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advice on consulting with a team

tldr; I was consulting alone and I'm not sure on how to do it with a team. My consulting business (software, independent) in a niche field is going well. Up until now I have winged it, since there is ...
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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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freelance portfolio youtube channel

I currently work as a full time freelancer. And I develop various applications within excel. I have created lot of applications for many clients. So I thought to create a Youtube channel showing the ...
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How can I sell to Big Clients?

I own, for about a year now, a one-man Software Firm that works with projects in the Industrial Automation and Data Telemetry market. My initial goal when started this firm was to develop software ...
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How to formulate contract for component to be paid on a “per product sold” basis

I am planning to develop a part of a software running on a hardware+software product. The idea is to be paid about 10% of every item sold on a free contract basis (no corporation creation). I would ...
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How much should I pay for a simple android app [closed]

I want my own quiz application on android, with just about 50 multiple choice questions. How much should I pay to the developer?
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Is leaflet dropping bad practice?

I'm considering dropping off / posting leaflets to local small businesses to advertise my web & graphic design services. Is this kind of promotion acceptable or might it just result in people ...
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How Do I Pay Contractors and Customers

I have a small business and I'm about to start a couple of new initiatives that will require 1. paying contractors 2. paying customers for the purchase of certain items. Here are the options I have ...
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Non-billable hours if you're expected on a bench with unclear timelines

Somewhat related to If I am working on an hourly project with variable hours per week and I am blocked on a task, should I bill for the time spent blocked?, but if you have a corp-to-corp client that ...
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Should I tell my client that software already exists to fill their need?

I have a client who wants a web app built for their business. I build web apps. We have had a couple meetings and I have put together some mockups. They are operating on the assumption that the ...
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How do time tracking application for software development freelancer work? [closed]

I would like to understand how these companies who claim keeping track of the time a freelancer works on a project do their job. So far, I have learned that some just offer a timer in their app next ...
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How to become a freelance programmer without knowing much about Web Design?

I am an aerospace engineer, but I'm quite adept at programming I believe. I am very strong with C, C++ and Python. However, I use it for computational simulations and embedded systems in the aerospace ...
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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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Freelancer sent an undiscussed bill for quote

I've a friend who runs a small startup, and has run into an issue with a freelancer he was trying to hire to refactor & improve their mobile codebase. He had a limited budget and so was trying to ...
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Social Networking As A Multi-Niche Freelancer

As an individual, as I'm sure most of us are, I have an extremely broad range of interests. Anything from Nature and wildlife, to rock and heavy metal lifestyle interests ( bands, tattoos, beer, ...
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How to Showcase Your Work As A Beginner

I'm primarily a freelance writer and I've just got into amateur photography. In both fields my interests are extremely broad, so I'd like to jump into all areas and see where it takes me. With ...
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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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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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How do I tell a client that I'm working fewer hours because they pay me much worse than my other clients?

I have a client that I have worked with for 5 years. We have a great working relationship. However, since I've graduated university and found other clients, I've noticed that I'm severely underpaid by ...
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Landscaping gig

I moved to Florida, USA a year ago and bought a new house. I have a couple of palm trees, as do all of the houses in the neighborhood, which are mostly filled with people who also moved to Florida ...
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how to open a web site for offer my service like freelancer in internet?

Hello everyone I am new how to freelancer and I would like to be start my own website where I offer my own server (make website,videogames,server,docker,copywriting,etc) do you think is good idea ...
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UK Freelancing to EU Client (VAT MOSS)

I am based in the UK and have been asked to develop a website for a business client based outside the UK (IRL). The website will contain an e-commerce element allowing them to sell services, not me, ...
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Upwork portfolio - is it OK to use screenshots of a software that I worked on at my workplace?

At my workplace I worked on US-based client projects outsourced to my employer and I'm not working under that employer anymore. These are desktop applications and I have several development-time ...
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Refudnable payment for new freelancer [duplicate]

I am a new freelancer looking for my first client. One employer contacted me through email (after I bid and passed their test)saying I have to pay in their skrill account (as you can see I have copied ...
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How to properly charge per unit of proof-reading?

I've been doing a side gig proofreading a company's technical documentation for the past couple of months. The workflow is the company sends be a batch of technical articles for me to proofread and ...
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Shall I ask my agency to overturn negative client feedback?

