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For questions about the practice of assigning all or part of an obligation or task (under a contract) to another party.

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Two sole traders tending for jobs together who don't want to be partners

Perhaps this is a numpty question: I am sold trader in a specialist field and have a colleague with whom I would like to work with regularly who is also a sole trader. For various reasons we would ...
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As a subcontractor, how long should it take to get paid?

It normally takes 6-8 weeks for the consulting firm I work for to pay me after I bill them for a month of my labor (I am a software developer). I currently have 3 outstanding invoices, and the oldest ...
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Can ghostwriting be listed on the resume?

I have several health care and science articles that were published in peer-reviewed journals that I wrote or copy edited under contract or as part of my employment at an academic medical center. I am ...
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Using work I was subcontracted to in portfolio or on social media

I'm a development freelancer/subcontractor (if it's not the same within the described question) and I provide web frontend and backend development on a couple of popular open source CMS. I run my own ...
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Decision and negotiation of long term time-consuming job

About 6 years ago I worked as a freelance web designer, developer and products photographer for a local company (15 minutes of car distance from my office) that works in the fashion industry. At some ...
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Are more corporate doors open for incorporated freelancers?

I am aware that some companies are reluctant to directly hire unincorporated independent contractors for shorter-term software engineering projects. What happens is that instead they engage the ...
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Markup on a subcontractor's fee for WordPress development

I am a WordPress designer/developer and have little experience working with subcontractors but I want to start subbing out dev work to free up time to explore new avenues. I had a dev job to make a ...
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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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Paying another self employed person if we work together (UK)

Suppose I am self-employed. I join forces with another self-employed person. I can provide a service that he can't and vice versa. We produce and sell a single product. Suppose we agree to split ...
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What are the consequences of opting out of EAA Regulations in UK?

I am a contractor in UK with my own LTD company. After 4 years contracting I have been contacted by an Agent for a role. Apart of the usual stuff he has requested me two uncommon things: My NIN ...
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Subcontracting freelance work in Germany to non-EU students

In Germany, if you are a non-EU student, you are not allowed a paid job, and so it's not possible for a non-EU student to freelance in Germany. However, as a student you are allowed to work certain ...
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Hiring freelancers who are a couple?

I’m in a situation where I wanted to hire 2 freelancers, and they’re a couple. After a few interviews and investigations, I realized the husband totally lied on his resume and experience; all he did ...
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How to hire junior developers under me and convince clients to let them work on project

I am an experienced developer and I get enough work for my self. I get more work then I can handle my self. So I am planning to hire junior developers under me, start an agency and assign work to them....
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Is outsource.com a good place to find a job, or is it a scam?

I have seen lots of ads for outsource.com on facebook. I signed up, input my skillset (php, wordpress, front end technologies), and now I am getting lots of emails about new job offerings that fit my ...
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Is it OK to refer to work performed as a subcontractor?

I've been working with Bob (name changed) as a subcontractor. He's always had some interesting projects with well-known companies and well-known people. However, since I had been working as a ...
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How to quote & bill as a subcontractor

I'm curious to hear if anyone has any experience as a subcontractor partnering with another business/contractor and if so how you go about setting parameters around each project. I've been approached ...
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How to handle pricing and design for logos on small scale web projects?

I often do small projects, complete web sites, in the $1500 - $2000 range for small business owners. Where I get stuck is in the pricing for designing logos (I can do it - I've got some skills, but I'...
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Pricing a Wireframe Project

I have been asked to subcontract a wireframing project. I do not bill by the hour. What is the best approach to arrive at a fixed fee for the project? Budget is unstated, but the timeframe for ...
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Should I charge my client the same rate for support services as I do for development, especially if I subcontract the support work?

I charge X as an hourly rate for development, and I will subcontract the support. My subcontractor charges X/2. I am the one signing the agreements, so I am responsible should the contractor screw ...
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If I pay for and have sole control of a digital service and have no obligation to provide the service for gratis - Can I close the service?

Background I did some pro-bono work for a community organisation a year back which involved establishing a website prototype built from commercial third party services. Some services had a yearly ...
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What ICT companies fill a locum by a freelancer?

A locum, in NHS parlance, is a professional standing in for another. What companies in the Information/Communications Technology domain use locum to fill positions on their technology (programming, ...
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Is there any difference between outsourcing and subcontracting?

Just what the title states. How does outsourcing differ from subcontracting? Is it merely terminology that is different?
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Too many projects and no one to outsource them to - how is this possible?

For the last 3-4 years I have been both a freelancer and the client. I'm the client mainly when I outsource projects I cannot handle myself, or when I seek a specific expert as a part of a project (...
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What is good share ratio when you outsource projects due to lack of time?

Many times in past I had more projects that I could handle myself. Most times the clients are so pushy that you simply cannot tell them that you don't have time. They like your work and they want to ...