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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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Does an undisputed due date on an invoice constitute agreement to that due date?

The UK government website specifies that invoices are payable within 30 days unless a different payment date is agreed. Unless you agree a payment date, the customer must pay you within 30 days of ...
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311 views

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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70 views

Necessary for a portfolio?

Receiving orders for work from clients and assign them to freelancers. But, I am not from IT business but administration.
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251 views

Can a freelancer without health insurance end up paying tax penalty separately to both IRS and the local state?

This is about USA where health insurance is mandatory for most people (with the exception of some groups) due to the Affordable Care Act and Patient Care and Coverage Act (aka Obamacare). This ...
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3answers
109 views

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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2answers
64 views

Trade off between project code and timeline.. room for future extensions

Most of the local clients has small timeline for a project and there requirement may be complete and straight forward. Every project need some setup time and in freelancing you always are short of ...
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152 views

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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212 views

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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215 views

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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2answers
126 views

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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47 views

How much to charge to organise a photo shot

A company I worked for has contacted me to organize a photo shot where the end product will be used in marketing materials. I have done this before while on payroll; however, this time around they are ...
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2answers
280 views

Do I take this job?

I'm a freelance textile/surface pattern designer. My job is to do trend research, create repeating designs and find clients to buy them. I can create up to ten designs every week. Each one sells for ...
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70 views

Helping a client get what they deserve from their ISP

EDIT: Move on, this was a stupid question. Don't let a client's relationship to another client's get in your way: be clear, and direct, as usual especially regarding getting paid. And don't ask stupid ...
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1answer
96 views

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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1answer
46 views

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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1answer
54 views

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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1answer
23 views

Social Media Portfolio : Dedicated Professional or Personal Incorporation

I'm just starting to come round to the idea of using social media, and as I'm not a big fan, I want to use as few profiles as possible. My prefered platform is Twitter and as I'm a freelance writer ...
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1answer
71 views

Client hasn't answered nor read my emails

So I've been doing freelance design for this company and I work through email and my website with this one client. I have a Chrome extension that let's me track activity on an email after it has been ...
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1answer
35 views

How do you keep track of the details for the different websites you maintain?

I have multiple websites, mainly in Wordpress, that I manage and I need to share the details of those sites and everything about the customer's online presence in a centralized location with the ...
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61 views

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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1answer
35 views

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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121 views

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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113 views

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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70 views

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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41 views

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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45 views

How to charge for variable recurring services?

I'm writing a proposal to do some recurring work for a client. I'll be selling them services, packaged into a unit, and they may need none, or several of these units in any given month. The question ...
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68 views

Should I add in the contract that all communication hours are billable hours?

Should I add in the contract that all communication hours (emails, answering questions) are billable hours? Is this standard?
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67 views

If I develop websites as a freelancer, can I use my Forge account for all my clients while charging them a monthly rate for services?

I've just become a freelance web developer and I have a paid subscription to Forge. I want to host all my new clients' sites on my Forge account. Each client pays an upfront cost for the website, plus ...
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1answer
73 views

Payment to recruitment consultant for referring a consultant?

I have been working with a recruitment consultant (by this term I mean a person / firm which focuses on referring a candidate for an opening within a company). Until now, this had been for full-time ...
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1answer
65 views

Using generic email address for account registration

Up till now, we've used admin@company.com in the past for all vendor account profiles. But it was also utilized for NOC alerts and became a virtual catch-all for a slurry of notifications. We are ...
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1answer
67 views

Questions Related to Umbrella companies

I live in Greece and as you know in Greece the finacial situation is bad. So it make me reluctant to job offers for a freelance-contract job that I receive via mail and some of them pay well. I am ...
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1answer
79 views

Import / export license for software development outsourcing

If I am based in the united States and outsourcing a software application development work to a individual in India. Do I need a import license or does he need to have a export license for me to be ...
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112 views

Doing business in Australia as freelancer located overseas but with the Australian Permanent Residency

I am a French Citizen with the Australian Permanent Residency. I am currently in Australia but I am moving back to France in a month for family reasons. My company is proposing me to keep working for ...
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77 views

A way out of getting liability insurance for temporary freelancing?

So I am currently switching jobs and the small company I work at might need me to do a little consulting/freelancing for them while they find someone to replace me. I am not really scared of them ...
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85 views

Any payment gateway in India which can auto charge customer on renewals?

I am running a monthly subscription based business, When renewal is due, We call customers and they make the payment. Is there any way, I can charge my customers automatically like the subscription ...
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103 views

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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38 views

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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36 views

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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1answer
10k views

What's the minimum billing period for Guidepoint Global?

As part of a signup as an advisor, Guidepoint Global asks for the hourly rate (Consulting Rate (per hour)), but nowhere is it specified what the minimum billing period is. Google reveals that most of ...
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92 views

Looking for “get foot in the door” small contract ideas for finding web design and IT services clients

Times are tough and finding clients for a full website is getting tougher, so I'm looking for parallel services I could offer to get my foot in the door, small mini contracts to help make their ...
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128 views

Accepting a Freelancer project

I've been offered a project on Freelancer, but I don't know how to accept it. How do I accept the job and start working on it? This is the email that I received:
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93 views

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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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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119 views

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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60 views

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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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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UK based Freelancer, my client wants to pay in EUR. I have a personal EUR account in Spain

I am resident in the UK, I am a freelancer and my client wish to pay in EUR. I have been checking different options for getting paid in my current Business account or either create a Foreign Currency ...
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Upwork - How much to charge for an hourly rate if I'm new?

I'm looking to try freelancing to do technical writing so I can pay for college classes over the summer. I'm a Biomedical Engineering student and have experience writing and explaining technical ...