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Nanodegree Program

Digital Freelancer

Meet the growing demand for digital freelancers by building your personal brand and starting a successful online business.
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  • Estimated Time
    1 Month

    At 10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    May 25, 2022

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Basic computer skills

What You Will Learn


Digital Freelancer

You’ll master the skills necessary to become a successful digital freelancer. Learn how to market your services to clients, scope projects and manage client relationships.

You’ll master the skills necessary to become a successful digital freelancer. Learn how to market your services to clients, scope projects and manage client relationships.

Related Nanodegrees
Prerequisite Knowledge

Basic computer skills.

  • Freelancing 101 and Preparing to Market Yourself

    This course will discuss the fundamentals of digital freelancing by outlining the benefits and disadvantages of working for yourself, as well as the main differences between working as a freelancer versus a traditional role. In addition to establishing the mindset and skills of a freelancer, this course will teach how to market yourself as a freelancer by creating your personal business identity and brand, using social media in a strategic way to find clients and creating a portfolio website targeted towards client acquisition.

  • Managing Freelancing Projects

    This course covers the freelancing project journey end-to-end, starting with how and where to find clients and ending with the process of closing out a project with a client. It covers best practices for each stage in a freelancing project as well as bootstrapping a freelancing career. This course draws on learnings from practical experience and considers a variety of real-life scenarios and strategies that freelancers are likely to navigate.

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More than one in three U.S. workers - 53.7 million Americans - are now freelancing, according to the second annual “Freelancing in America” survey.

All Our Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.
Technical mentor support

Technical mentor support

Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.
Career services

Career services

You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.
Flexible learning program

Flexible learning program

Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
Program OfferingsFull list of offerings included:
Enrollment Includes:
Class content
Real-world projects
Project reviews
Project feedback from experienced reviewers
Student services
Technical mentor support
Student community
Career services
Github review
LinkedIn profile optimization
Succeed with personalized services.
We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.
Get timely feedback on your projects.
Reviews By the numbers
1,400+ project reviewers
2.7M projects reviewed
88/100 reviewer rating
1.1 hours avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Mentors available to answer your questions.
Mentors by the numbers
1,400+ technical mentors
0.85 hours median response time
Mentorship Services
  • Support for all your technical questions
  • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors

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  • Monthly access

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    • Maximum flexibility to learn at your own pace.
    • Cancel anytime.
  • Learn

    The end-to-end process of finding clients, managing projects and creating invoices.
  • Average Time

    On average, successful students take 1 months to complete this program.
  • Benefits include

    • Real-world projects from industry experts
    • Technical mentor support
    • Career services

Program Details

  • Why should I enroll?
    This program is designed to help you take advantage of the growing need for digital freelancers. Prepare to meet the demand for qualified professionals that can deliver great work.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    The need for strong freelancers at an enterprise organization is greater than ever. The skills you will gain from this Nanodegree program will help you land jobs in several industries as countless companies are trying to keep up with digital transformation.
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    The program is for individuals who are looking to advance their careers as freelancers and need the tools to build a portfolio and market themselves.
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    No prior experience is required, but it is recommended that students are comfortable with basic computer skills, such as:

    • Managing files
    • Using third-party online programs
    • Navigating the internet through an online browser
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    This is a beginner course that helps freelancers in any field build their brand. If you have not figured out which career you would like to pursue, we’d recommend browsing our catalogue for an intro program.
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The Digital Freelancer Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 2 projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in 1 month working 10 hours per week.
    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program Terms of Use and FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    There are no software and version requirements to complete this Nanodegree program. All coursework and projects can be completed via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom.

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