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Client doesn't give approval but changes expectation. What should I do?

I'm recently working with a very indecisive client who never seems to want to make decisions or give approvals to any confirmations I asked of her. I have had a question on this here a while ago. But ...
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How to help a client understand that 16-hour effort doesn't mean deliver the next day?

I've recently quoted a client on a project for 16 hours of effort. I've told him that I can deliver the work in 3 weeks time. However, he took the 16 hours of effort literally and expected me 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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How do I notify my Client that my Consultancy Agreement is expiring & also I want them to renew it

I am a Consultant to a company whose HR, PD & other people have not notified me that the agreement is expiring in a few days. I want to send an email to the CEO, HR, PD and do the following: ...
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Client paid for project in full, canceled the project 4 months into it (nothing to do with me) wants refund for unfinished work

For this project we had no formal contract, just emails outline scope of work and partial usage rights for the images I was delivering. They decided to cancel the project about 4 months into it (once ...
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Freelancers, do you have any advice when clients cancel the project?

I joined a website design project for a client. I asked him to deposit 50% of the project's money. I sent draft designs; they were almost complete. Suddenly, the client said he met a financial ...
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How can I justify my opinion about app release?

I've started a new project with a college classmate. We wanted to develop a mobile app, which we thought wasn't invented yet. Doing some research, we found out that the idea already existed; and it ...
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How to deal with indecisive clients?

I do freelance web design and development on the side. I have a client recently who appears to be flaky and indecisive. She isn't very willing to commit herself to make decisions. When I've the ...
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What expectations are there of support when handing development over to a different contractor after my contract is terminated?

This may be a better fit for a different site, but I couldn't really find one that served the intersection of software engineering and business norms. My primary concern here is about something I ...
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How can a teenager start freelancing?

I've been freelance programming on a few niche forums for about two years now, and have a decent portfolio built up. I'd like to start working in other places and learn how to market myself better. ...
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How to avoid working as an unofficial full-time employee?

I was proposed the following scenario as a freelancing opportunity: Work in their office 40 hours / week, M-F Using their equipment Work on multiple projects, not one ongoing project Following their ...
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Advice when pitching a day rate to maximize billable time

I originally asked this over on workplace.stackexchange.com: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/131342/40440 I read an article for contractors/freelancers about how to calculate a day rate, vs ...
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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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Best way to launch your mobile app

I'm looking to launch my mobile app soon, but I need to copyright it and I'm not sure what would be the best thing to do, how should I start, etc. Can I launch an app under self employment or I would ...
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What to do with this client? I'm not getting paid [duplicate]

Is there any advice on how to get a client to submit their final payment? All the work is complete but I have been waiting for 2 months and the client is no longer responding to my messages and going ...
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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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Do you own the right to publish someone's work after you pay them?

Let's say I ask someone to make a 3d model of a monster, can I then publish his work on a modding website? Is there any other thing I need to be aware of? Do I have to put his name to credit him for ...
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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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Quote for a full week of sprint/workshop - How to price this?

I am looking for advice on how to price work on a week-long intensive workshops. I have done 2-3 days sessions before but that was usually basically a set of meetings in some corporate 9-5 office, ...
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Wordpress website quote advice

I'm looking for some advice on a quote. I've previously quoted and built a wordpress website for a client, this website is now live, and now they want me to clone that website and create a new site in ...
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US bank account - Which information should I provide?

When a US client ask for my bank account in order to pay me (by bank transfer payment) for my work , Which information they mean? Routing Number? Account Number? or both ? and is it safe to provide ...
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Client wants free and half-rate meetings

I have been freelancing for a client for two years now at 15 hours/week. I recently raised my rate from $30/hour to $50/hour to reflect that of a freelancer and not an employee (since I receive no ...
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Receipts and invoices

I am self-employed and just started a business. Is it a legal requirement to produce an invoice and receipt for my clients? Will HMRC expect to see these next year when I file my SA? Thanks, Mark
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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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Self-employed 401k

I have a freelancing business (just me, sole proprietor) that I run in parallel to my full-time day job. I need to make extra money on the side because I'm behind with retirement savings. I set up a ...
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advice on consulting with a team

tldr; I was consulting alone and I'm not sure on how to do it with a team. My consulting business (software, independent) in a niche field is going well. Up until now I have winged it, since there is ...
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How to combine the general advantages of “work for hire” and retain my right for reuse the code?

