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Landing a ReactJS gig with no work experience

I've been looking into ReactJS and I really like it. I've done the tutorials and worked through some apps of my own. In short, I am confident that I now know it well enough that I am ready to tackle ...
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How can I circumvent consulting agencies and work directly for the company

I've been working as a consultant for the past 4 years in a country in Norther Europe. Most of these years were through an agency and only the past 6 months were directly with my current client. ...
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Getting started as a Qt developer

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) ...
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How an EXPERIENCED programmer can switch to freelancing?

First off, sorry for the caps in the title, but I did that for a good reason. Most sites and blog articles out there go something like, "How a beginner can start freelancing with no experience". ...
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Is there any service to outsource reading job offers I get and negotiating with potential employers?

I have been looking for something like that but I couldn't find anything. Below are details of what I am looking for and what I have tried so far. This question is not a duplicate of Finding talent ...
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How to sell Android app to a general contractor for my desired price?

I have designed an app specifically for a certain contracting company on the Android Studio platform. I have recently looked over the regulations for uploading an app onto the Google Play store and ...
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How to build a portfolio as a freelancer new to the market

I have about 10 years experience working in web development agencies as a Project Manager/User Researcher. 2 years ago I decided to move into a technical role and did an MSc in Computer Science at a ...
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How to deliver work and procedure for freelancing in Android app development

When freelancing in android app development, what is the best way to work with the client(employer): 1) Should one deliver work and take payment in parts. Do clients pay in advance? 2) Whose ...
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Why are freelance rates for mobile developers on freelancer.com so low?

For example here, someone likes to pay $140 for a chat application (iOS and Android) here, someone like to have an audio streaming mobile application be built. He is willing to pay $8 - $15 per hour! ...
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Viability of a plan to get experience and to grow portfolio

I am a young iOS programmer with a good amount of experience. I have been doing iOS programming for five or six years I have a couple finished apps on the App Store that are very aesthetic and that I ...
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Selling Java library - which pricing model to choose?

I have built a Java library, which I am planning to sell. It will be used as a project's dependency and most users would use it with their build tools such as Maven, Gradle, etc. I wanted to know if ...
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How can a new programmer work from home as a freelancer

I'm a new programmer who lost his job(in a different field) recently due to a health issue. Now I can work from home only. So being a programmer I think it could be possible but since I'm new(21/male) ...
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How to get Supervisor or Senior Developer to check and review your work ?

As being freelancer the biggest drawback for newcomer would be to be supervised for their work. Last day I had interview and they apology to get me hired because I do freelancing. It is almost ...
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Freelancer pictures on portfolio

I want to know what do you think of personal pictures of yourself on portfolios. I will soon be taking a photoshoot with a proper photographer for my portfolio, I mainly want it for my hero image ...
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Getting started as a freelance programmer

I've been working in IT for 5 years, C/C++ middleware on Linux being my main specialization. I know some Java, Python, C#, have completed a desktop 3d viewer on C++/Qt and also know some web - a bit ...
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What does your average day as a freelancer look like? [closed]

I'm a web developer with around 2 years of experience and new into freelancing. I have been reading about freelancing from articles/blogs online and posts here, and have a fair idea of how things work....
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Starting freelance career as a programmer

It's my second semester of college and I've taken some relatively advanced data structures classes and java programming. I have written a solid amount of programs in a variety of different languages ...
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What is the best place to find a great javascript programmer [closed]

Which is the best place to find javascript programmer on hourly basis, that can code in javascript at a professional level.
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Finding clients and marketing myself

Im a fresh graduate from uni and im trying to enter the freelancing word, however im not sure how.. its such a big community with many experienced people. How can someone such as me face and get ...
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How should a freelance software engineer use Linkedin to find clients?

here are what I've been trying. Which is most effective? I send a LinkedIn invite to every potential hiring manager that is not a 1st connection. In the invitation, I say I'm an available contractor, ...
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skills needed to do and find freelance web design work

I am considering learning the skills needed to become a freelance web programmer or web designer. I have confidence in back-end development but am learning more about front end. I live in India and ...
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Client not Responding from more than last 36 Hours

I recently got my first project on Up Work, i had a lot of communication with two of the people from their side on Skype and i have been working on their project from previous week, i have developed ...
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Finding talent agents for software developers

Although my skills with clients have improved over the years, finding new projects and negotiating with clients is still a very time-consuming process. I wouldn't feel too bad about offering 15-20% ...
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Freelance programmer's monthly fees, expectations too high?

Recently I started freelancing as a full-stack developer in Brazil and it's been very good so far, but I am a little stuck on this one client. By far my biggest client yet, they want a customized ...
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New project manager suddenly demanding source-code prior to payment

In a nutshell, I've been doing freelance iOS development for a client on an ongoing basis since 2013. Originally my main contact with the business was, let's say, Person A. Recently the client has ...
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Evaluation Task to find good development company

I hire an Indian company to develop a website for classified ads but it takes so long time and not finish yet. Therefore I decide to find a new company to do this work but I don't want to face the ...
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Having trouble gauging my level of knowledge/expertise?

