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I'm not certain what you are asking. You have a contract stating you'll complete A for a specified sum. You later discovered completing A will take more time than you estimated. You have 2 options: Stick to your contract and complete A as you agreed and learn to better understand the details of project before providing a pricing. Tell the client you ...


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First of all keep in mind that freelancing always is a risk. Sometimes things are going well, sometimes not. Sometimes I love to be free and having no boss, but sometimes I really hate the responsibilities and problems which you only have as a single freelancer (you probably know). I was in a pretty similar situation and here is how I got out of it: Take a ...


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Customarily you do not charge interest. If you finance the purchase(s) that's on your shoulders, not the clients. In addition, you should be able to pay off any balance when you receive payment from the client. So markup due to covering costs would cover your interest in the interim. It is customary to markup expenses about 20%. That means you aren't ...


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Like @AlexD said, it depends on the license agreement. Also, did you pay for the vendor product? If it's free or open source then you can 100% forget about compensation. If you paid and they advertised certain functionality that simply didn't exist or clearly not functioning, you may have a small chance because then they could be held liable to some degree....


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I'll start by saying the cold hard truth about websites - most companies don't see them as a way to get new business, or at least not as much as it would cost to build them. You're competing with Facebook pages, with LinkedIn Business Profiles, and the newest WYSIWYG builders from pretty much any hosting company that charges extra. In order to stay ...


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If the client is behind in payments, you don't do further sessions until they have caught up. At the moment, the client owes for one session. Tomorrow, they've doubled that if they don't pay. Never have more money at risk than you're prepared to lose. Your first order of business tomorrow is to ask for payment BEFORE the session.


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If the text of the agreement is as you describe, then what we have here is a contract loophole. Both of you agreed that the site will be complete in 21 days. Both of you agreed that final payment will be made when the site is complete. So you can ask for final payment, but be prepared for your client to say "but the site isn't finished yet." It would ...


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Create an online presence (example: Facebook Page, Website, Behance Profile, etc. to showcase your work) Start by serving people you know how to design requirements and ask them to leave testimonials for your service. Use Social Media and other avenues to spread your freelancer profile/portfolio, and land jobs/clients. Don't worry about your age, don't ...


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No. You cannot ask for more money - but you can explain that you mistakenly accepted and therefore wish to withdraw from the task without any payment. In fact, you should have done that immediately. We're human, mistakes happen. This will annoy the client - but since it's only been a few days you won't really be hurting them - like you might have had in ...


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I guess you're going to lose money on this one. If a client ever has the ability to add unknown requirements at a later time after you sign a contract, then doing a fixed-price contract is a very unwise way to go. You can only do a fixed price for a fixed scope of work. Otherwise, you bill for your time and the client can introduce as many surprises as ...


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I don't do any marketing, clients come to me by word of mouth by other satisfied clients. Well, there's your problem. Word of mouth has reached its limit. Start marketing, or start using one of the popular freelancing websites to connect with new clients. I use the latter approach and it has exposed me to far more opportunities than I even have time to ...


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I did not read the entire thing.. just the first paragraph synopsis. ... (real scenario, not fabricated) I purchased a Adobe Photoshop.... While using Photoshop I discover a few "show stopping" bugs, primarily due to how I use the application and my particular system. Nonetheless clear bugs in the software. I detail these bugs and go back and forth with ...


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If you are self employed, you must register as such with HMRC. You will need to allocate 20% for tax and an additional 9% for National Insurance (total 29% off the top). If you will be earning more than around £40k freelancing, get a Ltd company set up. For this, you will need an accountant. They will tell you how much to set aside. If you are umbrella, ...


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