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Project which has potential and is important to me but going to fail because of budget

TL;DR I'm working on a software project. The whole thing took a while because both parties were somehow unexperienced but now some milestones are finished. The customer is statisfied and wants to go ...
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Client wants to find a payment scheme that works for us. He doesn't want retainer nor hourly. How to find a common ground?

I hope you bear with me. This is going to be quite a long post. I want to lay out my situation in detail in hopes of getting advice as to what I should do and how to approach it the best way possible. ...
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How to deal with a customer who get work and didn't gave payment?

I'm logo designer. A few days ago a customer contacted me through a freelancing site he order me to make a logo for his product. I made a logo for him. He said to make it better. I did and ...
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What to do when a client cancels project 1 day before delivery?

I learned a valuable lesson today the hard way. I know what to do in the future, but for right now, I want to know what my options are for collecting payment, and maybe some advice on how not to get ...
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Client wants me to take a portfolio project off my website

About 18 months ago I completed a brochure design for an old client. I added a few spreads of it as mockups to my online portfolio. The booklets contain text written by my client — helpful information ...
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Client requesting things out of my domain in the name of maintainance

So, I happen to develop an inventory management system for a local store. The main owner (An old timer non-techie) of the store was reluctant about the idea, but his son was the one who wanted the ...
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Non-EU citizen in Germany under student visa - how much work can I take?

I am a non-EU citizen studying in Germany. According to my visa I am allowed to work 120 days or 240 half-days per year. How is the permitted hours amount calculated if I plan to take freelancing ...
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Junior Graphic Designer here. Am I being low-balled by a client who I've worked with for the past 3 years? How to remedy the situation?

I hope you bear with me. This is going to be quite a long post. I want to lay out my situation in detail in hopes of getting advice as to what I should do and how to approach it the best way possible. ...
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What is a good way to handle correction loops and clients which delay or deny project acceptance in fixed-price projects?

As I have been into business for a long time now I know that this is one of a real freelance nightmare (maybe also for companies, but especially for freelancers). It can be even worse in case that ...
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Can a client sue when I removed the work I did after they didn't pay

I was doing a website for a client. They paid in full for the services and I didn't have any issues with the service/payment. He then later asked for additional work, which was not a part of our ...
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Customer cancelled order and didn't paid for it? Can i take him to court

If a customer get the work from seller and in the end he cancelled what should seller do?what should be his action? Can he take him to court?
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Freelancing in Germany: am I a Freiberufler or Gewerbe?

I arrived to Germany recently and do not yet speak German. I would like to do some work in my spare time which consists of creating visual artwork. In Germany, it is important for tax purposes to ...
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Question is how to deal with customer that is not paying through proper website channel and goes on increasing his offer?

Yesterday i got an offer from a client to give 1500 reviews and 50 post on his social account,The client offered me $250 but he was saying that i will pay you by paypal not through website pay channel....
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Can I take my client to court for non payment of invoice before invoice is due?

He has stated in an email that he will not be paying it. I had set the payment terms to 28 days. This means that I'll have to wait a month to start the claim process, beginning with a letter before ...
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Wife being asked to register with Upwork; is this legit?

My wife was contacted by a friend who wants to hire her for online work. For payment, he's requesting that she set up an Upwork account. She's not wanting to do other freelance work, this is just to ...
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Is it okay to prospect my customer's customers?

Here is the situation: I have been working full-time for a customer (let's call him A) over the last month and most of this time was actually spent on projects from a single customer of them (let's ...
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How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance?

I am a Mechanical Engineer, currently employed full-time for a large multinational. I am considering the option of leaving my full-time job to do similar work freelance, for various reasons: mostly ...
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Should I give my customer a chance to make a counter offer?

I'm currently working as a freelance software developer during 2 days a week (long term) for a customer close to my home. A few months ago I told them that 2 days is not enough for me and I'll be ...
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How to deliver work and procedure for freelancing in Android app development

When freelancing in android app development, what is the best way to work with the client(employer): 1) Should one deliver work and take payment in parts. Do clients pay in advance? 2) Whose ...
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UK VAT unique invoice number

I've recently registered for VAT and I'm not sure if I've been numbering my invoices correctly. I don't have many clients and I simply run a sequential count so it would be invoice #01...#02..#03 ...
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Client refused to pay for maintenance but now asks for small tweeks

We had developed a blog/sales website for a client about 6 months ago and while discussing the contract, they were sure that they won't need maintenance. Since last month, they have been asking for ...
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Client saying Another freelancer did the job while on contract

Recently, I got an offer to make a web page for a company on Upwork, The client and I agreed on 10 days to finish the job and I accepted the offer and started working on the application. 7 days ...
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Calculating 1099 hourly rate based on a w2

I've been on a w2 pretty much forever, but am negotiating with a company that wants me to work on a contract-to-hire 1099 basis. Is there a straightforward way to calculate what my 1099 hourly rate ...
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How the ideas are protected on freelance world?

I'm new to hiring freelancers for work. I'm having few ideas but I'm not sure what are methods/mechanisms available in freelance world to protect my ideas. What is preventing a freelancer to listen ...
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Do I have to pay for a freelance contract?

