Canadian Luke
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How to convince customer to buy its own products
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It may be time to "pivot" and offer a catlog of the extra PCBs. There is a market for recycled electrical components. Give your client first crack at it (since they were ordered for him originally), ...

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What is fair compensation for handing my freelance contracts to my new employer?
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Is it safe to assume that the other members all bring different experience to the table? Could they help you provide more services and value to the client, even if you don't get all the money? This ...

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How to Respond To Casual Agreement
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Is this a complex problem that you would normally charge $50 or less for? Are there going to be potential gotchas half-way through? Do you have a formal agreement in place? How do you verify this ...

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How to deal with clients in regards to Wordpress-development
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As the freelancer, you are expected to be the expert. Let's make sure you convey that. If you know you need X, Y and Z to make it work, then make those prerequisites before you do ANY work. In this ...

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How much should I charge to backup a NAS drive to my server every night?
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My advice is as follows: Ensure you have backups of your server as well Ensure the customer does NOT have access to PUSH the backups to your server Invoice monthly for total storage used Ensure there ...

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Is leaflet dropping bad practice?
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I think it depends heavily on a few things: Your region. Do businesses usually drop off leaflets? Cost. You need to print the leaflets somehow, and that will be a cost to your business. If you're ...

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How to properly charge per unit of proof-reading?
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The agreement is already in place - you get paid for the words in the original article. To change the agreement, you and the employer need to agree to the change. If you want to set your foot down ...

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Is it common to demand deposit/retainer to avoid payment disputes?
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First off, good on you for trying to come up with a solution! I'd love to take your approach for many benefits, but the client obviously feels he would lose out. When you make a contract or work ...

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How can I list project in my Github profile, while only doing work for clients?
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I have found that people who want access to GitHub work you have done want access for a few different reasons: How is your coding style? Do you follow industry standards for your code? Do you do ...

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When to inform client that a contract extension is not possible
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I'm taking the approach of what's written, and that the company knows what's going on. If the contract ends December 31, and YOU feel it needs to be extended (whether by you or someone else), you ...

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How do I not lose an otherwise good customer over a minor misunderstanding?
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He screwed up. Plain and simple. Anyone who has important data should do a 3-2-1 backup - You want 3 copies of your data in different places, on 2 types of media (i.e. hard drive, flash drive, DVD-...

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Determining when to turn down business
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As weird as it may seem (and nonconstructive): the biggest tip off is your gut feeling. Trust it, and you are usually good. But what about only email correspondence? It's harder to get a gut feeling ...

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How to guard against being held responsible for loss/damages whilst helping someone with basic computing?
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It's going to come down to your cost-benefit analysis. If you're only doing a few clients, it likely won't be worth your time to get general liability insurance (or similar), which should cover you in ...

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