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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to act and charge as a project coordinator?

A client has approached me with a rather unusual request. Instead of hiring my services as a freelance web developer, they already got a small team working on their first product, they have decided ...
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My newbie mistakes and how to communicate with clients

For the past few months I've been doing a lot of freelancing projects for people for little to no money. I figure it looks better on my portfolio if I make stuff FOR other people, rather than just ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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