Going IT Alone The Handbook for Freelance and Contract Software DevelopersGoing IT Alone The Handbook for Freelance and Contract Software Developers

Freedom comes in many forms, and with being self-employed as a freelancer, the
ability to choose the types of projects you work on that fit the lifestyle you want
can be one of them. The following are some of the factors that dictate the level of

Author: Leon Brown

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783001415


Page: 376

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A detailed guide to self-employment for software and web developers—from identifying your target market, through to managing your time, finances, and client behavior About This Book Discover how to make money with software development skills. Learn how to develop a marketing and sales strategy and develop profitable pricing strategies for your software services and products Gain insights through real case studies and insights provided from industry experts Who This Book Is For Going the self employed route in software development offers many opportunities to develop awareness and skills to enhance your career. Whether you are a student currently studying software development or a veteran software developer already in the industry, Going IT Alone provides you with insights you need to avoid the pitfalls of self employment and to succeed with software projects that are profitable and sustainable. What You Will Learn Identify and understand your target market. Propose the value of what your service or product offers. Build a business model that identifies key entities required to make your software business work. Develop marketing a marketing strategy that targets the right customer segments and produces the sales you need to be profitable. Analyze information to make better decisions and understand your business performance. Understand people through observation and use this to your advantage in project management and negotiation. Improve accuracy of estimates for time and costs of your software projects. Understand the relationship between code and the business strategy. Identify software features from a business perspective, allowing you to prioritise must have features from those that are less important to your profitability. Avoid the trap of increasing software development time and costs from features that provide no benefit or sales increase. In Detail No matter whether you are a student or an industry veteran, self employment adds a new dimension of opportunities to “learn and earn”, whether it be on a full-time or part-time basis. Develop the business acumen and understanding of the link between software patterns and business strategy that you need to become a successful and profitable independent software developer. Discover how to apply your software development skills to entrepreneurship. Decide whether you just want to earn or aspire to build the next Facebook. Supported by real world case studies and input from industry experts, the book looks at the business topics you need to understand to become an independent software developer. From the initial steps of identifying how you can make a profit with your software development skills, through to making your first sale and managing your projects, you will learn how to manage each of the major steps involved in becoming a self employed software developer – whether you decide to go freelance, take up contracting or develop your own product. Written specifically for software and web developers, the book identifies how business issues have a direct impact on code patterns used in software projects. Learn how to build your code to support your business model and with safety features to protect against potential threats that may emerge from the changing business environment. Style and approach This book is a detailed guide to self employment for software and web developers , covering major topics from identifying your target market and business model, through to managing your time, finances and client behavior.

Virtual Workers and the Global Labour MarketVirtual Workers and the Global Labour Market

Email accessed through mobile devices, for example, constitutes a virtual rope
perpetually connecting the freelancer to ... The emphasis placed by creative
agencies on presenteeism results in struggles by freelancers for the freedom to
work ...

Author: Juliet Webster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137479198


Page: 279

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The emerging world of virtual work is not tied to physical workplaces or particular locations, but is dispersed and footloose. It is frequently precarious, and blurs the boundaries between work and non-work, production and consumption. Contributors to this wide-ranging volume of case studies identify the growing and diverse army of virtual workers. Building from an overarching introduction which discusses the salient features of virtual work, this collection considers the challenges in analysing the class position of virtual workers. Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market features international examples of emerging occupations and working conditions in new media, gaming, journalism, advertising and branding, software development and offshore services. Cross-disciplinary insights from across the social sciences inform contributions on labour market entry, employment relations, precariousness, the dynamics of virtual teams, and cyberbullying, in order to illustrate the diversity of virtual work, its circumstances and its labour force.

Albatross OneAlbatross One

The one thing that Nick cherished most now in his life was the freedom—the
freedom to freelance, to create, and to work the problem without the noise of
doctrine or bureaucracy. A career in the Marine Corps put on hold any thoughts
of ...

Author: C. Robert Brules

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450015431


Page: 232

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High-speed chases, a fast-paced plot, and a bold attempt to save the United States from another terrorist attack await readers as author C. Robert Brules releases Albatross One. Brules introduces readers to daring men and women, silent heroes unknown to ordinary people, who have offered their lives to protect their beloved country—Nick, Jeremy, and Thom, three of the most daring and thrill-seeking espionage agents of the ‘Group’ who fl y the plane, ‘Albatross One.’ With adventures ranging from Iraq to Peru, this novel follows their courageous exploits as they acquire intelligence, save international hotages, stop devious plots, and go home to their normal families, unscathed.

Freelance and Technical Writers Words for SaleFreelance and Technical Writers Words for Sale

Some freelancers may work as consultants, advising companies and
organizations based on their knowledge of a ... Selfemployment allows people
who want control over when and where they work the freedom to make those
decisions for ...

