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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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04Days07Hrs48Min18Sec

  • Estimated time
    1 Month

    At 10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    October 5, 2022

    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

    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

Mentors available to answer your questions.

  • Support for all your technical questions
  • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors
  • 1,400+

    technical mentors

  • 0.85 hours

    median response 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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