jQuery in Action, 3rd edition
The moose likes Jobs Discussion and the fly likes Java based Freelancing work Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Careers » Jobs Discussion
Bookmark "Java based Freelancing work" Watch "Java based Freelancing work" New topic

Java based Freelancing work

Biren shah
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 13, 2005
Posts: 107
I am new to java based freelancing work available on net.
I heard that a lot of work is available on php/mysql but java based freelancing is less .

What do i need to do apart from technical upgradation,and registering in some site, if i want to become a consultant for freelance projects ?

What kind of work is available?

What kind of projects are available?
what kind of technical improvement will i have due to them?
What are the sites or places where i can register and get freelance jobs.

And ofcourse
What is the kind of money per projects available?
i know some of the sites like free-lancer.com or kasamba or rent-a-coder but get confused should i go for it or where to start from .

Any kind of help or experience regarding it would be highly appreciated.

Biren Shah<br />scjp 93%<br />scwcd 1.4 92%
Biren shah
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 13, 2005
Posts: 107
No one working on freelancing from javaranch ?
Bartenders,sherrif's especially ..Mark can you help me regarding this?
Any guidance ? pro's con's? when to take this up or not to take it?

Would really appreciate any kind of help.
Thanks in advance
pranav thakker

Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Posts: 20
Hi Biren,

Checkout www.rentacoder.com , here you can find out lots of projects available in java. Registration is free for this site; once you registered you can bid on any of these projects. Based on your bid amount and skill set buyer may choose you for development work. Definitely you learn a lot like project designing, development and scheduling by such type of freelancing work. The only problem with such projects are that of limited time duration. So, while working on the job it�s difficult to handle. But, I am sure you can handle it.

Pranav Thakker
Edisandro Bessa
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 584
Just in addition to Pranav's post. Here is another web site where you can get a good freelance Java job.


"If someone asks you to do something you don't know how to, don't tell I don't know, tell I can learn instead." - Myself
Nicole F Miller

Joined: Mar 24, 2010
Posts: 1
Hi, this is Nicole from Rent a Coder.

As pranav suggested (thank you pranav) you can sign up with our service and start bidding on java programming jobs right away. I'd like to point out a few differences between our service and services like Freelancer however, since those differences could influence your satisfaction and earnings.

Guarantee of Payment:

Freelancer doesn't allow you to verify your time by punching in and out of a real-time system, and cannot conclusively prove to the buyer that you were working. As a result they do not guarantee payment, and if the buyer does not wish to pay you, you may end up with no money.

Rent a Coder allows you to verify your time spent on a project by punching in and out of a real-time card application which records your desktop and webcam. The end result is indisputable proof that you've worked and deserve payment.

Bid Limit:

Workers on Freelancer cannot place more than 15 bids a month unless they pay a subscription fee (which also reduces their commission fee from 10% to 3%). With limited opportunities, you may not be successful with a service that limits your ability to bid.

Rent a Coder offers free and unlimited bidding without subscription fees or any other types of hidden fees.


Freelancer limits arbitration to projects with milestone payments of more than $30. And its mandatory pre-arbitration processes allow an abusive buyer to stall the start of arbitration (and prevent you from accessing your money) for weeks.

At Rentacoder, we offer arbitration on all projects free of charge and we test your deliverables to make sure they meet requirements so that you can get paid. We also prevent abusive buyers from stalling the start of arbitration. As a result, 45% of our arbitrations are completed under a day. 75% under a week. We additionally publicize the detailed rules of how our arbitrators make their decisions.

There are other differences as well. I invite you and your visitors to compare the 7 major services through this link to learn even more: http://www.rentacoder.com/RentACoder/DotNet/misc/CompetitorInformation/WhyRentACoder_ForSellers.aspx

If you have any questions, please let me know. You can also call in to talk to a facilitator 7 days a week, or email us (see http://www.rentacoder.com/RentACoder/misc/Feedback.asp).

Tim Holloway
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17417

Another resource is guru.com. They provide an escrow payment service so that developers can be assured of getting paid for delivered products and an arbitration service in the event that the employer and developer run into disagreements. They also allow employers and developers to rate each other.

The projects offered through Guru vary in both quality and budget, with some being quite professional, some being unrealistic (Quick Easy Project, - you can knock this hotel reservation system out in an hour, budget $125), an occasional "do my homework", and, alas, some that can be construed as people who are looking to contribute to the pollution of the Internet.

You can get about 10 free bids/month or buy into their "for-fee" options. They take a percentage off the top for projects billed.

The one trend I've noticed lately is that a lot of employers are pressing for flat bids. They don't care how many hours you spent doing it (as long as you deliver it by 3PM) or how much blood, sweat and tears it involved, just on whether you deliver or not and what the real bill is going to be, as opposed to a bill based on an hourly rate with the possibility that it will turn out needing more hours than were quoted.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
subject: Java based Freelancing work
It's not a secret anymore!