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Most jobs in the marketplace are going to require more skill and experience than you have currently. One avenue that may allow you to make some money while expanding your skills would be to bid on projects through the platform upwork.com. This is a platform designed to help people find freelancer...

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Upwork is a terrible idea. Everyone there is broke. They're struggling to find clients themselves, and have no money left over after they possibly keep their heads above water to invest in your services. Find a better class of freelancer for your clientele. I don't think the startup/VC people a...

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In my experience, international organizations of all sizes successfully hire freelance product managers and/or product consultants. This is especially true In the entertainment and media business. Anyone who says differently has probably never seen it done successfully. Are there challenges wi...

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My solution has always been. 1) Leverage your network but be specific in the ask "Do you know a programmer that's $20-$40 hour (likely from eastern Europe) that you've worked with and like?" 2) There so many new marketplaces jumping up focused on niches that may be worth trying (ex: http://elto.c...

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When I was starting out freelancing, I was also starting in a new city without much of a network at all. I built my network by looking at local meetups, conferences, mixers, and pretty much anything else I could find where people would show up who were either A) doing the kind of work I do, or ...

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Think about the different pieces of the pie. 1. Amount per hour 2. Amount per project 3. Location work needs to be completed 4. Deposit 5. Payment terms 6. Time to finish the project 7. Specs and reporting All of these can help you negotiate their rate. The important part is to ask up front wh...

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I'll give you the answers that have worked for me, though I wouldn't say you "should" do this. This is where I found the best mix doing similar work. 1 - I would at the very least start with freelancers. There are a lot of great, talented people out there and this is the best way to meet people ...

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I do a lot of business with people on Elance (which is now being merged into Upwork and is going away, so stick with Upwork). The real challenge for US-based workers (which you may or may not be) is the price competitive nature of jobs when competing against an international workforce. There are ...

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