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RS: How To Design A Sustainable Freelance/Contracting Career + Speedcoding Challenge / Toptal - Shared screen with speaker view
Inês Soares Silva
17:38
the coding test is at the end?
Jung Lee
17:52
freedom
Navid
20:36
perhaps pension
Inês Soares Silva
20:42
not having enough experience
Malik Glossop
20:42
Job security
Renata
20:44
Finding projects
Gal Niv
20:53
Having to do taxes on my own
Jung Lee
20:56
job security - looks like contractors get fired first when there is a problem
arslaanqadus
20:59
Coming up against a challenge, not being able to solve it within a specific timeframe and then get fired
Attila
21:03
changing 9-5 to 24h work 😄
vaka
21:11
Earning more = working more IMO
Nadav Nuni
21:12
detachment from product
Gal Niv
21:13
Having to work to find work
Jonathan Igner (He/him)
21:13
Forgoing stock options
Thibault
21:14
being isolated from co-workers. Freelancers aren't really inside the company
Felix G
21:15
not getting paid when being sick
Malik Glossop
21:20
Higher expectations
Franck
21:27
all the trouble about being employed in a foreign country which taxes from what countries ?
Jan W.
21:31
fallback project, when a client backs out?
Juan
21:41
Finding clients
arslaanqadus
21:53
Pricing yourself for freelance work
vaka
21:55
unstable
Abdullah Al-Hallak
22:36
This first step to starting your agency
Jung Lee
22:47
lol ^
vaka
22:57
hard to take off
Franck
38:21
I missed the first minute so maybe I missed an explanation of the particularities of TopTal
Franck
38:41
but what the difference between job board and freelancer platform
Franck
39:47
ok thx
Felix G
50:33
for later: could you please share some good branding examples?
Alex Mihai
51:04
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?
Alex Mihai
58:47
yes, thanks :)
Charlotte Cutler
01:04:16
if you are not accepted onto the platform, can you reapply in the future?
Nilo
01:06:48
how does the transition from employee to freelancer work?
farhat
01:08:07
Do Toptal accept beginners or some development experience is necessary to get into Toptal?
Malik Glossop
01:08:08
How does taking holiday/leave work as a freelancer?
peetersji
01:08:47
can u also apply for doing projects on secondary occupation? (besides my full time other job)
arslaanqadus
01:09:04
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
Dee
01:10:49
Are there any restrictions on which countries Toptal does not accept developers from? Specifically countries in Africa in particular…
Juan
01:10:49
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?
vaka
01:13:32
Is all the communication between freelancer and client direct, or any project management by TT? Including regarding the tech questions?
vaka
01:14:35
👍
Jan W.
01:14:46
😄
Gal Niv
01:15:38
Could all jobs be done remotely or some require physical attendence?
Alex Mihai
01:17:46
Q: Do you think location matters? How do you address clients that expect lower fees because of your location?
vaka
01:19:20
Where does the number 3% come from? 97% are rejected ? :)
vitalie
01:19:33
:D
Navid
01:19:49
So for starting to work as a freelancer we have to establish an LLC? we can not start without that?
Navid
01:20:34
what about Eurpe :)
cristo-pliakas
01:20:43
How many (percentage) of your freelancers entered in the first attempt?
Attila
01:20:51
I have to leave early, unfortunately. Can I revisit the slides and the recordings later?
Attila
01:21:10
Awesome, thanks
Shane Ketterman
01:22:00
shane.ketterman@toptal.com
Charlotte Cutler
01:23:04
do you give feedback about why applicants were not accepted?
Shane Ketterman
01:23:05
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaneketterman/
Charlotte Cutler
01:23:16
👍
onur
01:24:54
👍
Alex Mihai
01:24:57
Q: How do you raise your fees for existing clients? (in general, not Toptal specific)
Alex Mihai
01:26:39
makes sense
Alex Mihai
01:29:08
last question from me 😅Q: How do you move the discussion from an hourly rate to a project fee?
Kevin Leemans
01:30:56
Q: Is it the same speed coding challenge every time or does the challenge change?
Kevin Leemans
01:31:33
ok, thank you :)
onur
01:32:16
could you paste it here?
Morgani
01:32:19
Can you paste it into the chat, please ?
onur
01:32:23
yep
Nuni
01:32:25
can you send it in chat?
Franck
01:32:56
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) ?
Shane Ketterman
01:33:11
https://speedcoding.toptal.com/challenge?ch=react-summit-2022
Morgani
01:33:16
Thx a lot !
cristo-pliakas
01:36:22
It was really interesting, thank you Shane
Charlotte Cutler
01:36:25
thanks!
Kevin Leemans
01:36:27
Thanks for the presentation!
Franck
01:36:28
thank you
Nuni
01:36:28
ty!
Jan W.
01:36:30
thank YOU! 🙂
peterd
01:36:30
thanks
Oleksandr Lazariev
01:36:31
Thank you !
Ravi r
01:36:31
thanks
Gal Niv
01:36:33
Thanks
Navid
01:36:34
Thank you :)
Yuliya Kandratsyeva
01:36:34
thank you!
Thibault
01:36:36
thanks a lot
arslaanqadus
01:36:38
Thank you!
Utsav
01:36:38
thank you!
Lionel
01:36:42
Thanks