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Client cancelled a job after paying me a deposit. Do I have to hand over the incomplete work?

A client recently cancelled a web development job I was completing for them. Upon beginning the work, I was paid a deposit of approximately 40% of the total cost. My question is, am I now obliged to ...
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Chasing debts during coronavirus lockdown (UK)

So I have a couple of new clients who I've recently done work for. I invoiced them a couple weeks ago and they've gone pretty quiet ever since. When I was working for them, they didn't seem ...
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Best ways to start a career in software development?

New developer here and struggling to get around the old Catch 22 of can't get a job without experience and can't get experience without a job. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to ...
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Branding : Specific Niche or General Theme

If I wanted to open up several freelance art studios, should I be specific or more general when it comes to branding and my marketing approach? I'll give you an example. Lets say I want to open 3 ...
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Is it ok to charge a (always late-paying) client for hours i haven't worked yet?

I have a client who always pays my invoice around at least 1 month after i send it. This is very inconvenient for me as i, a one-man company, heavily depend on this money to be able to pay my bills ...
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How much to charge for Laravel CRUD?

I am new to freelancing, I don't want to go for a large-scale Laravel Application, rather, I just want to go for CRUD level application with all necessary requirements such as DB, Factories, Dashboard ...
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How can I get customer on mobile app development?

I have been a Software developer for 3 years doing Android development and have done 6 months of professional React-Native (Android-iOS) development. I can not seem to find a freelance Android ...
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How can I secure my payment with remote work client?

I am planning to work with a remote client. The only way to communicate with my client is by a phone call or message. In order to secure my payment term, I am thinking of creating a contract which ...
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Is there any freelancing site that allows workers from Iran?

Are there any (international/non-iranian) websites that allows Iranians to freelance? I tried a few but they don't let me register due to US sanctions.
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Alternative ways for Paypal to get paid from clients in USA to Europe

For last three years I have used Paypal to get paid from clients in USA (I live and work in Europe). I somehow feel that Paypal takes a quite big amount of money from these transactions and currency ...
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Prospective client asking to see briefs from other clients

As a freelance copywriter, I often take on freelance jobs for advertising agencies. I contacted one recently to offer my services (a small local agency) and we had a Skype call to discuss further. ...
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Which IT fields / IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer/contractor/self-employed?

I would like to know which IT specializations are most suitable for 100% remote work as a freelancer / self-employed. Both in theory and in practice. How to find clients and companies that are okay ...
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Recurring payments

I'm a new mobile app freelancer and i'm about to win a new client. They are going to pay me hourly based. But they asked me how much i'd charge them if they need support in the future. How should i ...
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Planning payment milestones

Lets say that you are putting up a rfp for a software project and you have clearly defined the scope and budget. How do you plan the payouts/milestones such that the freelancer does not desert you ...
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Side project as a separate Limited Company or under existing Consultancy Business - UK

I operate an IT consultancy business under the structure of UK VAT registered Limited Company. There is at least one side project of my own I would like to work on between client projects, that will ...
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Legal requirements when launching a video streaming service

I'm about to launch an app in which the users can transmit the screen of their android phones and then see it in a browser. It is used mainly for demonstrations. It also transmits the audio captured ...
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How do I make money in a legal, moral way from home with my computer, without interacting with humans or uploading photo id?

I do have: A computer. Programming skills (scripting general logic, making WWW requests and interacting with a local database). The technical ability to send and receive Bitcoin with my Bitcoin Core ...
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Service Contract for a Software Product

I built an app for a client recently. He has a bunch of new features that he wants to incorporate into the delivered app in subsequent releases. He asked me for a service contract for the app. I am ...
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What is a great way to find some freelance talent offline?

There are several websites like Upwork and Fiverr is that all of the freelance is usually goods that can be done digitally (e.g. Photoshop, Voiceover, Web Design, Graphics Design, and etc). But ...
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Freelancer launched an app, explaining to others I'm just myself (can't afford to hire)

This happens to me consistently. Launched an app last month and I now have daily emails of studios asking me to hire them. Many of them don't have anything close in portfolio experience to what I ...
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How much should I charge for building a website with no professional experience?

My friend just asked me if I can develop a website for him and his company but I have no idea how much to charge him. I am a fully self-taught web developer with no professional experience. However, ...
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How to convince customer to buy its own products

I'm an hardware developer and I design PCBs board for my customers, usually on specific orders. I mean, I don't have a "catalog" with available products. When a customer needs a circuit he asks me a ...
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When working concurrently, do I multiply my “shoprate” for each teammate's time?

Let's say that I have a small contract carpentry business with 1 partner. I've calculated a base "shop rate" of $45/hr, based on expenses + profit / hours, where expenses includes both of our desired ...
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How am I supposed to gain an audience/customer database with two empty hands?

