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In India: If you are in India - then no, there is no legal requirement for you to register yourself as a freelancer. However, if you are directly involved with Govt. contracting then you must hold a valid Govt. issued license. As of your income, you must pay your income taxes regardless. If you are getting paid directly to your bank account then it would be ...


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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 would not take to this kindly. I don't think he would gracefully back down and imagine he would keep causing problems in your work. You also don't want to be ...


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I started freelancing 2 months ago with Android development and landed my first job in just 1 day. The key points are: you are new and probably don't have a lot of experience. So, to have a good offer that the client will take into consideration you should ask for less money that most of the people bidding. This way, even if you don't have experience people ...


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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 them (so they couldn't at all copy, steal or resell the code or part of it), he used to give them precise tasks to do without letting them know the general ...


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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 on, and taking money from you. Yes, they may make you lots more money, but many people want to hire people for the lowest possible rate; can you accept that ...


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I think that I am in the same situation as you are. I study all kind of stuff especially in the computer-related area and I entertain the idea of working as a freelancer myself. So, just out of curiosity, I did a search on Google to find out about the ways one freelancer could use to promote himself and I have found a LOT of useful websites out there, most ...


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I don't know specifically about freelancer.com but here's some good tips for these types of sites: Start with a few simple jobs to get some feedback Make your 'about me' type page well written and honest Bid for jobs with honest pricing, don't go too low and don't bid on projects that don't pay what you think is an acceptable amount for the work involved ...


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I have always worked this way (with the exception of technical writing gigs). In general teaming up with other freelancers makes it possible to deliver greater guarantees than you can by yourself, and it makes it possible to tackle larger projects as well. There are some difficulties in working with new people (making work styles gel, ensuring you send ...


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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 find someone on a freelance website. What I would do (I don't know if it's your case) is find someone with a recommendation from someone like an ex coworker, ...


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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 perform typical tasks. Many clients will not be using the functionality on a daily basis and therefore need instructions; these must be provided by you - ...


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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 professionals frequented. After I went on my own, we kept in touch. In my case, we just regularly keep contact, whether it be on Linked In, or popping into their ...


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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 your schedule of work and should be as detailed as you can manage it. You then write a quote for how much money you would want to complete the schedule of work. ...


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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 business is trust.


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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 you speak with her. After all it's her husband, she lives with him, you're just some random client. She won't keep the work private. She will discuss issue with ...


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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 allotted. Any deficiencies in these area will reflect on you and your reputation, since you are the client contact. These people don't necessarily have to be your ...


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My answer would be to start with a 20-30$ project and offer it to do for 10$. If you are able to do the project according to the clients needs,hopefully he will give you the 5 star rating That's how you get the start. And secondly when you apply for the job make sure you just don't say that you have experience in blah blah fields etc.No one is interested ...


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Peter, To answer your question, the guys who are using actually using the bid sites aren't the same guys who end up doing the work -- not if they're trying to run things as a multi-person business. Yes, someone from the company has to FIND the work. Let's say this person finds a gig worth $25000. They evaluate the job, and determine that it's feasible. ...


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All freelancing site have a good tutorial for beginners. Read the 10 times if needed and just keep bidding. You will best learn from your own experience. We've all been there and there is not shortcut to success. Those who are patient will success in freelancing.


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Short answer: Definitely! Long Answer (2 examples I know of): It is definitely required in e.g. Germany, Austria.Both even have (lacking a better translation)Restricted Businesses. In Germany it is not usually possible without a proper formal education to freelance in IT, you have to create a company which has implications on taxes. In Austria it is ...


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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 Number for every financial transactions. Also you need to create your profit loss statement while filing tax returns. If your net earning from Freelance ...


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Place an advertisement in traditional venues (Online/newspapers). You aren't going to just stumble upon someone. You will have to seek them out, or ask them to contact you then vet them yourself. In my experience, looking for people online with a specific skill set simply results in a lot of wasted time due to many thinking they can do a job they can't. ...


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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 at what you think. You are paying for work and need to be focused on work part then on relation/psychological part thaqt goes with it If this couple is ...


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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 is too broad a topic, you could be laying cables for all I know. To get a customer you will need a telephone and a business card (perhaps). For an online ...


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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 I don't really know the client and merely dropping my name shouldn't carry any undue favoritism or trust in general. It's pretty easy to just drop a name... So ...


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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 try to succeed there.


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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 going to find yourself doing a ton of extra work for no extra pay. In order to resolve this current issue, I’d recommend speaking to them on the phone and ...


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On the legal side, you have your remote developers sign a non-disclosure agreement. A properly written NDA will prohibit them from stealing your code or disclosing it to others and will generally establish your right to sue them if they violate the NDA. You should consult a lawyer for this, but you might be able to find sample NDAs online to help you get ...


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There is very little you can do about a remote worker having the code they work on - unless you make them work in a remote desktop environment set up to prevent copy-pasting code to their actual location. (If that is even possible) If your goal is to prevent someone reselling the entire product, you could split the work so no one ever has the complete ...


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There are some platforms better than others. Upwork, Freelancer and PeoplePerHour have freelancers with a broad range of skills, but "good" is subjective. In the past, and even recently, I've found great freelancers on the above platforms, but I have got much better at hiring - and that's the key. Hiring is a skill in itself, and is far beyond simply ...


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In short, I believe the answer is yes - at least for me in Germany, and the UK. The costs would be viewed no more different than your internet connection or other business related expense. I have touched on this subject (and offer additional advice) in a prior question in the startups exchange https://startups.stackexchange.com/questions/8576/how-to-build-...


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