I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for? [more inside]
How do I set up a contract? This is my first freelance software-development project and I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
I need to come up with an hourly rate for a contract programming job, and have no idea where to start. [more inside]
IndependentContractorFilter: So I've landed a gig doing some contract programming, except we don't actually have a signed contract yet. Before I sink any more time (existing time being this afternoon) into it, and before I deliver anything, I want one, obviously. Does anyone know of any example programming contracts online I can crib from? All the obvious search words are so over-represented on the Web that my Google results are uselessly noisy.