Category Archives: Freelancing

Freelancing tips

5 tips for freelancers to win more projects on freelancing websites

By | December 19, 2012

Freelancing portals are the most common places where freelancers find work. Some popular freelancing portals are 1. 2. 3. On these websites buyers post projects and developers bid on them in an attempt to win the project. The whole process is full of competition and lots of factors (including luck), determine who… Read More »

Service Tax for Indian freelancers and software firms

By | December 19, 2012

Disclaimer : The information provided here may be outdated or incorrect. The tax rules are revised every year in annual budgets. Please consult your CA for latest regulations and norms. What is Service Tax In India service tax is applicable on certain businesses/firm if its annual revenue exceeds 10 Lakh Rupees. Current rate is 10.30%… Read More »

Moneybookers as a Paypal alternative for freelancers

By | November 22, 2012

Recently Paypal has faced some issues with RBI which has resulted in withdrawals being reversed etc. Moneybookers is a service similar to Paypal. Moneybookers is available as a withdrawal option in Scriptlance , Getafreelancer , Odesk. Moneybookers charges 1.9% + 0.29 EU for receiving commercial payments compared to ~ 4% in paypal. In Moneybookers the… Read More »