Freelancing - A Comprehensive Guide to Success

Learn to setup a Successful Freelancing Business and Get Clients
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Course Outline

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Is Freelancing Right for You?

Introduction - 03:38 [Play]

Benefits of Freelancing - 05:49

Challenges of Freelancing - 03:23

Section Introduction - 00:50 [Play]

Scheduling Your Freelance Business Launch - 03:31

Creating a Freelance Portfolio - 06:18

Building a List of Freelance Services - 02:45

Creating a Website for a Freelance Business - 07:10

Creating Freelance Marketing Websites for Specific Client Categories - 06:10

Creating a Targeted Set of Sales Proposals - 12:49

Freelance Proposal Templates - 16:26

Setup Bookkeeping Services - 09:55

Section Introduction - 00:53 [Play]

An Overview of Where to Get Freelance Clients - 03:17

The Secret to Getting Clients on Outsourcing Services - 07:01

Soft Skills for Becoming More Appealing to Freelancers - 12:46

How to Organically Grow a Freelance Business - 19:57

Section Introduction - 02:57 [Play]

How to Create an Accurate Project Bid as a Freelancer - 08:33

Feature Requirement Elicitation Process - 09:35

Project Management Application Tools for Freelancers - 15:26

Introduction to Using Git to Manage Freelance Projects - 07:10

How to Use GitHub Part 1 of 2 - 12:23

How to Use GitHub Part 2 of 2 - 12:26

Automating Daily Updates to Clients - 06:04

How to Remotely Demo Work for Freelance Clients - 10:51

Freelance Guide to Managing Advanced Features - 10:34

Defining Project Success as a Freelance Developer - 12:29

Managing Outsourced Developers - 10:14

Dodging Silver Bullets as a Freelancer - 07:15

Freelancer Prototyping Tools - 13:38

Section Introduction - 01:27 [Play]

Using TDD (Test Driven Development) on Freelance Projects - 11:43

Generating a Code Quality Report for Freelance Projects - 09:59

Section Introduction - 01:26 [Play]

How to Take Over a Legacy Application as a Freelancer - 12:17

Starting Over vs. Refactoring on Legacy Applications - 14:53

Section Introduction - 00:50 [Play]

How to Managing Client Communications as a Freelancer - 08:25

Managing Conflicts with Clients as a Freelancer - 07:23

Knowing When to Fire a Client as a Freelancer - 12:07

Course Description

Are you ready to launch your own freelance development business but don't know where to start? I used to be the same way and I spent years refining my system in order to run a successful freelance business.

My name is Jordan Hudgens and I'll be your instructor for this course. In addition to being an instructor I also have a freelance development business that generated over $295,000 last year alone. In fact, in one month I made over $43,000 in freelance work. And in this course I'm going to walk through the exact process I used to build my freelance service so that you can learn from it and launch your own business. I have spent the last year putting together this curriculum based on my own real world experiences with clients. This includes discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to becoming a freelancer. Many other freelancing courses are filled with 1-2 hours worth of theoretical concepts. I took a different approach and focus 100% on practical real life experiences so that you can truly use this course to launch a freelance business. The result is that this course gives you 2 to 3 times more material than most other freelancing systems.

I've organized the course into practical sections so that you can follow along, this includes:

Preparing for the launch of your business. Including how to schedule your launch, how to create a portfolio that actually gets clients, how to craft a list of template proposals, and every other component you'll need in order to start your business.

Next we'll move onto the top challenge freelancers come across: how to get clients! This was the most difficult obstacle for me to overcome when I started my freelance business and I walk you through my marketing system that generated so many clients that I had to hire additional freelancers to help take on all of the new clients that were signing up.

As important as getting clients is when it comes to launching a freelance business I don't end the course there. I dedicate sections to the topics of managing projects, testing for code quality, working with legacy applications, and how to manage client communication to ensure that your clients become your biggest fans.

If the idea of hard work doesn't scare you off and if the concept of making your own schedule and being able to work from anywhere in the world is appealing, then this is the course for you.

Since these concepts are part of my life's work, I didn't simply record myself discussing the material. I also wrote a full book on how you can launch your freelance business called: The Freelancer's Manifesto, and I'm giving every student that signs up for this course a copy completely for free (sold for $30 online and in stores). The book is a great companion to the video lessons and includes additional stories and examples from my own freelance experience.

In addition to the book, when you sign up for the course I will also send you all of the documents you'll need in order to become a freelancer, including: the legal agreements I give to clients, my full list of template proposals, and as with all my other courses you can message me anytime with any questions that you may have.

Please feel free to review the course curriculum and I look forward to going through the material with you on your freelance journey!

Who this course is for:

This course is for developers and designers who want to build their own freelance businesses, including full time and part time work.

Freelancing - A Comprehensive Guide to Success

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