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Fixed price or per hour for a web developer?

I am a starting freelancer in the webdevelopment sector. I focus on both personal or one-man business full websites and websites for advanced users for which I write plugins or add features (but don't ...
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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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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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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 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 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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How to price speculative enquiries

Hello I have a small business that makes bespoke products for a very niche market. My expertise is broadly in making/coding. I get a lot of inquiries from people who want me to realise a particular ...
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Trade off between project code and timeline.. room for future extensions

Most of the local clients has small timeline for a project and there requirement may be complete and straight forward. Every project need some setup time and in freelancing you always are short of ...
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how to create a portfolio when you have never got hired?

I am training on converting PSD files To HTML , I get the PSDs from upwork , is it right to upload the done work in free domain and put it in my portfolio ?
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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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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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Upwork - How much to charge for an hourly rate if I'm new?

I'm looking to try freelancing to do technical writing so I can pay for college classes over the summer. I'm a Biomedical Engineering student and have experience writing and explaining technical ...
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Is there any service to outsource reading job offers I get and negotiating with potential employers?

I have been looking for something like that but I couldn't find anything. Below are details of what I am looking for and what I have tried so far. This question is not a duplicate of Finding talent ...
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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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Hiring Contractors for Lead Generation

I want to hire a few contractors to help get leads for my business. I am planning on paying the contractors commission only. (i.e. I get $X in sales from there referral and they get a fixed % of $X.)...
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How to request digital signing of contracts

In cases where a physical meeting isn't possible and all client communication is done through email and phone, how can we request the client signs contracts? Sending physical copies through the post ...
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EU freelancer, UK client non-paying and full of it

I started freelancing for a UK client, myself being based in the Czech Republic, about a year ago. I stopped working for them in April, after not having been paid for five months. This is specialized ...
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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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Setting Rates - What ratio should I use for my Hourly : Daily rates?

In Brief: I have a short-term, part-time software consulting contract (200-300hrs over 2-3months) for which the client has specified hourly and daily rates. What is a typical ratio between hourly : ...
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Advertise through email

So I'm starting a basic business of consulting for web, mobile, desktop, games development. I have seen some business website around my neighborhood that really need rework or upgrade, so i was ...
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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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How to deal with a client who won't tell description about the site he wants?

I have got this client from freelancer.com where he gave an email to contact him. I contacted through the mail, he said he wants a restaurant site built for him, provided an example and said he wants ...
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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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How would a contract look like for allowing developers to reuse source code in other projects?

Say you get hired to build a company some software. The company wants the source code, but it is OK with you reusing the source code in your other projects. What kind of terms should be included in ...
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Client requesting things out of my domain in the name of maintainance

So, I happen to develop an inventory management system for a local store. The main owner (An old timer non-techie) of the store was reluctant about the idea, but his son was the one who wanted the ...
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Doing contract work for a foreign client

I'm a US contractor that typically does software development work for companies here in the United States. I was recently contacted by a foreign client who wants some software written. Typically I ...
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Some guidance on how to start as a freelance Web Designer

I am pretty proficient with WordPress, I can make very good looking sites using heavily modified Themes, my camera and Photoshop. I never thought my skills in website making could be worth a dime ...
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How to estimate project costs - Mail (Postal) survey?

A brief background on myself: I am a database developer that does freelance work for multiple companies. I generally manage data for these companies for large projects -- primarily surveys in mining ...
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Is an agreement by email reply enough to act as a signature in a legal contract?

I am about to start a contract with a remote client and want to start quickly. Rather than sending a signed contract by "snail mail" for them to sign and return, would it be enough to email the ...
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How to combine the general advantages of “work for hire” and retain my right for reuse the code?

I'm an independent software consultant and I want to create a framework that lets me solve a wide variety of problems in a niche area. The purpose of the framework is to have existing building blocks ...
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Will be my money transfered to my bank account through Paypal if my VISA card is debit? [closed]

I have a VISA card. It is a debit card only. I linked it to my Paypal account. I want to make some home based activities such as going to Paid To Click sites. But I doubt if my gains will not be ...
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How do I establish a network becoming more a community not an “exclusive club”?

I want to establish a so-called joint practice/society/network, in which several freelancers and self-employed people, who are working in one field of interest, are presented together and potentially ...
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Client refuses to pay, now threatening to sue me for breach of contract

Okay, so, a couple months ago I started working with a man who needed help with his website. He had a very low budget, but seemed kind of desperate and was an older man who was basically banking on ...
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How are images, icons, videos, logos, etc. budgeted, and who chooses them, the developer or the client?

Are images, icons, videos, logos, etc. included in the final budget or are they charged later when the developer has to buy them? And also, who chooses them? Are they chosen by the developer, taking ...
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Setting up an “exit strategy” without upsetting or causing troubles to clients

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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Any ways to earn by getting clicks and views?

I can get a minimum of 5000 views/clicks per day. Is there any that I could use this skill?
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652 views

How should I brand myself?

I'm starting a freelancing business and wondering how should I brand the new business: Sole Freelancer. Expert in field. A small studio. Company. No "Personal" brand. I understand that there are ...
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Project which has potential and is important to me but going to fail because of budget

TL;DR I'm working on a software project. The whole thing took a while because both parties were somehow unexperienced but now some milestones are finished. The customer is statisfied and wants to go ...
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Supplying your own people to a client. Conflict of interest? Full disclosure?

I was recruited as a software developer through an agency to an end client. Now having worked with the client for a couple of years they trust me and are always asking if I know fellow developers that ...
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How do I notify my Client that my Consultancy Agreement is expiring & also I want them to renew it

I am a Consultant to a company whose HR, PD & other people have not notified me that the agreement is expiring in a few days. I want to send an email to the CEO, HR, PD and do the following: ...
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Is it okay to prospect my customer's customers?

Here is the situation: I have been working full-time for a customer (let's call him A) over the last month and most of this time was actually spent on projects from a single customer of them (let's ...
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Any sites for collaborating on for-profit, closed source projects [closed]

Does anyone know of any sites for collaborating on closed source, for-profit software development?
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Can a Western IT software developer make it in online freelancing?

I’ve worked reasonably paid (by Western standards) for 15 years. I'm wondering whether there is any point me trying to crack the online freelance market. I compete against thousands of people with a ...
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Very difficult client now seems to have lost interest

I've been doing a small identity design job for a new client who has been very difficult to work with and he has recently stopped replying to my emails altogether. The main problem is that trying to ...
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Best way to launch your mobile app

I'm looking to launch my mobile app soon, but I need to copyright it and I'm not sure what would be the best thing to do, how should I start, etc. Can I launch an app under self employment or I would ...
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How can a student be a freelancer?

I am a student of Computer Science. It would be great if i could do some jobs in the internet and make some money. So is there any tips for me to do so ?
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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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Do you spend lots of time on a website for your freelance company?

I'm a one man band freelance company and have been using Upwork to supplement my income. I do it part time as well as working full time as a contractor for a government department. I want to start ...
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Client has cancelled the project and asking for refund of payment

I have agreed for a mobile Application project where everything has to be managed by me only as development and programming designing concern. The only Designing part has been given to another ...

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