Freelancing In India: A Handbook

Highlights

Role

Primary Author

Duration

Ongoing

About the project

Motivation

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.

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When just starting out as a freelance web developer, I would have loved an up-to-date, collected, summarized 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.

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