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Is it appropriate to ask my client for more money?

So I started taking work on Freelancer.com and got my first client 2 days ago. However, he sent me the project with all the default values. "I have a project for you..." $250 budget, etc. When I went ...
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How to find clients when you are a freelancer?

How do I find clients? I've created my own website where I offer my services, I've posted links to that website on Facebook sale groups and still no one is calling. I don't have a big and impressive ...
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Where to host source code for a small client project?

I'm about to start work on a small client project and I'm not sure where to host the source code. It seems silly to suggest to them to create a private Github repo on the paid tier, since it's a ...
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How to prepare a job to keep it on schedule?

I seem to be having the same problem with my projects, particularly my Wordpress website clients. I estimate the time it takes to complete the task but the project gets held up because the client ...
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Can I get into freelance web development with just basic web dev knowledge?

I'm not an experienced web developer but I'm in college and really needed a quick job as I'm in a financial pit. I can hack up a website in Python/Django in short time depending on complexity. (Eg. a ...
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How to tell a client that some of their pages on a website are completely useless

I'm currently doing a website for a client as a freelance web developer. We had our first meetup and we discussed what he wants on the website, what his company does, etc. I coming up with the pages ...
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Using images in your website without a direct consent of the subject

I am developing a website for my client, and the content for the site is usually provided by him. So in one particular case, my client provided me with images of "his employees". Now my question is: ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

I am training on converting PSD files To HTML , I get the PSDs from upwork , is it right to upload the done work in free domain and put it in my portfolio ?
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Maintenance contract as a Full-Stack developer with big company

I know the question have been debated here, but I didn't quite find a lot of informations about developement (most was about CMS aka WordPress, Drupal) So I did a mission of about 3 months with a big ...
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Should I charge my clients for software fees?

When initially starting my business, I took on many different tools to improve my service to my clients as a website developer & digital marketer. I've reached a point where as I diversify my ...
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How to get Started As Freelancer by providing e-services?

Me and my friends are starting a startup by providing e-services as taking projects from the clients all over the world....like app development, website development, digital marketing and many more. ...
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How to determine pricing for Freelance Web Hosting For VERY Large Corporation

I'm a creative freelance who has been scoring bigger and bigger clients. My invoices have significantly jumped and business is getting good. I have a VERY large corporation who wants me to host a ...
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Freelancer pictures on portfolio

I want to know what do you think of personal pictures of yourself on portfolios. I will soon be taking a photoshoot with a proper photographer for my portfolio, I mainly want it for my hero image ...
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Making promises in a proposal for something that might not be possible

I met with a client recently in order to gather her requirements for a project. All sounds quite do-able... except for one request with regards to doubling the lengths of user visits on her website. ...
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If I develop websites as a freelancer, can I use my Forge account for all my clients while charging them a monthly rate for services?

I've just become a freelance web developer and I have a paid subscription to Forge. I want to host all my new clients' sites on my Forge account. Each client pays an upfront cost for the website, plus ...
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Is it a web developer's responsibility to maintain subscriptions for resources (eg web fonts)?

I do freelance web development, but haven't been doing it for a very long time. I do not do design work. I'm just going to use web fonts as an example, but my question could apply to subscription APIs,...
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Belgium V Luxembourg - cost of living for a non-EU freelancer?

Any guides for the cost of living Belgium and Luxembourg for a non-EU IT freelancer/ self-employed? Eg, monthly rent, tax, VAT, health insurance, food, etc. Any local freelance websites for IT ...
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Looking for “get foot in the door” small contract ideas for finding web design and IT services clients

Times are tough and finding clients for a full website is getting tougher, so I'm looking for parallel services I could offer to get my foot in the door, small mini contracts to help make their ...
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Who is responsible for documenting a freelance business website?

I have designed a website for one of my client's and this is my first freelance work in which I have designed the complete front-end look of the website, he is just asking for some documentation, I ...
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Starting freelance career as a programmer

It's my second semester of college and I've taken some relatively advanced data structures classes and java programming. I have written a solid amount of programs in a variety of different languages ...
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What is the best place to find a great javascript programmer [closed]

Which is the best place to find javascript programmer on hourly basis, that can code in javascript at a professional level.
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Freelancing in highschool?

I am currently a high school student and I'm looking to start working. I am not able to drive myself around yet so I have my eyes on freelancing right now. So far I have these certifications: ...
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Starting as freelance web developer in the summer

I am considering becoming a freelance software developer later this year. However, I am not sure when would be the best time to start. The earliest I can start would be in June, but I am worried that ...
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Do you spend lots of time on a website for your freelance company?

