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Hiring freelancers who are a couple?

I hate to say it but I don't think you should hire her at all. If you hire her it seems you have only 2 options: Talk to her about her husband and your concerns. By the sounds of it the husband ...
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Protecting code from other freelancers

Many years ago, I worked for a few years together with an experienced programmer. He told me that when he needed others to help him with software development, and he didn't want to reveal the code to ...
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Hiring another freelancer for help

Absolutely, it's allowable to get help with projects! But you take on a different type of role, depending on the project: the Project Manager. First off, decide if you really need someone else coming ...
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How do I establish a network becoming more a community not an "exclusive club"?

I haven't got this far, but I do have a "personal" network of professionals I can lean on, and they can lean on me. This was started by me being an employee of a workplace that many of those ...
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Finding partners for development startup (preferable Germany)

You should try to find someone with a lot of experience on LinkedIn. People who use freelance websites are usually not looking for a business commitment. That being said it does not mean you cannot ...
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Who is responsible for documenting a freelance business website?

Ask the client what they mean - and get concrete answers. If the website includes some sort of content management system, the client probably wants a document including screen dumps describing how to ...
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Client started a web development contract, and then disappeared

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....
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Building a team of Freelancers

If you are going to be subcontracting work out to other freelancers, you are going to need a high level of trust in their abilities to do the work to the standards you require in the time frame ...
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How to write technical offer?

Not sure what you mean by a technical offer. Perhaps this will help. You write down what you are going to do, how long it will take, what the customer will get delivered at the end of it. This is ...
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Hiring freelancers who are a couple?

DO NOT HIRE THEM This looks like business and personal got mixed. The husband lied, he's out. The wife leaked information to her husband, she's out. They are out because the core foundation of ...
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Hiring freelancers who are a couple?

Pass on them. Realize any bond the wife has will be much stronger for her husband than any client, including you. If he's involved now in an undesired fashion, he will be later as well. Even after ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

Maybe my answer can help you especially involving the blockchain technology and working freelance. I wrote a answer about the use of blockchain technology for freelance work and how this could help ...
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Is it required to register under any authorities to work as a freelancer?

In India, you are not required to register as a freelancer to start working. What you do need to do is to report each and every penny earned using freelance in Tax Returns and also mention your PAN ...
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Hiring freelancers who are a couple?

I dont think this couple comes as "package deal". Further you are free to choose wife over husband I dont think you need to look at relationship aspect of this at all. But you could drop a brief hint ...
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Legal procedure for freelancers partnership

Welcome to the world of when The Coder becomes a Product Manager I've found myself in the exact same situations several times and on different sides of the stick. I've learned the hard way. Having ...
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What tools do i need to freelance in IT?

You are so putting the cart before the horse. The first thing you will need is a customer. Your customer will require something done. You can then consider what tools you need to get that job done. IT ...
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How do you refer out projects that aren't in your area of competency?

Provide contact information for someone you know that does do the work necessary. Most the people I directly refer clients to know that if I haven't specifically mentioned this client to them, then ...
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Which website is best for freelancing?

There is only 1 best site - best site for you. That site can be the worst for me. So the only solution is to try them ALL and find your best one. Or simply use one with millions of freelancers and ...
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Client has cancelled the project and asking for refund of payment

From my experience freelancing, it sounds like a typical case of both you and the client lacking a full and transparent understanding of the scope of the project. Because if this, you’re probably ...
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What is fair compensation for handing my freelance contracts to my new employer?

Are the other group members also handing over their clients? If so, then maybe that's a necessary part of building a viable cooperative and you'll benefit in the longer term. Have you discussed a ...
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Is managing U.S. projects for foreign freelancers a legitimate business?

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 ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

I still believe that the banking system is safe and I will continue to use it. In general, most bank users rarely lose money. While blockchain sounds more effective for transactions as it can reduce ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

If we are talking about community benefits, I believe that crypto in blockchain is better than the bank. I frequently use internet transactions and it cost me a lot of money and I need advanced ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

This question assumes that the banks are independent actors. In most countries, banks are private institutions that act as agents for the government in helping to manage the money supply and flow. For ...
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Which one brings more benefits to community? Blockchain or Traditional bank?

Blockchain is better for everyone when it works, except banks. When it doesn't work it's a nightmare. In terms of international payments blockchain has serious drawbacks depending where you are ...
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Why to contribute to open-source versus working in close-source code as a freelancer, full-time employed?

open-source doesn't mean work for free, it means contributing to a bigger picture, if you're good and relevant people will give you money so you keep doing it. we have people that are silent major ...
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How to attract customers in the special field?

Prospects in that space are likely to be technically capable, though could just as likely be entrepreneurial hopefuls. Either way, they'll likely consider outright pitches spam. Because of this, I'd ...
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What can I do to earn money, with the fleet of Virtual Private Servers I own?

Depends what are your specialties? You can rent out partitions of the Servers, you could host a series of game servers and get paid for ad revenue and donationware, you could start a web hosting ...
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Client has cancelled the project and asking for refund of payment

Did you and client execute a written contract? If not, it's a "he-said vs he-said." If they desire and have the financial resources to retain an attorney then written contract or not, their attorney ...
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Two sole traders tending for jobs together who don't want to be partners

In a similar scenario, I was part of a 4-man team of independant contractors working together at a larger client. To avoid having to form a company in which liability is collective and not individual,...
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