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.


If you in the USA there are couple of good ways to start building a profile.


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    $\begingroup$ I really like this answer. I will look into some pro bono projects I can contribute to. Thank you! $\endgroup$ – Krishnan Nov 3 '19 at 15:38

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