I have about 5 yrs experience in dotnet and could not continue my job after my child's birth.
I am technically more comfortable in C# and asp.net. but i have worked on only 2.0 framework.
I had been working as an instructor in a small training institute.
i want to do some small dotnet projects from home so that it will be beneficial for me.
many people advised me to look into freelancing sites but that hardly fetches the response. more over it is not so clear whom to contact.
My idea is like doing projects from home and deliverinig it ontime as a business.
Please help and give me a clear picture about this.
Sainath's Advice on Saturday, October 23, 2010 :
Two options come to mind:
(1) There are professionals who provide consultancy along with their job responsibilities - usually these people get many inquiries and a lot of paid work but are unable to do it themselves due to lack of time. However, they in turn hand over the work to freelancers who can then work on these projects for an X amount - at the same time gain valuable experience as well. But you will need to network and find options for the same.
(2) The second option is much easier to commence, in my opinion. Start working on an open source project - you will need to find out which open source projects are seeing a lot of action and movement and get into one of them and start gaining skills. One last thing - target .Net 4.0 and nothing less now. The .Net technology landscape is changing very fast once again.
Intellideepu said on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thanks for your response.
I need some guidance on how to google on .net open source projects as per your point 2. i am not sure how to approach and whom to contact? need some network contact to find out much on this. any website available?
Sainath's Advice on Sunday, October 31, 2010 :
Please check www.codeplex.com - you should be able to find something worth getting into.