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Hi fishes... Is working on freelance sites like upwork illegal while having a full time job in IT companies like TCS?? Has anyone here got away with this kind of work or any untoward experiences??

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Well I have and depends on the kind of work you're doing through the freelance website. If it's not for a competition or a completely different kind of job, do it freely. If it's a similar kind of work, then make sure your company doesn't know it and the other company just have a simple process in place for payouts. Secondly, I have seen my colleagues having several small businesses of their own which are different than IT 'products'. In this case, the company is chill as the employees have a different side 'business' and not an 'employee' for another competition.

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See, as long as you current employer isn't aware of it you should be fine. And no your mentioned skills don't entirely overlap. I did multiple projects.. 1. A PowerPoint presentation on Smartcity 2. Healthcare app testing which was in development (so this clashes with my current role so i made sure it was simple, like the tracking system was Clockify, communication system was Slack, and payments were just smooth hourly PayPal transactions without any need of a "HR Payroll" sort of thing). I also look around for writing, research projects 'cause these are subsets of my entire skillset.

I also want to freelance. What's the process in upwork and their payments ?

You can check their website for all this information. Payments are through PayPal for overseas clients. Process is like you have to bid your rates (fixed/hourly) on multiple projects (that are curated to your skillset OR any project). There's a lot of competition as there are cheaper good freelancers from countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Phillipines. So do check out everything once you login

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