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HackerNews’ Freelancing Thread: Is it good for new web devs?

Devon Campbell
I help people leave their 💩 jobs to become web developers.
Originally published at raddevon.com on ・1 min read

HackerNews is a reddit-like site for developers. Every month, they host a thread called “Freelancer? Seeking Freelancer?” in which users are welcome to post freelance gigs they need to find developers for or their own profiles as freelancers in hopes of getting contracted by someone.

I’m looking at the thread through the lens of a new-ish web developer. Is this something you should be paying attention to? If you do devote time to it, what’s the most effective way to use it?

If you’re going to be spending some time on the “Freelancer? Seeking freelancer?” thread, you’ll want to grab a copy of the bookmarklet I demonstrated in the video to make it easier to find the gigs in the thread without having to sift through everything else. Share your email on this post's page to get a copy of the bookmarklet and filter the thread down to only what you want to see: the gigs!

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