I am an IT student and I know some programming languages. I want to do projects in freelancer. But I dont know how to start , how to get projects from others. First the employer might check my profile whether to give me the project or not. But I am just starting to work so how can I have a good profile in freelancer.
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I'm a Software Engineering student, and first thing you do, make yourself an online portfolio. Showcase your skills. As a student you will have a lot of projects, add them on as you progress in your course. If your skills are good, hardly you'll have any project that wouldn't be worth showing. In regards to how to get projects. It depends on what area of IT you want to freelance in. IT is a very broad term. When I was doing Web Design, I went door-to-door offering my services to various businesses in town.
First of all, search for some internship to a company (a place where you give your time in exchange for the opportunity to gain knowledge and real life experience).
Why do this?
It will open many doors. You will meet people, you will have what to write in your CV and what to show when some one ask's for your portfolio.
In meanwhile, hustle; search for jobs in newspapers, on the internet or ask your friends.
Not for last, make a habit of speaking about you as working in the given area of IT. Example: if you plan writing Java applications or games or mobile apps, when you speak about yourself to strangers say "I do mobile applications".