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Do you spend lots of time on a website for your freelance company?

In my experience, a website will - in itself - give you nothing. Clients are only found by actively seeking them. When you have lots of face time with a potential client, a website should make no ...
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Starting freelancer career while already having customers

If you aren't already charging market value it's highly unlikely you'll retain any existing customers once you do start charging market value. Chances are, clients you currently have are clients ...
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Attracting clients who want web developer not designer

When someone needs a website, in most of the cases, they have no idea that there is a designer and a developer, or someone who can do both things, they just look for "someone who builds my good ...
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Are mockups free of charge?

They are asking for your time to create something for them that is of no use to you or anyone other than themselves. You should be paid for your time.
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Should I charge the client when I get stuck on stupid mistakes

I couldn't help but leave my own insights on this matter as two existing answers are all implying a client shouldn't be charged for his employee's mistakes. If this question is about the right of ...
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Do you spend lots of time on a website for your freelance company?

Since now I was very rarely contacted by clients that found me from my website, and consider that I am online with my website since 1996, each 1-2 years I renewed it making it tecnically and ...
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On a web site gig, who pays for the domain and hosting services?

That's completely up to you, and what risks you're willing to take. I'm a huge advocate for hourly billing and that (along with a few other key concepts) defines more than just what I charge for. ...
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Should I charge the client when I get stuck on stupid mistakes

Delays which are due to your business/working practices are typically not the clients responsibility. Let's look at the situation with a similar scenario..... You're working along on a client's ...
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Safest way to send Credit Card information when communication is through email

A zipped archive is only helpful if it is encrypted with a password, and the password is not sent via email. As well, the customer would need to ensure they're following the instructions exactly to ...
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How can I write a good proposal on Upwork.com?

On a platform such as UpWork, a client who posts a project will get anywhere from 50 to 100 proposals and invite 5 people to interview. Turning the numbers around yields that it takes 20 proposals to ...
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How much do I charge to build a web app?

Pricing is notoriously difficult as it depends on several factors: Your own desired hourly rate What the client typically pays The perceived value to the client Whether the project is similar to ...
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How much do I charge to build a web app?

This really tells us nothing about what the application will actually do or its complexity. AND we're not here to do that for you anyway. You can go about this two ways: 1) Pick an hourly rate that ...
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salary of android developer

As a freelancer you must negotiate your own pay. This will depend on your skill level, customer needs and financial constraints in the market you are targeting.
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Can client demand a refund for software that fails specifications?

Obviously, the following is not legal advice, but just some general advice from a seasoned freelancer / consultant: It looks like your client is right in demanding a partial refund, given that you ...
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Are mockups free of charge?

In general, I would agree with the accepted answer, as you should normally ensure that you get paid for your time - regardless of what you do. However, sometimes a mockup can be essential in landing ...
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What technologies should I use as a web freelancer?

We are not the people to answer this question. The only people who can answer this are your potential customers. How to get an answer to this question? The best way is to put together some marketing ...
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Is getting software development clients really harder?

First off, every freelancer is different and will wind up with different strategies for getting new clients. (That is why questions like this might be closed as unanswerable.) The most important thing ...
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Do you spend lots of time on a website for your freelance company?

Just my experience, but here's what a web site actually does for you in most instances: It will lend credibility to you (or your company) if it is not too generic. If the site looks like a template ...
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Who is responsible for documenting a freelance business website?

Ask the client what they mean - and get concrete answers. If the website includes some sort of content management system, the client probably wants a document including screen dumps describing how to ...
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How to build a portfolio as a freelancer new to the market

You can create three of your own projects in the language that you prefer and use LinkedIn and Instagram to sell development services. The idea is you can show your abilities to make things like a web ...
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Transfer Wordpress website to client that stops

This should be part of your initial contract, an exit clause. What happens if you get hit by a bus? The client would not have access to transfer the site to their own systems or host, right? Any ...
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Client started a web development contract, and then disappeared

Get the total amount. You are only abiding by the rules of the marketplace that the client agreed to. It is not your fault that they chose to stop communicating. It is not your problem why they did it....
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Leaving my full time job for 1 client

Basically, this will come down to your personal circumstances. There are a few factors one generally needs to consider when going alone: Your financial situation The reliability of the first client (...
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How to handle payments when working outside of a freelance platform safely?

Some clients simply negotiate in bad faith. I see you're a web developer, so I've got some experience to share with you. Write down a simple contract, a couple of pages from a template should be ...
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Markup on a subcontractor's fee for WordPress development

Quick question for you, does the client care how it's done, or that it gets done? Clients typically hire you for your skill, and for results, without caring how you do it. I have brought in sub-...
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Must the customer mention the existence of my own company to the final customer?

In many cases, no. But it all depends upon your contract with the agent/headhunter. Unless your agreement with the headhunter specifically states they must disclose your company to all the clients ...
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Starting freelancer career while already having customers

Agree with the answer stating that you will not be able to retain current clients. Once you've 'anchored' your price level, it turns out to be virtually impossible to change it. In addition, new ...
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How to charge for web design and development?

I have also been in the same situation as yourself when I started to learn web development. It seems that what your customers are wanting is a simple information website. In this case, the best case ...
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Are you responsible for the legality of the code you provide to every client?

Actually, contracts most often work the other way around: The client insisting that you ensure the code is legal and lives up to standard industry practices. As a freelancer, you often deal with ...
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Can I freelance if I know only HTML,CSS and Javascript?

You can surely freelance using those skills. But, given the condition,I cannot foresee a clientbase with pretty nice cash inflow towards your side. Generally, with these skills, you will be getting ...
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