The legal framework, in India, seems a mess. Consulting chartered accountants, banks, and tax offices — all of whom have their own version of the law — is a harrowing experience.
When just starting out as a freelance web developer, I would have loved an up-to-date, collected, summarised view on my required freelancing errands. This becomes paramount given one may not always be able to hire a professional at this stage.
This is, while not a legally integral handbook, a decent starting point. I began writing this in 2017, about the time the infamous Goods and Services Tax (GST) was ushered in, and have maintained it since.
Managing growth pains
As the content grew, a single README file no longer cut it. I decided to move to VuePress with a few goals in mind:
- Make it easier for other freelancers and consultants to contribute.
- Let it be known when a page was last updated.
- Organize various subjects into neat sections.
Now, every page has a link to allow a visitor to edit it, and shows the timestamp when it was last updated:
And the subjects are neatly organized: