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Get the total amount. You are only abiding by the rules of the marketplace that the client agreed to. It is not your fault that they chose to stop communicating. It is not your problem why they did it. Most likely this client has deep pockets and the amount of money involved is so small to them that they don't care. do you think it is ethical? Coz if this ...


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In any creative venture, be it artwork, fiction writing, markup writing, coding, music, film.... the "work" is copyrighted and owned by the creator the moment it is created. There are only 9 ways the author "loses" rights to the work. William Fisher, of Harvard Law, has an excellent lecture on copyrights. Specifically Lecture 5 part 3 ...


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You are asking how to be in business. According to Peter Drucker, a business needs two things, marketing and innovation. Marketing is what we do to identify who to sell to, what to sell to them, and at what price point. You are finding out that marketing is a lot of work. Exactly. That is why businesses spend so much money on marketing. In my experience, ...


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You can try site focused on offering freelancer services, which you can find out making a search on Google. References: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=data+warehouse+freelancer Just a suggestion: but if you wish to freelancing the best advice I can give you at the moment is to try change your skillset to Web Development focused on Wordpress ...


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The moment a client says you will hear from their lawyers, tell them you will wait for their call. Shut up, and don't talk to that client anymore - they are over you. If it is worth fighting for, get yourself a lawyer. Likely, the first contact will result in payment (not many companies want to be the defendant in a court). If not, the lawyer will guide you ...


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Contracts do not prevent exploitation. If a project relationship starts to argue over the words of the contract, that relationship is already soured and the best thing is to get out of it as fast as possible. The only thing contractually is to make sure that the contract has a simple "get out of this mess" process. The way to prevent exploitation ...


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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 the solution about 7 times what it cost me to tweak in order to make money. I cannot do custom development on fixed price. Clients like fixed price. They want to ...


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To remain a freelancer means that you have to build a business. A business consists of numerous parts including marketing, sales, administration, legal, accounting, etc. When working with platforms such as UpWork, they are acting as your marketing team. To go outside of them, you need to build your own marketing team. If you don't know how to do that, you ...


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Realistically, the only clauses that are of any importance in the contract are... Price/spec (e.g. what are you doing and what are you being paid for it) Payment schedule (e.g. how and when are you getting paid) Start/finish time and deadlines (e.g. when does the contract start and when are the deliverables) Kill fee (e.g. how much they're going to pay you ...


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Preface: I'm in the Unites States... I dislike and do not use any crowdsourcing site to acquire new work or clients. To answer why rates seem low on some crowdsourcing sites.... Exchange rates $10 in the United States is equivalent to ... 726 Indian Rupees 156 Egyptian pounds 1,090 Japanese Yen 65 Chinese Yuan 143,619 Indonesian Rupiah Rates may be low to ...


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The business may not in itself be illegitimate - but the problems involved with international business are easily underestimated. If you are merely passing money on, you might risk being flagged by an Anti Money Laundering scheme. Ask yourself why the foreign clients are going through you and not directly targeting the end client. That could be a question ...


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Welcome to the site. Unfortunately, you won't hear many friendly voices about your request, and I am not exempt. First of all, why would we care about you being a veteran? How does that qualify you as a businessman? Then: Get a loan from a bank to pay the work you are asking for. Banks do loans, freelancers do paid work. Sorry if that sounds rush, but there ...


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By US & EU law none of these companies are permitted to retain a copy of your identification. They may indeed look at it for verification purposes and then destroy it. This is why on sites (i.e. Freelancer.com) where they follow KYC (Know Your Customer - EU) and CIP (Customer Identification Program - US) laws they will make you verify your identity many ...


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EDIT: You said government ID card in the first sentence and that usually means a Military or Government employee ID card when I hear people saying it. Copying a drivers license would be another story and many companies do ask for this. I have never heard of these two companies though so you would so you would need to research it a little. You may check BBB....


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From my own experience (as a physicist with research experience): Data science and Finance seem like obvious choices... however both these fields seem to require a great deal of learning and practice before one becomes competitive and can have an edge due to rigorous training in physics/math. Scientific writing or vulgarization (writing about science for ...


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I also had to start charging 15 minutes for small things, it's due to interupting the work flow randomly and they usually want it done right away. So even if it takes me 4 minutes, it stops what I'm doing for another client, and that's the price they pay for having me "on call" essentially. This is usually for my small only 5-10 hour a week type ...


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