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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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When Cold Pitching is Too Successful

Last week I sent out cold pitching email to a few websites with three article ideas. In the past, I've sent out tens of emails and only received one or two responses. This time, I sent out six ...
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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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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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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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Are unit tests and continuous integration part of web app delivery?

I offer high quality fast web app prototyping services. As part of the interview process, the client, a non technical bootstrap founder brought in a backend developer/consultant to ask me questions ...
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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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Avoiding wasteful leads

I have a consulting business which I advertise through LinkedIn and Google Ads. The ads link to my website and besides various pages of content describing my services, I have a simple web to lead ...
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Comparative retention rate in variosu 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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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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UK self-employed, not VAT payee, EU client wants EU VAT number

I am a UK-based self-employed consultant, not registed for VAT An EU-based client wants EU VAT number otherwise they won't pay If I register for the number, is it just a paperwork hassle, or do I have ...
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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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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 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 it safe to provide a government identification card to sites like Lionbridge or Appen?

Gig websites like ClearVoice, UpWork and Fiverr ask for an email ID and sometimes a phone number. Payments happen via PayPal, so they don't even need to ask for a bank account number, no matter where ...
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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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Any coding\scrum positions for someone who can only work 15-20 hrs max?

Are there any software or project management opportunities that would want someone with very limited hours to give? I'm a stay at home mom - previously python\mobile dev, tech lead, scum certified - ...
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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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How am I supposed to gain an audience/customer database with two empty hands?

I'm not saying that it's impossible for everyone, because some people clearly do make it. However, it seems impossible for me. I've been at step #1 for 20 years: I have two empty hands and no audience/...
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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 Resident have to pay tax or tax return for US Based earning residing and woring from own country

I am resident in, and a citizen of India. My primary source of income is freelance work, My major earning are for US based Patreon and Fiver companies. I use payoneer to receive and transfer to local ...
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How can I access a new client's pre-existing website?

I am an inexperienced web developer, and I have yet to get my first client. I have prospective clients, however I am concerned about pitching them simply because I am unsure as to how I will access ...
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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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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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Freelancing for Fixed System Development?

I am interested in specializing in the area of Fixed System Development. This type of project involves user interactions and process simulations in which every aspect that is going to take place can ...
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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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How can I find out who the principal investors are of a recently formed corporation in Delaware

This corporation had a press release touting a $7.5b project that will break ground later this year. I would like to offer my expertise through a cover letter and résumé, but sending any ...
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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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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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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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