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Can client demand a refund for software that fails specifications?

I delivered software which failed to meet the client's specifications. I followed 90% of the specs, but not 100%. Client is asking for a partial refund, for the features which were not delivered. He ...
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(UK freelancer) Do I still need to put a client's address in the invoice if they are not a business/company?

According to gov.uk my invoice must include "the company name and address of the customer you’re invoicing". However my customer does not have a company, I'm simply invoicing them as an ...
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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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What is included in android application maintenance service?

I'm developing an Android application and this is my first project, so I've also included 1 year free maintenance with the whole package so I want to know what should I include in the service, only UI ...
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Pricing of painting

I'm trying to set my pricing of paintings. I've painted most of my life, but struggle with charging. How do you reason to produce a price for your art? Just completed a relatively large autumn ...
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Freelancer theft of client's property and non-shipment (US client, India freelancer)

I posted a basic hacking investigation job on Upwork and one of the people who applied seemed to be an excellent candidate. His cover letter informed me that he was USA licensed and certified, had ...
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Comparative retention rate in various European countries?

I am an experienced software developer, currently on GBP £55/hour and have, for several decades, been able to pick & choose where I work. I am considering returning to Germany, Holland, ...
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Charging clients for creating business developer account Appstore and Googleplay

I'm facing a new problem. A client doesn't have any technical knowledge/doesn't want to deal with it. They need apps on both GooglePlay and Apple Appstore, but they don't have developer accounts. I ...
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U.S. Army Veteran Seeking Freelance Service Provider for Equity Shares for Start-Up Corporation

I am a U.S. Armed Forces Veteran searching for avenues and sites that offer Freelance workers the opertunity to provide services for equity in order to further my business. The company Loom out of ...
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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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Financial software for new 1099

I will be starting to work as a 1099 independent contractor at the end of the month and I am looking for convenient software / website to help me manage tax returns (I am based in Brooklyn, NY), keep ...
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Is it safe to provide a government identification card to sites like Lionbridge or Appen?

Gig websites like ClearVoice, UpWork and Fiverr ask for an email ID and sometimes a phone number. Payments happen via PayPal, so they don't even need to ask for a bank account number, no matter where ...
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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 should I respond to requests to work “for exposure”?

There's this huge misconception in the more creative industries, like art and writing, that creators that do not yet have an established reputation (and even some who do have one) don't deserve to get ...
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Client is not paying for my work - legal actions

I did a project for a client (it was around 3000$). It was monthly support project and as per agreement he has to pay monthly 1200$. But for 3 months, he didn't pay anything. First time, he literally ...
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Do I charge taxes to clients in the Netherlands when I'm based in a state with no sales tax?

I am currently based in Portland, Oregon in the US. As a note, Oregon has no sales tax. I have a client in the Netherlands who pays for multiple Skype-based coaching sessions. My client pays through ...
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Is it reasonable for a fixed contract cost to a client to be based on the average salary of the role from the Stack Overflow Developer Survey?

Say for example it's a two month iOS development project, would it be sensible to set the fixed cost at what two months of a mobile developers salary in the U.S. would be using this data? I'm in the ...
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How can I get setup as a UK Contractor for long-term contracts and be sure to cover all expenses and tax implications?

I'm a SharePoint consultant, developer and trainer and have been asked if I was interested to work in Brussels. I'm now researching what's involved in regards to taxes and living expenses to come up ...
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What to do about a possible fraudulent client and a scam in progress?

A few years ago I had an enquiry from a potential client who was an acquaintance of a friend. I had my doubts early on that he was a scammer but initially gave the benefit of the doubt, and then ...
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Client hasn't paid in full can I take down the site?

I did a website for a client (2 other sites) and they talked me into accepting monthly after they paid me a little of what was owed. So after 6 months, they had a sob story about money and they ...
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Best practice for invoicing when working onsite

Most of the freelance projects I take on involve working remotely, for a fixed price. I'll then take a deposit before starting work and invoice for the rest on completion. However on occasion I find ...
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Do non-USA residents have to pay tax or tax return for US based earning residing and working from own country?

I am resident in, and a citizen of India. My primary source of income is freelance work. My major earnings are for US based Patreon and Fiver companies. I use Payoneer to receive and transfer to the ...
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Sending a bill without delivering a product

I got a question about sending a bill, without actually delivering a product. I have made a complete new website for a client and it is almost ready, but now the client is very busy with a fusion of 2 ...
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How to offer software license discounts to students with confirmation?

