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Use this tag for situations where the regular base of operations is at the worker's home, and the related issues (logistics with family, home office tax write-offs, etc). For remote work questions that aren't about a home office, see the "remote" tag.

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Offering a wide variety of services; playing with multiple paths

I have quite the list of jobs (much more than what is listed here) that seem viable and enjoyable that I have some form of experience in, at least hobby wise. When trying to find work around any of ...
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Burning-out freelancer at "old" age. Questioning one's career

I've been a full stack web developer since the late '90s, nearing my half-century mark now. Throughout my career, I've accumulated a wealth of experience in various fields. However, alongside my ...
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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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Outsourcing a freelancing project

I'm interested to do freelancing in Hardware designing to upskill myself and also financial growth. As I'm a beginner, how to seeking and approach a first client and what's the initial step to do ...
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How do I effectivly an profitably, make a career out of independent freelancing?

I've been researching a lot about freelancing, an to my surprise, I'm a little interested in becoming an independent freelancer! In accordance I am inquiring on how to become a successful freelancer ...
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How to deal with an arrogant client who gets intensely upset with even the smallest of communication gaps between us?

I currently work for a low-paying, arrogant local client who does give me a decent amount of work, but all are under-paid. The client has a habit of bargaining and complaining. If I ask him for more ...
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Just thinking about clients and things to do create anxiety

I know it's easy to say just relax or go exercise, but what I'm noticing is that there's so many things to keep track of as a freelancer and sometimes one just pops up in my head and distracts me and ...
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Seeking freelance (academic) publication platforms

Briefly speaking, I'm looking for a freelancing opportunity to write academic papers (topics related to Artificial intelligence, digital transformation, political philosophy, sociology, and literature....
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Advantages/disadvantages of DBA vs LLC?

I am looking at establishing myself as a freelancer in graphic design from home. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a DBA vs LLC in the United States?
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Is it possible to market myself if I dont want to reveal my real ID online?

I am a private person and don't like to add private info online. You can call me old school but I don't have any social media account or any other online account under my real ID. Is it possible to ...
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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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How to start a freelance career (during retirement) in programming with a background in data warehousing

I just retired with over 30 years of software development experience in the business intelligence and data warehousing area of IT. I would like to keep my skills up to date and work part-time in the ...
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Desk Landline phone or VOIP phone for freelancing

Due to COVID 19 I' am working from home for my regular job as well as freelancing. I want to have a separate number from my work cell phone and since I'll be working at a desk every day for 8-10 hours ...
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How can I work freelance in spain, whilst living in Australia

I have been offered a freelance position in spain from the company which I used to work for. I lived in spain for a year on a student visa, but now I am back living in Australia. The company were ...
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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 can I get customer on mobile app development?

I have been a Software developer for 3 years doing Android development and have done 6 months of professional React-Native (Android-iOS) development. I can not seem to find a freelance Android ...
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How do I make money in a legal, moral way from home with my computer, without interacting with humans or uploading photo id?

I do have: A computer. Programming skills (scripting general logic, making WWW requests and interacting with a local database). The technical ability to send and receive Bitcoin with my Bitcoin Core ...
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How an EXPERIENCED programmer can switch to freelancing?

First off, sorry for the caps in the title, but I did that for a good reason. Most sites and blog articles out there go something like, "How a beginner can start freelancing with no experience". ...
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Balancing life with productive work with study and research

I am a web designer / developer (front end and back end). I do that proficiently since more than 10 years, and I am appreciated and good skilled in designing and programming. I work alone in a home ...
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Freelancing as Physicist / Mathematician

I am looking for freelance jobs that would allow me to work remotely and part-time. From what I see, apart from coding jobs (most of which seem to be full-time), only jobs as scientific editor come up....
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How to effectively handle obsessive personal client calls during regular office hours

I have a new local client who simply won't stop calling me during my office hours. I do attend to calls of all my clients. But he calls me and discusses everything about the project over phone only, ...
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When do I ask for an advance/upfront payment

I have the project agreement ready which I will send to all my clients before website development begins. But I am confused about when to ask for an upfront payment? Generally, when I send ...
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What options are available in the UK to someone who is looking to work on the road?

Consider a half day meeting at another site away from home. In order to make the most of the other half day, it would be helpful to have a local place to set up a laptop, with a wifi connection, and ...
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How to avoid 'Pretending' to work?

I have been self-employed semi-successfully for a little under a year now. My partner works in education and now has most of the summer off. I normally work in the living room, but as I feel it would ...
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How to sell Android app to a general contractor for my desired price?

I have designed an app specifically for a certain contracting company on the Android Studio platform. I have recently looked over the regulations for uploading an app onto the Google Play store and ...
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Managing Someone else's Social Media

I've been asked if I can manage social media for someone whose business is in another province - which means I cannot easily travel to them to gather images/content/videos/etc. How can you best ...
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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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Underage Freelance working

As a Teen, I can say I would like to participate, learn and most importantly, work as early as possible. But here comes a dilemma. In freelancing or even outsourcing, most company pays using credit ...
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How to efficiently find graphic design opportunities

I am looking to do some freelance work as a graphic designer. I've been in the industry for 10+ years. I can make whatever a potential client is looking for. Where do you go when first starting out?...
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Do you bill for time waiting for client to respond within a single shift/day?

I do motion graphics and editing. A lot of my "time" is waiting for the client to respond to the last version I sent, or to answer a question about how to proceed. Client is claiming I should only ...
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I want to work as a freelancer in data entry. What skills are required and how can I make my profile attractive?

I want to work as a freelancer in data entry. What skills are required? and how can I make my profile attractive? I also want my fees by Paytm. What can I do?
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How do I set up a contract for a IT company's logo?

So I'm kinda new on the whole 'do works for companies' thing, I'm artist, have been drawing for the past 6y and mostly I do art from person to person, but I was approached by a client who wanted to ...
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Is it possible for Australian company to hire a full-time freelancer overseas?

I'm a working holiday maker in Sydney. Now I'm working for a startup company as a fullstack developer. My working holiday visa is expiring in Feb. The young company now still need some time to become ...
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Is it unacceptable or not wise to email clients during the weekend?

This Exchange question here: Staying in contact with clients when I have a different sleep-wake rhythm (being a night owl or living in a different time zone) deals with the subject quite well, but it ...
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Freelancer to Entrepreneur

I am a part time freelancer since last 4 years along with full-time job. Sometimes it feels like being your own boss and sometimes subcontracting the work gives me pleasure of being an investor where ...
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How to deal with sudden health problem

I'm a single web designer / developer freelance and I work in a home office, my target clients are small to medium local businesses, shops, hotels, etc. I have several clients and I am available to ...
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Which website is best for freelancing?

I'm currently working as a freelancer at fiverr from the last few months. Now I've listen about many others sites for freelancers like freelancer,guru,upwork etc. I don't know which website is best ...
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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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Should I charge for idle services as a freelancer?

In my freelancing; I am currently working on a project where I need to upload files so i'm sitting here waiting for the files to upload so I can continue to work on the project. As a freelancer; is ...
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Finding clients and marketing myself

Im a fresh graduate from uni and im trying to enter the freelancing word, however im not sure how.. its such a big community with many experienced people. How can someone such as me face and get ...
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skills needed to do and find freelance web design work

I am considering learning the skills needed to become a freelance web programmer or web designer. I have confidence in back-end development but am learning more about front end. I live in India and ...
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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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How to stay safe online as a freelancer?

I have been freelancing for a while now and in some of the work I do I am required to visit a lot of different websites. This isn't an issue, but I worry about my safety online. I have Webroot, but ...
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Doing business in Australia as freelancer located overseas but with the Australian Permanent Residency

I am a French Citizen with the Australian Permanent Residency. I am currently in Australia but I am moving back to France in a month for family reasons. My company is proposing me to keep working for ...
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How to succeed as a freelance writer? [closed]

I want to be a freelance writer, I've done some research on it and I will be signing up for online classes to learn more about the subject. Is there anybody on here who has succeeded as a freelance ...
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Billing Work from Home Long Running Task

I am working from home this weekend. I am a developer and I have created a program that purges records at the click of a button. The entire process take after clicking about 12 hours to complete. I ...
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how do I get more repeat business from existing clients?

I'd like to get more repeat business from clients. Aside from asking them "are you looking for any more work done" is there any other way to approach them to secure more work?
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Freelancer moving to Italy

I am a freelancer in Russia, I work on UpWork and have permanent income. But I am considering of moving to another country in EU, say, Italy. I know that there are some companies in other countries ...
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Is it good to leave a job to start freelancing?

I have 3.5 years of experience in an IT company at the position of senior Web developer and I want to start work as a freelancer. If I don't get enough work, then what? What are the risks if I do ...
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Fees for travel

I work mostly from home, but I do have some clients that want me to commute to their homes for updates. How should I handle these fees? I would love to hear from people who have experienced this ...
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