Scenario (Skip it if you don't care)
So I currently work for a company in India which takes out-sourced work and hires local devs to work on them. Now, the situation for most cases (including mine) is that said company charges the clients an up-word of $3000 per month and forwards about $900 to the developer. I don't blame them as this is just business and they do provide better stability (such as ability to hire more people; if I leave / if more are required).
Outside of this, the company doesn't provide much. I am managed by the client's team, and even my workstation is sponsored by said client. Now getting to it, I wish to cut out the middle-man and maybe get $1500 instead.
I am a Qt/C++ programmer with about 4 years of experience under my belt. Now I wish to work on my own. My problem is my lack of exposure to diverse technologies (zero web development experience / interest). Mostly, I work on front-end or back end logic development.
I was reading Getting started as a freelance programmer, but I noticed the manner for starting is hinted at find a whale. Now there's the problem, I don't know how. Also, I do lack the confidence to project time-lines. Not to mention I don't know how to stand out in a large group of other devs (even if I provide work for free originally).
I'm also concerned if what I'm looking for is contract work instead of freelance work as I prefer to work on one project at a time.
As Scott (Thanks for pointing it out before it was closed) mentioned, I should add a proper question here;
- Considering my lack of experience in web tech, am I acting per-maturely on trying to get into freelancing?
- Is there scope for long projects in Qt while freelancing?
- Would working for a single project be considered freelancing or contractual work?
- How can I enrich my description so as to attract more customers to me? I mean what are they (employers) looking for and how can I readily make the info of my being able to deliver available to them?
Sorry about the rant, but I wasn't sure how to structure this question.