SmallChess
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Wife being asked to register with Upwork; is this legit?
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Payment on Upworks is fairly standard as the money is held by a trusted agent. The most obvious downside is the commissions you'll have to pay Upworks. Perfectly legal, nothing wrong with that. ...

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Newbie freelancer, advice needed
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It's generally very competitive to land yourself a freelancing job. If you don't have a very impressive portfolio, you are out of luck. Nobody will give you easy access to well-paying clients. My ...

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Contract canceled after 90% of effort was expended - client pegs delivered value at 50%
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It was not you who failed to deliver, it was not you who insisted not to deliver, and you have a contract. You should be invoicing 100% of the amount.

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How to deliver work and procedure for freelancing in Android app development
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If the client wants to see the app before final payment. How to provide the app yet hold the full code. I would build a beta build and send it to the client. How to provide the final code to the ...

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Do you need insurance before you freelance?
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You'll need an insurance but only if you're dealing with large businesses, and the amount of the contract is significant. That's generally reserved for an agency. If you're just working as a causal ...

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Is it possible for Australian company to hire a full-time freelancer overseas?
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Of course it's possible, but you wouldn't be the company's employee. You can't be an employee because you don't have tax file number for the Australian Taxation. You are welcome to work as an external ...

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Is it possible to earn $200 a month by freelancing?
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$200 freelancing a month is actually very low. Many freelancers make more than that from their works in just a day. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet for you to make money. It's unusual for new ...

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Client refusing to pay, threatening to involve lawyer
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You aren't going to get your money back. Forget it. There's no possibility your client will pay without legal disputes. Unless you want to hire a lawyer, I think you should write it off for experience....

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Is it correct to store freelance projects publicly on github?
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You should never post sensitive source code publicly. I wouldn't pay you if I knew you'd share my project to the rest of the world. However, you may briefly write a description of the project on your ...

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Client refused to pay for maintenance but now asks for small tweeks
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If it’s a small change you charge less but not nothing. Offer a reasonable hours rate that makes both parties happy. Even a 20 dollar per change is good enough.

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Is it ok for an employee to claim credit for work done by contractor?
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Unfortunately, as a contractor this is very common and usual. I'd never CC, invite my contractors, give credits to them, no way under any possible scenario. Of course, I'd pay them generally at a rate ...

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How much projects need to get the first web development job?
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Please note the number of websites you make is secondary to the quality you have. A single high traffic website you have is much more important than 100000 nobody-care useless websites. If you want to ...

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Direct PayPal invoicing or contract through freelance website for new client
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I regularly communicate with my clients on WhatsApp, there's nothing wrong with that. WhatsApp is a very common communication tool. You will need to make a decision on whether you want to take a risk ...

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Can I charge higher for a non paying client?
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Well... If your customer isn't paying, charging higher certainly won't help. You: Find out where your customer is, in particular, why he isn't paying. Too expensive? Bad quality? Something else? Call ...

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Has anyone worked on an upwork.com project? Is there a risk in client sending you documents, sites, and software with malware to work on?
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While it's not impossible it's extremely unlikely anybody would target you with virus on the site. It's expensive, manual process, slow and pointless to do it for just a small number of users. Not ...

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How to prepare for freelancing?
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I frequently hire contractors, so I'll share how I select applicants. I think that's how most other contractors hire a contractor. It's not a good idea to offer a low rate just because you think you ...

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How to price odd job
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It doesn't sound like insanely difficulty but it will take your time to do it correctly. To price it, break the job into smaller pieces like implementing a random generator. Be honest to yourself, ...

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Who Owns the Source Code & IP - Developer or Employer?
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Yes unless a contract is written and payment fulfilled. Anything that freelancer creates belongs to the freelancer not the buyer. This is one big legal difference to freelancing and employment. Yes ...

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Complicated situation with client and a never ending project
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EDIT Please don't meet your client face-to-face and allow your client to come to your place. This is dangerous, and unnecessary. Make an excuse and say NO. I agree with Carlos. Every single fixed-...

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Should I want to mention what techniques I use to build a website for clients?
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I always outline my approach briefly and non-technically to my clients. It's always a good idea to do it. Your client may not care, but that improves communication, trust and they may think you're ...

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