Freelancing for FREEDOM!
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Freelancing for FREEDOM!

Secrets and insights to a fabulous freelancing career! Live the life you've always dreamed of!
5.0 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop a winning freelancer profile
  • Compete for and land good freelancing jobs
  • Live the life you want!
  • Sleep as late as you want every day
  • Travel where and when you want, for as long as you want
  • Choose your own projects and your own clients
  • Live anywhere in the world you want (with internet)
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  • You need a computer and internet line, and a desire to work from home.


Freelancing brings you

  • Freedom of mobility
  • Freedom of time
  • Freedom of choice

Earn a great living while traveling, working when you want, and working on projects you like, for clients you want to work with!

This course shows you how!

I take you through all of the steps of developing and maintaining a freelancing career, from identifying and selecting your marketable skills to bidding for jobs and client relations. This course has everything you need to know to start freelancing right away, and begin living a life of greater freedom!!

Freelancers are independent contractors. We set our own schedules, choose our own clients, and better than with most self-employed people, we have the freedom to live and travel wherever we want! We are not tied to an office!

All kinds of people freelance today. The field is growing every day as more and more people discover this lucrative and attractive option for earning a great living while having the opportunity to enjoy your life to the fullest.

Collect stamps in your passport! Not voicemail messages you have to return and a schedule full of appointments you'd really rather not attend.

Sample the world's cuisine! Don't be stuck with your work cafeteria or worse, fast food.

Have time to pay attention to your life! Prepare involved meals, exercise, meditate, enjoy your hobbies, sleep -- do all of the things that working a regular job does not allow you time to do.

Like sleeping late? Taking naps? Going on long walks mid-morning? Exercising or meditating for hours a day? Traveling for months at a time? Working just a few days a week? No problem! Freelancing affords you all of these opportunities and many more. No more sleep deprivation! No more boss breathing down your neck. No more office politics. No more staff meetings. No more cafeteria food.

Spend more time at home with your loved ones, or out exploring the world! Whatever you want to do, freelancing gives you these options! You have utter freedom to live your life as you please as a freelancer!

So join me today! Give me an hour of your time and let me show you how to enter this fast-growing way to make a great living or to supplement the income you already have! Everything you need to know to get going as a successful freelancer is in this course!


This course is set at an introductory price. This great price won't last long! So sign up now to take advantage of this low price!

Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you want freedom from a restrictive life
  • Take this course if you want to earn extra income from home
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:22

Lecture introduces the course. Outlines why freelance? Who freelances? What you will learn.

Preview 02:22
Setting up a Profile
4 Lectures 25:08

Think you don't have skills for the online freelance marketplace? Think again! This lecture helps you identify your freelancing marketable skills.

Preview 03:03

Assessing your marketable skills

1 question

Lecture introduces you to the main freelancing websites available on the web today.

Preview 06:38

This lecture discusses the basics of setting up your profile, particularly what to write in your profile overview. It also gives you tips for presenting yourself professionally.

Profile Setup

Lecture discusses the finer points of your profile, including tips for a good profile picture. It also discusses tips for when you are not getting the responses you want.

Profile Refining

Setting up and refining your freelancer profile.

Freelancer Profile
3 questions
Applying for Jobs
3 Lectures 28:39

Just apply for every job that fits your skills, right? Wrong! Select your clients carefully. This lecture gives you insights for selecting good clients.

Selecting Clients

Insights and tips for writing good proposals are the topic of this lecture. Professionalism must shine through!

Crafting Your Proposal

Lecture offers insights to placing competitive bids, and bidding to ensure you are paid fairly for your work.


Questions on the section of Applying for Jobs

Applying for jobs
3 questions
Client Relations
1 Lecture 17:17

This is probably the most important lecture in the course. Without good client relations, you will not go far as a professional freelancer in the global marketplace. But with good client relations, your career will take off! Lecture discussed all important things to keep in mind when interacting with clients.

Tips and Insights for Positive Client Relations

Quiz covers components of client relations.

Client Relations
6 questions
Conclusion and Additional Materials
2 Lectures 01:39

Lecture recaps and summarizes the course. Reminds you of what we've discussed.


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About the Instructor
Dr. Michele Poff, PhD
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Social Scientist, Communication

Hi! I'm Dr. Michele Poff. I have a PhD in Communication*, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and a BA in English**. I've taught university courses in communication and English language for 14 years.

I'm so pleased to have discovered Udemy! This platform allows me to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine, which is to bring the knowledge I've acquired in so many years of university education to people outside of my university courses. Now thanks to Udemy, I can help all kinds of people all over the world who want to improve their lives.

You can be confident that all of my courses come from solid science or unique personal experience, and you will know the difference. For example, there is no science for freelancing tips, and at the same time, I wouldn't dare create a course on confidence, assertiveness, or relationships based on personal experience. Instead, as a PhD, you can be confident that the material I bring to you is grounded in solid science, and is the result of years of scientific research. These are not university courses of course, as they are a lot shorter and a lot simpler here. But I do take pride in creating university-quality courses for my Udemy students. What you get from my courses is complete confidence that the material I offer you is solid and accurate, according to the science on the specific topic. It is not my own opinion. I always do a lot of homework to bring to you the very best courses I can, that are based in solid research and fully backed by science. So the information you learn in my courses isn't just "what my Udemy teacher said," but rather you can be confident that what you get in my courses is "what the science says." This is a really important feature that separates my courses from most of the other courses on Udemy. Everyone has a perspective, and sometimes those perspectives are insightful. But in the end, those are just personal perspectives, and are no different from everyone else's. If you want to be able to rely on the information you receive in your course as accurate and valid in general as the science has shown, instead of being true only for the person teaching the course, then my courses are a good fit for you!

You are in good hands with me :)


*University of Washington is currently ranked number 3 of the world's public universities. It is ranked number 16 of all universities in the world.

**University of California, Berkeley is consistently ranked number 1 of the world's public universities. It is consistently ranked in the top five of all universities in the world, usually behind Harvard, Stanford, and MIT.