RS: How To Design A Sustainable Freelance/Contracting Career + Speedcoding Challenge / Toptal - Shared screen with speaker view
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Inês Soares Silva
the coding test is at the end?
Inês Soares Silva
not having enough experience
Having to do taxes on my own
job security - looks like contractors get fired first when there is a problem
Coming up against a challenge, not being able to solve it within a specific timeframe and then get fired
changing 9-5 to 24h work 😄
Earning more = working more IMO
detachment from product
Having to work to find work
Jonathan Igner (He/him)
Forgoing stock options
being isolated from co-workers. Freelancers aren't really inside the company
not getting paid when being sick
all the trouble about being employed in a foreign country which taxes from what countries ?
fallback project, when a client backs out?
Pricing yourself for freelance work
This first step to starting your agency
hard to take off
I missed the first minute so maybe I missed an explanation of the particularities of TopTal
but what the difference between job board and freelancer platform
for later: could you please share some good branding examples?
Q: You’ve mentioned sourcing another project close to the end of the current one. How do you handle delays, or say if the first client wants an extra feature that would take a few weeks, without harming your relationship with the second client?
yes, thanks :)
if you are not accepted onto the platform, can you reapply in the future?
how does the transition from employee to freelancer work?
Do Toptal accept beginners or some development experience is necessary to get into Toptal?
How does taking holiday/leave work as a freelancer?
can u also apply for doing projects on secondary occupation? (besides my full time other job)
Can you work freelance alongside a full-time job? I often find that despite having to work 8 hours a day, I get my workload completed in 2-3 hours and have lots of free time in the day
Are there any restrictions on which countries Toptal does not accept developers from? Specifically countries in Africa in particular…
If you take the exam for one technology (eg. Front end), but later develop a new technology (eg. full stack), do you need to take the exam again for the new technology?
Is all the communication between freelancer and client direct, or any project management by TT? Including regarding the tech questions?
Could all jobs be done remotely or some require physical attendence?
Q: Do you think location matters? How do you address clients that expect lower fees because of your location?
Where does the number 3% come from? 97% are rejected ? :)
So for starting to work as a freelancer we have to establish an LLC? we can not start without that?
what about Eurpe :)
How many (percentage) of your freelancers entered in the first attempt?
I have to leave early, unfortunately. Can I revisit the slides and the recordings later?
do you give feedback about why applicants were not accepted?
Q: How do you raise your fees for existing clients? (in general, not Toptal specific)
last question from me 😅Q: How do you move the discussion from an hourly rate to a project fee?
Q: Is it the same speed coding challenge every time or does the challenge change?
ok, thank you :)
could you paste it here?
Can you paste it into the chat, please ?
can you send it in chat?
can we pass the test from Toptal, just tu evaluate ourself in order to maybe start as a freelancer later (in the year for example) ?
Thx a lot !
It was really interesting, thank you Shane
Thanks for the presentation!
thank YOU! 🙂
Thank you !
Thank you :)
thanks a lot