I am trying to take on my first freelance job to develop an application for a retrofitting company.
They want me to build a web application that takes input of existing technology at the institution and suggest upgrades to the existing technology. They then want me to perform some calculations with the data and then export everything to a PDF document which will be emailed to the client.
This was my second meeting with them today. They did not broach the topic of compensation and instead handed me an NDA.
Here are my questions:
- How do I ask them about the compensation and if they are willing to pay me, how much should I charge them?
- Is receiving an NDA common? Is it standard procedure or just sketchy?
I am new to all of this, ideally I would've wanted to get a job working in a team as a software developer intern, since I am still in school, but this is what I have at the moment. I would be obliged if you could guide me in the right direction, maybe share your experiences with me.