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THOUGHTS . clients and freelancin'


One of the joys of freelancing is meeting new clients. Especially if those clients are recommended by one of your clients.

JOY++ if your new client is cheerful, nice to talk to and is open to ideas of innovation. Add more happy smiles if she treats you to a great lunch (and a free coke in can).

I've been concentrating on freelance projects for almost a couple of years since I decided to transfer places and leave my old work. So far... I'm happy with the outcome. Last month, I was even ready to leave the regular job I'm in to focus more on freelance projects, but I do have a lot of things to accomplish on that job. One cannot just left responsibilities behind.

Besides I'm beginning to have this affinity for that WindowsXP infused Shanara on that office of mine.

If there's a tip I could give about freelancing (which I know other 'good' and honest freelancers know already and is a common sense to start with) is to take good care of your clients. Taking good care would mean that not only you will deliver reliable services (in my case database programs), but suggest ways for them to improve the 'other systems' existing in their place.

Give cheaper alternatives to them... like suggesting OpenOffice. Just imagine the amount of money they could save especially if these are institutions that have 100++ computers running in their community.

Introduce them to utilities one can find abundantly in the 'net that delivers and improves the performance of computers.

There are a lot more you can do which are often a derivative of sharing what you know already to begin with. Don't hesitate sharing those things.

Though online dictionary.com defines 'freelancing' as this:

freeˇlance
n. also free lance (frlns)

A person who sells services to employers without a long-term commitment to any of them.
An uncommitted independent, as in politics or social life.
A medieval mercenary.

... I don't agree with it. In fact you should be the opposite.

Well... being a 'medieval mercenary' sounds cool though. It reminds me of a rugged version of TheGreenLantern in improvised armor plates armed with home-made weapons with a vision to change the world and is actually doing it.


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