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Digital Freelancer

Nanodegree Program

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
    March 29, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Basic computer skills

What you will learn

  1. Digital Freelancer

    Estimated 1 month to complete

    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.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Basic computer skills.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

All our programs include

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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 offerings

  • 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.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Melissa Hong

    Founder, OMG Code

    Melissa is a Top Rated Plus Upwork Freelancer, Velo Certified Wix Partner, entrepreneur and founder of tech company OMG Code. Melissa has attended UC Berkeley, studied medicine (while learning Spanish) in Guadalajara, and has worked many places as a digital nomad. She believes in never giving up.

  • Anupam Jain

    Founder, Saathi Re

    Anupam runs a tech startup using data science to provide information about social impact organizations. He holds an MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California and has spent more than a decade designing and building technologies for underserved communities. He has 6 granted patents at USPTO.

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    • 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

    Program overview: Why should I take this program?
    • 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.

    Enrollment and admission
    • 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.

    Tuition and term of 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 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 FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

    Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
    • 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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