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Discussion on: My first year as Independent Consultant

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Rammina • Edited on

Thank you for sharing your story! I found it inspiring and educative.

If you don't mind me asking:

  • you called yourself an independent consultant, how would you consider that different from a freelance developer?
  • how many years do you think someone should work with a company, before they go independent?
  • do you think it's possible to go independent before getting any work experience from a company? would you recommend that?
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Santosh Yadav Author
  • you called yourself an independent consultant, how would you consider that different from a freelance developer?
    • for me I dont use any freelancing platform, and don't take any small term contracts, I am hired to solve some specific pain points.
  • how many years do you think someone should work with a company, before they go independent?
    • Working with a company helps, but nowadays you can create some application by yourself, use public API and use hosting platform, learn any cloud platform and you are ready.
  • do you think it's possible to go independent before getting any work experience from a company? would you recommend that?
    • Why not, showcase your work on GitHub, learn in public share your learnings on Twitter

Hope this helps, let me know if you have anymore questions.