I work for a writing agency. A few days ago, a client asked us to do some work for his website. The client said it was 'proofreading'. I did the work, the agency approved it. It was sent to the client ...
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Put rent costs as expense when working from home in UK

I heard from someone that you can claim a part of your rent costs as an expense if you're working from home. I work 100% from home and live in a flatshare with other people. I pay rent for my room £...
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When hiring freelancers, do I give them contracts?

As a startup that isn't a company yet and still starting out. Do I need contracts to sign up freelancers? This is for digital projects and haven't seen need to start a company yet without revenues.
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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 attract customers in the special field?

I am a freelancer in the design field for a while and now I want to go deeper with this profession but in the field of the blockchain. I feel this is a special and potential job so I want to invest ...
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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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Client wants to find a payment scheme that works for us. He doesn't want retainer nor hourly. How to find a common ground?

I hope you bear with me. This is going to be quite a long post. I want to lay out my situation in detail in hopes of getting advice as to what I should do and how to approach it the best way possible. ...
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How to deal with a customer who get work and didn't gave payment?

I'm logo designer. A few days ago a customer contacted me through a freelancing site he order me to make a logo for his product. I made a logo for him. He said to make it better. I did and ...
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What to do when a client cancels project 1 day before delivery?

I learned a valuable lesson today the hard way. I know what to do in the future, but for right now, I want to know what my options are for collecting payment, and maybe some advice on how not to get ...
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Client wants me to take a portfolio project off my website

About 18 months ago I completed a brochure design for an old client. I added a few spreads of it as mockups to my online portfolio. The booklets contain text written by my client — helpful information ...
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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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Non-EU citizen in Germany under student visa - how much work can I take?

I am a non-EU citizen studying in Germany. According to my visa I am allowed to work 120 days or 240 half-days per year. How is the permitted hours amount calculated if I plan to take freelancing ...
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Junior Graphic Designer here. Am I being low-balled by a client who I've worked with for the past 3 years? How to remedy the situation?

I hope you bear with me. This is going to be quite a long post. I want to lay out my situation in detail in hopes of getting advice as to what I should do and how to approach it the best way possible. ...
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What is a good way to handle correction loops and clients which delay or deny project acceptance in fixed-price projects?

As I have been into business for a long time now I know that this is one of a real freelance nightmare (maybe also for companies, but especially for freelancers). It can be even worse in case that ...
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Can a client sue when I removed the work I did after they didn't pay

I was doing a website for a client. They paid in full for the services and I didn't have any issues with the service/payment. He then later asked for additional work, which was not a part of our ...
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Customer cancelled order and didn't paid for it? Can i take him to court

If a customer get the work from seller and in the end he cancelled what should seller do?what should be his action? Can he take him to court?
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Freelancing in Germany: am I a Freiberufler or Gewerbe?

I arrived to Germany recently and do not yet speak German. I would like to do some work in my spare time which consists of creating visual artwork. In Germany, it is important for tax purposes to ...
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Question is how to deal with customer that is not paying through proper website channel and goes on increasing his offer?

Yesterday i got an offer from a client to give 1500 reviews and 50 post on his social account,The client offered me $250 but he was saying that i will pay you by paypal not through website pay channel....
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Can I take my client to court for non payment of invoice before invoice is due?

He has stated in an email that he will not be paying it. I had set the payment terms to 28 days. This means that I'll have to wait a month to start the claim process, beginning with a letter before ...
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Wife being asked to register with Upwork; is this legit?

My wife was contacted by a friend who wants to hire her for online work. For payment, he's requesting that she set up an Upwork account. She's not wanting to do other freelance work, this is just to ...
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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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How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance?

I am a Mechanical Engineer, currently employed full-time for a large multinational. I am considering the option of leaving my full-time job to do similar work freelance, for various reasons: mostly ...
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Should I give my customer a chance to make a counter offer?

I'm currently working as a freelance software developer during 2 days a week (long term) for a customer close to my home. A few months ago I told them that 2 days is not enough for me and I'll be ...
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How to deliver work and procedure for freelancing in Android app development

When freelancing in android app development, what is the best way to work with the client(employer): 1) Should one deliver work and take payment in parts. Do clients pay in advance? 2) Whose ...
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UK VAT unique invoice number

I've recently registered for VAT and I'm not sure if I've been numbering my invoices correctly. I don't have many clients and I simply run a sequential count so it would be invoice #01...#02..#03 ...

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