I'm not saying that it's impossible for everyone, because some people clearly do make it. However, it seems impossible for me. I've been at step #1 for 20 years: I have two empty hands and no audience/...
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I live in the US as a non citizen and want to work for a German company remotely. Do I need a business license

It would be a Social Media position. Do I just file a tax report as a freelancer then? Do I need a business license for it? The company has no ties to the US at all. What do you recommend what's the ...
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German Magazine Client not paying (US Freelance Illustrator)

I've been doing work for a few years for a German Magazine. They have always paid late. Recently I started following up requesting they pay me what they owe me, wiring all late payments (currently ...
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How to sell a technical training course online

I have worked as a technical trainer and had made several technical trainings during that period. I wanted to know the following: I have theory modules (in ppt format) and practical modules (...
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Is outsource.com a good place to find a job, or is it a scam?

I have seen lots of ads for outsource.com on facebook. I signed up, input my skillset (php, wordpress, front end technologies), and now I am getting lots of emails about new job offerings that fit my ...
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Jack of All trades syndrome

Had no idea where to post this... Hoping someone can give me some advice. I have a rather broad set of IT skills. Ranging from helpdesk support, server support, desktop support etc. All the way ...
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Is it fair to charge client for FontAwesome pro license as development charges?

I have to develop a simple presentation website. I own a Pro License of FontAwesome which I used in the application. I didn't subscribed to the license for the website specifically, but is it fair ...
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Social Media Portfolios

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, on my prefered platform which is Twitter. My main area of work ...
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How to deliver final product to the client

Upon completion of a website or web app, how can the client and contractor exchange payment and deliverables securely? If the developer sends the final product over to the client, how can they be sure ...
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Who should pay for hosting after developing a business' web site? [duplicate]

A few years back I built a simple website for a local small business. I charged them for my work, some future support hours, and the and the cost of the domain registration and hosting. This worked ...
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What's the best cold call pitch for a freelancing software engineer?

When I cold call a hiring manager for the first time, what exactly is the best thing for me to say after they answer? I've been a contract software engineer for 25 years. Times are always changing. ...
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How can I access a new client's pre-existing website?

I am an inexperienced web developer, and I have yet to get my first client. I have prospective clients, however I am concerned about pitching them simply because I am unsure as to how I will access ...
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Client threatening to sue (without a contract)

I was appointed a designer post by a company (that seemed big at the time) and based in London. The man they asked me to get in touch with for the work and updates was a sort of celeb here in India. ...
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Getting paid per hour, per week or per project?

I have been working as a freelancer for a few months, providing R&D services for small companies. My preferred mode of collaboration is billing per project, which usually lasts a few weeks. It ...
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Getting started as a Qt developer

Scenario (Skip it if you don't care) So I currently work for a company in India which takes out-sourced work and hires local devs to work on them. Now, the situation for most cases (including mine) ...
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How to charge for 1 on 1 tutoring of mobile app development

I'm SW developer. I met a guy who wants to help him to build an Android application from scratch. He does not know anything about it and he has to do it for some lecture at university. I have no idea ...
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Freelance as software developer without travelling?

I'm a physicist, but I've been working as an employed software developer for several companies in the past seven years, and I've already been a part-time programmer during my university studies. For ...
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Invoices - which country do I ask about tax?

I am freelancing for a German company and am a British student studying in the UK. I have to gain info for an invoice (invoice number, purchase order number, info about my status as a 'freelancer'). ...
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Photography Portfolio | From General Amateur to Several Niches

I'm looking to get into photography as much as possible this year, but I'm a complete amateur, and therefore haven't found my niche. I have an idea of the sort of things I want to photograph long ...
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Client needs to know the font - should I respond?

I had a really awful experience with this client. We started good but as the years went on, the client became hard to work with -- unreasonable timelines and extremely delayed paychecks. To make the ...
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What is fair compensation for handing my freelance contracts to my new employer?

I am changing from freelance software development to working in a small new consulting group. As part of the transition I may be moving my freelance work (for one client) under the umbrella of this ...
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Charging for additions to a client's website?

So I have a client that I built a site for a few months ago, it's an online leather goods store and they're launching ten new products over the next ten days for christmas that they want me to add to ...
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When should I sent the invoice?

so I’m new at freelancing. I do it part time while also working full time. I sent some final drafts over to the client over a month ago however whenever I check in with them via email they keep ...
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Using Payoneer accounts in Fiverr's disabled account

Can we use a Payoneer account for a fiverr account when it is already attached to a disabled fiverr account?
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Freelancing as a Part time or Full time?

I wish to do freelancing in Upwork as a part-time, Is it worth it or is it nothing worth like a full-time career?
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How to get Fiverr jobs at the beginning

I have been using Fiverr for one month, but I did not make lots of orders up to now. I think I should improve my gig with some attractive way for the users, so what are the key things that can be used ...
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How to Start Freelance Career at Upwork [closed]

I am using upwork but, I didn't have any project yet. So what is the strategy of creating proposals to get high acceptance rate?

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