I’ll be going to Moscow, Russia with about $30,000 in savings on a student visa, taking language classes and staying with a Russian family in hopes of landing a job to stay for a longer time. I’ve been getting rejected applying from abroad probably due to my lack of paperwork and also the Russian language.
My idea is I’d offer 5 or so hours of free work, past that they’d have to pay a discounted rate. Do you think any non-profits would be interested in this or should I just offer my services full priced and hope for the best? I’ve been told not to work for free so I’m
I am a new freelance graphic designer but something worries me: What if I fufill my design work, the client likes it but decides to scheme me by refunding their own payments? I’ve heard of this happening before. What tools can I use to make sure whatever payments I get stay mine? I have used
I am just trying to calculate my wage, and i want to figure out how much time a week i should calculate for work that i won’t be able to bill my clients for i.e. getting new clients, paperwork for taxes and stuff, learning new skills, checking payments, administrative tasks not involving my clients etc.
Title. I’m just curious about what is standard. Is this even allowed in the freelance world? Edit: I’m already charging between 90-115/hr USD. Do you still think I should charge more? This is game/software development. That’s already a bit over my normal rate. I’m not particularly greedy, but was mostly just curious about how far
I have a UK based client that laid me off with four days notice while the contract stipulated four weeks written notice. I don’t think I’ll pursue this point but am holding onto it in case they don’t pay their last month of the contract. With that said, as a US freelancer, I wouldn’t have
My wife and I recently moved to a new house and I’m trying to use that opportunity as a fresh start to implement some new routines, especially regarding my work schedule. I’d like to have some dedicated time for lunch/exercise breaks, billing/admin tasks, time to work on personal projects, etc. rather than just scrambling to
It is generally much easier to develop an ongoing relationship with customers rather than having to deal with the churn of losing then adding new customers. I am guessing that many freelancers aren’t doing something simple which makes a big difference: Buy your customers small gifts. This creates a more personal connection with your customers
First time posting here , recently I decided to try to create a passive/semi-passive income besides my full time job. I’m a web developer that works mostly with Ruby on Rails. And I wanted to build a “product” that I could maintain easily and could replicate to several clients. Any of you successfully did this?