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How to work with a micro-manage client
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Sometimes the money is not worth it. I offer discounted prices for well-behaved clients, and I overcharged the ones that are, well, no good people. Here's how you've got to look at it, the client is ...

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Controlling stress associated with maintenance services
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Your friend is a guy called SLA. Service Level Agreement You set how heavy the lash is for the amount of money the client is willing to pay. Doesn't matter the job. Low pay - SLA of 5 business days ...

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Is there a way to delegate bureaucratic tasks or social interactions?
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Flat: assign a realstate company to rent it for you. They will take a considerable chunk of the rent, but 100% of the problems. Taxes: I'm sure there are sass that will handle invoicing and taxing for ...

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How much Python does a Python freelancer actually need?
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The answer is: not much You need to know the bare minimum to accomplish the tasks, the more you know, the more you charge. Experience: I've got an hourly rate based on my experience, I'm a very ...

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I am about to start bidding for SQL Server/database projects on Upwork/Fiverr but not sure if my software is compliant
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Not a licensing expert, but here's my take and what I usually do: The common practice is, if you're selling the software as a service, you are required to have an actual license (professional, ...

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Best Way to Approach Billing with New Clients
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Since you clearly don't want an hourly contract, you shouldn't offer that as an option. Your pricing should be clear to your client, something like: "I'll set up, monitor and optimize your google ...

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Dealing with potential partners
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There's a say: "Verbal agreement is worth as much as the paper it's written on" They already tried to take over your content, are asking for you to open doors to the market and are now ...

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I'm an Extreme Programming (XP) Agile Coach. Does it make sense to apply to companies looking for Scrum Masters?
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Yes you should, Scrum is trending, people hiring barely know what that means because not even the agile community was able to agree on what scrum is or isn't. They need someone to be between business ...

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Is Slack the best program to manage small teams?
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Yes and No. I've used slack and ms teams in small and huge companies. My experience is that slack is better and companies only use MS Teams because Microsoft gives it for free as part of a marketing ...

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Does anyone know of any free time tracking and invoicing software geared toward freelance software developers?
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I used to use https://www.toptal.com/tracker/ It has a desktop app that hides in the tray for tracking hours, a web tracker and dashboard, mobile apps, all the things. It allows you to take ...

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How to handle bids over project budget
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I used to freelance using a lot of those sites, I'd often overbid, and here are the reasons why: 1 - Bad project description If I don't see a precise project description and scope, that means I'd have ...

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Ex-employer wants to hire me after I send him a design
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Here's a thought experiment: 1 - go to a restaurant, order, eat and drink and then try to negotiate prices. 2 - go to the movies and tell them you will talk about money once you've watched it. Some ...

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Freelancer theft of client's property and non-shipment (US client, India freelancer)
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Sites like these act as intermediates, try solving amicably with upwork and if they can't solve or deny responsibility, sue them for damages. It's just like amazon or ebay. They are getting a cut of ...

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