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How can I easily transfer ownership of a web property? There's more to ownership of a web property than merely being able to edit the content. As Su' indicates, you should learn to build sites that have an admin interface (either by rolling your own or using a CMS) so the clients can easily change content on their own unless they want to pay you to ...


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There is no "standard" as a business can do business any way they want to. But some things to consider are: Use escrow. This ensures both parties are happy with the final result. Have a contract. Make sure everything is spelled out explicitly including the work to be done. This way there is no squabbling over functionality or when the job is officially ...


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Still, this is enough to build websites for people. Well, it's (barely) enough to build static web sites for them. Unless your client's comfortable editing HTML, you need to additionally learn how to produce your sites such that they have some form of administrative interface. Whether that means using a development framework(some automatically generate ...


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Having gone through same situatuion many times i would suggest you following: Your contract is reasonable. The middle man should put his time in reading the complete spec and make sure he knows what he wants. You can identify areas in project which are quite subjective and may require revisions make sure you define number of revisions per item If client ...


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Here's a good chart from a couple of years ago:


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Freelancer Pretty much the same thing. I would recommend posting on both sites as to attract the most amount of potential contracting companies.


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Personally charging late fees is unnecessary and something id expect from a horrid bank, you should set-up a payment system that forces or encourages them to pay up. Either ask for a reasonable deposit 30-50% and hold onto the protect until full payment has be made. Alternately consider escrow. and ensure they have funds... additionally if your having ...


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This is one of those areas where lawyers get involved. Are you in a nation/state that operates under rule of law? Read the fine print in your contract, there has to be specific language that gives them the right to keep your registered domain. Do the laws under which businesses operate there allow them this right? Are you a registered business, how long ...


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Your payment schedule was set up with the client prior to commencing the project, correct? And you have it in writing (preferably in your contract)? If that's the case, stick to your guns. My answer would be different if this was a longstanding client with whom you had a positive history, but since this a new client-- and one who apparently isn't that great ...



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