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What do web developers charge for site maintenance (not changes/updates)?

I'm a freelance web developer in the evenings and my framework of choice is Wordpress.org. Wordpress and its community plugins are updated frequently. Wordpress is also a highly targeted framework for ...
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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 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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Where can a front end web developer start freelancing?

Let's say you're beginning web development, and you want to start earning money. Where do you get started? I know a portfolio would be a start, but I don't know where to apply just as a front-end ...
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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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Do I need errors and omissions insurance as a freelance (1099) programmer?

This question is regarding working in the USA. For the past year and a half I've just worked as a contract (1099, a 1099 contract worker is someone who is self-employed and works for another company) ...
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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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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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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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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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How do freelance coders persuade clients of the value of software tests?

My question is a sort of inverse of this one, where the OP asks whether a client may expect software tests as automatic deliverable in a software project. To me, that would imply a knowledgeable ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Development project going awry. Is this part of the development process or should I be charging more?

I am a designer with a 1-2 years experience with front-end development. I don't offer that service very often as a freelancer, so I wanted to get some advice on a freelance situation. I developed a ...
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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 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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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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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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How many completed projects is good for a portfolio for a new freelancer?

I finally committed to becoming a full stack web developer about a year ago. I have progressed very well, but am not an expert by any stretch. But I am happy with my progress. It is time now 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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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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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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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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How can I get web development clients in the music and entertainment business?

I've been working as a front-end web developer for over six years. Of that time, I've spent a year freelancing. Most of my work has been for big clients and corporate sites. But, I feel like I'm done ...
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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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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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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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Charging for additions to a client's website?

So I have a client that I built a site for a few months ago, it's an online leather goods store and they're launching ten new products over the next ten days for christmas that they want me to add to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is presenting possible clients with reworks of their existing content a good idea?

I often come across local websites that are sub-par. With just a day or two of work, I could easily provide them with a better solution. However, when I approach the website owners with an offer to re-...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Minor wanting to start a web development business [closed]

I am a minor, and I would like to start a business doing freelance web development. I know nothing about freelance work, so naturally I have a ton of questions: What do I need to make my business ...