I'm fairly new to dev.to. With less than 5 articles and ( fun stat one of the 57 users from South Africa)
I have been programming since 2014. I simultaneously taught myself web and android development. By 2015 I had started holding dev tutorials in introduction to java, web design and php for my peers. 2016 I thought I was ready to freelance. Or start a business around it rather. So I had my first client who wanted a site for an NPO, got a 7 month contract to tutor I.T at a local school and was enrolled for a full-time computer science degree. A horrible combination, I had bitten more than I can chew but it was a great learning experience. My grades were bad and my freelancing gig ended badly. Only success was with my well paying tutoring contract.
I thought I was good enough to be an employee, till I started getting involved in developer communities and learning from other developer stories from around the world. This is when I realized that there was so much more to learn.
I have a couple of github projects, mostly unfinished but a few that I'm proud of. I still feel they don't do me enough justice in showcasing my skills.
Can I consider freelancing as a full-time occupation?
How do I start? Given the steps I've taken so far.
Do I have enough to showcase? Is it enough to land me a client or I still need to work harder?
What am I missing? I have a portfolio site that has no paid project and I don't have any employment history with software development.
Honestly all types of criticism will be considered positive. Don't hold back, no matter how harsh. Your input will kick start my career.
Thank you 😊