in the same area as the client). This would give Freelancer Anne an advantage off the bat, since she can easily ...
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I am a US citizen living in the US, can I freelance for a UK company?

I was on a student visa in the UK, but now I am going back to the US and am trying to figure out if I am allowed to freelance for the company that I had interned for in the UK while living in the US.
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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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Freelancer.com Milestones/Escrow

I've recently signed up for Freelancer.com and when bidding on projects you are asked to break down your proposal into milestones. Why would I want to do that? If I enter just a single milestone and ...
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Where to find remote contract work in SAP / ABAP?

I am an experienced IT freelancer (15+ years of software development and systems administration) and have recently gained some SAP certification, actually the basic SAP ERP certificate (from SAP AG) ...
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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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Scheduling calls with clients in different timezones

I live in Europe, while my clients are mostly from US. Thus, the smallest timezone difference between me and my clients is -4hours, the biggest being -9hours. Yet, I also have a customer in Asia, ...
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Should I debug application on customer server if it wasn't previously discussed as part of the job?

I did create for customer webcrawler application. It's running fine on my local server, although customer asking me to debug application on his server, because there is exception thrown on product ...
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Is remote work suitable for those with a mental disability?

I am volunteering at a center for those with Down syndrome,and one of our projects is to research if there's any remote jobs for people with the condition. It will not only boost their self-...
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Is it possible to get freelancing gigs in project management or recruiting fields?

I do project management and recruiting, and I was interested if there were specialized freelance sites for project management and recruiting (especially remote work), just as there are specialized ...
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Which IT fields / IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer/contractor/self-employed?

I would like to know which IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer / self-employed. Both in theory and in practice. How to find clients and companies that are okay ...
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How can I evaluate whether or not a partnership in a Social Networking Project is a good idea?

An old client asked me to work on a project which is kind of a social networking website. The idea is very good though. I know that guy and his company, he lives in EU while I am in Asia. We never met ...
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Computer maintenance: Whats the difference between charging a retainer and hourly rates?

I'm quite young in my I.T. business and my clients suggest I start charging retainers for my services. I'm not too sure about what structures monthly retainers use and what services they include as ...
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How often I have to update my progress working freelance?

I am working right now with a C code for a client. I let her know that when I reach 50% of progress She will pay the first part. However I have now 80% solved because I want continue my work without ...
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Clients with 1-2 days long project asking for daily updates since I was offered the project

It seem to be happening to me often. I have just started freelancing remotely. For now, I am targeting small project (1-7 days long). Usually I try to keep a small backlog of projects so I am not ...
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Looking for junior full stack developer job [closed]

I want to work as a remote full stack junior developer . But is there anyone who can give me some advice in which way I should prepare my self . Or what is the best way to get it .
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Client expanding the scope - now demands refund

I agreed to work for a remote client (USA). He had almost no specs defined. Up to a point I kept asking questions to him to derive features but later he grew greedy and kept asking for more and more ...
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Risk assessment of remote assistance project with high expectations

This question is about fixed priced projects where one or more of the following characteristics are part of the project description: The entire project needs to take place over a form of remote ...
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Safety/privacy as an online tutor?

I'm interested in doing online tutoring and I've gotten offers from a few companies, but I'm new to this and I have maybe a strange concern. A lot of tutoring sites want to list information about you ...
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Australian citizen living in UK doing remote work for Australian business - what are my tax obligations?

I'm an Australian citizen living in the UK and I work full time and pay tax in the UK. I've been approached by an old friend who has established a consultancy business in Australia and I would be ...
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Someone contacted my client and created a conflict, how do I handle it?

First things first: I worked with company in a project for client, where I was simply a developer that did the tasks defined by company. client then decides that he wants to make his own team after ...
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Remote Working for a client [closed]

After discussion with a client, he offered me remote (work from home) job with him. I am working as a freelancer with him since last few months and now I would like to do remote job for him. I have ...
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Remote job. Why don't want to work with freelancer?

Hi [my name] You don't need to relocate to [client's contry] for the position. However we can't pay your company but would do the employment through an EOR service. If still interested please make ...
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Are co-working spaces worth paying for?

I live in New York and do freelance web programming. I work consistently for one company, but also do freelance projects and am currently developing an iPhone app on the side. I also work as ...
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How would I handle researching a remote client's business?

I am beginning to work with a remote client. It is the first time that I've encountered work with their type of business (home remodeling/renovation), so I've allotted some time to do some research on ...
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Client requires that I register as a business

I am drafting a contract with a potential client (French university) for a yearlong remote consulting job. When I wrote my own name and my personal bank account info on the contract, the admin from ...
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How to avoid regular obstacles when contacting agencies for work

one of the possible ways of getting freelance work is through agencies, where I can help with the agency's clients, as many times they reach their regular employee capacities and need help. So they ...
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Having trouble gauging my level of knowledge/expertise?

I just recently graduated college with a Bachelors in Computer Science and I am currently debating on going into freelance work. My problem however is that I don't know if I will be able to complete ...
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Can a Canadian contractor work for a UK based company? Tips / input are welcome

I'm looking into a contract in IT (specifically software development), and the work would be done out of my home in Canada for a company based in the UK. My questions are: Is this arrangement ...
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Working with American Companies while Overseas

I've been googling this for days without a straightforward answer. My spouse is joining the foreign service, and we're both moving to Thailand next July on the US gov's dime. According to the foreign ...
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Does remote working for a US Company qualify you for a SSN?

I worked for a few months as a contractor (from India) for a US company. I was located in India the entire time. While applying for a regular job in India, the Indian company is asking for my US ...
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How do you refer out projects that aren't in your area of competency?

Most of our software work comes from referrals. As developers, how do you go about referring out projects that aren't in your area of competency?
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Documents required for Remote developer to show

I am working for a client for 8 years. I have been hired as a freelancer via the Freelancing platform and after that, I have handled the product single-handed. I am now seeking an opportunity to ...
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Finding local clients from international sites?

Any tip for finding jobposts from local clients located in my area/country from sites such as Upwork etc? (I am looking for quick short projects, not necessarily paying well, and I would think such ...
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Client wants to hire a full time employee under my company/contract

So here's my situation. A client hired me for a part time job and we signed under my contract. Now they want me to go and find someone who can work full time on the same job I do. However I'm not sure ...
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How to work as a freelancer using SharePoint on-premise

I want to pursue a career as a freelancer. I have an experience using SharePoint (on-premise). For those who are not familiar with the on-premise, it means that when I will deploy my solution/work, I ...
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Paying tax while working abroad remotely

Please redirect me if there's a more appropriate site to post this question on. Taking this hypothetical scenario: I'm a citizen of the UK I live abroad (not in the EU or the US) I freelance remotely ...
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Can I remote work while in the US as a Mexican student?

I am Mexican, and about to live in the US for 1 year as a student with an F1 visa. I currently work remotely for a US company as a freelancer/contractor which pays me via PayPal. Once I move to the ...
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