Have a question regarding a live micro website, that only had an invoice and no contract or T&C's of any kind, for a client who recently has gone FUBAR with drunk abusive racist behaviour in a social environment.
All assets are mine except 50% of his photos. But I no longer want to be associated with this person or website.
The domain is due to expire in November but want to take the website down now, and release the domain, or block it.
It's a strange one but as there is no contract, there should be no reason for legal repurcussions because of this, if you are the sole owner, for design and development, part of me is saying "wait" the other part of me is saying take down and leave a domain expired sticker over it.
Or 3rd option, evident content of that person's behaviour, via mobile and 3rd party statement of a particular incident (found out this person has mental issues that he's not addressing but continuing to play them out with his demons around him) made visible for all to see...
Any thoughts or suggestions will be very well listened too and appreciated.
Can't believe or remember having to even post something like this in any forum in my 18 yr history working in and out of web.
It's a subject that I'm really interested in learning about. I have been working for my clients since I was 14 and I have charged around £12 per hour ($15). It has really come to light that this is a low price compared to other web developers.
My question to all of you is, how much do you charge per hour?
So I'm looking for a solution(software) that reminds me when a client needs to renew his or her package. I'm working on expanding my services and put more focus on maintenance packages. Now the way I send out invoices is through e-mail, I have a special layout for them that I wish to use. But the thing that is missing right now is a place that keeps track of when each client needs to be billed again.
I mean of course I could look for a schedule calender program and put in reminders, but I have a feeling there must be a better alternative/solution for this specific problem for businesses. Invoice programs force you to send invoices through them and they may remind you to re-bill them, but I don't want to use invoice programs. I just want a scheduler for myself that organizes/showcases/keeps track of all the individual client payment renewals.
I currently have a full-time web developer position at a small agency, working 9 until 5:30 - also spending 2 hours a day on a train commuting.
When I get home on the evenings, I am up until midnight doing work every weekday night, and I work for about 6 hours on a Saturday and 6 hours on a Sunday - completing all of my freelance work. My website ranks very well (page 1 usually) in search engine results for terms such as "freelance web developer", "freelance web designer", etc. So this is where most of my work comes from. Some also comes from referrals, but I do not advertising and do not use websites such as freelancer.com to win work either.
I earn a lot more from my freelance work (over £4000 in March) than I do in my full time job (£17k salary). I have an accountant to help me with taxes, etc. So as you can imagine, I want to make the transition to go freelance on a full-time basis.
I have all of the tools (a good smartphone, a powerful PC with dual monitors, iPad, etc etc) as well as the business knowledge which I've gained working closely with the director of the agency.
Should I got full time freelance? What should I consider?