Fog Creek Software
Discussion Board

Shareware or Freelance programming ?

I am a programmer and am trying to make money over the internet. I found shareware and freelence programming.
Which is better? what are the advantages and disadvantages of each ?

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Shareware: you probably won't pay the bills unless you have the talent and determination to build something that is widely popular, but you have total control over your work.

Freelance: you can pay the bills, but you'll have little control over your work.

Pick one.

Should be working
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

I'll second the comment on freelancing...

If you're looking for more stable and/or longterm frelancing, you generally need some face-to-face interaction, so this isn't the easiest to do over the internet.

I'm not saying it's impossible though.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

> trying to make money over the internet

Porn. Nigerian scams.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Inciting kids to write a virus and then cashing in on Microsoft's reward.

Chris Nahr
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

*  Recent Topics

*  Fog Creek Home