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Expectations for system support

Im based in the UK and a couple of years ago I agreed to write a small application for a local company. As it was supposed to be a quick small thing, we didnt have a formal contract in place (big ...
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How an EXPERIENCED programmer can switch to freelancing?

First off, sorry for the caps in the title, but I did that for a good reason. Most sites and blog articles out there go something like, "How a beginner can start freelancing with no experience". ...
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How to Respond To Casual Agreement

This is part of a conversation from a help forum Asker: Anyone got any idea how I should approach this challenge? Responder: This is quite complex but I should be able to solve the problem. I’ll ...
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Is there such a thing as an “Idea Developer”?

I think this is the right spot for this: I have an engineering background, I've done project management, and I'm currently working on helping my group become compliant with a new standard for us. I'm ...
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Best behaviour to have in meetings with people trying to impress / confuse others with unnecessary technical jargon

(excuse me for my not good english) This happens me once in a while and happened lately: I am in a meeting in the same room with my client and someone (one person or more) from a web agency, or some ...
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What criteria should my web application contain in order to be sold to companies

I'm developping a web application in my free time and i'm planning to sell it to companies, starting with the company in which i'm working for as Web developer. One of the biggest advantages of this ...
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How to deal with clients in regards to Wordpress-development

I have the impression that my Wordpress-projects seem to function very differently depending on how the client works with me. Some projects are easy - we select a template, the client accepts that we ...
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Avoiding wasteful leads

I have a consulting business which I advertise through LinkedIn and Google Ads. The ads link to my website and besides various pages of content describing my services, I have a simple web to lead ...
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Changing the estimate as a freelancer

I have a repeat client who recently sent me a brief for a project, reading for the first time it sounded simple and as I am new to this, I rushed and provided an estimate. After writing down a list ...
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How to get Fiverr jobs at the beginning

I am 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 to ...
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Comparative retention rate in variosu 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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Signed contract to complete work that I can no longer provide

I signed a contract to produce technical training content and videos at a time when I was available to complete it. I have about 10% of the work completed. Due to circumstances that I cannot ...
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How to do projects to promote my self and create better portfolio?

I am a fresh graduate with a Software Engineering degree but I don't have lots of projects to show my abilities. So my portfolios don't give me the power motive to attract customers. I like to work ...
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What is “midlancing”, and what is the catch?

I currently work for a quite large company that is well known in the business, and has quite a good name. Before that, I only worked for small companies with highly specialized products, and therefore,...
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Good practices for dealing with clients in more distant timezones

I'm based in New Zealand and in previous years I was freelancing in Australia. I've done work for US clients on the west coast in (PST/PDT) and the timezone difference (it's about 4 hours difference ...
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Start at Freelancing work [duplicate]

I'm an Electronics Engineer having 3+ years of experience. I tried to register in Sites like Upwork and Fiverr and all. Followed every instruction to get freelancing opportunity. But I have not go ...
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Mass cold-emails to get work — unethical?

I'm planning on returning to self-employment (graphic design) full time. In the past, I used to get most of my work with the following two approaches: Meeting as many new people as possible — a lot ...
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How much should I charge to backup a NAS drive to my server every night?

How much should I charge my client to backup the data from a synology NAS drive to my home windows server which is used as a FTP server for backups? I dont want to seem expensive or charge too little ...
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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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Freelancing for Fixed System Development?

I am interested in specializing in the area of Fixed System Development. This type of project involves user interactions and process simulations in which every aspect that is going to take place can ...
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Balancing life with productive work with study and research

I am a web designer / developer (front end and back end). I do that proficiently since more than 10 years, and I am appreciated and good skilled in designing and programming. I work alone in a home ...
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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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Freelancing as Physicist / Mathematician

I am looking for freelance jobs that would allow me to work remotely and part-time. From what I see, apart from coding jobs (most of which seem to be full-time), only jobs as scientific editor come up....
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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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Car expense claim options

Hello all I am new to this so I hope I am not asking something too silly. I am also a pretty new freelancer around a year... I bought a second hand car for £1000 to a private individual for my daily ...
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Agree to stick to agency at interview stage already

A few days ago I had a phone interview with a client over here in Belgium, arranged through an Irish agency: but before the phone call I had to reply to a mail confirming that I agreed to the terms of ...
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How to handle creating and migrating accounts of many third-party services for clients? [duplicate]

I’m trying to start a small web development freelance company that specializes in custom lower-cost static websites for local businesses. By the nature of static sites, or at least the stack I’m using,...
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Can a client deduct additional work from my price?

