Do's of IT Freelancing

Freelancing is a great way to make a living from your home. In the IT freelancing world however, there are certain things that you need to remember. Just like any other job, there are things you can do, things you can't do, and things you should do.

Working from home or from a small office, rather than attending an office every day to work for someone else has some outstanding advantages. One of those advantages is the ability to interact with your family and others as you work. Depending on what you do, the down side of freelancing can take that advantage away from you.

Here is our list of freelancing Do's and Don'ts to assure that you get the best jobs and all of the advantages of the freelancing life.


  • be sure that you specify every detail of what you will be required to do. Explain to your current employer what will be entailed in the job, what they can expect from you and which portions you will not be responsible for.
  • be certain that you specify an approximate price. Consider your work hours and let the employer know that if there are vast changes required for the job that you will be adding an extra fee for those.
  • write a job contract for each employment that you take that will specify exactly what you do and what you are responsible for, as well as what you are not. Get at the least an electronic signatures
  • specify a timetable for changes to the service or product that you offer. Having them come back six month down the road for ten changes to a web site isn't an option.


Gail Esparan