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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to legally cold mail prospective clients under the EU opt-in law

Can any freelancers out there tell us about being legally prosecuted for sending (single but unsolicited) emails to prospective clients (in the EU)? In the EU of course there is the 'opt-in' law on ...
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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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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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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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If I live in the US as a non citizen and work for a German company remotely, is a form 1099 enough?

So I might have the chance to work for my former company. I am not a US citizen but I do have a work permit and an SNN. Do you know if I can just file 1099 here and that’s enough? Do I have to include ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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International Employer Initiated PayPal Buyer Claim Without Any Reason

I worked for this employes for a month, and he only paid me for half-month then suddenly replaced me after I delivered the MVP. And he was okay with the result. then he immediately cut me off without ...
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Questionable Client tries lure of “large white envelope filled with cash”

Does anyone know if "large white envelope filled with cash" is some sort of trope or an acceptable initial payment term? (Is it awkward to ask clients to NOT pay in cash? I use online banks anyway.) ...
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How can I work freelance in spain, whilst living in Australia

I have been offered a freelance position in spain from the company which I used to work for. I lived in spain for a year on a student visa, but now I am back living in Australia. The company were ...
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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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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 the optimal way to get paid as a US citizen working for a German company remotely while living in the US?

I have a job offer at a small German consulting company. The company is pretty flexible on how they pay. What is the best way to receive funds? a.) Send invoice and get paid, find independent ...
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What number or tax waiver form do I give to potential US based clients as a remote non resident freelance writer?

I am stuck in an international taxation predicament that is keeping me from pitching for freelance writing gigs I'm absolutely ready for. I'm a New Zealand citizen who is no longer a tax resident in ...
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What freelancing sites would best for hiring somebody to find a software solution?

I'm looking for a service where somebody would search for a software solution that would suit my needs. What freelancer sites or services are suitable for this kind of project? I would like to give a ...
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How to integrate Agile methodology into website design project when you're the lone freelancer

I am working on retainer with a startup that is in the process of bringing their (SaaS) product to market. Aside from the development team building the product itself, I am the only contractor and I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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