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Can I charge for refreshing my knowledge in a certain technology?

I just took a contract with a company that reached out to me for development help. Had 2 people contact me and they seemed really eager to have me on. Can I charge for my time spent refreshing my ...
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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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Client is asking me to add an item to an invoice that I haven't charged for or work for, it is right for me to add it?

I have a client for which I designed a presentation for a fixed price. I sent an initial invoice and got paid. No problem there. Sometime after he requested an editable version of the invoice because ...
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Is it Safe to give someone your Public IP

One of my Client wants and API Integration so he is asking me my Public Ip so he can whitelist my address is it safe to give him?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Freelancing as a student in Germany - EU citizens

I'm a British citizen living in Germany, working as a freelancer and I'm trying to work out tax here and it's made me very confused. I also want to study here, which makes matters more difficult. As ...
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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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Which website is best for freelancing?

I'm currently working as a freelancer at fiverr from the last few months. Now I've listen about many others sites for freelancers like freelancer,guru,upwork etc. I don't know which website is best ...
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How much should you charge for technical interviews?

I have a company who needs my help giving technical phone interviews and live coding tests to potential hires. I'm not sure what to quote for this scenario since the "work" is relatively easy - I'm ...
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Best website to get freelancer work [closed]

I am a professional and experienced developer with 7 years experience. I bid on Upwork and freelancer regularly but did not get any response from any clients. Is there any other good website to get ...
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How can I approach US clients with web development work?

I'm a WordPress developer living in the Middle East, and I have a strong portfolio and experience. I want to expand my clients base to the US. Because I'm living far from USA, I can't have personal ...
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Client refuses to pay on Elance. No Escrow funded

Yes, I know I should have waited for the Escrow account to be funded by the client, but my experience with Elance is very limited. Most of the clients I noticed do not fund Escrow, so I thought once ...
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(Employer) UK Freelancer quit without notice after 2 days. Recruiter is invoicing us for those days. Where do we stand?

looking to understand the legal and ethical standpoint here. We took on a contractor for some work, expecting it to be a month long +/- piece of work. We started having issues early on (didn't show ...
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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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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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