| ||Ask HN: Is it possible to transition from corporate job to self contractor?|
89 points by jxm262 690 days ago | hide | past | web | 59 comments | favorite |
I'm a Full-Stack web developer with 5+ years experience and am trying to transition into contract/consulting work. I've read alot of posts on this topic (and _all_ of patio11's blog) but am still struggling to come up with ways to find clients. My dilemma is that I don't want to price myself too low (I can find lots of projects for 20/hr or less), but I'm not sure how to get the larger jobs without doing this full-time.
Has anyone ever transitioned from the enterprise world into contracting successfully? Is it possible to do it over a period of time? (keep current job and moonlight freelance gigs). What did you do to get your initial clients?
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