Freelancing; an alternate career

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Some basic guidelines for beginner freelancers. Briefly covers starting freelancing, getting projects, working with projects and clients etc. Presented at a seminar on "Building Tech Career" at DUET, Gazipur, Dhaka. Arranged by http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/phpexperts/

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<ul><li>1.Freelancing;analternatecareer </li></ul> <p>2. We'llDiscusson Definition Howtostart History GettingProjects Whyfreelancing WorkingwithProjects Whyit'snot DealingwithClients WiseAdvices ImpactOnregularjob 3. We'llDiscusson Definition Howtostart History GettingProjects Whyfreelancing WorkingwithProjects Whyit'snot DealingwithClients WiseAdvices ImpactOnregularjob 4. Howtostart? Just decide that you want to start 5. PrepareYourself Buildyourskill YourBlog/Website ComfortableWorkplace ProperEquipment 6. Wheretogo? http://www.elance.com http://www.getafreelancer.com/ http://www.scriptlance.com/ http://www.getacoder.com/ http://www.rentacoder.com/ http://www.odesk.com/ 7. Buildagoodprofile Areaofexpertise Shortbio/resume Previousworks avoidbroken/badlinks Testimonials/Ratings 8. GettingProjectsClients are looking for you, really! 9. Searchprojects Areaofyourconfidence Don'tgobeyondcapacity Dotakechances(carefully!) 10. PlaceBids Readthedescriptioncarefully Followtheinstruction Betheearlybidders Estimatetimelinerealistically Quoteareasonableprice Attachsimilarworksample 11. WorkingwithProjects Difficult than winning a bid 12. Milestones Pointswhichmarkcompletionofsomeaspectofaproject Willusuallyhavedeliverables Keenattentioninmeetingmilestones 13. Communication Planningtheproject Providingupdatesontheproject Discussingtheirfeedback Presentingthedeliverables 14. KeepingRecord Documentmeetingsandphonecalls Storeemailssafely Useaprojectmanagementapplication Basecamp(http://www.basecamphq.com/) ProjectPier(http://www.projectpier.org/) PivotalTracker(http://www.pivotaltracker.com/) 15. DealingwithClients Lethimknow Bewarmandfriendly Behonest Knowyourself 16. DealingwithClients(cont.) Staycalm Betimely Beavailableandreachable Givingattention 17. Impactonregularjob Beforehavingaregularjob Afterhavingit 18. AnisuddinAhmad Sr.SoftwareEngineer,Wneeds.http://ajaxray.com|anisniit@gmail.com 19. Questions? </p>