Harry Cover
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How do I increase efficiency in client communications without seeming impersonal?
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Distribute it in the form of a newsletter, which is openly mass-emailed. That will show that your business is healthy as you feel the need to address a larger audience at a time. And if you add a ...

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How to deal with technical problems on hourly contract?
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Yes you do bill. For a ten minutes delay, it is unreasonable to expect that you can switch to another activity.

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What to charge for Freelance Project for fiance's company
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The fact that it was initially intended to your fiancé doesn't change the value of the project for this company. They seem to like it, charge them your normal fee. What you'll ask them will probably ...

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Receipts and invoices
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Not producing and later declaring the invoices is a fraud, you hide your revenues. But your customers will demand one as they need to justify their expenses.

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What/how to price project?
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$5k-10k weekly is for a high-end senior consultant, probably with a minimum project duration (set by him) and no maximum limit. Sorry, but I doubt you fall in this category (you wouldn't be asking the ...

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Can I take my client to court for non payment of invoice before invoice is due?
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Don't. As long as the payment delay isn't over, no fault is made. After this period, you can send a claim letter, which should let him a reasonable delay (at least one week). I am not a lawyer ...

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How do I secure an idea when approaching a company?
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Practically, deploying such a contract does not make sense. You are asking them to sign a commitment about an undisclosed subject, whatever it is. They would be crazy to accept. And this is probably ...

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Starting as a freelancer, can I hide my previous workplace?
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If you did something that is relevant for the kind of freelancing you are looking for in this company, you very very well mention it with the name explicitly stated as confidential, or simply omitted. ...

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How to negotiate a price after an item of work is done?
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I don't see any problem in asking for a payment. The work that you have done is valuable. But don't demand a payment, as there was no agreement from the beginning. If they agree, it's fine. ...

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How to prepare a job to keep it on schedule?
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State clearly in the contract (or any form of written agreement) what your requirements are. content must be delivered on-time, otherwise there is an extra charge for the delay incurred; content must ...

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Direct PayPal invoicing or contract through freelance website for new client
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Two options: follow the normal Guru workflow (fully); work on an advance-payment basis only (possibly splitting the workload into phases, but each time paid in advance). In the latter case, the ...

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Protecting code from other freelancers
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It is indeed pretty difficult to prevent them from using the source code they have had access to. As a minimum precaution state explicitly in the contract with them that they cannot use the code for ...

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An employee from my current client needs to stay at my house, can I charge?
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Yes you have the right to charge. You can work around the "insurance problems" by using another wording such as "overtime" or just charge as worktime, in agreement with your customer. If they find ...

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Making quotations out of thin air
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I have solved this very simply: if I don't have enough information, I enter an obviously dummy bid, explaining that I can't quote without this and that complementary information.

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Should I be afraid of clients stealing work?
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When it goes about software develoment, you can sometimes provide restrained or tagged versions that are sufficient to prove proper working, waiting to deliver the unrestricted version after payment. ...

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Charging for additions to a client's website?
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Hourly rate or fixed-price offer or any other provisions are possible. What matters is to obtain a written agreement on the fee before you perform any work. That customer probably doesn't deserve a ...

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How do I gather requirements about our project from non IT people?
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Be aware that non IT people are unable to formulate their needs in the precise terms that you need (not that they lack the skills, but they aren't used to that). One option is to formalize for them ...

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If I am working on an hourly project with variable hours per week and I am blocked on a task, should I bill for the time spent blocked?
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No, you don't charge your idle time, even less with a hourly fee. Your flexibility must be built into your rate. That's a major reason why employers resort to freelancers. Anyway, if you want to, you ...

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Personal Branding or Service Oriented Freelance Business?
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People are looking for solutions to their problems in the first place. They are not looking for "someone".

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Accepting a job outside of expertise
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If you make an offer, nothing unethical can arise: you propose your pricing and it's up to them to accept or not. Your offer can explicitly list hours for learning or silently absorb them in other ...

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Companies VS Clients
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Your relation with company A depends on the content of the contract. You cannot deem it void just because of late payments. If you can stand losing those hours, inform the guys about your new fee and ...

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Billing time for learning specialty API?
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I would simply list these hours and charge them, as they belong to the scope of the project.

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Can I cancel a contract if I'm not paid on-time?
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Don't make justice yourself. Don't keep the assets (except those you possibly need for the project). Respect the NDA (you can't void it). Deliver any outstanding work package that has been paid. Then ...

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How to tell client that I can fix their problem in a cover letter, when they haven't specified a problem
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1.How can you fix the problem or help them achieve what they want? They describe their problem form the very first sentence: "We are looking for a talented and motivated developer with superior PHP/...

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How to politely stop doing free work for people
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You can tell them "sorry, I have answered xxx of your questions for free, now I need to make my living". Some of them will leave, which is probably a good thing, as they are those who would have ...

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How to tell a client that some of their pages on a website are completely useless
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Do not contradict him. He is the customer paying you. If he wants useless features with some insistance, he has the right to. Even just mentioning that they are of no use isn't necessarily a good ...

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