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How to Negotiate Pricing as a Freelance Web Developer?

There are generally two categories of freelance development activities: Affordable ROI-driven Freelancers often try to mix between both models and often fall back into the first category instead. Unless you demonstrate professional capacity which could contribute to the business, you’ll likely be compared by price instead of value. I’ve discussed the value-based pricing in detail…

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Is Freelance Trial a Good Transition to a Full-Time Development Job?

This is also a strategy that we apply occasionally. Our company is based out of Europe and the local employment legislation is more conservative when compared to the US. You can’t just layoff people here and there, and you can’t terminate them on the spot (except for disciplinary actions). Paperwork is also time-consuming, especially for…

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Is Web Development In a Marketing Team/Company Any Different?

Is the marketing department the core of a marketing agency, a random type of business, or a tech company? Most companies vary a lot – but I’ll try to outline my experience in each case. Marketing Agencies I’ve worked with hundreds of marketing agencies over the years. The smaller ones (< 20 people) generally profile…

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How to Handle Code Reviews as a New Software Development Hire?

If that would make you feel any better, nobody wants to be criticized about their code quality. Even more extrovert developers who are confident in their code quality style feel intimidated by code reviews – especially during the first few weeks or even months. I’ve been in that situation myself plenty of times. I work…

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What Are The Main Blockers for Part-Time or 100% Remote Employees?

There are different forms of remote teams, such as: On-site teams that allow telecommuting 1–2 days a week. On-site teams where a few folks tend to work remotely often. Distributed teams with offices in different areas (where the majority of the folks work). Remote teams with a centralized office and a number of people working…

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Is Freelancing a Better Career Path Than Product Development?

Both approaches are feasible – although they require different strategies and a certain type of mindset for each endeavor. Freelancing is selling your time for delivering a service. It’s an active engagement that is directly related to your involvement and time spent on a project. If you have a client and a project in hand,…

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Why Leadership Is More Important For a Technical Software Lead Job?

That’s a somewhat common requirement for larger technical organizations, some startups, and businesses employing 40–150 people. There are different reasons why it may be a good idea. Resource optimization From a purely practical standpoint, the 50–50 option means that you hire a single employee for two “different” positions. When running a small company (or a…

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