Business strategy for web freelancers: start making money with your skills
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This class is designed to give web development freelancers a crash course on how to effectively position themselves, market their services, and expand to take on larger, better projects.
Learning how to become a good web developer takes a lot of time and a lot of work. It often takes years and 1000’s of hours of practice. And once you’ve gotten to a point where you’re confident in your ability to crank out high quality websites and applications how and where do you find clients? How do you know what skills clients want? How do you land big projects?
Like most freelancers, you spent most of your time honing your craft and less of it learning how to become a marketing whiz. Too often web developers want to freelance but hit this wall and don’t know where to go.
This class serves as an introduction to basic business strategy for web freelancers.
What you’ll learn:
*How to decide what technology stack is the easiest to market and brings in the best projects.
*How to pick a price / speed / quality strategy that fits your abilities, your business goals, and will attract the right clients.
*How and when to bring on employees to expand your abilities.
*How to plan subcontracting strategies to monetize your extra projects or expand your ability to take on larger projects.
*What to expect during the normal lifecycle of starting a web development business.
*How to choose a niche strategy and decide if it’s right for you.
*Whether or not outsourcing is a viable contracting strategy for your projects.
What you’ll do:
For our class project, we’re going to have an interactive strategy planning session. Students are going to come up with their own individual strategies based on our Good / Fast / Cheap framework. This is a great opportunity to think more critically (and receive feedback) on a hugely important service business concept.
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Course Link: http://affiliate-skillshare.duoshiro.com/skillshare/business-strategy-for-web-freelancers-start-making-money-with-your-skills/872833502
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