I finished a recent website project which took too much time for a low price. I delivered the project completed (without excluding potential minor bugs). After delivery, they informed me of something ...
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Transfer Wordpress website to client that stops

I developed a Wordpress website for a client. I also bought a Wordpress Theme (on Envato) and activitated its license to get the latest theme/plugin updates. What if a client stops with my services? ...
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Using A Blog To Create A Portfolio

Not sure this is strictly on topic but it may be something that some freelancers have experienced or may know something about. I'm used to be a freelance website /graphic designer, but I'm new to ...
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How do you know if a client is serious about your service?

I am new to freelancing work, currently have no client and been in touch with two clients who show interests on my service. We met couple times already but both client seems not moving the process to ...
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How can I send an agreement in midst of a project?

I have made an indeed silly decision to not send the agreement upfront to my new client, before starting his Web development project... I actually didnt send it because he is a very close person and ...
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How to effectively handle obsessive personal client calls during regular office hours

I have a new local client who simply won't stop calling me during my office hours. I do attend to calls of all my clients. But he calls me and discusses everything about the project over phone only, ...
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When do I ask for an advance/upfront payment

I have the project agreement ready which I will send to all my clients before website development begins. But I am confused about when to ask for an upfront payment? Generally, when I send ...
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Gaining experience and confidence whilst developing coding abilities

So I have recently been teaching myself to code in various languages in order to create some responsive and attractive websites. I am growing in my abilities and could happily build some smaller ...
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How to scale yourself with the client being comfortable?

I've been freelancing for a few years and can manage 2-3 clients at any time. I do have a S-Corp and plan on building a business. I have a few people who can help me out when there's overflow of work. ...
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What is the freelancer's responsibility regarding software bugs?

I just started my career as an online freelancer and even though I try to do my best I have this constant stress & anxiety about what will happen if there is a huge unwanted issue/bug in my code? ...
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How can I find out who the principal investors are of a recently formed corporation in Delaware

This corporation had a press release touting a $7.5b project that will break ground later this year. I would like to offer my expertise through a cover letter and résumé, but sending any ...
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Does the clients have the rights to sue if I took too long (breach of contract)?

I was working on a project over the last 6 months - originally i estimated 40 hours however due to client changes it spiralled out to about 100 hours. This was in Australia. The client originally ...
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How to learn writing REST API's? [closed]

I am 31 years old and graduated university in math with a PhD in 2016. Since then I started a startup with my parents (my parents do networking, I do the website with Laravel/React for a 5k community, ...
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What options are available in the UK to someone who is looking to work on the road?

Consider a half day meeting at another site away from home. In order to make the most of the other half day, it would be helpful to have a local place to set up a laptop, with a wifi connection, and ...
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Client suggesting to cap off a project

So I have been working with a US based funded startup (atleast that is what I was told initially they had USD 1 million in funding). I started off the project on T&M approach because the app ...
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How to avoid 'Pretending' to work?

I have been self-employed semi-successfully for a little under a year now. My partner works in education and now has most of the summer off. I normally work in the living room, but as I feel it would ...
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How to run several projects simultaneously?

Many times through my career I bumped into the situation when I had to run several projects simultaneously. Is there any techniques available to keep track on them both? My main concern that when ...
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What should I charge for a custom shirt builder web application?

After doing some graphic work for custom shirts for a local business, the owner asked me if I would be able to design a website that would allow customers to visit and design their shirts. The web app ...
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Client is blaming me for missing deadline when he didn't provided credentials timely

So I was hired for a roughly one day long project on 1st of Jul with 10 days deadline. He started asking me for daily update from next day which was bit annoying since I have not started yet. On 4th,...
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Should I work for free if client's requirement changed

I have a client. There was one specific limitation of the solution we were implementing. I made sure to tell him about it, and he said it's fine. Now later when it's implemented that way, he feels, ...
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As a solo, freelance, web developer/designer, should I bill for project management?

In most of my freelance/contract work, I've been hired to work on a team of other contractors or temporarily as part of an in-house team. The company hiring me has always taken care of the project ...
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How do I reply back to my freelancer if he is not maintaining deadlines and delaying the project?

I am working freelance for a client, and I have around 30 articles to write for him. I decided to outsource 10 of those articles to another freelancer (from Freelancer.com). I have informed my client ...
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Clients with 1-2 days long project asking for daily updates since I was offered the project

It seem to be happening to me often. I have just started freelancing remotely. For now, I am targeting small project (1-7 days long). Usually I try to keep a small backlog of projects so I am not ...

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