Freelance Newbie: Become a Freelance Web Developer
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Freelance Newbie: Become a Freelance Web Developer

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Clients, Making Money & Building Your Web Development Empire as a Freelance Web Developer
4.7 (165 ratings)
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Created by RealTough Candy
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Find high-quality clients...and keep them coming back!
  • Establish a price structure for your services
  • Draft successful, money-making proposals and contracts
  • Effectively market yourself for FREE
  • Build the components of a successful freelance website
  • Professionally engage with clients
  • Develop an efficient workflow (from designing to deploying)
  • Write a business plan that works for YOU
  • And much, much more!
Course content
Expand all 90 lectures 03:38:05
+ Develop a Business Plan
15 lectures 24:24
Section Introduction
01:42
What is a business plan & why do I need one?
02:44
Business plan bullet point - Why am I doing this?
01:08
Business plan bullet point - What are my goals?
01:40
Business plan bullet point - What is my CMS of expertise?
01:06
Business plan bullet point - What niche do I prefer?
02:51
Business plan bullet point - Who is my ideal client?
02:08
Business plan bullet point - How will I market myself?
00:43
Business plan bullet point - How will I make money?
02:32
Business plan bullet point - What is my budget?
01:31
Business plan bullet point - Competition & Competitive Advantage
02:24
Business plan bullet point - Action plan
01:00
Business plan assembly & demo
02:13
Section summary
00:32
Business Plan Example (First Draft) PDF
00:10
+ Your Workspace: Home, Shared Space, or Somewhere Else?
6 lectures 10:07
Section Introduction + why you don't need a "traditional" office
01:31
Pros & cons of working from home
02:20
Pros & cons of a shared space
02:49
Pros & cons of being a digital nomad; hybrid approach
02:09
EXERCISE: Your best workspace
00:45
Section summary
00:33
+ Setting Up Your Freelance Website
13 lectures 27:53
Section introduction + Facebook as a homepage + TODO list
05:06
Page by Page: homepage & TODO
02:55
Ideas for Capturing Email Addresses
00:21
Page by Page: about & TODO
02:39
Real-world freelance website About pages
00:16
Page by Page: testimonials & TODO
03:06
Page by Page: services & TODO
03:01
Page by Page: contact & TODO
01:51
Page by Page: portfolio & TODO
03:43
Page by Page: blog & TODO
02:33
Blog Examples & Blog Title Ideas
00:28
Page by Page: tech stack
01:13
Section summary
00:41
+ Your Services
5 lectures 11:53
Section Introduction + Service Organization
02:22
TODO: Organizing your services
00:29
Outsourcing & Templating + TODO: draft templates
04:24
Monthly Income Opportunities + TODO
03:10
Section summary
01:28
+ How Much Should I Charge?
5 lectures 12:16
The Value is in Your Process
05:09
Common price-related questions & objections
04:34
EXERCISE: How much would you charge this client?
01:27
Raising Prices Email Template
00:25
Section summary
00:41
+ Starter Clients
5 lectures 14:48
Section Introduction + What Are Starter Clients & Why Do I Need Them?
03:23
Where to Find Starter Clients
03:21
How Much Should I Charge Starter Clients? What If I Don't Know Anybody?
03:50
Interviewing Your Starter Clients + Approach + TODO
03:43
Quick Recap
00:31
+ Finding Full-Paying Clients
8 lectures 20:03
Section Introduction
01:35
Family & Friends: Your #1 Client Acquisition Weapon
01:59
Transitioning to the Big Leagues of Pro Freelancing
02:59
Going Freelance Mode: Seeing Opportunities EVERYWHERE 24/7
05:57
Identifying Target-Rich Environments + TODO
01:09
Investing in Your Client (Before She's Your Client)
02:24
Guerilla Marketing: Cheap, Unique...Maybe Even Wacky
02:38
Section Summary
01:22
+ The Name Game
9 lectures 17:21
Section Introduction
01:40
My experience with traditional marketing (and a word on local SEO)
02:20
Building a Reusable Freelance Web Developer Ad
07:20
Resources for free logo generators
00:07
What is Local SEO and Why Do I Need It?
02:28
Local SEO resources
00:18
TODO: Drafting an Ad for Your Freelance Business
00:49
Building Trust with Your Ad
01:52
Section Summary
00:26
+ Customer Service
2 lectures 13:30
Introduction to Customer Service + Upset Client Voicemail Challenge
08:22
Responding to Negative Feedback & Not-So-Good Reviews
05:08
Requirements
  • Just a basic understanding of web development terms
Description

Are you ready to jump-start your freelance career? Freelance Newbie has you covered! In this course, you’ll learn practical, actionable steps you can start using today to get your first client by the end of the week.

Featuring all the methods, techniques, tips, tricks, and insights you need to succeed, Freelance Newbie was developed by a working freelancer whose mission is to help people like you find professional success and financial independence.

In Freelance Newbie, we go through everything in detail so you know *exactly* what you need to do as a web developer who is new to the freelancing world.

NOTE: This course does *not* cover UpWork, Fiverr, or other hire-a-freelancer sites. 

Who this course is for:
  • Web developers curious about starting their own freelance business
  • Freelancers experiencing low sales or unsure of how to organize and grow their business
  • Web designers wanting to expand into web development freelancing