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Resources for Freelance Programmers (updated Jan. 2006)

Postby m3mn0n » Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:52 am

Job Sites Links to various sites that you can offer your services, and find clients easily.

Elance Online (International) <- Recommended by Sami for serious freelancers/companies. Good for medium to large contracts.
8.75% or $10 Commission fee ($5,000 cap)
http://www.elanceonline.com/

Guru.com (International) <- Recommended by Sami for serious freelancers/companies. Good for medium to large contracts.
5% or 10% fee (depending on budget)
http://www.guru.com/

RentACoder (International) <- Recommended by Sami for serious freelancers/companies. Good for medium to large contracts.
15% or $3 Commission fee (whichever is higher)
http://www.rentacoder.com/

Scriptlance (International)
5% or $5 Commission fee (whichever is higher)
http://www.scriptlance.com/

GetAFreelancer (International) <- Recommended by Sami for small to medium size contracts.
10% or $5 Commission fee (whichever is higher)
http://www.getafreelancer.com/

Freelancers.net (UK)
http://www.freelancers.net/

Jobserve (UK)
http://www.jobserve.com/

PHP-Freelancers (International)
http://www.php-freelancers.com/

Planet Recruit (UK)
http://www.planetrecruit.com/

More can be found: here



Tutorials Links to various online articles to help you do what you do, better.

The Freelancer's New Client Primer
Author: Brendon Sinclair

Step-By-Step Guide to a Signed Contract
Author: Brendon Sinclair

Freelancing: It's Not Business - It's Personal
Author: Chris Yeh

Pricing Web Work - What Should You Charge?
Author: Matt Mickiewicz

Sell your Services - Step by Step <- Great Read
Author: Rachel Goldstein

Get Talking: Freelance Success In a Tough Market
Author: Scott Sargent

Make That Million Dollar Pitch
Author: Jeremy Wright

10 Steps to Your Next Freelance Client
Author: Brendon Sinclair

Various articles on web design, usability, project management, and etc. <- Great Read
Author: Scott Berkun

Taxes Links to various online articles to help you learn more about government taxes.

Canada Revenue Agency

HM Revenue & Customs

Interal Revenue Service (IRS)


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