In the previous article, I mentioned three Websites that are excellent sources of projects to fuel your freelance programming career. As a freelance contractor, you would naturally select projects that can be done remotely. And if you are the type who prefers working from home, Web-based projects present some attractive options. A good number of project opportunities posted on the aforementioned sites are coming from Western Countries particularly the US tapping into the pool of IT talents from the other side of the globe and taking advantage of the low cost of labor. Some are also based just locally in the Philippines from Manila, Cebu, Davao and other smaller cities around the country. Where the opportunity is coming from doesn’t make much difference anymore. The Internet has made it all accessible to virtually anyone at a super low cost.
But sometimes the best project opportunities can be found right at your own backyard — in your own city, town or the neighborhood just staring at you in the face. Believe it or not, I’ve been doing local projects for locally based clients for a couple of months already. And when I say local, I mean right here in Davao City.
“God hides things,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson, “by putting them near us.” I’m not a Literature guy, but I think Emerson is referring to man’s inability to spot the obvious opportunities right where he stands. I don’t want to elaborate on that literature stuff further. Suffice it to say that there are indeed opportunities in your own locality if you have the eyes to see them.
In this article, I’d like to share some local sources where you can possibly get your next project. Here they are:
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