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Questions tagged [freelancing]

Self-employed workers

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invoiced one company, got check from other company? how to rectify [on hold]

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?

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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Part time freelance job for computer engineer student [duplicate]

I am a computer engineering student and i will finish my school next year. But i have some money problem and looking for part time freelance coding job. I didnt work before.I learnt react js and low ...
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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. ...
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Is it wrong not to renew a contract without notice? My company inserted bunch of new clauses at the last minute [closed]

Since the start of 2017, I have worked as an independent contractor at an agency that contracts out technical consulting work. I also freelance in my off hours and on my weekends. I have some rare ...
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Making the switch from freelance — should I put clients on CV?

I'm a graphic designer who has been working freelance more or less my entire career, apart from a couple of jobs where I was working part-time (and neither were particularly well suited to my ...
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Employed as consultant in the UK by a US based company. Is this kosher?

I live in the UK and am looking for a new job. I have been approached by a US based company who have no UK subsidiary or presence. They want to offer me a job, but in order to get paid I will likely ...
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Remote work for US company as Canadian citizen

Lately i was approached by several recruiters for US based companies for positions they have opened locally. Two of them have assured me that there is no issues working as Canadian Citizen for US ...
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Former Client not answering my emails about invoice?

I had an agreement with a client to work full time with them for two months at a set hourly rate, and to send an invoice to them every month. For the first month, I sent the invoice and was paid after ...
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Contract complete and client now asking for lots of personal info

I friend of mine connected me with a job to create a computer program, given a set of specifications. My only point of contact was an anonymous email address (e.g. joeblow@example.com ). They never ...
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W2 rate WITHOUT benefits - How compare to 1099?

I am a freelance web developer on a job search. Is $65/hr W2 with NO BENEFITS basically the same as $65/hr 1099? Also, does W2 mean I'm an employee vs a contractor basically? I used to figure 20% ...
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Is it okay to ask a client about job security?

I'm a freelance web developer and I've been working exclusively for one client for about 8 months now. They have a massive website that they wanted rebuilt from scratch and I've been hacking away at ...
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Client refusing invoices before the end of each month

I've found myself in an odd situation with a longstanding client that I personally don't have a precedent for, and I can't find one online either. I have been a contractor for a company in the UK for ...
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How to handle ex-client asking for free advice in social situations?

I am a freelance computer programmer. I have a former client with whom I did a very successful project with a few years ago. We have mutual friends, I enjoy his company and his company does really ...
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Should I charge my client the agreed amount for the difficult tasks that I have solved by accident within few minutes?

It was fixed-price contract to develop Python scraper to scrape 2 websites. I always charge ~$200 per website. We agreed $200 per website. I agreed $200 blindly without analyzing those websites ...
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1answer
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Should I sign NDA without legal consultation? [closed]

If a client wants to get NDA signed before they can share any proprietary data for small project. Should I sign without getting a legal consultation? If so should I include this cost in the invoice? ...
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As a freelancer, what exactly is considered project work?

A little bit about me. I've never worked in a company and I very recently started freelancing and got my first client. I have about 5 years of solid experience in web development and my priorities are ...
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Client wants to reduce hourly rate at the start of a new project

I am a freelance developer from Uruguay with 3 years of experience in iOS development and about to get my degree as a systems engineer next December. I worked about a month for a new client from ...
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Is it ethical that my employer requires all my other business activities to be approved by him? [closed]

Let's say I work for some company as programmer and I want to get some extra money by making some programmer consultancy during evenings. Do you think it is ethical that my employer requires me to ...
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Job contract for a Freelancer

I saw a job post last week and below are the details: Freelance client servicing job and they will pay per hour Freelance means working from home, however; there will be times that I need to meet ...
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How should I respond to a Co-owner starting a new company without informing the others prior

About 2 years ago two others and I started a LLP specializing in SaaS development. As all of us have jobs beside the LLP all of us dedicate about 8-16 hours a week, which has been working fairly well ...