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  • How to work as a freelancer?

    Hi Folks,

    at first, thanks to ecworks for make me think about this subject with his topic "freelance PCB designer".

    So, I had never worked as a Freelancer professionally. How does it happens? Could you share some experiences?

    Some questions I have are:
    Is there always a contract?
    How does the requirements are made?
    How does the payment process occurs? (Some percent before and the rest later)
    How could be if I offer my job on this forum?
    Which documentation should I always afford for the customer?
    What type of portifolio should I have?
    ... and so on.

    Well, There is a plenty of questions from my side as I am a noob on this but I want make sure that I don't make some basics mistakes. I would appreciate to listen some advices and cases of you.


    Thanks in advance,

    João Paulo

  • #2
    Hello jpnbino. I will make a post on this topic.

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    • #3
      Hi, robertferanec. Thank you !

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      • #4
        jpnbino I hope this video will answer some of your questions: How to work as a freelancer? The key topics …

        Answers to some of your other questions:

        Is there always a contract?
        - Depends how you plan it, but it's never 100% guaranteed.

        How does the requirements are made?
        - Client makes specification (or should make it)

        How does the payment process occurs? (Some percent before and the rest later)
        - I mostly did part of the job first and asked for payments after that.

        How could be if I offer my job on this forum?
        - You can try post here or you can try also other forums, e.g. the eevblog

        Which documentation should I always afford for the customer?
        - I am not really sure what do you mean by "afford".

        What type of portifolio should I have?
        - You may want to list all your projects, you never know what clients will be looking for. This is example what I have (it has not been updated for a while): http://www.fedevel.com/projects

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        • #5
          robertferanec , Thank you so much for the video!!!

          Yes, indeed, the video answered me a lot of questions and gave me some important clues for my career. I could think really hard about where I am and where I wanna be... It has cleared my mind because I could draw the whole picture of what means to be a Freelancer.

          Which documentation should I always afford for the customer?
          - I am not really sure what do you mean by "afford".
          By afford I meant what docs( Gerber, .SchDoc, .PcbDoc, BOM and so on) should I give to my client and I think I already have the answer which is here : http://www.fedevel.com/how-do-i-work

          Thanks for the eevblog tip... I have already registered.

          Btw, your Portifolio is great. There is a lot of knowledge on those boards. Challenging designs

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          • #6
            Thank you jpnbino. I am very happy you found it useful

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            • #7
              Great video! I wonder how you have enough time to create such content and such long articles. It looks like lots of effort.

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              • #8
                Thank you mairomaster It took two days to prepare the article and video.

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