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Struggling finding clients

I'm a freelance programmer, I have started freelancing 2 months ago just after quitting my previous company. I had a good start in the first month, but now I'm struggling to find new clients. I would ...
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Question about the design contract work. / undecisive client

I have a question about dealing with a client. They're not accepting the final design, and we've spent a lot of time making small changes to one part of the page, well beyond our estimated timeframe. ...
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Are there any individual full stack freelancers on Upwork who have earned $500k+ till now?

As well as they earned more than $20K in a single project. I wonder if achieving this level of income requires working as part of a team or if a single freelancer like myself can accomplish it alone. ...
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How to properly describe the client right not to pay instead of refund

As I can understand, a refund in freelancing is not mandatory by EU and US laws (correct me if I'm wrong), but still may be a benefit of freelancer's policy for clients. A quotation from a page about ...
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Strategy of offering the first portion of work in advance or for free

I need useful advice. I'm a web developer from Ukraine with many years of experience, yet have never worked with clients from Western Europe and America. But now I'm considering that. I know it's very ...
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Is getting software development clients really harder?

I'm starting as a freelance software developer. However, as I researched more about getting clients, I started having doubts about it. Most companies have in-house developers. And not every company ...
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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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Germany: Part-Time Freelance or Gewerbe? How to bill as a web dev?

This is especially directed at people who work in germany but I appreciate any insight. I have a full time position as a software engineer at a company which I want to keep but now I have the ...
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What technologies should I use as a web freelancer?

I would like to be a web freelancer but I'm in doubt because I'm not sure if the services I'm going to offer are even relevant in 2022. I know a lot about building websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript ...
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What should I do when handling setting up a host for my client? [duplicate]

So after a lot of learning, I've been making moves to get into making brochure websites for clients, but I'm doubtful as to what the best way to handle setting up the host financially for my client. ...
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How can I write a good proposal on Upwork.com?

I am new to upwork.com. So far, I have submitted 20 proposals, but I did not see any reaction to them. I have about 11 years of programming experience, and it's not good that I can't communicate how ...
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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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How to find a suitable blockchain talent? [closed]

A new project I am working on needs a blockchain full stack developer and designer.They must understand solidity (Ethereum), sidechains (Bitcoin), etc. Anyone interested? In addition, I feel that it's ...
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How difficult is it to start freelancing while attending university?

I am an 18-year-old boy who will be educating in university soon. I wondered if there is anybody who started freelancing besides studying. By freelancing I don't mean a big business, but using typical ...
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Is it SO different to be freelance than to have a classic contract when you are a developper?

I am a web front end developer (5 years exp) / scrum master (1 year exp). I started to consider to move to freelance, but It dependents in some conditions, and I do not know if freelance will answer ...
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Looking for simple contract template for making website. Stuck on termination clause?

I am making a simple website for a friend of a friend. We have agreed on an hourly rate. I'm just wondering, how does a contract normally end? It could have a term like "either party can ...
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Building an entire platform yourself - What's the ONE thing you could point to? [closed]

If it weren't hard enough being a freelancer, some crazy people like myself choose to be a true 'one man show' and develop entire platforms themselves rather than just a piece of a platform (eg front ...
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Leaving my full time job for 1 client

About a year ago I tried to start a consulting company. approached potential clients with my services but did not get anywhere. I am now working full time and one of them has come back to me and would ...
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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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Are unit tests and continuous integration part of web app delivery?

I offer high quality fast web app prototyping services. As part of the interview process, the client, a non technical bootstrap founder brought in a backend developer/consultant to ask me questions ...
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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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Are mockups free of charge?

As a web developer freelancer, clients sometimes ask me to give them a mockup for some new pages or ideas they have in mind and want to build. This takes time to achieve, so should I be asking them ...
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Can I charge for refreshing my knowledge in a certain technology?

I just took a contract with a company that reached out to me for development help. Had 2 people contact me and they seemed really eager to have me on. Can I charge for my time spent refreshing my ...
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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 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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How can I access a new client's pre-existing website?

I am an inexperienced web developer, and I have yet to get my first client. I have prospective clients, however I am concerned about pitching them simply because I am unsure as to how I will access ...
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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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Best ways to start a career in software development?

New developer here and struggling to get around the old Catch 22 of can't get a job without experience and can't get experience without a job. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to ...
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Transfer Wordpress website to client that stops

I developed a Wordpress website for a client. I also bought a Wordpress Theme (on Envato) and activitated its license to get the latest theme/plugin updates. What if a client stops with my services? ...
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How can I send an agreement in midst of a project?

I have made an indeed silly decision to not send the agreement upfront to my new client, before starting his Web development project... I actually didnt send it because he is a very close person and ...
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Can client demand a refund for software that fails specifications?

I delivered software which failed to meet the client's specifications. I followed 90% of the specs, but not 100%. Client is asking for a partial refund, for the features which were not delivered. He ...
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How are images, icons, videos, logos, etc. budgeted, and who chooses them, the developer or the client?

Are images, icons, videos, logos, etc. included in the final budget or are they charged later when the developer has to buy them? And also, who chooses them? Are they chosen by the developer, taking ...
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How to make sure I will get paid by my sibling

I am a web developer and SEO for my brother. He has an insurance company and specialises on a certain type of customers that I address with special websites and SEO for him. I'm doing this for ...
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Tips For Freelancing & Wordpress Workflow

Im looking to start freelancing using Wordpress. However I would love some advice on my workflow. It's my first time doing this, so Im sure its lacking. What my plan is so far: 1) Send email to ...
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Is frontend web development worth learning in 2019?

I have basic knowledge of HTML5, CSS 3, and Bootstrap. Shall I learn the frontend thing completely? Will it be worth the time and energy keeping the fact in mind that there are tons of frontend ...
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Rate for a novice building a Wordpress site [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question- and I'll try to be detailed and yet brief. I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Web Technologies. I have been approached by a family ...
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How to build a portfolio as a freelancer new to the market

I have about 10 years experience working in web development agencies as a Project Manager/User Researcher. 2 years ago I decided to move into a technical role and did an MSc in Computer Science at a ...
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Team gathering for open source project [closed]

I'm a freelancer by myself and I'm looking for team that is willing to work on open source project for FREE. The problem is that I'm a freelancer and I know that there is no freelancer that is willing ...
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How to become a freelance programmer without knowing much about Web Design?

I am an aerospace engineer, but I'm quite adept at programming I believe. I am very strong with C, C++ and Python. However, I use it for computational simulations and embedded systems in the aerospace ...
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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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