Starting a Freelancing Business – Company

Some Quick tips you need to remember, when you start a freelancing business or company:

  1. Fix a Business Name & get a trademark (Cost Rs. 5,500)
  2. Create Rubber stamps with the above name.
  3. Get a Gumasta (shop license on the address of your house) (Less than Rs. 2,500)
  4. Using the above document, create a current bank account with either ICICI / HDFC (Minimum balance of Rs. 10,000)
  5. Register for Import Export Code (method http://apac.globalthoughtz.com/index.php/how-to-obtain-iec-for-paypal-withdrawal-in-india/ )

And finally from 1st march, if you wish to accept money from your clients using PayPal, then make sure you tell your clients not to pay you more than $500 at a time. And if you ever are going to be paid under $50 by a client, make sure you receive atleast enough payments same week to reach more than $120 so while withdrawing to bank, there are no charges)

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New Tool: Google PowerMeter

While reading news online, came across this brilliant tool called Google PowerMeter. Have not used it yet but as mentioned on Google’s Blog, it is also supported in India by Reliance Energy which feels good.
If this works properly, we specially in Mumbai where Reliance Energy is the power supplier, people like us can track our power consumption and test different things to reduce it.

How it Works: http://www.google.org/powermeter/howitworks.html
Partners: http://www.google.org/powermeter/partners.html

For more on PowerMeter, check out the YouTube video.

You Tube Video

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Issues we designers face often

There are tonnes of great articles written by frustrated Web Designers. Most clients have never been able to understand the amount of work that has to be repeated when the finalized designs converted to HTML pages has to be edited again. Minor changes for them requires modification of the pages as well as CSS.

I always tried arguing with clients on the same and have ended up either doing the changes for free or charging them lot lower than the amount of work I had to do. While charging they often give example of their own business and how they accommodate changes to their own clients.

Giving examples to them does not work, at least did not work for me in last 5 years. With some clients I never had to argue with such things. They knew the implication of changes and argued on valid points. But some ask for more explanation beyond a point which is not possible so if you are bad in negotiations, you end up working on their terms.

If freelancers designers & developers need to grow like in any other professional, we seriously need to stop doing the above right now. I have liked the ideas of few fellow designers worldwide who had faced the same issue.

One such article can be read at:

http://www.3point7designs.com/blog/2010/08/more-official-design-approvals/

Also do find links to some great articles I had read recently.

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sulumits retsambew

Hi,

I had planned to first re-design my blog and only then add new post. But this post is about something important so could not wait.
The title of this post is

“sulumits retsambew”

. What exactly it means… I have no clue…Only thing I know there is a SEO content exciting enough to give it a shot…
If you reverse the words.. its is “Webmaster Stimulus”.

This is a SEO content, which would end soon and seems to have started from a long time. Basically every few months, whoever gets a top 3 ranking for this keyword in Google wins and gets money. Unfortunately I was not aware of it, and even If I was, would not had able to participate due to lack of time.

Now I would have to end my post. Next post would come after this site is re-designed.

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Future Of Search

The one thing about Internet that I love is Google without any doubts. I would had not entered this profession if it was not for Google.

There are few things that I had always been tracking but never could make enough time to write about it.

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/41806

I would write more about below topics soon

  • Google Real Time Search
  • Google Squared
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My Blogging begins again…

Hello,

I had a long absence from my blog, almost 3 to 4 months. Have also not been able to work on any new projects for many reasons.

From last few days, everything has been changing rapidly in terms of how I work and my business growth. From now on, would be using this blog to the max. for personal and business reasons and hope to help others too by writing SEO related articles.

My future post’s would be related to the things liste below:

  • Search Engine Optimization for Small businesses.
  • CSS Frameworks and how to use them
  • Grid Systems in CSS (as I am new to this, I would share what I learn)
  • Case Studies of my SEO or Website Projects.
  • Fun & News as usual.

Lastly, I would like to mention in bold letters,

I am not Chetan Bhagat. Neither I write books. Some of you guys are posting comments in the wrong place. All your comments should go to him directly by visiting www.chetanbhagat.com and then go to the Contact Us page and fill the form. I just provide him web services and manage his website. He won’t reply to all your queries or comments, but he for sure would read it once

Until next time, good Luck…

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Young Indians should get what they want.

Today from 6:00pm Mumbaikars have gathered around Taj Hotel with posters and stuff. This is good. Finally someone is waking up. I am a lazy person and I would rather sit in my home and watch this and do my work as I am a freelancer and can’t afford to spend my spare time on anything else than blogging.

I just wanted to say that, the People there are asking to attack pakistan. Not all might be asking but a few and asking government to go on war. Half these idiots might  have forgotten their history of what had happened when Pandit Nehru had decided to go on war. I guess India should really go on war, it would be the only time India will finally realize what we are and where we are. I guess only after that the rich and educated people would fly to US and the rest strong minded and poor guys will stay back in India.

If young India wants war with Pakistan then they should be given one. Only after some more die and we go into deeper shit we would be able to see the truth.

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