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When to start freelancing


I was wondering, if with HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL/JQuery you can build a functional and complete website to start freelancing. Is these a complete package of basic knoledgment?

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Those are all good skills to have, it depends on the complexity of the website. There's also all of the planning, pitching & billing aspects of freelancing.

But talking about web skills, I guess those are enough to start, right?

Erick Bongo
Erick Bongo
8,539 Points

I'd say so, if your fairly competent and have a good working knowledge of them, since building your own stuff is one thing, building something for a paying client and getting it right is another. What any particular client requires will be fairly varied. What I'd recommenced is joining a site like odesk, freelancer etc, run a search and look over the types of skills & requirements clients are asking for.

Depending on the type of site the client requires, it's possible to get away without even knowing much about code by using software like rapidweaver or headway etc..