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How to deal with sudden health problem

Get the help ASAP! A help that you can monitor and see (ideally in the same town as yours). Let this guy handles urgent work until you are better. If need-be, pay him so much that your margin is at ...
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Is presenting possible clients with reworks of their existing content a good idea?

Sending them unsolicited work is not only going to irritate your desired client, but could have legal implications. Honestly it sounds like a very aggressive, bullying kind of tactic, and what if they ...
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If I set up as self employed, will my current employer be notified of this?

If I set up as self employed, will my current employer be notified of this? No. You might have a change in tax code from HMRC, but your employer has no right to question it. The industries are ...
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How to deal with sudden health problem

I've been on my own for a long time, working with clients from all over the world, did fine until some years ago. In the past, I used to work with several associates and they helped me out when I ...
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How to deal with sudden health problem

I would agree that your clients are pretty bad if they drop you that fast over health issues. My work doesn't involve anything which could possibly be seen as a real "emergency" such as a web site ...
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Desk Landline phone or VOIP phone for freelancing

We use VOIP because our workers can be out and about doing personal things and still answer the call if they want to. As a single business member, this may be something for you to think about as well. ...
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Desk Landline phone or VOIP phone for freelancing

I'd get a second cell... for business. Cell providers generally offer decent rates for a second line/device. Why even bother with a land line and another company in today's age. A second cell means ...
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Freelance as software developer without travelling?

Fellow physicist here, though living in the US. I freelance for clients worldwide and I almost never (say once every other month) have to go see a client in person. I'm convinced anybody with ...
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Is presenting possible clients with reworks of their existing content a good idea?

Before wasting your time redoing websites unasked, it would be much better to send them a properly-worded, personal email soliciting work. This email should offer them something - a bit of information ...
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Is presenting possible clients with reworks of their existing content a good idea?

As Mario states in his comment, there is a lot of risk of no payment, with lots of work. I wouldn't take this gamble. What I would do though is show off your abilities, and offer your portfolio to ...
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