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Safest way to send Credit Card information when communication is through email
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In the past, when I've done this (rarely).... All the CC info, i.e. name, expiration, address is sent via email except the last 4 digits of the CC and the CVC security number. Then a text message is ...

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Client continuously asking for new logo concepts and he is not sure of what he wants. How do I deal with him?
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You've done the work, a refund is not warranted in my opinion. It would be one thing if you failed to provide services. However, from what you've written, you have provided services. Imagine you go ...

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Ex-employer wants to hire me after I send him a design
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Me personally, I don't pick up a pencil, mouse, turn on a computer, put on my glasses, etc..... nothing unless a fee has been determined for the work I'll be doing. In some cases, a deposit may be ...

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Can you perform/receive freelance work anonymously?
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You can't. Well, at least you can't get paid for anything anonymously. After all, any payment processor is going to want your information... The only possible way to work anonymously would be to deal ...

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Is it SO different to be freelance than to have a classic contract when you are a developper?
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If you think freelancing means... "a handful of people [WON'T] decide" your destiny and future, and that such decisions WON'T "always [be] good for them and business" you are very ...

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What is it called when a client uses the freelance market for outsourcing?
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There's a language barrier here making it difficult to 100% understand what you may be asking. However, I think you may be referring to subcontracting or outsourcing - when someone hires other ...

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Need help to land first freelancing job using python
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I'm not sure how anyone here could anticipate what level of proficiency you need to reach. One's success is in their own hands. If you strive to be good at what you do, then you need to learn as much ...

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Freelancing in USA for international clients - Do I pay tax
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Preface: I am not a tax professional. However, I have been a US-based freelancer for a couple decades now, including having some international clients. 1099s are not your problem when receiving ...

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EU resident working as a contractor in the US
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I'm not a tax professional, which is who I think you really need to speak to. I do believe any form of US business (LLC, S-Corp, Sole Proprietorship, etc.) is going to require you pay US taxes. You ...

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How can some freelancers work for very cheap rates?
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Preface: I'm in the Unites States... I dislike and do not use any crowdsourcing site to acquire new work or clients. To answer why rates seem low on some crowdsourcing sites.... Exchange rates $10 in ...

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How do I make clients understand that I am the right freelancer for my assignment?
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Even if you are 100% honest and upfront, this person, for whatever reason, has a mindset about you that you will not overcome, especially online. Regardless of whether or not you want to work on the ...

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Clients wants me to "pay myself"
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It's fairly simple with PayPal or merchant services... You merely load the web site and choose send money.. inputting the credit card numbers and any relevant info, setting yourself as the recipient. ...

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Documents required for Remote developer to show
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Any business, freelance or otherwise, would be wise to retain everything related to that business for at least seven years, if not longer. You should have files for communications, taxes, accounting, ...

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Who Owns the Source Code & IP - Developer or Employer?
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In any creative venture, be it artwork, fiction writing, markup writing, coding, music, film.... the "work" is copyrighted and owned by the creator the moment it is created. There are only 9 ...

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Is it okay for customer to pay less than invoice amount because of their wire charges?
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No. If you invoice for $380, you should receive $380... then if your payment processor has fees, they are deducted from the $380. In no instance is it "okay" for a client to send less than ...

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Declined project
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In my experience, it is not uncommon for a client to want to be involved in how a project is created. The client often wants to make sure things get configured how they need them from the start. As ...

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What Are These People Trying To Accomplish With This Scam?
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It's way to build "fake" reputation by completing your own jobs. That way it looks like one is well seasoned, has been very successful, and has made clients happy on the crowdsource site ...

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Is payment gateway integration considered part of the deal?
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This should be defined and negotiated before any work begins and detailed in any contract. The purpose of a contract is to clearly define what is to be completed and what fees are associated with that ...

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Do non-USA residents have to pay tax or tax return for US based earning residing and working from own country?
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Sounds like you may need to speak to a better tax professional in your area. I am not now and have never been a tax professional and I live in the United States. I also do not use online crowd ...

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Where can I get tax details about the company (my client)?
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I do not believe such information is publicly accessible. States have business registries. Business registries have a registry number, but won't/don't display EIN or tax identification numbers to the ...

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Pricing of painting
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Art has no intrinsic value. The only value of any artwork is the value the artist places upon it or what others are wiling to pay for it. Diamonds, as an example, also have no intrinsic value. They ...

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How should I respond to requests to work "for exposure"?
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This is one of the most prominent red flags which indicates a bad client, in my opinion. It's really not that complicated. Sorry, I do not work pro bono or without payment on request. There's no ...

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Do I charge taxes to clients in the Netherlands when I'm based in a state with no sales tax?
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Pay taxes where you live and are performing services. You don't ever need to worry about taxes in a foreign country if there is no inventory or "hard goods" being sold or purchased. Ever. I'...

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Desk Landline phone or VOIP phone for freelancing
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I'd get a second cell... for business. Cell providers generally offer decent rates for a second line/device. Why even bother with a land line and another company in today's age. A second cell means ...

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Is there any guideline for invoice numbering?
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There aren't really any rules exactly. But there are some general guidelines.... All invoices should have a completely unique number. Never repeat a number for any reason. You should start with a ...

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Client feels he is doing a favor on me by paying invoice because his requirements changed
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It's not uncommon for clients to verbally "devalue" your work. It's a negotiation tactic to try and get you on the defensive and to subconsciously be more generous with them. And apparently it's ...

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Should I charge the client when I get stuck on stupid mistakes
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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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Client is asking me to add an item to an invoice that I haven't charged for or work for, it is right for me to add it?
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It is shady. Invoices are your business records. They reflect your income. You should never add anything to any invoice which your business is not directly responsible for. The client is asking ...

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Is it Safe to give someone your Public IP
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Every web site you ever visit has your public IP. It is typically safe to give it to a client. If you are concerned about privacy and security, then you need an onion-routed and properly encrypted ...

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Is it ok to charge a (always late-paying) client for hours i haven't worked yet?
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Most corporations or business use net 30 for payables. That is, they always pay 30 days after receiving an invoice. This is pretty much standard and you should honestly expect 30 days between ...

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