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

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Open project sources

The easier way of finding work is to use sources where prospective clients make their work requirements publicly known for people like yourself to bid for. On one hand, this provides a big advantage of being much easier and cheaper for you to find the work. On the other hand, the nature of the project being open for any number of people to bid for means that you will be up against a lot of competition. The key to succeeding with open projects is a mixture of applying for them in quantity, being selective in the projects you apply for and sending tailored proposals that meet the needs of the project owner.

Project sources

There are many sources to find details of projects requiring your skills. The following are descriptions ...

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