Posts with tag: Freelancing

Career choices for programmers

Sep 30, 2018

In the last couple of years, I have tried different careers as a programmer. First, I tried a part-time office job for some time and then I went remote in the same company. Then, I did some freelancing and now I am trying to do freelancing + entrepreneurship. It’s interesting that all this happened is less than 2 years. After going through each of the career models and trying to find my fit, I realized that there are very few key differences between them.

The N% handicap - How to startup without leaving job

Sep 18, 2018

Most of us have plans to do our own business at some point in our lives, right? Let’s be our own boss for once! But make no mistake, starting your own thing is not easy and that’s the reason most of us are stuck in our daily jobs. The only way to start a business in the current scenario seems like resigning from the job or dropping out of college and going all in.

The Toptal hiring process for freelancers

Aug 29, 2018

I wrote this Medium post of wanting to become a digital nomad. There I discussed why the digital nomad lifestyle appealed to me and how I wanted to accomplish this dream of mine. Wannabe Digital Nomad The last step in that article was getting selected into Toptal. Mind you, I hadn’t applied to Toptal back then and just thought that if I could do it, it would make my dream of becoming a nomad so much more possible.

Freelancing - Worth the risks? And how to get started

Aug 12, 2018

I have been asked this many times. How do I get into freelance? Honestly, it’s not that easy. Freelancing comes with downtimes where you won’t get a client for a period of time which can be quite nerving if you are just starting out (and don’t have any savings). But all in all, freelancing is quite a good career option in the long run. Why? Many reasons - Ability to choose your work Location independence - work from anywhere, including your home Higher relative pays if you reside in a third world country (like India) But you can really enjoy all these benefits once you have set your foot in the freelancing world.