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Questions tagged [working-from-home]

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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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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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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Competing with experienced people on freelancing websites

I'm trying to enter the freelancing world while finishing my degree, in order to get more experience in my field and make some money. How can I compete with people on the freelancing sites, since ...
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How I can be hidden from my current working company?

I am working in one good company as a senior iOS developer and have some good experience in it. I have some free time in personal and I want to earn more money by doing freelance work online And I ...
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How do I prove my source of income as a freelancer?

Recently I've been doing some banking paperwork in which i had to submit my proof of income. I work as a freelance graphic designer on Fiverr Freelance Marketplace and Istockphoto, so i wonder How to ...
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Freelancing sysadmin

I live in South America. I am working as Linux / Unix sys admin since 2005, still in the same path, but I would like to do it as a freelance now, offering service locally and outside my country, too -...
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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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Can I Become A Freelancer And What I Need Too Know

I'm a student I love coding as a hobby and am confident in python and some of its common addons, I have also learnt and can program some C++ and have begun learning basic. I am familiar with using ...
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How much money should one save up before freelancing full-time?

I was curious; how much money (in terms of months of expenses) should someone save up before quitting their day job and freelancing full-time?
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How viable is to work probono on a third world country for my portfolio?

I'm living in a third world country where either you own a business, you get paid on dollars, or you are at god's mercy (I get paid nearly 15$/monthly here, and minimum wage is at ~8$, again monthly). ...
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How do I gather requirements about our project from non IT people?

I've always worked under an IT manager, so I don't know how to interact with end users. I have a problem now, because someone has asked me to develop a program. My situation: He has limited time to ...
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Is there a way to work free for experience? [closed]

I had never been hired at upwork, I don't know why. I am willing to work for experience! Just simple data entry jobs, just for my experience. Because I think I need experience to be hired by an actual ...
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Companies VS Clients

So let me tell my backstory. After graduating college, a few months after, I found a work-from-home job through Craigslist. It was my first ever job. It paid $15/hr and I was supposed to get about 20 ...
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Handling a client that doesn't pay v2

I have the same story as this, but I do have time logs in google docs like: an NDA signed by me (don't have a copy signed by the other party, though) + email correspondence. We had the project back ...
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Handling a client that doesn't pay after services are delivered

What are the ways of protecting your income while working as a freelancer? I did contract work for a company day and night for 4 months, full-time. They were supposed to pay those 4 months of fees ...
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UK company hired me, threatened to file charges against me

I am a freelancer based in the Philippines, and was hired by a UK-based company towards the beginning of September. While I was hired, I neither signed a contract nor signed an NDA. After a month of ...
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how to start work in freelancing in online [duplicate]

i am a new lancer user . I didn't know how work in freelancing. i need help to enter or working in freelancing. please help me to knowing details how to start in freelancing.
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How can I be successful as a digital nomad?

I have been reading articles on digital nomad-ing. Here are some of them: Being a digital nomad in Bali This guy built his business by the beach Joel Gascoigne of Buffer (11 cities in 3 months) ...
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How does a freelance copywriter determine the right price-per-word to charge?

I worked 6 month for a german company, writing the content for their italian website. Aside for this experience, I'm an absolute beginner with no qualification at all. The only reason I was offered to ...
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Should a new freelance photographer visit businesses without appointments

I've started work as freelance photographer since 6 months. I've been doing photography since 2 years but just recently after gaining much knowledge I prepared a good portfolio for architecture/...
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Hiring freelancers who are a couple?

I’m in a situation where I wanted to hire 2 freelancers, and they’re a couple. After a few interviews and investigations, I realized the husband totally lied on his resume and experience; all he did ...
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Could I theoretically make money by creating software Linux distro needs? [closed]

I have an idea to listen to what the Linux community needs and to create some simple applications for it. Basically, I would start off with one of the most popular Linux distros at the moment, and ...
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Are there platforms to find partners for a startup project? [closed]

I'm starting to ride their own little project, but I would do it with someone else who could like him. Now I would be doing myself Frontend/ Backend and design, but in many of these things I'm a mess,...
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I'm an able web developer with advanced knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and (My)SQL.. where to go from here? [closed]

To start off with I'm 16 years old, and I do know these languages sufficiently enough to produce a finished product. I've made a few community based websites in the past, and they were fairly popular ...
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Freelancer.com and Invoices [closed]

I've recently signed up for Freelancer.com and I'm trying to get how the system works. This is not about Freelancer.com per se but applies to all similar web sites. Let's say I won a job and ...
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Freelancer.com Milestones/Escrow

I've recently signed up for Freelancer.com and when bidding on projects you are asked to break down your proposal into milestones. Why would I want to do that? If I enter just a single milestone and ...
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Working from home while dealing with significant other

I have been freelancing from home for about a year now. On the work side, things have been going very well; I am making good money and having a blast. On the personal side, however, things are getting ...
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Where, other than home, can freelancers do their work?

When working on a solo project, sitting at home on your own can get a bit depressing after a while. I can go to Starbucks, but feel a bit awkward sitting in Starbucks after an hour or so (even if I ...
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What job on freelancing websites can do a person with medium English level and lower medium knowledge of PC?

A friend of mine is trying to make remote freelancing career. He cannot find job in his expertise for years because his job requires direct contact to the client (agriculture) and a remote advisory is ...