Advice for Freelance Developer
Developers. You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them. What would life be without this particular developer/blogger/author/…? We can’t imagine.
IBB: What would you advise a freelance developer who’s just starting up both in terms of development skills and business know-how? JS: I highly recommend that a person have some experience working for others before they make the jump to working for themselves. There will be less of an uphill battle because more will have been learned while somebody else is footing the bill. It’s important to understand how to work with clients, handle the pre- and post-development phases of a project, and how much to charge. Most of this stuff is not directly related to the actual development process. On the dev side, with experience comes knowledge. Having the theoretical foundation will only get you so far. Knowing how things behave in unusual situations only comes from experience and makes you a better developer and allows you to provide greater value in the long run.