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How to explain to client their other freelancer is incompetent?

Short answer, you don't. Longer answer ... Speaking poorly of other freelancers will reflect more upon you than on them. Yes, that seems backwards, but it's not. If you complain about other people ...
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How to find good jobs on freelancing sites

When you say freelancing, are you talking about working part time from home, or working for a period of weeks or months possibly on the clients site? I've been a contractor/consultant since 1994 and ...
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How to find good jobs on freelancing sites

I have been a part time freelancer for the last 6 years. Nowadays it is very hard to get new work. Recently I started using this chrome extension, which is very helpful for me to get new job ...
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How to find good jobs on freelancing sites

You should be applying for fewer jobs. It's not about the quantity of jobs available. You need to find the jobs which suit your skills, your experience, and your expected rates - and then focus more ...
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Test project asking for too much to get a job?

"Test projects" are never acceptable to me. If you hire a contractor to refurbish your kitchen... do you expect him to do a "test project" by refurbishing your bathroom first? If you want a mechanic ...
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Client not Responding from more than last 36 Hours

Unless the client made assurances to be immediately contactable during this period, they have no urgent need to respond. There are anumber of things that might be diverting their attention. I would ...
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Client willing to pay more...but I am refusing

Accept the money and keep this client. The client may recognize that at the beginning, he asked for 10 requirements, but over time he realized that he was really asking for 100. Accordingly, he's ...
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Determining when to turn down business

I have limited experience but going through something similar at the moment. Any new clients I receive will be politely asked if they know exactly what they want and if the have a relatively detailed ...
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How to explain to client their other freelancer is incompetent?

A related thing happened to me too, the difference was that the other part was a web agency, they tried to put me in bad light with the client also with sort of sabotage actions, trusting on the fact ...
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How to explain to client their other freelancer is incompetent?

Both the answers provided here are good. Here's my take. We don't always get to pick the members on our team. In this context "John" is your team member. What you need to do is figure out how to help ...
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How to find good jobs on freelancing sites

I was freelancer for more than 7 years. From my experience I can tell you 3 secrets of getting freelance job. They are: Bid on small or low budget project - for first few projects. First 3 projects ...
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Selling Java library - which pricing model to choose?

My answer is purely anecdotal, but I am a software dev who worked for a distributer that sold civil engineering software. (It was an application rather than an API/library.) The model was a bit of a ...
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Selling Java library - which pricing model to choose?

A project on which I'm involved uses a 3rd-party library among its Maven dependencies. What the 3rd party did was to set up a Maven repository on the public Internet, protected by a username and ...
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Client said she would email me in x weeks, but didn't, do I contact her?

Why not, if you were told that you will be contacted? You are a professional and you probably reserved some of your time for this client. I would contact her telling that I am making work plans for ...
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Client needs expression in article

Yes, "hydroponic supplies" is the expression. He wants that string of text to appear at least 5 times in the article. My guess is that this article is for web content and he wants search engines ...
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How much cost can i ask for website design to client?

Look at how much other people are charging. Compare your work with their work. Think about how much time it will take to complete and how much your time is worth. If the customer/client wants work ...
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How much cost can i ask for website design to client?

Decide an hourly rate for yourself. Estimate how much work-hour it may take for the job. Consider any other expenses you want to cover. Sum all to know how much you should ask. hope this will help.
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End of Project process

Have you tried a video alternative? If the PDF manual is that important so that the client can use their website in ways they wouldn't be able to without it - then I would suggest creating a video ...
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Is it reasonable for a client to expect automated test scripts as project deliverables?

Always and always, check in the scope document. But in general, tests are NOT part of the regular development as they are a story on its own. I never offer them and from 10 clients I mention tests, ...
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Selling Java library - which pricing model to choose?

1) Pay for each user. It wouldn't work. Reason: we have team of 100 developers, but your library is only used by the server when it builds the application. You get the idea. 2) Pay for each project. ...
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What is a 3-quote process?

It means that your potential customer requires 3 quotes before making a decision about outsourcing any work. (As Neil above stated) If you are quoting, and you have not actually met and talked to ...
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What is a 3-quote process?

I'd take it to mean that the potential client is seeking three quotes to ensure that the accepted quote is competitive. The cheapest quote needn't be the winning quote as long as the winning quote ...
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Should I build an Alpha before presenting my concept

Dangerous territory here... But I'll bite. If you can guarantee (likely with a lawyer's advice/help) that you developed it on your own time on your own equipment in your own home, you may have a case ...
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Client suggesting to cap off a project

The approach is simple: until you get paid, work stops. Period. Let them know you'll start doing work once their payment clears, as they have used their one free late payment (or something similar). ...
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Making a product that sells without a hassle

You could start by looking for toy safety legislation. A good starting point is wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_safety Then you can look into the whole issue of manufacturing an idea ...
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How to find good jobs on freelancing sites

Quality over quantity. Instead of browsing all jobs or putting some vague search term be specific. This not only filters out most of the junk but it has the added benefit of showing you better ...
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Client willing to pay more...but I am refusing

If I were you, I would NOT accept it in case I charged him my regular hourly rate. There are multiple reasons for this: If I take more money, the client will expect better output. If I am doing my ...
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Demand for jQuery or jQuery UI freelancers?

I have worked on freelancing websites like oDesk and elance (now UpWork) for 10 years. I am a PHP developer, and I have seen jQuery projects with equivalent and higher wages quite often. For every ...
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Client said she would email me in x weeks, but didn't, do I contact her?

One thing I have found to hold true - and not just in freelance work but in multiple aspects of my life - is it never hurts to ask. By this I mean that you'll never know unless you reach out and ...
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