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Karl 23.11.2014 12:22

Any freelancers out there?
 
Hi all,
Does anyone here work as a consultant or freelancer?
Could you share your experiences? What are the updsides / downsides?
The reason I ask is I am contemplating that path, and would like to know what to expect. I do have quite a network here, so I wouldn't be starting from scratch.

Thanks for any tips!!

nsbasel 25.11.2014 14:27

Re: Any freelancers out there?
 
Any specific area?

Mrs. Doolittle 25.11.2014 14:40

Re: Any freelancers out there?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nsbasel (Post 2289549)
Any specific area?

Not sure how relevant that is.

I think if you know your stuff, have contacts, and a good reputation, you will build up a business. Of course there must be a demand for what you do.

There will almost always be some competition, but if you know what you are up against, you can market yourself accordingly. Not everything is about price. Think about the service you are offering. In my line of work, a willingness to work irregular hours, mainly evenings and weekends, including Sundays, can make all the difference.

fatmanfilms 25.11.2014 15:07

Re: Any freelancers out there?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Karl (Post 2288023)
Hi all,
Does anyone here work as a consultant or freelancer?
Could you share your experiences? What are the updsides / downsides?
The reason I ask is I am contemplating that path, and would like to know what to expect. I do have quite a network here, so I wouldn't be starting from scratch.

Thanks for any tips!!

A freelancer in CH is an employe who works for multiple companies as an employee, they may work for as little as 1 day for an employer.

Gertlush 25.11.2014 22:23

Re: Any freelancers out there?
 
Im thinking to start as a consultant too. But i have no networks or contacts. Any advice is welcome.:msncool:


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