I'm a one man band freelance company and have been using Upwork to supplement my income. I do it part time as well as working full time as a contractor for a government department. I want to start ...
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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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Must the customer mention the existence of my own company to the final customer?

I'm working as a freelance for 5 months. I signed a contract between my own company and a headhunter; this contract dealing with my mission to the final customer. So there's also a contract ...
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Starting freelancer career while already having customers

I'm currently studying web development and working as a student trainee in a startup. During my free time I sometimes create and maintain websites for others. The reward I get for my work is quite ...
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New client has paid deposit but impossible to get a hold of

I have a new client who I am building a (very small) website for. He has already paid the first 50% upfront. He wants to have a discussion over Skype which I am happy to do. It's been over two weeks ...
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How to charge for web design and development?

I've been learning CSS, HTML and JavaScript for front end dev and also started learning Bootstrap. I've had a few of my dads friends tell me they want a website for their business. The website would ...
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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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Using Stripe and other APIs for client

I'm looking to begin freelance web development but unsure of how best to move forward. I've read that choosing to host sites for your client is up to you and all that but I had a question about ...
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What technologies should i learn in order to be hired as a web developer?

i passed the last few months on learning web development. so far i have learned a lot in both front end and back end development like -html -css -java script -php -mysql(pdo) my next step is ...
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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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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 switch to another framework in freelancing?

I have been working on java for around 4yrs. and have been doing full time freelancing for about 2yrs. now So far I have been using java for all my web applications, but in freelancing you would ...
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salary of android developer [closed]

I just had just started my android developing course. As soon as I complete my course how much I will be paid monthly as a freelencer.? Hoping to get reply soon. THANKS
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Is there a job description or role that fits in between web developer and content manager or webmaster?

I am a web developer who often gets asked by prospective clients to be available on-call to handle tasks which I consider to be content management. My aim is always to code myself out of the picture ...
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Are you responsible for the legality of the code you provide to every client?

I've been really interested in data scraping and headless browsing and was ready to put some samples in my portfolio for future clients ... after doing some research on this topic I found that there's ...
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How can I reposition myself as Back-end Developer coming from Front-end Web dev?

So I have been working on a few projects as a, I suppose more Front-End oriented, Web Developer, customising Wordpress themes, styling plugins and the like. I would like to get some meatier projects ...
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On a web site gig, who pays for the domain and hosting services?

Client or freelancer? Do I send a payment link to him or does the client reimburse me later?
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Can I freelance if I know only HTML,CSS and Javascript?

I cannot use Photoshop, cannot create images, don't have any knowledge of backend languages. Can I freelance with the available skills? How do I start?what should be my wage given that I'm a beginer?
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Attracting clients who want web developer not designer

I'm currently a web developer, generally with the Python Django framework. What I do could be called full stack development. And, I'm looking to go freelance! What I'm interested in learning about is ...
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Client cancelled a job after paying me a deposit. Do I have to hand over the incomplete work?

A client recently cancelled a web development job I was completing for them. Upon beginning the work, I was paid a deposit of approximately 40% of the total cost. My question is, am I now obliged to ...
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Learn multiple frameworks to work as a Web Developer, Freelancer

As a freelancer, do you have to learn multiple frameworks, programming techniques and other skills? Although, I think this seems to add more distraction and decreases efficiency. However, when I ...
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As a freelance web developer, is it ethical/acceptable to use freely available templates and just modify them?

Well that's basically it. I'd say I've learned my way throughout the years in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, Bootstrap, Ruby and others. I can customize or upgrade a website to a user's preference, ...
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Can a slow developer really succeed in the web developer business?

I am currently a trainee web developer and hope to go freelance once I have learnt the ropes and am confident enough in most areas. One problem I have noticed is my speed with working and coding. I ...
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Can I work as a web developer in Canada without a degree from college/university?

Few months ago I was participating in the IEC (International Experience Canada) contest in the category of WH (Working Holiday). I got the opportunity to visit Canada at the end. However, the contest ...
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Best way to find projects in a new field

I want to start freelancing with Rails on Upwork, but I don't have any completed production level projects in that field yet. I've been working with PHP for a few years now and have a decent portfolio,...
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Advice on creating a simple, do-it-yourself website?

I'm new to freelancing and need to create a website to showcase my work for prospective clients. I've read that it's easy to create your own website with WordPress. Are other platforms better? What ...