Must read articles
- Everything I know about freelancing
Legal and political
- EU VAT rules; Reverse Charge VAT explained for independent consultants
- Five Red Flags to Look for in a Contract
- Amazon drivers forced to deliver 200 parcels a day.... Not all freelancers are freelancers by choice. This article sheds light on how a big company abuse "Independen Contractors" to work around minimum wages and labour laws.
Sales and Marketing
- How to Write a Winning Sales Pitch in 10 Minutes
- 5 Lessons I Learned Tracking My Pitches for a Year
- The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Keyword Research
- How to Successfully Market Yourself as a Freelancer. Down to earth blog with great tips on how to market yourself.
Where to find clients
- Reddit/c++ Who's Hiring C++ Devs. Most of the postings are for normal positions, but you may be lucky. This is the best collection of C++ job postings, globally, that I'm aware of.
- Upstack. Aims to recruit the top 1% of the freelance developers, and connect them with the best clients out there. High demand on Ruby developers last time i rtalked with them, but they have C++ projects as well.
- Stackoverflow remote positions. Not really freelancer positions by default, but some may be converted ☺
- Toptal. Aims to recruit the top 3% of the freelance developers, and connect them with the best clients out there.