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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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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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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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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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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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Working in a Team of Freelancers

As a freelancer you take a lot of risks for hopefully more money. It's best not to rely on others. I work with other freelancers occasionally, but I either employ them for my project, or they employ ...
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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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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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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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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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Do non-USA residents have to pay tax or tax return for US based earning residing and working from own country?

Sounds like you may need to speak to a better tax professional in your area. I am not now and have never been a tax professional and I live in the United States. I also do not use online crowd ...
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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?

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?

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 find a suitable blockchain talent?

It depends on what you are looking for. It is not difficult like you said. Blockchain is the hottest skill right now, it opened a huge market. Many people join and develop it to become talents. You ...
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should I submit a proposal to a job just to catch the job then look for solutions?

First off, people who post projects on UpWork get many proposals (between 50-100 on some projects) and they have to quickly figure out which proposals to toss away. Those that appear to be "...
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Gaining experience and confidence whilst developing coding abilities

The first thing you want to do is establish your network. As a freelancer, your network is your lifeline. Surround yourself with developers who you aspire to be, and people you want to work with. ...
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Gaining experience and confidence whilst developing coding abilities

I'll advise you to get an intern position with a local tech company. As an intern, you will work under the guidance of senior developers as you gain real world experience. Never be afraid to make ...
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How to scale yourself with the client being comfortable?

I've been running a small software/web development company for more than 10 years now and I run into this issue quite frequently. Not as often as I used to, but still more than I'd like to. I found ...
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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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Two sole traders tending for jobs together who don't want to be partners

In my experience, this is very frequent: most of the time this depends on who gets the customer and manages the relationship. This is called the Prime contractor, and can get whoever to complement ...
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Which website is best for freelancing?

There is not a single bullet to end your search for best freelancing website. Also, instead of relying on a freelance website, your aim as a freelancer should be to build your own brand as the ...
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