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Client refused to pay for maintenance but now asks for small tweeks

We had developed a blog/sales website for a client about 6 months ago and while discussing the contract, they were sure that they won't need maintenance. Since last month, they have been asking for ...
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Client saying Another freelancer did the job while on contract

Recently, I got an offer to make a web page for a company on Upwork, The client and I agreed on 10 days to finish the job and I accepted the offer and started working on the application. 7 days ...
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Calculating 1099 hourly rate based on a w2

I've been on a w2 pretty much forever, but am negotiating with a company that wants me to work on a contract-to-hire 1099 basis. Is there a straightforward way to calculate what my 1099 hourly rate ...
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How the ideas are protected on freelance world?

I'm new to hiring freelancers for work. I'm having few ideas but I'm not sure what are methods/mechanisms available in freelance world to protect my ideas. What is preventing a freelancer to listen ...
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Do I have to pay for a freelance contract?

They offered me a freelance job to do data entry. only that to be able to be with the work they demand me the payment of 32usd. who tell me what the contract is for? Is this so or is it a scam? I am ...
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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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Why are freelance rates for mobile developers on freelancer.com so low?

For example here, someone likes to pay $140 for a chat application (iOS and Android) here, someone like to have an audio streaming mobile application be built. He is willing to pay $8 - $15 per hour! ...
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What is the best way to promote yourself as a specialist in a specific field?

My questions are for freelancers that have active twitter, blog or any other social platform that gives them good clients. Does it worth to have an active twitter account, or constantly writing to ...
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What can I do to earn money, with the fleet of Virtual Private Servers I own?

I own a lot of servers, Virtual Private Servers in specific. Those resources are being wasted. How do I put them to good use to earn a substantial amount of money? Please give me detailed ideas and ...
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Is it ethical to close a project where there is no output without any pay

I wanted to get some processing work done so I hired a freelancer for the same Before the contract started, I clearly mentioned 8 key things I want the code to do. I deposited the contract amount in ...
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Starting a one-person Ltd options

I have a personal project that's doing pretty well (over 370k downloads), but with no monetizing solution so far. Before I go in for monetization, I'm trying to browse the different options out there ...
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can I isssue an invoice to a client, on my future business name, before I register as a sole trader with HMRC?

I am about to start a consulting project and do not yet have a registered business name. I am thinking of registering as a sole trader. can I issue a invoices for my services or they can only be ...
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What to do once the project goes live?

I'm looking for advice on the best way to service my client once their project goes live while avoiding any potential pitfalls. The product is a custom software solution that is cloud hosted. During ...
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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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Good Domain Name for Freelance Website [closed]

If Dr. Bob Batman would decide to launch a website where he blogs and does stuff about his freelancing website (PHP, MySQl programming) that is made up of his name, which of the following do you think ...
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Do I need to be a company to run my start-up like web entertainment portal?

Let's assume I have created quite a successful online service for entertainment, which does not sell anything and the only potential income would come from advertisement. Let's assume it is big enough ...
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How to tell client I accidentally went over their credit budget

My client wanted a website that included the purchase of a few (6) professioanl images, which I suggested iStock as a place to get them. It was hard at first to convince him he needed to pay for his ...
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Is it appropriate to ask my client for more money?

So I started taking work on Freelancer.com and got my first client 2 days ago. However, he sent me the project with all the default values. "I have a project for you..." $250 budget, etc. When I went ...
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How do I tell a client that our contract isn't being upheld?

Back in March a friend of mine reached out to me for graphic design work for a crowdfunded project him and a small team were working on. Because I had worked with him in the past on some projects I ...
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How do I market myself as a specializing generalist?

I have been a freelancer / IT consultant for the last 20+ years I still have trouble coming up with my brand or specialization. The closest description to what I do is some kind of a generalizing ...
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Underage Freelance working

As a Teen, I can say I would like to participate, learn and most importantly, work as early as possible. But here comes a dilemma. In freelancing or even outsourcing, most company pays using credit ...
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Viability of a plan to get experience and to grow portfolio

I am a young iOS programmer with a good amount of experience. I have been doing iOS programming for five or six years I have a couple finished apps on the App Store that are very aesthetic and that I ...
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How to deal with clients that ask for new features in the middle of project?

One of my main problem with freelancing is that some of my clients ask me to add new feature in the middle of project when we have reached an agreement about tasks and price. So basically I'm adding ...
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How to protect video course materials provided to students

Apologies if this isn't the right part of Stack Exchange, this seems the right place though. I'm helping a music teacher friend who lives on private tuition. They want to provide short videos that ...
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Convince client not to want my software

I'm the primary author of an open-source software program. I was contacted by a client who wished to contract me to add a (major) feature to the program so that it could be used in their company's ...
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What to do If I suggested and implemented wrong infrastructure for a client

I'm an IT freelancer in Italy, with experience in software development, web design and recently system administration. Around three months ago I got a new client to work for and signed contract to ...
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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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Freelancer in Germany, South African client, do I charge VAT?

