New
Nanodegree Program

Become a Digital Freelancer

Take advantage of the flexibility, independence, mobility, and versatility that come with being a successful freelancer. Enroll in the Digital Freelancer Nanodegree program and learn the critical skills necessary to launch and advance a freelance career
In collaboration with
  • Hsoub
  • Maharat Google
  • PeoplePerHour

We are not taking enrollments at this time

We do offer several other programs in our School of Business you may be interested in.

Why Take The Digital Freelancer Nanodegree Program?

Udacity's Digital Freelancer Nanodegree program will help students, from any background, enter the fast growing world of online freelancing. As a student, you will be introduced to different online marketplaces, learn how to build a strong professional profile in any service you can offer and understand what it takes to scope and work efficiently with clients on multiple projects. As a graduate of the Nanodegree program you will have the opportunity to build your portfolio, gain exposure to the global market and increase your earning potential on your own time as a freelancer.


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Freelancing Partners
  • Hsoub
  • Maharat Google
  • PeoplePerHour
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Flexible Learning

Our groundbreaking learning platform provides world-class curriculum in a format that optimizes for efficiency and efficacy, so you can advance towards your freelancing career with a program that fits your schedule, your budget, and your goals
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New Horizons

Digital freelancing opens up opportunities for you to practice your skills across companies of varying size, industry, and geography. This exposure may open up new revenue generating opportunities as well as opening doors to exciting projects.

Immersion

We’ve built a world class curriculum that requires you to practice what you learn in order to graduate and maximize your opportunities to win that first freelancing job.

Freelancing Boosters

Nanodegree graduates will benefit from the range of partner perks made available. Highlighted profiles, badges, and preferential gigs, will expand the opportunities waiting for you at the end of the course.

What You Will Learn

Syllabus

Digital Freelancer

Leverage your knowledge and experience in your field by learning the essential tools and skills needed to start or expand your career as an online freelancer. Through the program you will to learn about the freelancing marketplaces, create a strong professional profile, and then learn the best practices to go out and win your first job.

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Prerequisite Knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this program. In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using a computer and being able to download and install applications.

  • Freelancing Basics

    Introduction to online freelancing. Setting expectations about the dynamics of working remotely, an essential first step to having a successful online business.

  • Freelancing Marketplace

    Gain an understanding of the Arabic and international freelancing marketplace, and create accounts to prepare for your future search for jobs.

  • Creating Your Professional Brand

    Learn how to build your professional brand online, how to create great content, and understand which platforms are the most appropriate for your skillset.

  • Essential Freelancing Skills

    Learn the core skills a successful freelancer should have to win projects and manage your client interactions to ensure optimal performance.

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Program Details

Program Overview - Why Should I Take this Program?
  • Why should I enroll?
    The Digital Freelancer Nanodegree program curriculum is focused on providing students with the market knowledge, tools, and skills needed to prepare for an entrepreneurial career as an online freelancer. The program is general in nature to be applicable to students of varying backgrounds from Data Scientists, Web and App developers, Digital Marketers to anyone with a skill that can offer a remote service to clients regionally and across the globe.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    Students entering the Nanodegree program are expected to already possess the technical skills needed to market themselves as a freelancer. The roles that graduates will be able to secure upon graduation will be impacted by the skill level of the student.
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    If your goal is to advance your career as an independent freelancer offering services online, or to work remotely on short and long term engagements, then this is the right program for you, because it offers you the opportunity to learn all the skills and how-to’s in order to establish yourself. You’ll learn the basics of transitioning to self employment as a online freelancer, the conditions of the marketplace, how to build your personal brand, and the essential skills to win projects and work with clients remotely and effectively. If you are a driven individual with skills in Digital Marketing, Web Development, Mobile Development, Data Science, or any other marketable skill, then we strongly encourage you to enroll today.
  • What perks will I receive after graduating from the Nanodegree program?

    Students who complete all projects and graduate from the Nanodegree will be eligible to take advantage of a multitude of perks offered by our Nanodegree program partners.

    Khamsat

    • Will provide graduates of the Digital Freelancer Nanodegree one (1) Featured Service on Khamsat.com (providing criteria for featured service standards met)

    Maharati

    • Badges for Digital Freelancer ND graduates visible on the graduates freelancer profile
    • Graduates of the Nanodegree would be featured for their respective freelancer skill, to enhance the student’s click through rates and selling rates.
    • First Purchase Guarantee – when the graduates create their GIGs  they will be guaranteed their first buyer at their base gig price

    Mostaql

    • Providing badges highlighting profiles of Digital Freelancer graduates, on Mostaql platform

    PeoplePerHour

    • Graduates of the Nanodegree will receive 10 Featured Proposal credits to make their bid proposals appear higher
    • Graduates of the Nanodegree will receive 1 Featured Offer to make their offer stand out
    • Graduates of the Nanodegree will receive a 20% discount off of one service purchased on the PeoplePerHour platform

    Ureed

    • Graduates of the Nanodegree will be given an exclusive badge to be displayed on their Ureed profile
    • Graduates of the Nanodegree can complete the Ureed Academy course at a discounted rate of 40% off

    Wuzzuf

    • A dedicated badge on the WUZZUF platform for Digital Freelancer Nanodegree graduates to highlight their profiles on the WUZZUF platform
    • Graduates of the Nanodegree with accounts on Wuzzufwill have their profiles featured on a dedicated page for Udacity graduates
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?
    Students enrolling in the Nanodegree program should be proficient in Arabic, as the lesson videos and material are exclusively delivered in Arabic.
    The Digital Freelancer Nanodegree program is designed for students with any skill level and work background. Students should be comfortable using a computer, working with folders, and navigating online.
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    Not Applicable.
Program Structure
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The Digital Freelancer Nanodegree program is composed of one (1) Term of one (1) month. A Term has fixed start and end dates.
    To graduate, students must successfully complete all projects set forth in the syllabus which by applying and demonstrating the new skills that you learn in the lessons. Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. 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 period noted in the Term Length section above and the FAQs.

    See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • How much does the program cost?

    The full program consists of one (1) one (1)-month long term, at a cost of USD $150. Payment is due before the term begins.

Software and Hardware - What Do I Need for This Program?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    To enroll, students should have an updated version of their current web browser.