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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 12. Freelancing: Going out on your own

One way to get out on your own and start your own business is through freelancing or becoming an independent consultant. A freelancer is someone who doesn’t work for a single client, but instead hires out their work to multiple clients either for a fixed price or an hourly rate.

For many software developers the idea of becoming a freelancer is very appealing, but it can be difficult to get started. For much of my career, when I was working as an employee, I dreamed of being a freelancer, but I struggled with not knowing how to make the transition. I knew that many developers were making their living working as freelancers, but I didn’t know how they managed to find clients and spread the word about ...

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