[quote=", post:, topic:"]
h’mm… well i am currently enrolled in university of manchester’s MSc program in electrical engineering starting this fall and planning to do my phd from there as well. so it will take 4-5 years approx.
n well let me reiterate …i don’t want to earn thousands of dollars a month …i am not looking for a career in IT or software development …i just want to make my living expenses on my own or atleast some part of it…and the fact that i’ll be paying in pound sterlings isn’t helping much either so i thought i should contribute …that’s it.
and i thought IT might help because of flexible working hours and i would be able to work on need basis
@ wampyr are u kidding ?? …we are taught to pass a course and that’s it …i can progam allright but people don’t even pay you 500 rs to program a microcontroller. you know how much guys at college road are making.
Met a guy who works in SF and was recommending php so i thought i should ask you guys
i guess i’ll look for a more familiar option of RA/TA.
There are a lot of sloppy and inexperienced programmers out there who may find a few clients, but that’s all. The experience will come in years (we’re talking 3+) before you can start earning something good enough.
If you have some [creative] writing skills and are generally social, start blogging on a specific niche (electronics isn’t bad). You may monetize your blog using Google adsense and paid links (later) to earn something on your own. While you’re on it, develop some skills in Web Designing (Photoshop, CSS, xHTML). Obviously, it will take a lot of time before your blog and web development skills translate to somewhat acceptable income.
Perhaps you need to stick to what you know best. Try tutoring on electronics, or the electrician work etc. The options and opportunities are generally endless, you just have to keep an eye out for the opportunities.