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This is something that the client has to answer, not us. It depends both on the client and the project. For example, with one client, I was simply reporting each day what I did. That was voluntary but it helped the client know that I was doing something for the money I was charging. With a different client, I'm working on a project on "spec" that ...


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In my experience, the only times I have made money on a fixed price contract were when I had built a solution for that problem already and I only needed to tweak it for a new client. I had to price the solution about 7 times what it cost me to tweak in order to make money. I cannot do custom development on fixed price. Clients like fixed price. They want to ...


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Any business, freelance or otherwise, would be wise to retain everything related to that business for at least seven years, if not longer. You should have files for communications, taxes, accounting, transaction records, contracts, etc. For physical records (receipts, print outs, letters, etc), I have files where I store and sort such records. Well, not ...


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As someone who is normally resident in the UK, you need to pay UK income tax on any income you earn from overseas (https://www.gov.uk/tax-foreign-income). You will need to complete a self-assessment and declare the income. Failure to do so will likely result in allegations of tax fraud in the UK since you will not be able to explain why you're receiving a ...


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