I am working as a freelance software developer in Germany, and I need to know if I should be charging a South African client VAT or not. I have found out the answer for Germany, other EU states, USA ...
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How to ask for increase the budget for a freelancing project

I have agreed to work complete the mobile App project. The client had spoken to me expressing the idea of the App. to give some Technical structure for their idea had designed supporting Database ...
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Recruiter forwarding freelancer's profile without consent

Recently I responded to a request from a recruiter of a UK-based, "award-winning" recruitment company. We talked on the phone, and the recruiter proposed to submit my profile to a project as well as ...
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How to efficiently find graphic design opportunities

I am looking to do some freelance work as a graphic designer. I've been in the industry for 10+ years. I can make whatever a potential client is looking for. Where do you go when first starting out?...
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Safety/privacy as an online tutor?

I'm interested in doing online tutoring and I've gotten offers from a few companies, but I'm new to this and I have maybe a strange concern. A lot of tutoring sites want to list information about you ...
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What can I do if underestimated the project ?

I took a project, and I estimate it at a certain price. Problem is, I really largely underestimate it, because of me, and some area where the client was not very clear. I did it on a freelancer ...
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Upwork no project still need to pay taxes

How does paypal work with upwork do they just send the money to Paypal and if you can't get project you still have to pay for taxes from upwork?
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Two sole traders tending for jobs together who don't want to be partners

Perhaps this is a numpty question: I am sold trader in a specialist field and have a colleague with whom I would like to work with regularly who is also a sole trader. For various reasons we would ...
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Does email domain affect the chances of getting clients?

I am not in a position to buy my own domain right now. I have no other option, but to use a free email provider. Can that affect my chances of getting hired by clients? Unfortunately for me, first....
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I charge hourly, but services used by the client have monthly costs

I develop mobile apps and websites, and charge hourly since these are long-term contracts with continuous development. I'm paid at the start of every month. Some websites/web services I can host for ...
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Do you bill for time waiting for client to respond within a single shift/day?

I do motion graphics and editing. A lot of my "time" is waiting for the client to respond to the last version I sent, or to answer a question about how to proceed. Client is claiming I should only ...
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How to tell client I cant do any more changes till they pay invoice?

I am new to freelancing. I have developed a project for a client. I am waiting for the final invoice to be settled - fixed price project. The client has requested revision changes 3 times. By revision ...
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Is it ok for an employee to claim credit for work done by contractor?

This is more of an ethical dilemma. I am working as a contractor for a state agency. For last few years, the top brass has changed and very arrogant people have stepped in. Their first order of ...
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Do all clients requests, some off them or none at all?

Let me start off by saying I made a lot of mistakes on my end taking on a project. Now I am in a position where I have a software development project that is a bit of a nightmare and suffering from ...
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Using “DIY” quality product images on website

I'm not 100% sure this is the correct place to ask this but I guess I'll find out. I am trying to startup up my own and my first business. Its a webshop which sells 3D prints. I offer both physical ...
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How to find clients when you are a freelancer?

How do I find clients? I've created my own website where I offer my services, I've posted links to that website on Facebook sale groups and still no one is calling. I don't have a big and impressive ...
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Billable hours when doing passive task

If I'm doing a passive task (i.e.: Generate & download a database dump), is ethical to pass that time as billable hours? I'm not working, but in that moment I can't do any other tasks for my work (...
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How to specify a “deliverables after payment” clause?

I am keen to avoid situations (as I have had in the past) where I hand over source code, and am not paid until significantly later. I'm perfectly happy to demonstrate that the work has been done, but ...
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Securing source code

I am delivering compiled libraries to a customer. This customer wants a guarantee that whatever happens (say if I disappear unexpectedly), he will remain able to use the software when compiler ...
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Is it rude to be unavailable to clients when you are very busy?

excuse me for my not good English I work as a freelance web developer for small to medium local companies and I work alone. Sometimes it happens that I have too much works and projects going on at ...
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How to Push Back on Client Overstepping Contract?

This is a contracted job to cover a maternity leave. The contract states 30 hours a week maximum at at a certain rate, anything over would be actually a lesser hourly rate, and even so, they will ...
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Do you need insurance before you freelance?

If you are an occasional freelancer (for programmer, sysadmin, etc.), do you need business insurance, even if you aren't really an official "business"? Assume for this you are doing things on UpWork ...
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I want to work as a freelancer in data entry. What skills are required and how can I make my profile attractive?

I want to work as a freelancer in data entry. What skills are required? and how can I make my profile attractive? I also want my fees by Paytm. What can I do?

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