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Can I sue my client for not paying?

So, I got a client through Freelancer about a year and a half ago who was not willing to pay me on the site because he said he had an accountant and company process that didn't allow that, but he was ...
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UK tax for foreign freelancer

I am a Vietnamese freelancer. I have UK based clients who I am doing work for whilst I was here in Vietnam (totally working remotely with 6-month contract). The earning and salary will be transferred ...
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How to prepare a job to keep it on schedule?

I seem to be having the same problem with my projects, particularly my Wordpress website clients. I estimate the time it takes to complete the task but the project gets held up because the client ...
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VAT charge in the EU

A transport company in Brazil are providing me services for transport within the EU. I am based on the EU will I have to pay VAT when invoiced?
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Site created for agency…can I show it in my portfolio?

Previously my agency have created few websites for a marketing agency. They put their site link on these sites: "Site by " Can we put these sites created, in my agency portfolio? There is no NDA ...
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Can I get into freelance web development with just basic web dev knowledge?

I'm not an experienced web developer but I'm in college and really needed a quick job as I'm in a financial pit. I can hack up a website in Python/Django in short time depending on complexity. (Eg. a ...
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small web project, is it reasonable to not meet with the client?

Some background info: I accepted a freelance task. That is very small. Probably 3-5 hours of work in total. I'm a female developer. I stated in my email that I require a small percentage of the agreed ...
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How necessary are NDAs for small projects when working with freelancers supposedly in your home country?

When is it a good idea to operate from an LLC and have them sign an NDA? Small project, but you never know. Personal use ATM, but that could change. I think them being local would dissuade them ...
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How to tell a client that some of their pages on a website are completely useless

I'm currently doing a website for a client as a freelance web developer. We had our first meetup and we discussed what he wants on the website, what his company does, etc. I coming up with the pages ...
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Filing taxes as a minor from Upwork

So I am in a bit of a pickle. I am 17 years of age and have just started freelancing and am loving it! I currently use Upwork.com to find clients to do work with. However, I created an account for ...
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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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How can a new programmer work from home as a freelancer

I'm a new programmer who lost his job(in a different field) recently due to a health issue. Now I can work from home only. So being a programmer I think it could be possible but since I'm new(21/male) ...
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Should I separate websites for blog and business?

I am a freelancer for web-development and I have currently 3 customers but no own homepage. I want to create a blog in English. The main reasons for that are given in this short talk. Secondly, I ...
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Charging for Project (Strategy) Research before signing a contract

I was referred to a potential client who has a very vast project in his mind. The potential client is sensible enough to understand the some of the technicalities and they even split the whole concept ...
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Starting as a freelancer, can I hide my previous workplace?

I graduated a year ago, worked for a year for my dad's company because the plan was for me to take over. I do not want to do this anymore, and would now like to start as a freelancer. I am worried ...
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Using images in your website without a direct consent of the subject

I am developing a website for my client, and the content for the site is usually provided by him. So in one particular case, my client provided me with images of "his employees". Now my question is: ...
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I am a tutor and my client does not pay

Client did not pay for first session even though we agreed on paying weekly, now there is second session tomorrow I sent him a message asking about how he would do the payments, he saw it but keeps ...
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Should I ask for the remaining amount of money owed to me when client extends deadline?

Basically I'm designing a Shopify website for a client, we agreed to have them pay me in three installments and the site would be done in 21 days. With the last installment paid when the project is ...
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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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Should I ask for the remaining amount of money owed to me when client extends deadline?

Basically I'm designing a Shopify website for a client, we agreed to have them pay me in three installments and the site would be done in 21 days. With the last installment paid when the project is ...
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Can you perform/receive freelance work anonymously?

I would like to start doing and receiving freelance work, however I don't want to give my name away to random people. Obviously I don't want to compromise on the legal front, either. Is there a way ...
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Can I distribute/sell the results of contracted work done for me?

I need to get a 3D model done for a game I'm working on, and I plan on using cgtrader.com to "hire" someone. Later, I want to release the model for other people to use once my game is done, and I want ...
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Freelancing for practice

I'm a beginner in web application development and I'm wondering if there are places to find smaller projects to practice one's skills. The reason I'm asking this is because where I'm from there used ...
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Dealing with NDAs from startups in similar field - Requiring Lawyer Lookover Fee for NDAs

For "other" startups whose product/funding appear to be uncertain and demand that I sign an NDA, I started requesting a lawyer lookover fee for the issuing party. Note, I'm upfront and actually tell ...
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Interview questions for Late-Paying clients

I am currently doing a thesis for a company that engage in B2B.The main problem of the company right now is that about 20% (+/- 15 clients) of their clients are constantly paying their invoice late, ...
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How do I charge for project management?

