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Ask HN: Is it possible to be an amateur freelancer programmer?
1 point by rhlala 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
I have been programming daily for one year, i don't know what is my skill level (how can i know it?) I feel i got a lot to learn for be better, but at the same time i am able to do anything coding, i might just matter of time. Do you need to be really good programming in order to get a job or work as freelancer?



Technically, no. Since the minute you take money for work you are no longer amateur but a professional. In reality, yes it is possible. Unfortunately you'll most likely be stuck with low paying crappy gigs until you build up experience/brand.


Not really. I got freelance jobs when I was at about your level.




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