Author: Camden Flath

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422295557


Page: 64

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You've probably heard a lot about ways you can conserve energy by changing the type of light bulbs you buy, driving a hybrid vehicle, or recycling your garbage. These are all important ways to help solve the world's energy crisis, but did you ever consider a more direct contribution? Choosing a career in green energy could be a way to help the world and be part of an exciting and fulfilling new field. The young adults of today will be the job force of tomorrow, so choosing a career that will best fit with the needs of the changing world will be important to job satisfaction and a successful life. With the vast array of career and job options, it will also be important for young adults to understand which work will be the best match for their interests, talents, goals, and personality types. Certain careers are expected to gain importance within the early decades of the twenty-first century. Many occupations related to green or renewable energy are on track to grow faster than the average rate for all occupations. "We know the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the twenty-first century," said President Barack Obama in an address to Congress on February 24, 2009. If you choose a career in green energy, you too will be one of the future's leaders!

The Kissing BoughThe Kissing Bough

To earn “hissyfit money,” ]ulia writes freelance for Freedom Interactive
Newspapers of Florida, where her What's Iulia Reading book reviews and Ask a
Southern Mother opinion column showcase her decidedly Southern attitudes.
She is the ...

Author: Judith H. Simpson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595296033


Page: 216

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Just what IS a Kissing Bough? Why do we love Santa Claus so much? Where do all those treasured customs and rituals come from? The Kissing Bough is a wonderful collection of stories that explore the meaning of the holiday season. Some of the stories remind us why the spirit of Christmas is so important to families. Other stories remind us that human nature is what it is, no matter what the holiday says it should be! Long buried secrets will out. Murder happens even during this time of good cheer. Envy, jealousy and loneliness will rub shoulders with seasonal feelings of good will and brotherly love. The Kissing Bough gives the reader insight into the ancient customs and traditions that make modern day Christmas what it is. For its annual publication, The Queens Writers Group has selected twelve of its most engaging and diverse stories. Coming from all walks of life, the group is centered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Poetic JusticePoetic Justice

I do manage to bring my freelance and freedom ideals to work with me! Also, very
often, I use song lyrics and music as a powerful healing tool and effective
counseling tool...(have I mentioned that before? Music being the universal

Author: Lisa Allen Thompson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456720236


Page: 68

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Everybody's got that one dream! You know..."C'mon lotto"... or "If I ever get rich and famous" kinda dream. Here's mine... I've always wanted to own this big ol' Victorian house, with the wrap around porch and the rotunda! Inside would be practice rooms, a recording studio, and a great room that would have built in bookshelves filled with books on poets, and musicians, and music. In another large room would be a stage for poetry readings and acoustic nights and such. A non-profit creative arts school! FREELANCE & FREEDOM PERFORMING ARTS! The cost would be on a sliding scale for most and free to those who don't have the means to pursue their creative art in music. It would be an environment that would provide music lessons and/or explore creativity and dreams in music. I've wanted to do this ever since I saw the movie Billy Jack! The character Jean ran a school where creativity was key to finding yourself and also a place providing a human service. That was when I first put creative arts providing a human service together! I have worked in human service related jobs for over twenty years. I have been writing since childhood and loved music since birth. So in addition to "C'mon lotto"..."If I ever get rich and famous"...have you ever heard anyone say..."Someday I'm gonna write a book!" Working a job where I could use my creativity was always my first choice, but, like so many other people I was pushed to get a "real job". So I pondered...and I thought...what if I write a book? It would give me personal satisfaction and pride...'real riches don't have dollar signs'...and if it did make a few bucks, I could donate 'money' to a human service cause! Creative art providing a human service! Livin' the dream... Now isn't that just poetic justice?

Legacy of a Free SpiritLegacy of a Free Spirit

And as, per usual, my mouth and freelance and freedom ideals took over! “They'
re all kinds of humans in the human services field! Humans who need help
regardless of class, tax bracket, race, religion, sexual orientation or personal

Author: Lisa Allen Thompson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496963253


Page: 126

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Legacy of a Free Spirit delves into the exploration of reincarnation and honors individuality and staying true to the uniqueness of self. A five-part novel that exemplifies freedom and self-determination in verses and short stories. Lisa Allen Thompson epitomized her belief in love and light and peace and harmony as a mermaid. As a pilgrim, she demonstrates independence and brings attention to the plight of domestic violence and prejudicial government. Integrity and basic moral values are the theme of a liberal, and as a humanitarian, she promotes women's rights and embraces transcendentalism. The compilation is a free spirit that has lived many moons and made many trips around the sun. Legacy of a Free Spirit is a bold creative collection to stir the heart and soul and courageous spirit in all readers.

