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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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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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Safety/privacy as an online tutor?

I'm interested in doing online tutoring and I've gotten offers from a few companies, but I'm new to this and I have maybe a strange concern. A lot of tutoring sites want to list information about you ...
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What can I do if underestimated the project ?

I took a project, and I estimate it at a certain price. Problem is, I really largely underestimate it, because of me, and some area where the client was not very clear. I did it on a freelancer ...
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Upwork no project still need to pay taxes

How does paypal work with upwork do they just send the money to Paypal and if you can't get project you still have to pay for taxes from upwork?
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Two sole traders tending for jobs together who don't want to be partners

Perhaps this is a numpty question: I am sold trader in a specialist field and have a colleague with whom I would like to work with regularly who is also a sole trader. For various reasons we would ...
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Does email domain affect the chances of getting clients?

I am not in a position to buy my own domain right now. I have no other option, but to use a free email provider. Can that affect my chances of getting hired by clients? Unfortunately for me, first....
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I charge hourly, but services used by the client have monthly costs

I develop mobile apps and websites, and charge hourly since these are long-term contracts with continuous development. I'm paid at the start of every month. Some websites/web services I can host for ...
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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 to tell client I cant do any more changes till they pay invoice?

I am new to freelancing. I have developed a project for a client. I am waiting for the final invoice to be settled - fixed price project. The client has requested revision changes 3 times. By revision ...
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Is it ok for an employee to claim credit for work done by contractor?

This is more of an ethical dilemma. I am working as a contractor for a state agency. For last few years, the top brass has changed and very arrogant people have stepped in. Their first order of ...
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Do all clients requests, some off them or none at all?

Let me start off by saying I made a lot of mistakes on my end taking on a project. Now I am in a position where I have a software development project that is a bit of a nightmare and suffering from ...
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Using “DIY” quality product images on website

I'm not 100% sure this is the correct place to ask this but I guess I'll find out. I am trying to startup up my own and my first business. Its a webshop which sells 3D prints. I offer both physical ...
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How to find clients when you are a freelancer?

How do I find clients? I've created my own website where I offer my services, I've posted links to that website on Facebook sale groups and still no one is calling. I don't have a big and impressive ...
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Billable hours when doing passive task

If I'm doing a passive task (i.e.: Generate & download a database dump), is ethical to pass that time as billable hours? I'm not working, but in that moment I can't do any other tasks for my work (...
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How to specify a “deliverables after payment” clause?

I am keen to avoid situations (as I have had in the past) where I hand over source code, and am not paid until significantly later. I'm perfectly happy to demonstrate that the work has been done, but ...
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Securing source code

I am delivering compiled libraries to a customer. This customer wants a guarantee that whatever happens (say if I disappear unexpectedly), he will remain able to use the software when compiler ...
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Is it rude to be unavailable to clients when you are very busy?

excuse me for my not good English I work as a freelance web developer for small to medium local companies and I work alone. Sometimes it happens that I have too much works and projects going on at ...
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How to Push Back on Client Overstepping Contract?

This is a contracted job to cover a maternity leave. The contract states 30 hours a week maximum at at a certain rate, anything over would be actually a lesser hourly rate, and even so, they will ...
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Do you need insurance before you freelance?

If you are an occasional freelancer (for programmer, sysadmin, etc.), do you need business insurance, even if you aren't really an official "business"? Assume for this you are doing things on UpWork ...
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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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If I am licensing a website to a client, what should the copyright on the site say?

I am currently negotiating a license agreement with a former client that I have stopped developing for. It was up till now just work based on a verbal agreement. Now as we are going seperate ways we ...
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How do I avoid being a bad client?

I'm (about to be) a freelance web developer. Changes are I'll be hiring the services of primarily graphic designers to create logos, design pages etc. Thing is - in designing a business card for ...
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How to politely stop doing free work for people

I run a small consulting company, mostly paperwork for immigration, starting a business, and a range of other things. I quite often get a lot of people stopping by to ask questions, leaving, doing ...
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What will a foreigner need to legally work as a freelancer (web developer) in France?

