05 Sep '13, 6pm

The Way You Work: Ruby on Rails Expert Freelancer Marcel Morgan

The Way You Work: Ruby on Rails Expert Freelancer Marcel Morgan

Marcel Morgan knew the corporate life wasn’t for him. Despite his comfortable corporate job as a web developer, the Jamaica-based Ruby on Rails expert felt stuck because he wasn’t able to work on projects that interested him. “I wasn’t getting to do any Ruby work where I worked. It was either Java or C sharp. I just had to get out,” he said. So Marcel started freelancing through oDesk on nights and weekends, building a part-time business in addition to his full-time job. As his client list grew longer and his online reputation grew stronger, he decided it was time to quit his corporate job to freelance full time on oDesk. “It was a real shock to my friends when I decided to walk away from the best-paying employer on the island to go out on my own and start my own business on oDesk,” he said. “But I knew it was the right thing for me to do. I couldn’t be happier.” Now Marce...

Full article: https://www.odesk.com/blog/2013/09/way-work-ruby-rails-ex...

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