I hope this is the right place. I'm a few months away from releasing my first software product that is not SaaS, but downloadable (engineering visualization tool) and am working on ideas about how to ...
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Authorization for showcasing customer project as portifolio

You guys get used to ask for your customers for posting finished customer projects on your site as portifolio? Do you do it directly without asking for some formal authorization via e-mail or the like?...
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Reduce rate when learning on the job?

Is it standard to reduce your rate if it means you're learning a new skill for the job? E.g. I am soon to be taking on some animation work for a client of mine. They did originally ask if I knew of ...
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How to offer services when organization is looking for an Employee

I am an independent contractor and recently saw a job posting for the same work I do as a contractor. I do not want to be an employee but would like the organization to know that I specialize in that ...
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What would you use for your domain?

I am struggling to decide. I have multiple domains. One for my username, one for my real name, one for a project I like to setup where I host different services for the community, and more :D Now I ...
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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 piecex good site to sell my web template?

I want to sell web template.Wondering is piecex a good site to sell my template or not?Can I sell my template through it?
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upwork.com customer disappeared, I would like to do the same to the project

I am new on the upwork.com . I had a micro-project on it. The project was written out as a 4.5 hours long work. On the proposal description it was clear that it can be done in that time. So I applied ...
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Offering equity instead of pay — yes or no?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I was wondering if it is a fair exchange to offer equity instead of payment for services in business. For example, "John" signs a contract stating ...
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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 goverment pays freelancer

I have an upcoming project from a government. But we're having problems figuring out how should I get paid, because as usual government requires quite a lot of requirements such as receipts and ...
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How can I avoid exposure to liability from indemnification clauses as an I.T. freelancer?

I often work as a W2 employee, but I sometimes get freelance opportunities. I write code and do systems administration, and I have examined different insurance products. I want something that is ...
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Should I remove the VAT column from my invoice?

I have a client whom I suspect is just attempting to find ways to not pay invoices due, asking me to remove and change details continually on my invoices. Today they have requested that I remove the ...
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I was robbed by Upwork, what do I do?

I've been happily using Upwork three years ago as a freelancer. Recently I've logged in again and tried as a client. I had one contract performed successfully and had money in escrow for the second ...
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Dealing with potential partners

I have been doing work on my own and with a team distributed around multiple countries. I get projects and we work on them together. Recently a startup company, which is considered a competitor ...
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Should I charge the client when I get stuck on stupid mistakes

I work for a client for a few hours a week as a freelance web developer. I'm a mid level developer, but sometimes I make easy stupid mistakes, like spending around 35mins wondering why the addon I ...
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Desk Landline phone or VOIP phone for freelancing

Due to COVID 19 I' am working from home for my regular job as well as freelancing. I want to have a separate number from my work cell phone and since I'll be working at a desk every day for 8-10 hours ...
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Controlling stress associated with maintenance services

I'm considering getting into computer maintenance. There is a firm which I'm working with who have a few sites which I have setup the computer infrastructure for. In computer maintenance; I've heard ...
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what to do when a vendor/sub-contractor breaches contract?

I'm kind of like an long-time, in-house it/marketing shop for a small startup. I bill them monthly but for whatever hours were put in that month... no min or max, contractual-speaking and this has ...
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What the best payment form to be paid for clients from foreign countries?

I would to know which the best payment form to be paid for clients from foreign countries? For example, is Paypal a good option for it? Any useful tips or other options are all welcome.
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Do I return money for a canceled work?

I was working on a project and I received a part of the payment from the client as a first payment, and did work on the project.. the client viewed the finished work but for some reasons the project ...
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UK self-employed, not VAT payee, EU client wants EU VAT number

I am a UK-based self-employed consultant, not registed for VAT An EU-based client wants EU VAT number otherwise they won't pay If I register for the number, is it just a paperwork hassle, or do I have ...
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Is this software developer contractor agreement a red flag?

I received and offer from a company to work as an independent software developer contractor. The agreement contains some clauses that specify that I should indemnify the company. This one agrees to ...
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How do you handle confusion / disagreements with changes during projects?

Can you share some experience on how to deal with frequent changes / additions during a project? Here are some common experiences I've had in my not so long freelancing career, (edit) primarily ...
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Landing a ReactJS gig with no work experience

I've been looking into ReactJS and I really like it. I've done the tutorials and worked through some apps of my own. In short, I am confident that I now know it well enough that I am ready to tackle ...
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Which non-immigrant visa is required to work as a freelancer from the EU in the USA?

I am a freelancer registered in Germany and I am interested to take a freelance contract in the United States. I couldn't get my question answered from the web page of the U.S. Citizenship and ...
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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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