I am a recent electronics engineering graduate, currently legally working as an embedded software engineer in a company.
In the future, I would like to become a freelancer, like signing up on a freelancing website and getting hired to do real projects.
Currently, as a side/weekend gig, I help engineering students with their diploma projects. It's obviously illegal but it's a very common practice around here. But frankly, it's a great opportunity for me to earn good money and learn my trade with real hands-on experience.
In the future, when looking for real customers, they will likely ask for a portfolio of my work. What am I going to show them? Some diploma projects of random people that I supposedly made? I'm afraid that would look very unprofessional.