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Re: Re: [OT] Freelancing advice?

by jbeninger (Monk)
on Jun 03, 2003 at 03:24 UTC ( #262554=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: [OT] Freelancing advice?
in thread [OT] Freelancing advice?

I disagree (although perhaps I'm one of the shoddy developers bidding low to provide total crap :)

I think that the online sites are a great place to get started if you have nothing else. Do a few good quality jobs and you've got a network of contacts who would prefer your good work to the other scam-artists they've worked with from the site. Also, a number of the buyers are savvy to the problems with low bidders and choose realistic people who bid five times the low bid.

I wouldn't recommend doing that forever, but as I said, it's a wonderful place to start, and get some experience and contacts. The most important part is to *not* be one of the shoddy scam artists - if you made a mistake and bid low (as I've did more than once at the beginning), see it through anyway. Your client may be your biggest source of work in the future.

Cheers! James Beninger

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