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Complicated situation with client and a never ending project

Why do you allow being treated like this? "Calling me every 2h and messaging every 15min + threatening" - WFT bro???? I would never, NEVER, N E V E R allow being treated like this. Now, aside of ...
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How feasible is it to work fixed price and parttime for a client as a freelance software developer?

Assuming it's only a small slump, I would look for more clients. You need food on your table, and that's your first priority. It's good you want to work with your client, as opposed to only for ...
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Is it normal to charge the customer on the requirement gathering sessions for a large project, which i need time to understand its scope

There is probably no general one-size-fits-all approach to this problem. In a perfect world, the client pays for all your time. However, sometimes landing a large project may be worth an investment - ...
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How to estimate project costs - Mail (Postal) survey?

This is something I've done myself... First, make sure you've got "letter stuffing" as part of the costs. Some places are happy to print, but won't stuff envelopes. I managed around 4/minute at peak ...
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How to set a project completion deadline for a project that already got extended out?

Communication If you are friendly with the client, speak to them, expressing the concern. I would not simply provide an ultimatum. That will often be seen as "demanding" and "unfriendly". Instead ...
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Risk assessment of remote assistance project with high expectations

In my experience, the only times I have made money on a fixed price contract were when I had built a solution for that problem already and I only needed to tweak it for a new client. I had to price ...
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Should I discuss price of underestimated fixed price job?

Always and always, in case of miscalculations, talk to the client first. Explain to him why you missed estimations and how you worked much more than you initially thought. Ask the client if he is ...
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How should I write a professional response for more money?

First, If you are a native English speaker, check your grammar. It's pretty bad. If you are not a native English speaker, but deal with native English clients regularly, you may want to have a friend ...
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What are the essential parts I need to include in a fixed price contract for services?

Details of work to be done - is really important and should be really detailed. Since the contract is fixed price, your definition of 'done' will be quite different from that of the client, as it is ...
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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?

So I do a combination of strategies 2 and 3. I outline the scope and everything included, set the number of revisions (usually 3), and then have a separate section that outlines what may incur ...
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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?

1 Deliverables and scope of work are set forth in a contract and the goal is to complete said deliverables to the client's satisfaction. If the client is abusing this stance with continual, repetitive,...
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How much should I pay for a simple android app

From the information you provided: Your app does just ask 50 multiple choice questions, has no user accounts or logins, does not validate or visualize or send this data anywhere, the questions ...
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How should present to my clients how much I'll be charging them as a beginner web developer?

There is always a constant tension between a developer and a client over pricing. You have to charge enough to cover your business expenses. But clients want the least expense and want assurances of ...
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How can I keep a client who doesn't have consistent work, while usually working fulltime per client?

As I see it, there are three possible solutions to your problem, noting that the client is (evidently) perfectly happy to keep you on a permanent retainer waiting for the next assignment to drop. Use ...
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Evaluation Task to find good development company

Asking someone to complete unpaid work as a freelancer in the hopes of landing a job isn't going to go down very well. If it's for web design, it would be better to ask for samples of previous work (...
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How should present to my clients how much I'll be charging them as a beginner web developer?

There are many aspects that you should remember on or while dealing with the customer. Before dealing out with the client, you should always remember what is the budget and requirement of the client, ...
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How feasible is it to work fixed price and parttime for a client as a freelance software developer?

I've done exactly what you're proposing and it can work out just fine. Just make sure that 1) the agreement is in writing, and 2) your agreement limits the hours you'll provide and the fixed price you ...
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Freelancer theft of client's property and non-shipment (US client, India freelancer)

It's likely that you've been scammed by someone who simply created the details in order to fleece you out of a relatively expensive phone and any data on it that has additional value (e.g. network ...
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Quote for a full week of sprint/workshop - How to price this?

I'd charge my day rate as a base. You can figure day rate, based upon desired annual salary here If work is expected to go into late hours of the day, and extend well past 8hrs per day, then I'd ...
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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?

Insist on a contract clause which makes sure that the client is not allowed to make use of your work before they paid you in full. How that clause would look depends on the kind of work. If you create ...
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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?

Some general Ruels: Make sure you donĀ“t fail late. Best case you can follow some kind of agile scheme where you have weekly meetings with the shareholder. You should be able to detect most of the ...
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Complicated situation with client and a never ending project

Your situation demonstrates the difference between 'fixed price' and 'pay by the hour'. When the rate is fixed, the client will always attempt to extort additional work; no details are ever too minor....
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How to determine pricing for Freelance Web Hosting For VERY Large Corporation

Website hosting can be basic, or very advanced. Does your client have the requirements from their site's developer as to what is required/recommended? If not, get that information before you even ...
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Complicated situation with client and a never ending project

This is probably one of your first projects, because you do not have ANY idea of how things are working. You are a freelancer and not f*ckin bond-slave of your clients. I can tell you something. ...
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Should I discuss price of underestimated fixed price job?

Providing a fixed-price quotation is really hard, for anything which includes work one haven't done before, preferably several times. It also requires a really mature client that is used to provide ...
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Installing complex software at customer site

Are you being paid to deploy the project as well? It sounds like you are, but check your contract. If it is going to take lots of time to deploy something for a customer, you need to be the expert in ...
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Can't satisfy client's need in fixed-bid project

I think there is a serious chance you won't see the money / will be asked to pay back, if you don't deliver. That's the thing with fixed price projects: you agree on a deliverable, a specific ...
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Payment to recruitment consultant for referring a consultant?

Paying for a recruiter for a temp or contract role is normally handled in one of two ways: Finders fee In this scenario, you will pay them for the hire, and then pay them after a month of ...
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What are the essential parts I need to include in a fixed price contract for services?

Ownership When ownership transfers (if at all) Define deliverables (sub heading of scope/details of work) Time to complete Troubleshooting/changes/bug squashing - time for/limits Any guarantee or ...
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Being asked to sign a NDA for a very short-term project with tiny scope, should I?

Please also note that in your case of working on Upwork, Upworks TOS include a basic NDA agreement between the two parties, so this is rarely required. I assume that your client doesn't even know ...
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