Freelancing for Television and RadioFreelancing for Television and Radio

freelance: anyone who works for himself or herself, employed or paid by others
only for particular, usually short-term, ... FREELANCE MEANS FREEDOM TO
CHOOSE At the other end of the spectrum, some of our most distinguished media

Author: Leslie Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134326730


Page: 176

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From an experienced author in the field, this indispensable guide presents everything needed to create and maintain a successful freelancing career in the world of television and radio. Whether the reader is studying the field, considering their options, or currently employed as a freelance media professional, this book not only gives a brief overview of all areas, but also explains what it means to be freelance in the world of the audio-visual industry. Drawing upon real-life experiences of freelancers and freelance employers, all aspects of the job are detailed, from an outline of tax and employment issues to an analysis of the skills needed to succeed, and all the pitfalls, problems and opportunities which a career in this sector affords are clearly presented. Including: practical advice on how to start, where to find work, writing your CV and networking assessments of related sectors and their opportunities, e.g. facilities and video production an important section on developing and maintaining a freelance career key information on the challenges and responsibilities of setting up a small business a significant chapter on the basics of writing and submitting programme proposals to broadcasters useful contact information. Freelancing for TV and Radio is an absolute must for students of media studies and anyone considering, or already building a career in this hugely popular and fast-growing industry.

Dance and DancersDance and Dancers

He enjoys the freedom of being freelance and would like to work more in France .
He would also like to develop his acting skills , to explore further the realms of
dance theatre already represented in some of Second Stride's pieces and in ...



ISBN: UOM:39015023750691



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Dream Job ProfilesDream Job Profiles

FREELANCE FREEDOM Forget about Freddy's fabulous celebrity and
glamorous gigs: he's simply a freelance reporter. A freelancer is self- employed
and sells his or her work to other companies. Just about any job in media can be

Author: Donna Hayden Green

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618563202


Page: 180

View: 157

Provides informative profiles of young people who found their ultimate dream jobs and success at an early age and gives young entrepreneurs advice and inspiration on how to pursue their own dreams.

Horace and MeHorace and Me

No doubt freedom meant more to him than it might to another for the most deeply
personal reasons. For me the freedom of the poet is one aspect ofa wider
freedom: the freedom of the freelance writer. As long ago as the 19305 Louis
MacNeice ...

Author: Harry Eyres

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466834033


Page: 256

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A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet who taught us how to carpe diem What is the value of the durable at a time when the new is paramount? How do we fill the void created by the excesses of a superficial society? What resources can we muster when confronted by the inevitability of death? For the poet and critic Harry Eyres, we can begin to answer these questions by turning to an unexpected source: the Roman poet Horace, discredited at the beginning of the twentieth century as the "smug representative of imperialism," now best remembered—if remembered—for the pithy directive "Carpe diem." In Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet, Eyres reexamines Horace's life, legacy, and verse. With a light, lyrical touch (deployed in new, fresh versions of some of Horace's most famous odes) and a keen critical eye, Eyres reveals a lively, relevant Horace, whose society—Rome at the dawn of the empire—is much more similar to our own than we might want to believe. Eyres's study is not only intriguing—he retranslates Horace's most famous phrase as "taste the day"—but enlivening. Through Horace, Eyres meditates on how to live well, mounts a convincing case for the importance of poetry, and relates a moving tale of personal discovery. By the end of this remarkable journey, the reader too will believe in the power of Horace's "lovely words that go on shining with their modest glow, like a warm and inextinguishable candle in the darkness."

Santa Clara Computer and High technology Law JournalSanta Clara Computer and High technology Law Journal

It is thus not surprising that freelancers have been commonly cast as the modern
day sweatshop workers . In contrast , it is important to underscore the main
advantages of freelancing : the freedom to choose assignments , not to have to ...



ISBN: UCAL:B5101980



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The Santa Clara computer and high-technology law journal is dedicated to emerging legal issues in high technology and focuses on legal issues of concern to the computer and high technology industries. The Journal contains articles from distinguished scholars, attorneys, and business leaders in the field of high technology law. Topics include: patents, copyrights, trade secret and trademark law; biotechnology, telecommunications, and environmental legal issues; taxation, technology licensing, and other related business issues.

Guidebook to the Freedom of Information and Privacy ActsGuidebook to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts

OMB's aim was to incorporate legitimate freelance representatives of the news
media into the categorical definition without opening the door to anyone merely
calling himself or herself a freelance journalist . Many commentators noted that ...

Author: Cornish F. Hitchcock

Publisher: Clark Boardman Callaghan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063985787



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