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    Freelance programmers

    Hi, can anybody please give me an idea of what type of programs the clients of freelance programmers typically request? Thanks.

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    Software which is extremely difficult to implement, and/or are in violation of the laws of physics.

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    I looking for an answer like "database programs" or something like that...

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    OK. I'll try to be more constructive. I have been a freelance programmer in the past, and I am currently one now.

    From my experience, it's usually custom Windows software.

    A few years ago worked on the following:

    1. Windows front end for a microwave moisture measurement.
    2. Windows front end for a datalogger device.
    3. Windows weather display software for the UK Met. Office.

    Currently, I'm working in Paris for start-up company. They want to develop a Windows multimedia application.

    Being a freelance programmer isn't all fun and games. Employers don't care about technical practicalities, and if they decide that their business plans are on thin ice, you might not get paid.

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    There are jobs for knowing the vendor tools, like Java, .net, Oracle, etc. I think that Java is the best of these options. On the other hand, there is work for system administrators. You have to know how to use enterprise servers. I don't know if this is the same for freelance work, but apparently this is what is requested of college students who are graduating. These are skills for getting a job, not inventing jobs, or not specialty work.

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    usually some windows database program or orginazition tool. thats what ive seen a lot of. the best thing about freelance is that you typically get paid more but unless you have a line of clients freelance is no good. acorse unless you do freelance as a free time job
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    well i had some bitter experience with freelancing.. I was doing a site(HTML, and ASP).. for a yoga freek from the US(Miami).. He had a site which needed more modules.. he agreed to pay me Rs 500 / hour (10$/hr) too big here.. After around 30 hours of job and finishing his site.. he refused to pay me saying that the background color was not right and just left.. but i see that he is using my pages even now...

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