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Using MFA on client owned computer

I have had a pretty long-term relationship with a client. We develop medical applications and part of our arrangement is that they lent me a dedicated computer to use for all the work I do with them. ...
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How much to charge for freelance python code [closed]

I have a question about the going rate for freelance Python programming. Here's the situation: I work full-time in marketing but I have been a freelance web developer since 2005. My marketing company ...
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Really personal info and in very early stage of hiring; how to proceed?

I applied to a tech company for remote work. This is a role I'm interested in, and there aren't many similar alternatives for such role. After the initial technical tests (I scored very high) and ...
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How to do contract work for previous employer? [closed]

I'll be switching jobs soon, because I'll be moving to another city. If the need arises, I'd like to do some consulting work for my current employer (remotely). I would be limiting this to a few ...
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Contract / Consulting Programming Minimum Hours Per Week

I recently entered into a consulting/contracting deal with a local company to do ASP.NET development work and also consult with their local developers with questions they may have about development. I ...
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some advice about how to start an startup services [closed]

I am fluent with vulnerability research, and penetration testing, and red team tactics, and I only hold OSCP . I was thinking about on creating a website similar to company services , and giving ...
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What should I do about the 3-4 months gap in my employment history?

I quit my previous job earlier this year because I got a freelance job which was paying much higher and had flexible work hours. I was able to travel a lot during these 4 months and also worked on a ...
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Released my first web application and I got a job offer to do contracting work. I dont know what to do [closed]

I am a system administrator by trade, but I want to move in to web development. I started learning on my spare time and I released my first personal project and have gotten positive feedback and an ...
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How to decline to sign a contract after having already done the work?

Sometimes I do temporary work through staffing agencies. It's happened on a few occasions that they present me with "paper work to fill out" after the work has ended and before I receive pay. ...
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Company wants to publish my work under someone else's name?

So, I'm fresh out of high school, I applied to my first job, and got a response! I'll be a freelance writer, writing about tech for a company's blog. However, my (potential) employer (...client?) ...
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Customer pays in different currency than invoiced, leaves me with conversion fees [closed]

I generally invoice in Euros, and then accept international wire transfers fees that get deducted in transit. If the customer asks me to quote/invoice in their preferred currency that's fine. In this ...
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How to avoid becoming an unofficial full-time employee [closed]

Shared on Freelancing: https://freelancing.stackexchange.com/q/8149/11018 I've been proposed a freelance job, but it's basically a full-time job but with no benefits. 40-hours, M-F Work in their ...
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Advice when pitching a day rate to maximize billable time

I read an article for contractors/freelancers about how to calculate a day rate, vs hourly rate. The advice was focused on how to make sure the freelancer is charging enough and provided a few tips to ...
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Is Screenshot Time-tracking Common?

I am a freelance developer. When I work on projects for a client I tend to bill to the half-hour, which has been fine. Additionally, I do my best to track each type of thing "research", "coding", "...
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How to tell my freelance designer to deliver on time

I have a really talented designer working for me remotely. No complains with his work but he always delivers them late. I couldn't handle it anymore so I stopped sending him work. Just a while ago I ...
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Starting Freelance, how to ask to subcontract for employer

to give some context: I am going to transition from employee to self-employed as a freelance software engineering consultant. I am currently working at a client, the performance review was good, and ...
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How do freelancers handle confidential projects in their CVs & in Interviews? (Software Development) [duplicate]

I am quite new to freelancing, and I'm wondering how freelance software developers handle confidential projects in their CVs? I recently spoke to a developer who told me that he is working on a ...
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Does repeating name in email address look unprofessional? [duplicate]

I have set up my own domain and kicking off freelance service in my field, I have been considering my email address and I am not sure how to make it professional. Because the domain name contains my ...
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invoiced one company, got check from other company? how to rectify [closed]

I've just asked the client how they want to deal with this, but... I invoiced one company (client is affiliated with several related organizations... didn't respond to my request to make sure I was ...
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I need guidance on what monthly salary to ask for a full-time job based on my hourly rate as a freelancer [closed]

I want to know how to calculate a fixed salary based on my hourly rate. (because I regularly work on a hourly rate, but I might consider full-time positions) I don't need an exact figure, just some ...
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How to present a mostly freelance/contract work history in an interview?

A good portion of my work history in software development thus far has been mostly short term contracts. I saw a good post on how to present that on a resume and I am currently working on it. How ...
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How can I manage freelancers effectively in a startup [closed]

The problem is every time I hire someone from freelancing websites, I find it hard to manage the output or the budget. example 1 : I hired someone who claimed to be an expert in programming, just to ...
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Should I compete against my current company as a freelancer?

I'm thinking of leaving my full-time job and working in the same field as a freelancer. Would it be a bad idea to pitch my freelance services to my current company's clients? I know how much my ...
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As a contractor, how to fill in those end-of-year weeks? [closed]

For 46 weeks of the year, there's lots of freelance and contract work However, I find that right around now it's basically[2] hard to find any contracts or freelance work. I find there's just not ...
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Side job proposal but I am already busy [closed]

I am a Masters degree student in Machine Learning almost finishing my degree (I'm expecting to deliver my dissertation by March of 2019, but currently I have no plans of pursuing a PhD). Currently, I ...
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Starting freelancing as a junior software developer

As a recent graduate with a masters degree in computer science with a total of 2 years of internship experience and some open source development experience, is it likely to people will take me ...
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How to ask for a monthly commission instead of per change fee?