What is needed to work legally in France as a freelancer for a foreigner?, I'm specially interested in knowing what is needed when the person is not from the European union, the US, or countries in ...
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How much detail do you provide a client wanting to improve an existing site?

My friend and I recently went into freelancing a few months ago. We've had a couple of clients we completed projects for so far, all of which for people who did not have a site. Recently we had a ...
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Weekly pricing, help with structure of deal

I'm trying to structure a deal for my consultancy and would like the opinion of others about whether the following is a standard approach: I'm thinking of doing billing weekly with bi-weekly ...
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Exclusivity of work

If the client owns the code and IP for the work I'm doing for them, does this automatically grant them an exclusive license? Can I resell the solution or part of it to other clients?
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Date on invoice?

I'm a bit confused about the date that I need to put on my invoice. I'm getting paid on the 1st day of the month. So I did some work on March. When should I send the invoice? March 31th or April ...
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Does the success of a website depend not only on the number of visits but on the target population too?

I think of building a website (may be with an android app too) that has games for kids (to train the brain, memory, attention ...etc). In case all goes well, how would the economic model be? I don't ...
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What/how to price project?

I have a project with a client and I don't know how to put a price on it. I mentioned that we can do either hourly or fixed price project. He said that it would be better to do everything in 2 week ...
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How to learn about MSA, SOW, RFP? (consulting)

I recently started consulting and I was wondering how does one learn how to write a: MSA (master service agreement), SOW (statement of work), RFP (request for proposal), etc. I have a big client ...
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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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Requirements on invoice for expenses to be able to recover the included VAT

A German freelancer needs to buy work equipment (computer, printer, paper, etc.) in Germany, and wants to recover the VAT (Mehrwertsteuer/Umsatzsteuer) that is included in the price. Is it sufficient ...
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Freelance Business Plan

I plan on working as a Freelance developer. But here in the UAE, one has to acquire a Freelance license. For this to be granted, you have to submit a business plan. The question is, how should a ...
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Selling Java library - which pricing model to choose?

I have built a Java library, which I am planning to sell. It will be used as a project's dependency and most users would use it with their build tools such as Maven, Gradle, etc. I wanted to know if ...
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Intra-EU freelancer / contractor invoicing rules (taxes)

I have a very specific question about invoicing a company in another EU country. The circumstances are as follows: I live in country A. The Company being invoiced resides in country B. I have a bank ...
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Upwork client is trying to sue me and threatening as well. What to do?

My name is Stan, I am web designer based in Canada. I have got some issues with one of my clients recently that make me really upset. The client is threatening me and trying to sue me because I am not ...
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How to estimate as self-employed for gov't contract?

I am a new start-up, I am self-employed (working as an sole proprietor, LLC), for a government agency and they are wanting to give $X for my services of software. I need to figure out how much that ...
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Ask for a preview of the job before awarding a bid or after?

In the case of needing a certain amount of articles, let's say 50, is it better to ask for an example of how the freelancer would write a single article before awarding the bid or after doing it? Ask ...
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Develop for self or Freelance? [closed]

I am developer myself, intro aside I want to know people who have tried freelancing or uploaded own apps on stores. Which side is more favoring and rewarding (worth spending time), Thanks in advance ...
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Is there a time limit for assigning cost of training as a business expense?

I am a certified martial arts instructor, and I have been working towards opening a sideline business doing self defense seminars targeted at a mainly female population, currently based in the United ...
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I did some freelance work for someone who is a sole proprietor, how do I report on my taxes?

So, I recently finished a job with a friend who runs a business through his Sole Proprietorship (sp), and the sp is in his name (we both live in Pennsylvania). The job cost $6000 total, which we split ...
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Project owner is asking for refundable deposit

I am new to freelancing and recently placed a bid for one project. Project owner is asking for me to pay the deposit before work is started. They said it is refundable amount. Is it safe to do so?
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Where to host source code for a small client project?

I'm about to start work on a small client project and I'm not sure where to host the source code. It seems silly to suggest to them to create a private Github repo on the paid tier, since it's a ...

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