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I wouldn't be so affirmative about "you didn't assume liability" on the grounds that nobody signed a contract. There has been pre-contractual discussions and work was performed based on these discussions, under mutual agreement, so technically speaking the commercial agreement was established, and "by default" rules will hold. Anyway, being sued for such a ...


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Software fees are the cost of doing business, thus overhead and not the responsibility of any client to pay for directly. I don't charge each of my clients for Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign although I use them. I'd be angry if my plumber charged me for his wrench every time I called him for a job. Or my mechanic charged me for his timing gun when he had ...


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I would tell the client that in order to do the work you must have access to the site. It's up to them to figure that out and contact the previous developer and obtain access if they do not have access already.


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I'm going to go with e) another approach Charge the rate you estimate will bring you the most profit. I think the best answer in your case is to use a 'payoff matrix' to help you decide Here's a very quick way about how it works and you an can use it to help set the most profitable prices. Let's assume you have 20 clients - run some estimates of what you ...


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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 done very quickly, normally you'd have to put other things on hold, so you'd charge more. Remember that you can actually speak with your customer about it, also. ...


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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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In my contracts I have a field that tells: "company representative", that is the person who is officially authorized to communicate with me about the project and with whom I talk when I need info and stuff. If I were you: I would meet your friend and tell him that you need a company representative, or contact person, who is "computer aware". You will only ...


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Work orders and invoices are contracts. Documents detailing the agreed upon work to be done and payment for that work. Work orders define the scope of work and the invoice defines the terms of payment. You should have costs on the work order if you don't already. Listing your liability on work orders and dispute resolution terms on invoices is a good idea ...


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I think the issue regarding ethics relates more to how you actually obtain the details of people to send out the cold emails (i.e. whether it is solicited or not) rather than the actual act of 'cold calling' itself. There is nothing wrong with being able to 'broadcast' information regarding your services if you are already part of a group which this is an ...


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Quite honestly... The best place to find freelance workers is by asking the people you know.... Word of mouth is generally the optimal method to finding quality workers/vendors in any field. I never look online or in the yellow pages for contractors to work on my home.. I ask homeowners I know who they use. The same is true for any profession. The ...


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Everyone will have a different opinion depending on their skill set, preferences and location. Why not post your jobs here on stack overflow? https://stackoverflow.com/jobs Other than that, your search engine is your friend, just search and research which site offers you the value and response rate you are happy with. You are always going to have to judge ...


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With all due respect, doing this for free is not a wise idea. Western culture doesn't value stuff when it's free. Were this family to actually purchase a restaurant point-of-sale system: They'd be required to decide on features that they need or don't They'd be on the hook to make a purchasing decision, and commit to their decision (i.e. not decide, the ...


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I've been consulting for about 25 years on a wide variety of projects both large and small, from device drivers to mobile apps. In all of that time, the only clients I've seen who have such low average weekly requirements are website maintenance projects, and specifically those clients who have an older ASP.VB or PHP site that has a medium amount of dynamic ...


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Not for complete projects, but only for some tasks. Some clients need bugfix which may take 5-10 hrs a week. There are other clients who request a few hours of work a week. However, such clients are rare! and such tasks are usually ones for experts! I suggest you start your own project and gain experience in it. Elaboration I understood that you are hoping ...


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First, it would really depend on the agreement between your client and the old designer. so you really have to talk to the client first and ask about their agreements and if he can contact the old designer to give you an access. You know it's really a sad thing when your client would look for another developers and would like to revision your work. So, it's ...


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I would not dig myself into administrative things for such a small money and such a large number of clients. I sign contracts only where there is a good and long-term job where I want to bind the client not to make silly moves (like leaving me all of a sudden). Of course, the most important thing is what your Laws say. If they do not prescribe having ...


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As Scott says, your work order is a contract and should probably include the scope of work, the payment and payment terms. When I was doing this type of work years ago, I would not start on a job until the client signed a form agreeing that they are responsible for their own data, that they have a current backup and that I cannot be held responsible for any ...


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