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nullsoup613yBuild a portfolio side project that can show case your current skill set. Contact former clients and ask for permission
I did the same but for a little more than 2 years and took a job. After I took a real software development job my skills improved dramatically. I'm glad I did it and now I'm ready to go back to freelancing, but I'll first need to secure an income source which is the toughest part.
It was like that at first for me. Most people wanted to see my previous work, but being company internal level apps makes it difficult. Which is why I required a combination of luck and puppy eyes.
:V it worked.
I might do the opposite: go from company work to freelancing/self-employment. Do you have any advice for me?
nanl24153y@shellbug Sure thing! These are crucial: 1) Prepare a good contract to protect yourself from exploitative and evil clients. 2) Prepare yourself to switch between multiple functions like customer service, sales/marketing, accounting, etc. 3) Understand what taxes you need to pay so you aren’t completely in the dark, including self-employment issues, expenses, and retirement contributions. 4) Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit!