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sinu_nayak2001 10-12-2012 03:50 AM

Advice needed. I am planning to do freelancing in C/C++/Linux.
 
Dear All,

I am a C/C++/Linux/Assembly-language developer for 8 years now.
I am planning to go for freelancing.
Can you please suggest how to move ahead
and what are the places where I can find good jobs in these areas?

I tried some freelancing sites, but mostly we have web development works there.
Are there places where works mostly in the above areas are found?


Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

TheIndependentAquarius 10-12-2012 04:08 AM

and you tried Google with the keywords freelance c++ projects, and
didn't get anything satisfactory?

sinu_nayak2001 10-12-2012 04:35 AM

:-)

Many thanks.

Obviously, when google fails to satisfy somebody, they come to ask people.
After all, people are people and machine is machine!

Do you believe, machines can answer better than you?

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

TheIndependentAquarius 10-12-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4803710)
Obviously, when google fails to satisfy somebody, they come to ask people.

But Google shows the following sites on its "first" page.
If you are looking for some specific work conditions (which are not satisfied
in the following few sites), then please specify them.

http://www.freelancer.in/jobs/CPlusPlus-Programming/
http://freelance.geekinterview.com/C-and-C
http://www.onlinefreelancejobs.net/cc-jobs/
http://www.freelancerjobs.net/vworker/C-C-.html
http://www.freelance.dbperl.com/free.../clanguage.php

sinu_nayak2001 10-12-2012 04:59 AM

Truly, Google shows these links...

I am searching for the same for last 3 months and to be specifically today, full-day.

The worrying part is, they are just there to attract the crowd...just somebody has put these key words there...which come up with google searches.

Yes, special conditions...now you understood my problem. :-)

I was looking for a reliable place where people want to get their job done.
Mainly core programming task in C, C++, Linux. Not web development and not Windows development. Anyway, I do not say, I am looking for an exclusive C, C++, Linux Freelance job site, mixed with other jobs is not a problem. However, i was looking for places where real freelancers go specifically those from these back grounds, where reliable clients and contractors meet, good engineering work gets done.

I am grateful for your help.

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

TheIndependentAquarius 10-12-2012 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4803731)
Truly, Google shows these links...
I am searching for the same for last 3 months and to be specifically today, full-day.

See, when you form the question, please do specify always what exactly have
you searched, and what exactly did not satisfy you (in the first post itself).
It wastes less time, both for the asker and well as the helper. :-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4803731)
The worrying part is, they are just there to attract the crowd

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4803731)
I was looking for a reliable place where people want to get their job done.

and you have also contacted the owners of these projects by mail/phone?

They didn't reply?
You worked for them, and they didn't pay?
They didn't agree to sign a contract?
What happened?

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4803731)
Mainly core programming task in C, C++, Linux. Not web development and not Windows development. Anyway, I do not say, I am looking for an exclusive C, C++, Linux Freelance job site, mixed with other jobs is not a problem.

The sites linked by me do ask for C/C++ jobs specifically.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4803731)
However, i was looking for places where real freelancers go specifically those from these back grounds, where reliable clients and contractors meet, good engineering work gets done.

Report this thread to be moved in the /General section.
Perhaps someone who has actually worked on a freelance project online, might
be able to help you.

sinu_nayak2001 10-12-2012 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul (Post 4803740)
See, when you form the question, please do specify always what exactly have you searched, and what exactly did not satisfy you (in the first post itself). It wastes less time, both for the asker and well as the helper. :-)

Hmm...sorry...my mistake...I will rectify it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul (Post 4803740)
and you have also contacted the owners of these projects by mail/phone?

They didn't reply?
You worked for them, and they didn't pay?
They didn't agree to sign a contract?
What happened?

Yes, I had applied one, did work for him, didn't get paid. As usual... :-)
Most of the C++ works I found in elance/odesk/vworker etc are either college student's homework or overoptimistic employer's (to get the work done by 2 days for $10 :-) ).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul (Post 4803740)
The sites linked by me do ask for C/C++ jobs specifically.

I will definitely recheck them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul (Post 4803740)
Report this thread to be moved in the /General section.
Perhaps someone who has actually worked on a freelance project online, might
be able to help you.

Have you ever got a chance to work as a freelancer? Anybody you know to do so?
This post is in general forum.

Many thanks for your time and help.

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

onebuck 10-12-2012 05:51 AM

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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <General> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
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@sinu_nayak2001: Your thread is now in <General> and no longer in <Linux-General>

TheIndependentAquarius 10-12-2012 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4803748)
Have you ever got a chance to work as a freelancer? Anybody you know to do so?

Usually the people on stackexchange know what they are talking about, so check this
thread:
http://programmers.stackexchange.com...reelancer-jobs

Try contacting the fellow named SigTerm from this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...cation-916073/

He is very knowledgeable and experienced person. He's not active on LQ anymore,
and I am not sure if he'll respond to your query - but there's no harm in trying.

dugan 10-12-2012 09:09 AM

Have you considered getting a recruiter?

I suspect that a lot of freelance C/C++/ASM jobs will be advertised as engineering jobs, not as computer programming jobs. For example, a person contracted to design a phone for elevators might also required to write its firmware.

And regarding SigTerm, the only time I ever saw him post on programmers.stackexchange.com, he was asking the same thing the OP did. The question's since been removed.

sinu_nayak2001 10-12-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul (Post 4803766)
Usually the people on stackexchange know what they are talking about, so check this
thread:
http://programmers.stackexchange.com...reelancer-jobs

The moderator of stackoverflow sent me to programmers.stackexchange forum, saying that we do not like this question here, go to programmers.stackexchange. However, when I went there, people there at stackexchange also started behaving strange! They are also not liking this questions! I came back to linuxquestions. Thanks to you, moderator and others here, at least my question is being answered. :-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul (Post 4803766)
Try contacting the fellow named SigTerm from this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...cation-916073/

He is very knowledgeable and experienced person. He's not active on LQ anymore,
and I am not sure if he'll respond to your query - but there's no harm in trying.

How do you all generally contact a member. I found no mail id of him. Have sent a friend request. Do we have private message communication facility in this forum?

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

MrCode 10-12-2012 02:12 PM

Quote:

Do we have private message communication facility in this forum?
At the top of the page, where it shows your username ("Welcome, <name>. [Log Out]"), there should be a link underneath that says "Private Messages:". Click that, and it should take you to your PM page. You should be able to find a "Compose" link from there. :)

EDIT: It's the "Send New Message" link under "Private Messages" on the right-hand table (The "Control Panel").

sinu_nayak2001 10-12-2012 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrCode (Post 4804189)
At the top of the page, where it shows your username ("Welcome, <name>. [Log Out]"), there should be a link underneath that says "Private Messages:". Click that, and it should take you to your PM page. You should be able to find a "Compose" link from there. :)

EDIT: It's the "Send New Message" link under "Private Messages" on the right-hand table (The "Control Panel").

May be because I have less post and less reputation, I am not having this feature on my page. :-(

dugan 10-12-2012 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4804195)
May be because I have less post and less reputation, I am not having this feature on my page. :-(

It's more likely that SigTerm has disabled his own ability to receive email and private messages.

ntubski 10-12-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinu_nayak2001 (Post 4804195)
May be because I have less post and less reputation, I am not having this feature on my page. :-(

You need to have 150 posts (see jeremy's posts, here and here), reputation has no effect on anything.


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