I run a design small business and I have to take on an creative resource to handle an increased workload from one of my clients. How do I calculate my project management fee? I estimate I will spend ...
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As a subcontractor, how long should it take to get paid?

It normally takes 6-8 weeks for the consulting firm I work for to pay me after I bill them for a month of my labor (I am a software developer). I currently have 3 outstanding invoices, and the oldest ...
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Brand naming strategies?

I am a freelance web-developer, but later I want to build a startup on it. So I found a good name what is formed by an adjective and a noun. The noun is 'solutions'. I didn't hesitated and bought the ...
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Can a software development contract have a minimum term stipulation?

Can a software development contract have a minimum term stipulation? Say, can a 'minimum' one year term after, say, one month of acceptable work be included in the contract? I'm interested to hear ...
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Pricing as freelance iOS Dev

So I'm about to land my first client as freelance iOS developer. I did my research but didn't believe how much I could actually price, and ended up charging too low. Reasons are because I had no idea ...
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How quickly do you send invoice after completion of project?

I've read mixed opinions. Is it better to wait for say, a week incase anything small comes up and avoid needing to invoice them for a small unit right after. Or, is it better to send the invoice right ...
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How to hurry a client into a decision?

I've been dealing with a potential client lately, and they are very slow with their correspondence and decision-making. We've had several meetings going over my proposals, but they're delaying their ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

I am training on converting PSD files To HTML , I get the PSDs from upwork , is it right to upload the done work in free domain and put it in my portfolio ?
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Is it possible to earn $200 a month by freelancing? [closed]

I've been trying to earn just $200 a month for five years now but I failed! I tried tons of PTC and surveys websites and I found out that they are scam or they pay too low. They don't worth it. I ...
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Should my client contribute towards mandatory equipment

I will soon be starting an iOS application for a long time client. For the past year I have used an iPhone 5 for my testing of APNS, GPS, etc. The iPhone 5 will not support the new iOS 11 operating ...
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What are legal options of accessing books needed for freelance translating?

As a freelance translator, I'm constantly running into a need to check multiple facts and quotes scattered across multiple books. These books, if available online, are often quite expensive, to the ...
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Why < $10 per hour for freelancing?

I'm a freelancer myself for mobile apps and also frequently hire other freelancers for my works. Everytime when I make a bid, I receive bids from all over the world. Many of the bidders charge like $...
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How to charge complex development environment as a freelancer?

A project manager (client owner) hired me to work on his project w/o a signed contract. I gave him a quote about certains tasks. I started working on the project and it turns out the environment (...
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An unusual request

I have been in contact with a prospect that is asking an unusual request. We started communicating through text and email, and after I gave him an estimate he accepted which was great. But before ...
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Payments for problems when the solution hasn't been delivered

I have done freelance work mostly related to graduation level problem solutions, but in one of my case I failed to provide the right solution, even after working quite good on it, so I refunded back ...
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How to get Supervisor or Senior Developer to check and review your work ?

As being freelancer the biggest drawback for newcomer would be to be supervised for their work. Last day I had interview and they apology to get me hired because I do freelancing. It is almost ...
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US Freelancer working for New Zealand company

I am aware there are many other questions like this one, but from what I've seen the answer varies significantly based on which countries are involved. I'm a freelance contractor in the US, and I may ...
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How much projects need to get the first web development job?

I am fresh graduate in computer science with no industrial experience, other than tutoring. But I have decide to work as a freelance web developer. I am trying to build portfolio in-order to showcase ...
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Minimum number of hours

Is it common for freelancers to have a minimum number of hours they will bill? If so what is the minimum number of hours? I bill hourly in 1/2 hour increments, but I have not set a minimum number of ...
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Is a hosting party a 'third-party'?

I'm creating a new privacy document based on the GDPR. I have a site which collects some personal data (first name, last name, location, etc). My site (including database) is hosted by a hosting ...
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Maintenance contract as a Full-Stack developer with big company

I know the question have been debated here, but I didn't quite find a lot of informations about developement (most was about CMS aka WordPress, Drupal) So I did a mission of about 3 months with a big ...
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Do you need a degree to freelance?

Do clients ask for proofs of certs and education or your portfolio is enough? I'm a net developer with a couple of years of experience, I never bothered to do beyond high school because where I live ...
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Client refusing to pay, threatening to involve lawyer

After working on a freelance Graphic Design project in New York for an individual wanting to start a magazine I had to return back to the UK for visa reasons. I did not manage to complete the project ...
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Is it bad to release work as free after it's sold?

A client is paying me to write a program for them. This program could be useful to many people though, so after they've paid me, I'm thinking of putting the program and source code online for free. ...
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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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