Someone - let's call him Bob - contacted me a little more than a year ago to create a solution to automate his business, this solution has been working great for Bob, it makes his job easier and I ...
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Considering to switch from Database Developer to Full-Stack developer [closed]

I need some insight from developers about their jobs in order assess if the switch is worth for me. I am an Industrial Engineer, with a specialization in Information systems. I chose this degree by a ...
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Is there a need for SQL developers in small businesses and freelance? [closed]

I am a Data Engineer. Been working over 4 years in big corporations and government organization. My main tools are Microsoft SQL Server, Integration, Analysis and Reporting Services, R and Tableau. ...
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Spin off freelancer partnership - portfolio on website with projects from former company

I am a software developer, currently working at company X. Me and the rest of my team are spinning off to make a freelancer partnership (I think it's called an agency in other parts of the world). ...
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How to decline additional responsibilities because I'm planning on leaving the company?

I have been working for a multinational company in Portugal for approximately 4 years. My manager is on an indeterminate leave and I have been acting as her back-up, because I am the person with ...
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Am I damaging my potential by being a freelancer?

I have been working freelance now for about 4.5 years. I was still in university when I started (3 years to go for my degree). I've been at it for a while, and am continuing with 3 different companies....
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How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance?

I am a Mechanical Engineer, currently employed full-time for a large multinational. I am considering the option of leaving my full-time job to do similar work freelance, for a number of reasons that I ...
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Quitting a (probably impossible) freelance job that I'm not qualified for

I accepted a job that I'm not really qualified for from a repeat client who I've enjoyed working with in the past. When they offered me the job, I told them that I wasn't qualified and offered to help ...
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Is it ethical to employ freelancers on a per-success level and turning down late submissions? [closed]

I work on software solutions and whenever I hit a wall and stackoverflow can't help me, I post my problems to websites where freelancers are looking for gigs. What's special in my case is, that it's ...
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Transition strategy from full time job to freelancing

I have been working full time employed since my university in different IT roles for almost 5 years. After I had to do a lot with freelancer developers, I realized that IT freelancers, no matter if ...
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How to talk to client who refuses to pay for freelance work

I worked on a project which was advertised by a UK company as an internship after applying online. When I started this project, I quickly requested for a contract but I was given excuses as to why it ...
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Freelance programmers: do you charge when you get stuck?

I'm contracting with an awesome company that gives me challenging work and is very supportive. Occasionally I can't figure out why my code isn't working. Classic programming, but I feel bad billing ...
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Freelance co-worker not doing anything at all [duplicate]

TLDR: Alice is not doing her job and I end up pushing all the activities and doing her tasks because I'm afraid of being let go. Should I inform management about this ? The backstory: I've been ...
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Company wants me to be silent about doing Freelance outside work

I work full time in a company and started doing some extras as a freelancer. It was not initially authorized by my company and had to negotiate a modification on the contract. They asked me to be ...
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Employer won't authorise freelance work [closed]

I work full time as an Android developer in the UK. I've been offered some freelance work for a small company based in London. This is hundreds of miles away from where I work and they've had no ...
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Dealing with delayed payments for my work

Context: I'm currently helping out my friend, who is full on into creating his own cryptocurrencies business, by creating simple landing pages for him, installing WordPress, etc. As we are friends (...
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I am moving to another country with a higher cost of living. How to ask for a salary increase accordingly?

I work as a freelancer. I work for an European company, which is my lone client after three years, but I live in a third world country (let's say I live in Cuba). Next month I am moving to Mexico ...
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Project I was hired for is off the rails due to constantly changing requirements, now it's me on the spot

I was hired as a frontend developer to develop an administration backend for a thriving European startup. The initial estimate that they had in mind was 6 months, which was appropriate. It's a 3-...
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How many hours should we programming at the work? [closed]

For years this is a question for me, because I work like freelancing and coding at home. I do it like this: 1 to 1.5 hours coding, 1 or 2 hours free time. then repeat like that. Maybe I repeat this ...
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Contractor faced with scope screep - Should I fulfill none, some or all client requests?

I am a contractor in a software development project that is a bit of a nightmare and suffering from Scope Creep. Background: I took on a project to develop a web application for a client. I was to ...
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Taking on multiple clients in the same niche/product - conflict of interest?

I know how to build certain API/Product. Basically my style of developing such product is almost same all the time. One company reached me seeing my open source contribution, I joined, and we ended ...
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How do I get my freelancing salary from the previous company? [closed]

Currently, I am working as a Software Developer in India. But till April 2017, I was working as a Content Writer in another company. After leaving that job, I took freelancing from that company for ...
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Is it okay to ask, if I can raise my hourly rate after only 6 months with a client as a freelancer [closed]

I'm a freelance software developer and have been working at the same rate the past 2 years. During these 2 years there have been 2 wage indexations in my country and I asked a client of mine if it was ...
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A check was given to me by my client but I realized I was doing poorly on a sole project should I reject my check salary because I felt I lack skills [closed]

it is a app project the end goal is a Uber like app but offer alot more services I'm not a full timer from the company It's not the main business of the company Im more optimistic on this project. ...