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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 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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Is this software developer contractor agreement a red flag?

I received and offer from a company to work as an independent software developer contractor. The agreement contains some clauses that specify that I should indemnify the company. This one agrees to ...
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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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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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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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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 residents have to pay tax or tax return for US based earning residing and working from own country?

I am resident in, and a citizen of India. My primary source of income is freelance work. My major earnings are for US based Patreon and Fiver companies. I use Payoneer to receive and transfer to the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to sell Android app to a general contractor for my desired price?

I have designed an app specifically for a certain contracting company on the Android Studio platform. I have recently looked over the regulations for uploading an app onto the Google Play store and ...
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US bank account - Which information should I provide?

When a US client ask for my bank account in order to pay me (by bank transfer payment) for my work , Which information they mean? Routing Number? Account Number? or both ? and is it safe to provide ...
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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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How to charge complex development environment as a freelancer?

A project manager (client owner) hired me to work on his project w/o a signed contract. I gave him a quote about certains tasks. I started working on the project and it turns out the environment (...
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Agreeing a cost before sending a proposal + contract

Is it acceptable to agree a quote first before going to the effort of typing up a proposal and sending a contract? I often find myself typing up a proposal only to end up losing out on the work to a ...
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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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Declining freelance job after already accepting

Yesterday I met with a potential SEO client. We verbally settled on a price and both walked away happy, but now I'm having some serious second thoughts. I don't think that I can meet the promised ...
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Get a project to work on

I would like to work on a project for free. I am willing to help someone. I have very good skills but I haven't worked for a while. I want to get into the freelancing business and I would start with a ...
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Do individuals hiring a US freelancer have to send a 1099? [duplicate]

I was hired to do work for a Canadian author recently. I will be making over the $600 minimum to require a 1099. Since this client does not own a business is he required to send me a 1099 at the ...
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How viable is to work probono on a third world country for my portfolio?

I'm living in a third world country where either you own a business, you get paid on dollars, or you are at god's mercy (I get paid nearly 15$/monthly here, and minimum wage is at ~8$, again monthly). ...
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outsource.com - anyone believe this isn't a scam? [duplicate]

outsource.com - anyone believe this isn't a scam? outsource.com charges candidates to apply for jobs, then forces them to under-bid each other. I would welcome anyone who can provide the names of ...
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Personal Branding or Service Oriented Freelance Business? [duplicate]

I'm facing the problem of how do I represent myself? As an individual freelance who does something or as a service for people who are looking for it. I know that both are related but if your business ...
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My newbie mistakes and how to communicate with clients

For the past few months I've been doing a lot of freelancing projects for people for little to no money. I figure it looks better on my portfolio if I make stuff FOR other people, rather than just ...
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How to tell approach to project?

I bean asked in freelancing website to tell (for an android project) brief description of HOW I would go about implementing the project and outline of how you would approach the project What ...
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New Elance ID vs Old one [closed]

I created Elance ID around three years ago but never used. Now I want to start biding on Elance, Should I go with new ID or using Old one will be better?
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How to manage hosting? How to show design and then migrate?

Which hosting service do you normally use to start a website's design (using WordPress) and show the client online? Once the site is done and approved, the client gets their own hosting service and ...
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freelancing/remote work for German speaking countries

What's the best way to find German speaking customers that would require me to use German language proficiency? Any opinions and suggestions are appreciated!
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Signed in from multiple account is violation [closed]

Mostly freelancing sites like elance not allowed users to make multiple accounts it is violation of their agreement but here is some case different which i want to discuss with you. I have good ...
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what to keep in mind before starring a free lancing work? [duplicate]

I am a open source developer , and i want to start free lancing work in my field. i want to know that what things to keep in mind when you are going to start your free lancing work?
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How to charge for a iOS project on function/feature basis or for complete app or hourly basis [duplicate]

I am an iOS Developer. I have just started the freelancing and this is my first project for the client. My client is from India and me too. My client has given a checklist of features to me that he ...
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Samples of legal contracts for contractors (freelancers) [duplicate]

Is there a good resource where I could find a quality contract sample which I can use for my clients? Ideally it would be a contract for IT expert, not plumber (since I found many contracts like that)...
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Best Project and Client Management software

Does anyone know of a good and preferably free project management software (app) where I can basically manage invoices etc. So I can add payment details for each project and Client and if it's ...
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Quitting a freelance gig early?

I recently interviewed for a freelance job, that sounded like it would last about 4 weeks longer than I expected, and really didn't sound like a good fit for me. However, I'm currently unemployed and ...
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Freelancing in Germany for a UK client, should I charge VAT?

I want to start freelancing in Germany, and my first client is a UK based company. What confuses me is that I don't know if I should charge VAT or not. Since it's my start, I had no freelance income ...
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What do I do if my business partner doesn't want to pay me my share?

I am an Android and Web Developer and I worked with my mate which has holding all the customers and receiving the money, deadlines and that stuff. When finished these apps, he didn't want to pay me ...
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An unusual request

I have been in contact with a prospect that is asking an unusual request. We started communicating through text and email, and after I gave him an estimate he accepted which was great. But before ...
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920 views

Write proposal for logo design project [closed]

I've started to use a freelance website. I was able to handle the first four jobs that I received on the site, but I haven't been able to get jobs lately. Invitations keep coming in, but the potential ...
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Be fair if client offering more work, but owe money to person that paid you for previous work?

Ok, the title is silly as I am not sure how to formulate it. This is the case. A very cool guy, programmer, introduced me to his client and asked that I code something for his client, while he will ...
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How much cost can i ask for website design to client? [closed]

website design+choose images for banner + database for upload missing child related website project contains 7 pages, i don't no how much can i ask. so please help me to ask.
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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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226 views

Starting as a freelancer, can I hide my previous workplace?

I graduated a year ago, worked for a year for my dad's company because the plan was for me to take over. I do not want to do this anymore, and would now like to start as a freelancer. I am worried ...
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Ensuring software modules I build aren't used for illegal purposes?

When freelancing with a client you know well or do not know well, when they ask you to develop your software functionality in independent modules that can be plugged into any project they create, how ...
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586 views

How should a freelance software engineer use Linkedin to find clients?

here are what I've been trying. Which is most effective? I send a LinkedIn invite to every potential hiring manager that is not a 1st connection. In the invitation, I say I'm an available contractor, ...
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What badges should I include on my website, if any?

I have made an about me page that contains basic information (basically my best websites and a link to their respective githubs. I was thinking of including a few badges, like this: on the website. ...
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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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