Anyone freelance? I'm trying to get started.

Cisco want a job
Nov 9, 2017 5 Comments

I'm trying to give freelancing a shot in web development. I'm debating if it's worth it or if I'd be better off studying hacker rank for Google/FB.

I don't want to be a corporate wage slave anymore so I'm thinking freelance is the way to go.

Anyone freelance?

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  • Microsoft / Eng 20% raise
    I used to to make my way through college. If you think having one boss is bad wait until you have ten and then they don't pay you
    Nov 9, 2017 1
    • Cisco OcDv62
      Exactly this. I freelanced for about 2.5 years, and feel I was only successful because I did most of my work with people I already knew from my previous jobs.

      Freelancing is the Wild West, with no big company lawyers to protect you if a client stiffs you. You have to be very, very good at reading people (and companies) for whether they will be good clients.
      Nov 9, 2017
  • Cisco want a job
    OP
    I think i can make more money freelancing than working at Google. I was hoping you guys would have insight, but if you freelance you wouldn't have an email to post here.
    Nov 10, 2017 0
  • Amazon HDyO58
    I did freelance on the side. Loved it. I was working up to building my clientele base. But then I got my new job and have a non compete, so I decided not to risk it with the salary I have. :(

    I got all of my work off upwork.com
    Nov 10, 2017 0
  • Zillow Group sofaking
    I freelanced twice. Won’t do it again. Time better spent building projects for myself.
    Nov 9, 2017 0