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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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Being Freelance in France

I want to open a "micro-entreprise", which in France is the only status for freelancers. Until the last year, the "auto-entrepreneur" status was the best one to be freelance but it had been fused with ...
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Being safe as a client

The title may not be the best thing to describe my question and I apologize for that I am a client with a project that is basically a private social network, the project is aimed at a certain family ...
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Contract-to-hire with no end date

I have been working a supposedly 6-month Contract-to-Hire C2H position on W2 for an agency for about 8 months now. Coming into the position having previously been a full-time permanent position with a ...
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Are there any intermediary companies in Netherlands that allow you to work with your existing clients?

I'm a freelancer working with a US company. I want to move to the Netherlands, so I started looking for a job, but my client suggested another solution: to find an intermediary company in Netherlands ...
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Client has my signed copy of contract but they haven’t signed yet

A client who I’ve worked with before sent me a work contract. I signed it and returned it to them expecting them to return it signed immediately. However it’s been almost two weeks and they haven’t ...
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Quote for source code review as expert witness

I've been contacted on LinkedIn by a lawyer and his clients. They asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a piece of source code and answer specific questions they have about it such as whether ...
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Should I do a closing interview with my client post-launch of website?

I'm jut at the end of completing a website for my client. Overall it's gone rather smooth and if all clients were like that I think my life would be pretty simple. We will meet up shortly to do the ...
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Regular or Extended license for Theme/Module bought by a client?

As a freelancer who provides mostly backend development/ setup of the software, sometimes I'm required to install 3rd party modules bought/ owned by a client. As an example, if customer has bought ...
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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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