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Freelancing 101 and Preparing to Market Yourself

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This course steps you through the basics of digital freelancing and what you need to know to be a successful freelancer, including how and where to market yourself and your skills and set yourself apart.

This course steps you through the basics of digital freelancing and what you need to know to be a successful freelancer, including how and where to market yourself and your skills and set yourself apart.

Beginner

3 days

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 17, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Social media presence • Portfolio websites • Brand design • Professional networking
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Freelancing 101 and Preparing to Market Yourself

Dive into your Freelancing Journey by learning about when digital freelancing became popular, the stakeholders in your freelancing business, and when digital freelancing could be beneficial for you!

Lesson 2

Fundamentals of Digital Freelancing

Go further in this lesson by connecting your motivations, needs, and goals together! By the end of this lesson, you will have a clear map of goals for the next five years.

Lesson 3 • Project

Marketing Strategies to Set Yourself Apart

Improve your resume by getting personalized feedback on how you communicate your qualifications for a job.

Lesson 4 • Project

Building a Professional Social Media Presence

Find your next job or connect with industry peers on LinkedIn. Ensure your profile attracts relevant leads that will grow your professional network.

Lesson 5 • Project

Optimize Your GitHub Profile

Other professionals are collaborating on GitHub and growing their network. Submit your profile to ensure your profile is on par with leaders in your field.

Taught By The Best

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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.

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Reviewers provide timely and constructive feedback on your project submissions, highlighting areas of improvement and offering practical tips to enhance your work.

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