Canadian Luke
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What should be included on a quotation or offer to perform services/deliver goods as a freelancer?
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ChrisTravers has a good list above, and I'd like to add a few more things: Dates the quote can be completed. You need a date for expiration (described in above answer), as well as for when the work ...

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Donating my work to charitable organizations without incuring legal liability?
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In Canada, the rules seem a little different for billing them... According to the Canada Revenue Agency's page about charitable donations: Donations of cash, goods, land, or listed securities (like ...

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Is it a good idea to make the advance payment of a project non-refundable?
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Part of what makes it an advance is that you're delivering a product/service. Part of making a deposit is that you may have to give it back. Whether it's 50%, 10%, or 100%, it doesn't matter - the fee ...

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What to do if you received a bad check as a freelancer, and purchased on behalf of the client?
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Stop communicating with your client, because they will either ghost you (net positive), or make up excuses and keep abusing your trust (net negative). If you think they knew ahead of time they wouldn'...

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How to offer software license discounts to students with confirmation?
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You can use libraries such as this Github project that lists email domains for higher-education institutes. You can also look up some older SWOT repos (there are about 10 or so that are highly used).

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Signed contract to complete work that I can no longer provide
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This is going to depend on your contract. Is there an exit clause for you? If not, inform the client right away so they can make their decision. You understand, thankfully, that you can't accept the ...

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How to deal with a client who won't tell description about the site he wants?
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It's a scam, walk away. Even if it isn't, he's avoiding talking to you like you're a human (sort of like how a Spam Bot would talk?). If you can't get the client to answer basic questions, then I ...

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Receipts and invoices
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An invoice should indicate what is owed, and for what. If you want to prove they owe you money, an invoice is a typical first step, no matter what country you're in. Even if you just use a free ...

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How to Showcase Your Work As A Beginner
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First off, the hardest part of starting out is starting out. Get taking your pictures, and write sample content that you have the ability to post. Build up a portfolio of all your best works, and ...

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How to prepare a job to keep it on schedule?
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Part of my contact, and Scope of Work, is that I list out what is required to meet each milestone. For Wordpress sites (or any website, really), I layout a task list such as: The CLIENT must agree ...

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Can you perform/receive freelance work anonymously?
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Is there an issue with using a company name? Register as a sole proprietor or limited liability corporation or something similar, and use that name for all your work. Just be warned, depending on your ...

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How to determine pricing for Freelance Web Hosting For VERY Large Corporation
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Website hosting can be basic, or very advanced. Does your client have the requirements from their site's developer as to what is required/recommended? If not, get that information before you even ...

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Installing complex software at customer site
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Are you being paid to deploy the project as well? It sounds like you are, but check your contract. If it is going to take lots of time to deploy something for a customer, you need to be the expert in ...

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Can I charge higher for a non paying client?
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This is one reason why I like having a "dev server". I do development on a server that I own and control. When I get paid, the code gets uploaded to the customer's server. So far, there have been no ...

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Advice writing my first SLA
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If you have a full time job, I'd make it clear that prompt support is only available during, for example, 5:00pm and 10:00pm (depending on your availability). Prompt support will mean a response (even ...

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I'm a 'freelance' web developer / considering hosting client websites as reseller (or not) - opinons wanted on reseller accounts
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I'm going to assume you either were a partner, or your bought the old business, correct? Is the old owner around and able to help you out with this part? I only ask, because it seems like that is the ...

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How to act and charge as a project coordinator?
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Absolutely, you will need to charge more than normal, if you are taking on more responsibilities! Congratulations on being trusted enough to lead everyone, and welcome to the world of being in charge ...

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What to charge for Freelance Project for fiance's company
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When you freelance, doing this type of work, how much do you charge? The reason I'm asking is, it shouldn't matter that he's your fiance; the company now wants your product. It may be hard at first, ...

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How to factor in freelancing alongside full-time work
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This depends on where you are in your life. When I was in my early 20's, I had my main day job, and 4 side jobs - one was my own Freelancing. It gave me little time with my friends, but I was making ...

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Paypal account is a barrier
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Find another job, or ask if they can pay you via another method. There's a reason they are wanting to user PayPal, and if you can't use it, you can't come to an arrangement around that. Change the ...

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Is presenting possible clients with reworks of their existing content a good idea?
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As Mario states in his comment, there is a lot of risk of no payment, with lots of work. I wouldn't take this gamble. What I would do though is show off your abilities, and offer your portfolio to ...

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How to work as a freelancer using SharePoint on-premise
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Welcome to the fabulous/evil world of Freelancing, being your own boss*. * Kinda.... Not really First off, do you have a portfolio? If not, create one, ASAP. Your clients need to see what you're ...

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Should I create a demo project to learn new technologies and to expand my portfolio?
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It seems like a good idea, but please take care of a few important things: Are you allowed to do it? Many companies will make you sign agreements when you start coding for them to not program for ...

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Web development: how to convince clients to invest in upgrading their sites
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I assume you've been warning them constantly of potential dangers of running out of date software - viruses, malware, blacklisting, lower SE rankings, more upkeep, etc. If you haven't been warning ...

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How do you meaningfully distinguish between a contractor and a consultant?
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From Tech Republic: You may be wondering why what you call yourself matters. The bottom line about whether you’re a consultant or a contractor is the bottom line. Generally, a consultant is ...

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As an Independent Contractor, do I need to collect tax on the first $30,000?
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If you have your HST/GST number, then you are required to collect tax as per normal. The issue comes in if you are making more than $30,000 per quarter, as you must then register and collect on future ...

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What is an appropriate follow-up time with clients?
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As with the previous posts, this is difficult to measure as a general rule. So let's look at it from the client's prospective. This will refer to the SPIN selling I mention in this answer, as it ...

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Freelancer theft of client's property and non-shipment (US client, India freelancer)
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Sadly, you have nothing - no information of the true scammer, no money, and no phone. Unfortunately, all the information above can be created on a whim, or passed through multiple gullible victims to ...

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what to do when a vendor/sub-contractor breaches contract?
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I would bill for the time you spent managing them - that is still time where you had to use your expertise, and could not bill other clients. I would then do what I can to pursue legal action. What's ...

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Work order money refund : Freelancing with an college friend
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Since you specify: No contract was signed Everything was verbal You received an advance You haven't completed work I would suggest giving the money back, and attempt to save your college friendship. ...

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