EUGH

Freelancer’s Guide to Germany – Internet Law

Freelancer’s Guide to German Internet Law Time to talk about the elephant in the room: German rules and regulations regarding the internet. And boy, do we have to talk about a lot now. So let’s get started. The internet is uncharted territory to us all. Angela Merkel, June 2013 With us all she must have …

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SSL fence

HTTPS for you … and you … and you

Image | CC0 pixabay HTTPS for you … and you … and you Encryption is a white hot topic these days with privacy violations and security breaches becoming the norm. SSL certificates are expensive though, are they not? I would not recommend anything to you I’ve not been using enthusiastically myself. Bold links are affiliate links. I recommend …

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Evalutation

Evaluating WordPress Themes

Image | CC0 pixabay How to find the Perfect WordPress Theme Are you looking for that specific drop in the ocean? You want to find the perfect Theme for your clients WordPress page? I’ve done this many times and it always is a time consuming process. There are so many great themes for every purpose and even …

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Bundesministerium für Finanzen

Freelancer’s Guide to Germany – Finanzamt

Freelancer’s Guide to Germany | Finanzamt 60 to 70 percent of the tax literature published worldwide is written in German. So you just started out working as a freelancer in Germany and everything is great. But then you find a letter from recycling paper in your mailbox. Its head is crested with the prominent letters …

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freelancersunion

Sara Horowitz about freelancing in the U.S.

Sara Horowitz about Freelancing According to Freelancers Union 71% of US freelancers struggle to get paid? This is quite different here in Germany. Usually my clients pay freelancer bills with preference. Only once have I not been paid in more than twenty years of freelancing. But maybe that is because of careful choices of who to …

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Tackling

Tackling a WordPress Plugin

Image | CC0 pixabay Tackling a WordPress Plugin Did your client just come up with a brilliant idea to display some fancy widget on his WordPress site? Something like a wall building itself up from bricks representing donors maybe? Do not despair – writing WordPress plugins isn’t hard at all. Let me guide you through this. …

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Avada

Avada by ThemeFusion

Avada by Themefusion Avada is the number one selling theme at envatomarket. And for a reason. It is the perfect theme if your client has capable web-authoring available inhouse. Price The regular license is 59$ which is dirt cheap considering the bazillion developer hours that must have gone into that theme. It licenses the theme for one website (end product) …

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Linux Mint

Everyone loves Linux and we do too

Everyone Loves Linux and we do too We decided to switch from Windows to Linux as our office-operating-system at the turn of the year. As of January, we run Mint with Windows 10 in a VirtualBox if needed. And it still is to run Adobe Cloud software like Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc. We were expecting Windows 10 …

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Legal

WTF is Widerrufsrecht

Image | CC0 pixabay WTF is Widerrufsrecht According to BGB §355 German consumers are allowed to cancel long-distance contracts ~ like via internet ~ for no reason at all for a period of 14 days. The catch is that you, as a vendor, are obliged to inform the consumer about this right and the deadline to utilize it. Failing to do so …

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Boom

Digital Economy Exploding

Image | CC0 pixabay According to the European Comission the digital economy is the single most important driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth in the world (source). The digital economy is developing rapidly worldwide. It is the single most important driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth, and it holds huge potential for European entrepreneurs and small …

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