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#1 2007-08-30 10:25 PM

HectorLasso
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From: Colombia
Registered: 2002-06-12
Posts: 353

Re: Freelance?

Hi,

Has anyone of you worked freelance via Internet? Do you recommend doing this kind of work?

If you have any suggestions I'd appreciate it very much.

Regards

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#2 2007-08-31 12:18 AM

i3839
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From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,234

Re: Freelance?

I did it once, but for a very small project (couple of days work).

My impression is that there's nothing wrong with it, but it depends a lot on the work and who hires you. In that regard it's just normal work, but the difference is that if you work for an idiot who isn't happy about your work you might get nothing or less money than expected. To reduce the risk of that it's good to have an intermediary which handles such conflict cases fairly (e.g. it can be done by special freelance sites who also handle the financial side of it).

When working for someone you don't know start with a small project, and if it goes well they often offer a bigger project.

Depending on what you make, I'd offer to retain the copyrights, so that you can reuse parts of the code. If you agree to not use it as a whole, nor for similar projects (aka competing products) and can speed up the development by reusing existing code (which you would need to rewrite otherwise) it shouln't be too hard to convince them I'd say.

I've no idea how much money is in it though.

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#3 2007-08-31 02:29 AM

HectorLasso
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From: Colombia
Registered: 2002-06-12
Posts: 353

Re: Freelance?

Thank you. I was in fact thinking about one of these sites that work as intermediaries.

I'll check it out.

Regards

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#4 2007-09-12 07:38 AM

yurec
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From: Singapore
Registered: 2006-11-16
Posts: 134

Re: Freelance?

Hi
www.rentacoder.com - there I got my first two projects two years ago.

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#5 2007-09-12 10:21 PM

HectorLasso
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From: Colombia
Registered: 2002-06-12
Posts: 353

Re: Freelance?

Hi yurec,

Thanks for the tip. I registered there today.

Regards,

Hector

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#6 2010-01-07 09:57 AM

monsterworld
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Registered: 2010-01-07
Posts: 2

Re: Freelance?

Hi Loco,

Lots of websites deal in freelance jobs, but they have some basic requirements like computer knowledge (programming, designing etc). They also need to view your freelance portfolio before giving you the entry signal. It’s better to get in touch with freelancers/professional through Servana (my signature) by providing home based jobs to all IT or non-IT professionals.
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#7 2011-05-29 04:29 PM

Sandy90
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Registered: 2011-05-29
Posts: 1

Re: Freelance?

That's why getting your first freelance job is quite hard because of the fierce competition in this kind of industry. You just have to be patient with it and don't worry about getting a small rate at your first jobs. You will soon get a good rating and feedback if you do your job well. You can read some guidelines on how employers/contractors hire people offshore in this blog: http://www.timedoctor.com/blog/2011/02/ … o-use-them Get some ideas and implement them. Goodluck!

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#8 2017-01-17 02:30 PM

mognatallia
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Registered: 2017-01-17
Posts: 1

Re: Freelance?

Hello!
Yes, I definitely recommend doing this work. Freelancing is a great source of income and it allows you to make money online from home. For me it's a far better option than an ordinary office job. So, if you're able to provide clients with the services that make it possible to work remotely (such as programming, graphic design, translation, data entry, etc.), do it! It's quite easy to start - you'll just have to register on a freelance job board. For example, I like this marketplace: https://www.xplace.com/. It's commission-free, has higher hourly rates than the majority of other such platforms and a lot of different job opportunities.

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