Entering the digital world, we need developers to boost the business post-pandemic. Freelance developers are the way to go in this work-from-home situation getting popular day by day. This blog will help you kickstart your freelancing journey if you are a developer. Let’s get on with it and get to our goals together! #ThinkWithNiche
After a long evolution in decades, humanity has almost entered the digital era and will most likely stay in it for as long as there is life on earth. Technology has been flowing in our blood now. Being the young generation, we have been inclined towards technological development since our childhood days. This zeal to dive into the digital world is what propels our future decision. Today science students crave to make their presence known in a techno world. Maximum students go for the computer science field to earn and learn. Today developers are in demand and are needed in every field you can imagine. In this article, you will know about developers and freelancing. You will get an insight into the freelance developing community. In 2022, how relevant freelance developers are, let’s find out!
The new year surely has something under the sleeves for the young generation to deliver some amazing technological miracle. Some would join a multinational IT tech firm or any computer-based company, and some will explore the freelancing field. A 9 to 5 job is very commonly known, but we’ll talk about the freelance part of developers. We’ll know how this field works and how relevant it is in 2022.
Talking about freelancing, you must be clear about the term. Freelancing means working for clients but on your terms. It means you work for yourself and don’t have a boss to answer to. Freelancing has its perks. You can devote yourself to other things by allotting time to your freelance work. What I mean by this is, you are in charge of when you want to work. There is no 9 to 5 working scenario. You can work in the early morning and sleep off the whole day or burn the midnight oil and work on yourself during the day. Many students gravitate towards freelancing, thinking it is an easy and comfortable way to be a successful person from the comfort of your home. It is a false assumption, and you should be aware. Freelancing means you have to provide your clients with a perfect piece of the work they asked for. You cannot be casual about it, or else freelancing will be a battle for you that you won’t win.
Now that you know what freelancing is. Let’s dive into the realm of freelancing developers and see how it is to be a freelance developer. Now, there are multiple reasons to explore the freelancing field. It gives you independence, flexible work timings, and earnings are off the roof. In India, freelancing is very popular. India has around 15 million freelancers and stands in second place after the US. Among these 15 million freelancers, 60% are under the 30 years age bracket. Now that is what you call a young generation taking the lead. Freelance developers take their work, either part-time or pursue it as a full-time job.
Getting started with Freelance Developers
Developers thrive in many areas. Be sure in which field you want to work.
The second point to consider is setting your rate. How much you charge for the project depends on multiple factors. You have to charge the same as others are charging for the same project. Little more or less is acceptable, but large differences won’t help. So be mindful of the rates concerning the geographical area. You can charge on an hourly basis or per-project basis that depends on you. The only point is to be fair to your client if you want to go a long way.
The most important thing you can do as a freelancer is to build brand value. For this, you have to start small and then steadily grow the value. You can do this by:
Freelance development can be tedious, but the bread & butter you earn is worth all that hard work you put in. With that being said, happy freelancing!