They offered me a freelance job to do data entry. only that to be able to be with the work they demand me the payment of 32usd. who tell me what the contract is for? Is this so or is it a scam? I am ...
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USA citizens as freelancers for foreign company

Hello everyone and congratulations on your wonderful work helping all of us! I own a company in Romania that provides online phone services and I am a Romanian too paying all my taxes in Romania. I ...
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Why are freelance rates for mobile developers on freelancer.com so low?

For example here, someone likes to pay $140 for a chat application (iOS and Android) here, someone like to have an audio streaming mobile application be built. He is willing to pay $8 - $15 per hour! ...
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What is the best way to promote yourself as a specialist in a specific field?

My questions are for freelancers that have active twitter, blog or any other social platform that gives them good clients. Does it worth to have an active twitter account, or constantly writing to ...
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What can I do to earn money, with the fleet of Virtual Private Servers I own?

I own a lot of servers, Virtual Private Servers in specific. Those resources are being wasted. How do I put them to good use to earn a substantial amount of money? Please give me detailed ideas and ...
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Is it ethical to close a project where there is no output without any pay

I wanted to get some processing work done so I hired a freelancer for the same Before the contract started, I clearly mentioned 8 key things I want the code to do. I deposited the contract amount in ...
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Starting a one-person Ltd options

I have a personal project that's doing pretty well (over 370k downloads), but with no monetizing solution so far. Before I go in for monetization, I'm trying to browse the different options out there ...
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can I isssue an invoice to a client, on my future business name, before I register as a sole trader with HMRC?

I am about to start a consulting project and do not yet have a registered business name. I am thinking of registering as a sole trader. can I issue a invoices for my services or they can only be ...
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What to do once the project goes live?

I'm looking for advice on the best way to service my client once their project goes live while avoiding any potential pitfalls. The product is a custom software solution that is cloud hosted. During ...
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Client has cancelled the project and asking for refund of payment

I have agreed for a mobile Application project where everything has to be managed by me only as development and programming designing concern. The only Designing part has been given to another ...
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Good Domain Name for Freelance Website [closed]

If Dr. Bob Batman would decide to launch a website where he blogs and does stuff about his freelancing website (PHP, MySQl programming) that is made up of his name, which of the following do you think ...
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Do I need to be a company to run my start-up like web entertainment portal?

Let's assume I have created quite a successful online service for entertainment, which does not sell anything and the only potential income would come from advertisement. Let's assume it is big enough ...
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How to tell client I accidentally went over their credit budget

My client wanted a website that included the purchase of a few (6) professioanl images, which I suggested iStock as a place to get them. It was hard at first to convince him he needed to pay for his ...
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Is it appropriate to ask my client for more money?

So I started taking work on Freelancer.com and got my first client 2 days ago. However, he sent me the project with all the default values. "I have a project for you..." $250 budget, etc. When I went ...
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How do I tell a client that our contract isn't being upheld?

Back in March a friend of mine reached out to me for graphic design work for a crowdfunded project him and a small team were working on. Because I had worked with him in the past on some projects I ...
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How do I market myself as a specializing generalist?

I have been a freelancer / IT consultant for the last 20+ years I still have trouble coming up with my brand or specialization. The closest description to what I do is some kind of a generalizing ...
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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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Viability of a plan to get experience and to grow portfolio

I am a young iOS programmer with a good amount of experience. I have been doing iOS programming for five or six years I have a couple finished apps on the App Store that are very aesthetic and that I ...
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How to deal with clients that ask for new features in the middle of project?

One of my main problem with freelancing is that some of my clients ask me to add new feature in the middle of project when we have reached an agreement about tasks and price. So basically I'm adding ...
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How to protect video course materials provided to students

Apologies if this isn't the right part of Stack Exchange, this seems the right place though. I'm helping a music teacher friend who lives on private tuition. They want to provide short videos that ...
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Convince client not to want my software

I'm the primary author of an open-source software program. I was contacted by a client who wished to contract me to add a (major) feature to the program so that it could be used in their company's ...
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What to do If I suggested and implemented wrong infrastructure for a client

I'm an IT freelancer in Italy, with experience in software development, web design and recently system administration. Around three months ago I got a new client to work for and signed contract to ...
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Supplying your own people to a client. Conflict of interest? Full disclosure?

I was recruited as a software developer through an agency to an end client. Now having worked with the client for a couple of years they trust me and are always asking if I know fellow developers that ...
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Freelancer in Germany, South African client, do I charge VAT?

I am working as a freelance software developer in Germany, and I need to know if I should be charging a South African client VAT or not. I have found out the answer for Germany, other EU states, USA ...
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How to ask for increase the budget for a freelancing project

I have agreed to work complete the mobile App project. The client had spoken to me expressing the idea of the App. to give some Technical structure for their idea had designed supporting Database ...
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Recruiter forwarding freelancer's profile without consent

Recently I responded to a request from a recruiter of a UK-based, "award-winning" recruitment company. We talked on the phone, and the recruiter proposed to submit my profile to a project as well as ...

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