I'm an independent software consultant and I want to create a framework that lets me solve a wide variety of problems in a niche area. The purpose of the framework is to have existing building blocks ...
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freelance portfolio youtube channel

I currently work as a full time freelancer. And I develop various applications within excel. I have created lot of applications for many clients. So I thought to create a Youtube channel showing the ...
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How can I sell to Big Clients?

I own, for about a year now, a one-man Software Firm that works with projects in the Industrial Automation and Data Telemetry market. My initial goal when started this firm was to develop software ...
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How to formulate contract for component to be paid on a “per product sold” basis

I am planning to develop a part of a software running on a hardware+software product. The idea is to be paid about 10% of every item sold on a free contract basis (no corporation creation). I would ...
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How much should I pay for a simple android app [closed]

I want my own quiz application on android, with just about 50 multiple choice questions. How much should I pay to the developer?
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Is leaflet dropping bad practice?

I'm considering dropping off / posting leaflets to local small businesses to advertise my web & graphic design services. Is this kind of promotion acceptable or might it just result in people ...
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How Do I Pay Contractors and Customers

I have a small business and I'm about to start a couple of new initiatives that will require 1. paying contractors 2. paying customers for the purchase of certain items. Here are the options I have ...
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Non-billable hours if you're expected on a bench with unclear timelines

Somewhat related to If I am working on an hourly project with variable hours per week and I am blocked on a task, should I bill for the time spent blocked?, but if you have a corp-to-corp client that ...
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Should I tell my client that software already exists to fill their need?

I have a client who wants a web app built for their business. I build web apps. We have had a couple meetings and I have put together some mockups. They are operating on the assumption that the ...
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How do time tracking application for software development freelancer work? [closed]

I would like to understand how these companies who claim keeping track of the time a freelancer works on a project do their job. So far, I have learned that some just offer a timer in their app next ...
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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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Advertise through email

So I'm starting a basic business of consulting for web, mobile, desktop, games development. I have seen some business website around my neighborhood that really need rework or upgrade, so i was ...
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Freelancer sent an undiscussed bill for quote

I've a friend who runs a small startup, and has run into an issue with a freelancer he was trying to hire to refactor & improve their mobile codebase. He had a limited budget and so was trying to ...
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Social Networking As A Multi-Niche Freelancer

As an individual, as I'm sure most of us are, I have an extremely broad range of interests. Anything from Nature and wildlife, to rock and heavy metal lifestyle interests ( bands, tattoos, beer, ...
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How to Showcase Your Work As A Beginner

I'm primarily a freelance writer and I've just got into amateur photography. In both fields my interests are extremely broad, so I'd like to jump into all areas and see where it takes me. With ...
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Hiring Contractors for Lead Generation

I want to hire a few contractors to help get leads for my business. I am planning on paying the contractors commission only. (i.e. I get $X in sales from there referral and they get a fixed % of $X.)...
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Not getting paid by Tutorme.com

I work as a academic tutor (with a very good rating) for Tutorme.com, they pay their tutors through PayPal every Wednesday, but recently (for the past few weeks) they stopped doing that. I messaged ...
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How do I tell a client that I'm working fewer hours because they pay me much worse than my other clients?

I have a client that I have worked with for 5 years. We have a great working relationship. However, since I've graduated university and found other clients, I've noticed that I'm severely underpaid by ...
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Landscaping gig

I moved to Florida, USA a year ago and bought a new house. I have a couple of palm trees, as do all of the houses in the neighborhood, which are mostly filled with people who also moved to Florida ...
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how to open a web site for offer my service like freelancer in internet?

Hello everyone I am new how to freelancer and I would like to be start my own website where I offer my own server (make website,videogames,server,docker,copywriting,etc) do you think is good idea ...
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UK Freelancing to EU Client (VAT MOSS)

I am based in the UK and have been asked to develop a website for a business client based outside the UK (IRL). The website will contain an e-commerce element allowing them to sell services, not me, ...
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Upwork portfolio - is it OK to use screenshots of a software that I worked on at my workplace?

At my workplace I worked on US-based client projects outsourced to my employer and I'm not working under that employer anymore. These are desktop applications and I have several development-time ...
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How to write a good proposal as a freelancer on upwork?

I am new in freelancing community and don't know how to write a good and effective proposal to get more chances of getting job?I am student and don't have any job experience.
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Refudnable payment for new freelancer [duplicate]

I am a new freelancer looking for my first client. One employer contacted me through email (after I bid and passed their test)saying I have to pay in their skrill account (as you can see I have copied ...

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