Saturday, January 1, 2011

Confessions of a freelance web developer

Happy new year to everyone!

It has been just over 2 years for my freelancing career.  Even though it’s a rough ride you’ll be amazed to see how addictive the freedom can be.

It seems like a bold move in Sri Lanka where society measures a person with his/her permanent job and office kit.

I was so pissed off working under people/companies. In any place one or more of the following is guaranteed.
  • Your freedom is owned by the company
  • Dumb office politics
  • Chubby, heartless boss or manger
  • Working long hours and on holidays with no extra pay
  • Crappy office rules and a HR
  • Promotions are made for favors not talent.
  • Brainless/zombie daily routines
  • Under value your importance by threatening that there are many people to take your place
  • Only way to succeed is to betray your self-respect.

Hey, but who am I to judge. They own the business and I’m just an employee. The only way out was to start my own thing. So I did and never looked back.

The freelance road is rough and filled with obstacles. It’s the price you have to pay if you value freedom the most.
  • Finding projects are not easy (sometimes you don’t get work for weeks) this is mostly true when you just started freelancing.
  • You have to fill in multiple roles (boss, accountant, sectary, HR, marketing, developer)
  • Handling shitty clients face to face
  • Sometimes you work so hard on projects for long periods of time, you loose track of time and social life.
  • You loose track of the beard, hehehe

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Swarnavahini Megastar Final Battle - Video

The ugly ending of Swarnavahini Mega Star Finals. Seems like Marvin Silva started the fight.