I just recently graduated college with a Bachelors in Computer Science and I am currently debating on going into freelance work. My problem however is that I don't know if I will be able to complete ...
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Competing with experienced people on freelancing websites

I'm trying to enter the freelancing world while finishing my degree, in order to get more experience in my field and make some money. How can I compete with people on the freelancing sites, since ...
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What technologies should i learn in order to be hired as a web developer?

i passed the last few months on learning web development. so far i have learned a lot in both front end and back end development like -html -css -java script -php -mysql(pdo) my next step is ...
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Creating a startup

So I have numerous app and tech ideas that I really want to pursue. I have knowledge in python and some in Swift and know a lot about entrepreneurship and efficiency. How do I go about getting a group ...
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Who own the “copyright” or intellectual property for the code you have written?

Assuming it has not been exclusively spelled out in the client contract, do the software developer own the rights to the code that he has written for the client? Can he reuse the code in other ...
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Best way to find projects in a new field

I want to start freelancing with Rails on Upwork, but I don't have any completed production level projects in that field yet. I've been working with PHP for a few years now and have a decent portfolio,...
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How to find someone to handle customer/commercial relationships on my behalf? (I'm a programmer)

I'm an unselfish, reliable, loyal, polite, clever, honest, resolute, shy man. These are remarkable characteristics for a programmer but they seem to be a great disadvantage for customer/commercial ...
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How do I gather requirements about our project from non IT people?

I've always worked under an IT manager, so I don't know how to interact with end users. I have a problem now, because someone has asked me to develop a program. My situation: He has limited time to ...
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Continue college or learn online while freelancing?

Hi I'm Matteo from Italy, i'm in the second year of math college and doing well in it. I have great programming skills and I work in my free time ( few ) as a freelance fullstack web developer, but I ...
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How to factor in freelancing alongside full-time work

I'm fairly new to freelancing but want more experience doing different projects and more money. I am very well prepared to put in the hours and have asked my current employer who even wants to know ...
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Developing an app for someone but retaining ownership of source?

I've been asked to develop some apps for people and I was wondering what the common procedure is in relation to ownership of source. Ideally, I'd like to retain ownership of the source so I can reuse ...
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Do I need errors and omissions insurance as a freelance (1099) programmer?

This question is regarding working in the USA. For the past year and a half I've just worked as a contract (1099, a 1099 contract worker is someone who is self-employed and works for another company) ...
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Could I theoretically make money by creating software Linux distro needs? [closed]

I have an idea to listen to what the Linux community needs and to create some simple applications for it. Basically, I would start off with one of the most popular Linux distros at the moment, and ...
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Are there platforms to find partners for a startup project? [closed]

I'm starting to ride their own little project, but I would do it with someone else who could like him. Now I would be doing myself Frontend/ Backend and design, but in many of these things I'm a mess,...
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How to become proficient enough to be able to take freelance projects?

I'm learning programming in C# and ASP.net. When I see projects available on freelancer.com and odesk/upwork for ASP.net, they just make my head spin. I have no clue how on earth would I be able to ...
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How to work as a freelancer using SharePoint on-premise

I want to pursue a career as a freelancer. I have an experience using SharePoint (on-premise). For those who are not familiar with the on-premise, it means that when I will deploy my solution/work, I ...
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Is Multimedia Designer & Web Developer a suitable job title for a single person handling Web, Print, and UI Design + Front & Back-End Web Development?

The Problem: I'm faced with the dilemma of how I should advertise myself in terms of the roles I fulfill for my freelancing business. I'm experienced in: Graphic Design for Web & Print: Social ...
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Should I disclose that I am freelancing to my employer?

I currently work full time but want to freelance full time one day. I am worried that if I disclose this to my employer, they will think I'm going to leave one day. My employer's policy is that I am ...
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What is the scope of freelancing in MATLAB programming?

I know very little about the freelancing world. But I have always been curious about it, as it seems like a nice alternative career option. I would like to know, what are the kind of projects ...
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Advice me - getting started with programming

This is a question I am asking to get help from the community here, I want to be able to work as a freelance SharePoint Developer. It's been few years for me now getting into the development world, I ...
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Most effective freelancing for beginners?

I'm currently in the process of learning Android app development, web design, and web development. I haven't quite gotten enough experience to the point where I would be able to sale myself as a true ...
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Competing offer from outside consultant

Hopefully the title is worded accurately, here goes. I have built a data management framework for my client. Gather data, organize, save to database, provide web portal so they can monitor the field, ...
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Is it reasonable for a client to expect automated test scripts as project deliverables?

Our company is currently halfway through a software project with a consulting firm. As someone who will be taking ownership of the project after the consultants finish, is it reasonable for our ...
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Is there a freelance / contracting website that mostly focuses on the United Kingdom market and caters mostly for UK remote-based IT workers?

As an experienced Software Developer in the United Kingdom, I am looking for a mature Freelance or Contracting website that caters mostly for United Kingdom based companies and remote-based IT workers ...