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Going IT Alone: The Handbook for Freelance and Contract Software Developers by Leon Brown

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Home or away?

When setting up as a freelancer, one of the first decisions you will make will be on where you deliver your services. Sometimes the nature of your work will dictate this automatically—as an example, if you will be relying mainly on agency placements, then you will be working at the office of the agency's client. Other than these few exceptions, you will need to decide whether it is best to work from home or a dedicated place of work.

The home office

Working from home certainly provides a range of advantages in convenience for the self-disciplined, but can also prove to be a detriment to productivity for those who are easily distracted by temptations.

Advantages

There are certainly some useful financial and lifestyle advantages in choosing ...

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