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It may very well be possible to negotiate the terms of the contract, depending on the type of work and your specific experience with that work. For instance, if the contract requires very specialized skills, skills that you happen to possess that are in high demand, you may have more room to negotiate. You could approach these organizations with an ...


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As a freelancer, I am free to work when and where I want. When onsite I am expected to be present during certain hours on certain days. I am also unable to take phone calls or deal with other customers. Because of this, I charge an onsite fee. The amount is private and varies, but say a customer wants me for a week on site, I would charge an additional 10 to ...


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This is something that is appropriate to negotiate with the employer if you feel it is necessary. Personally, I would figure out a fixed amount I needed to do the job NOT including travel expenses like airfare, meals, etc.. that should all be paid for by them anyway. If they do not offer a per diem, I WOULD include that in my fixed price estimate. ...


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HMRC consider the City to be a single location. In fact, the rule is considered to apply where the journey to work is broadly the same. This rule is modified where the employee works at a succession of workplaces but the change of workplace has no substantial effect on the employee's journey to work. All such workplaces are treated as the same ...


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Although I haven't run into this situation as a freelancer, I'd like to share my experience. If I was expected to be out of town for a "potential" client, they knew ahead of time that they would be paying for my travel. In my case, they bought the plane ticket for me (as opposed to a 10 hour drive), and paid for my hotel and 3 meals while I was there. This ...


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So much depends upon individual circumstances that a general answer is not really possible. The first thing you need to do is make sure that you and your wife are on the same page regarding travel. This is a family matter and since your work and family life are by no means separate, this sort of decision needs to start there. Major restrictions can ...


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In this sort of situation the client is waiting for you to assert yourself (and a good client won't be offended when you do). The question is how valuable is the work? If the work is potentially very valuable, and you judge that travelling to see the client would make the difference between getting the sale on not getting it, then you could offer to pay for ...


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I guess if you plan to get paid during that time, you may have some problems if you open an account there. You should check with your bank the options. Also, if you use paypal, there are some restrictions about receiving money in different countries. However, this could also be seen as working remotely. For instance, if you work from home and your client is ...


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Well it depends on what you have agreed before. I am sure the client mentioned travelling, but you overlooked at it and did not consider time you will "lose" travelling. I would approach to a client honestly and openly telling him how you did not expect it will be so tiring and time consuming. Offer him some options like working from home X of 5 days or ...


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Ethical? Of course it is. You already charge for your time. You can add this into a callout fee, or travel time as a separate line item on your invoice. There is a however here... Your overall cost will increase, possibly affecting your ability to be competitive.


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The place where you are working from does not impact your current projects, the only problem you should have in mind is if you prospect new clients in the US, you need to warn them that you are Canadian, and you will provide the receipt from Canada, not from US. Furthermore, if you are in the country for pleasure, try to keep it that way, only work in your ...


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As a freelancer, you may be the only person in your business and likely still need to be checking and responding to emails and maybe doing other tasks while you travel. I'm not qualified to provide specific visa advice but I doubt this will be an issue during short stays (e.g. a few weeks) on a tourist visa in any country you visit as long as you are ...


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There are several options to get remote work. I think freelancing is not strictly implied. There are several highly succesful companies that only have remote workers. I would suggest that you also look into these options. This can come with the benefit of a steady Job. Gitlab is an example. There are many openings to be found if you look into specific jobs ...


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1 You need two rates to give them. 1. We work with for out of office work on two per diem rates: 2. a) Working days at XXX per day 3. b) Travel days (all days from base to base excluding working days) at YYY per day. 4. This "b" rate above covers our costs or minimum income but also most importantly covers weekends away from base, where we have say a ...


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