I was referred to freelance programming by a friend. I was hesitant to trustsomeone in some other part of the world to send me the money they promised formy work and asked my friend “what if they ran away with my work”. I soonrealized most people online are good and something like that happens very rarely.Without much ado, lets get started with starting a freelance programming career.
Why Become a Freelance Programmer
1.A freelance career can easily replace a white-collar job. In fact, if you areefficient enough, you can make more money in a month than you wouldwith a job in 3-4 months.2.Its much more satisfying to finish a freelance project than to finish a projectgiven at your company. Nothing can beat that.3.You don't have to put up with office politics, a strict management etc. Youcan work in your underwear if you want to. A freelance career allows you towork from wherever and whenever you want. You just got to feel it.
“Hard To Get A Job”
It is actually the other way around. You should have the discipline to be honestwith your clients that you are full of projects. You will reach a point where you arerejecting 2 or 3 projects each day.
Sharpening your skills
Contribute to Open Source ProjectsRead the code and contribute to open source projects written in the language of your choice to get an idea of coding conventions and a general idea of how thingsare done. It will help you to adopt a certain way of thinking while coding on theprojects you will be accepting in the future.Use code libraries extensivelyFind and learn to use libraries extensively. These will save you a lot of time. Since