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Rise above the fear of being fired!!

Freelancing as a term in Indian work space is seen as a young guy looking for casual work in creative work space, or a housewife looking to make some money from home. In India especially, the freelancing community is burdened with the tag of, ‘Not serious workers’. But the things are changing now. According to an online survey the average fee charged by an I.T engineer was estimated 50,000 INR-70,000 INR depending upon the project undertaken.

Coming to the point, in the year 2009 almost 30 million of the engineers in the United States were laid off. That estimates to mostly 10% of the population in the country, which is an alarming statistic. In India the rate is pretty high too. Every year we see read or see updates of employees getting laid off and the percentage of them is no less.  However there are ways you can still manage your time, energy and money well by freelancing. So, following are the some guidelines which will help you to be safe and sound even if you have about to get laid off.

The table shows how freelancing can get you that extra income in dire needs.  (more…)

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Startup ecosystem and freelance opportunities

People have always looked-up to Infosys, Wipro, TCS and other service giants to create the next million jobs to employ engineers, most of these companies have had a dream run for the past few years providing huge employment opportunities for engineers.

Their dream run seems to have come to an end; most of the companies are announcing cutbacks in employment, let alone adding new people to their work force. Does this mean most of the smart engineers will soon be out of job?

Wondering where the next million jobs will come from?
Indian Startup ecosystem is having a promising run; will the new breed of start-up companies generate the next million jobs? Only time can answer this question, but the startup ecosystem has shown early promises and we can only hope that they will scale soon to support the large available talent pool.

According to NASSCOM, Indian startups have added more than 70,000 jobs; at this rate they should soon be able to surpass big IT service companies in job creation.

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Preparing for a Freelancing career

Tired of your 9 to 5 job, or hate working for a ‘Boss’, do you feel that being a freelancer and working on your own terms is much better.

Many people think that full-time freelancing is cool and want to take the plunge. Here are some tips to prepare yourself financially, mentally and any other aspects that you are worried about.

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• If you are thinking about leaving your day job and want to start as a full-time freelancer do not quit just yet. Prepare and build a good foundation for freelancing. When you are confident that you have enough knowledge and preparation, only then take the leap.
• Freelancing sounds and feels romantic and gives an impression of complete freedom (which is true to a great extent). Still it is better to be prepared to tackle some known hurdles which you will face in the future.
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