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5 Common Challenges for every Freelancer

| Technology and Internet

Before setting up a team, I worked as an individual freelancer for quite a long time developing web apps for clients. While I did enjoy the freedom of choosing my own projects and work hours — this had issues of its own especially during the early days of my freelance career. Here are the top five challenges that I personally faced while working alone out of my bedroom (or the room next to it). 1. Developing a personal brand Every single person who wishes to make his mark on the internet business has to build up his own brand. This also goes for the companies who offer services across web. Building a brand of my own has always been the key challenge of my business. And, contrary to regular belief, a brand doesn’t only mean getting likes and followers on social media; it essentially is the overall experience that you…

5 Points to be a Successful Web Consultant

| Technology and Internet

The technology and the overall game has changed a lot since I joined the community of independent consultants back when I was in my high school. Back then I lived in a small town called Serampore, West Bengal and to my classmates the idea of working on commercial projects as an individual was quit alien. Fortunately, over the years people’s view over the work culture changed and now that I have moved to Chennai, I see quite a lot of people prefer working as individual consultants to their regular 9 – 5 jobs. Even in my home town I see engineers providing online consultation to overseas clients and earning quite a lot. So, what does it actually take to get started or rather become one of those consistent and high paid developers in the crowd? Here are some of the experiences that I have gained so far. 1. Stop thinking…