Intro. To Freelancing

Leon Noel

"All we know is that Mula, Benjis, Franklins"

#100Devs

Agenda

  • Questions? 

  • Learn - What is freelancing?

  • Learn - Setting Up Online Presence

  • Learn - Finding Clients 

  • Learn - Proposals

  • Learn - Contracts

  • Learn - Delivering & Client Relations

  • Learn - Reinvesting 

  • Questions? 

  • Homework - Set everything up 

Questions

About last class or life

Checking In

Like and Retweet the Tweet

!checkin

Friends?

Study Community Networking (Mar. 8th)

 

Submitting Work

 Place your javascript.info tasks in a https://codepen.io/ or screenshot and submit the URLs here: https://forms.gle/i4skrmpk1HiXXg6ZA

 

Want to be fancy?

Best Clip Get's Special Color On Discord!

I AM NOT A LAWYER

NONE OF THIS IS LEGAL ADVICE

I AM NOT A LAWYER
AND NONE OF THIS IS LEGAL ADVICE

I AM NOT A LAWYER
AND NONE OF THIS IS LEGAL ADVICE

I AM NOT A TAX PROFESSIONAL
AND NONE OF THIS IS TAX OR FINANCIAL ADVICE

I AM NOT A TAX PROFESSIONAL
AND NONE OF THIS IS TAX OR FINANCIAL ADVICE

Just Ramblings Of Someone Who Has Done Some Of This Stuff Before 

USA Perspective

Why?

Money & Experience

How to play the game?

Up to you if you want to play...

Those that played...

A reading...

Questions? !ask

slido.com #833589

What is freelancing?

Freelancing means working as an independent person or company rather than be employed by someone else

Other Terms

  • Self-employed

  • Independent Contractor

  • Contract (job, work, role)

  • Consultant

  • 1099

W2 vs. 1099

  • No Taxes Withheld

  • No Insurance

  • No Work Extras

  • No Retirement

  • Own Boss?

  • Expenses? 

PAY YO TAXES

  1. Online Persona
  2. Finding Clients
  3. Proposal
  4. Contract
  5. Closing
  6. Delivering 
  7. Reinvesting / Building

1. Online Persona

Portfolio, Twitter, Linkedin

Portfolio Examples

Blaw ($1000):

https://barbaralaw.me

 

Shawn (Amazon - $1495):

https://shawncharles.netlify.app

Twitter

Twitter

Sam (Material UI):

https://twitter.com/tanoaksam

Linkedin

let developer = true
let designer = false

if(designer === true){
  console.log("Design your portfolio")
}else{
  console.log("USE A TEMPLATE")
}

Templates

Free (and not shady af):

https://html5up.net

 

After your first client: 

https://wrapbootstrap.com

https://themeforest.net

Hosting

Domains

Sometimes you can get the first year free

OR

 

Just use netlify.app for free

2. Finding Clients

Start Close

  • Friends

  • Family

  • Social Media

Go Local

  • NETWORKING - tell everyone

  • Listings (craigslist) 🚨☠️

  • Places You Know

  • Outbound (pick a niche)

Outbound

being local is still your biggest upsell

  1. Build A List

  2. Dial For Dollars

Examples?

Go Wide

if you have too...

 

  1. Gig Sites (upwork...) 🚨☠️

  2. Forums (reddit...)

  3. Build Authority 

3. Proposal

What is a proposal?

Proposal Examples

After your first client - upgrade

Real Example

Give them a follow for agreeing to share:

https://twitter.com/IbrahimCodes

4. Contracts

What is a contract?

Protects Both Parties

Says What Happens When Something Goes Wrong

Contract Example

After your first client - upgrade

Important Bits

That said, we can’t guarantee that our work will be error-free and so we can’t be liable to you or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if you’ve advised us of them.

 

We’ll own any intellectual property rights we’ve developed prior to, or developed separately from this project and not paid for by you. We’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and we’ll license its use to you (ONCE PAID IN FULL), exclusively and in perpetuity for this project only, unless we agree otherwise.

5. How To Close

The Magic Question

What is your ballpark budget?

Be Firm

Clear

Under Promise

Over Deliver

Leave room to get help

 

TIME & MONEY

Get a deposit

6. Deliver The Goods

Under Promise

Over Deliver

Communicate

REGULARY ON A SCHEDUALE 

Get Help When Needed

7. Reinvest

After First Clients:

if you have the privilege 

  • Better Portfolio

  • Better Proposal

  • Better Contract

  • Business Entity 

  • Lawyer 

  • CPA / Book Keeping

Questions? !ask

Homework

Watch: Fuck You Pay Me

Do: Setup Your Portfolio

Do: Setup Your Proposal & Contract

Do: Pick A Vertical and Start Reaching Out

#100Devs Intro To Freelancing (cohort2)

By Leon Noel

#100Devs Intro To Freelancing (cohort2)

Class 15 of our Free Web Dev Bootcamp for folx affected by the pandemic. Join live T/Th 6:30pm ET leonnoel.com/twitch and ask questions here: leonnoel.com/discord

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