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Freelancing

A freelancer or freelance worker is a term commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term
Course Info

A freelancer or freelance worker is a term commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. Freelance workers are sometimes represented by a company or a temporary agency that resells freelance labor to clients; others work independently or use professional associations or websites to get work.

While the term "independent contractor" would be used in a higher register of English to designate the tax and employment classes of this type of worker, the term freelancing is most common in culture and creative industries and this term specifically motions to participation therein.

Fields, professions, and industries where freelancing is predominant include: music, writing, acting, computer programming, web design, translating and illustrating, film and video production, and other forms of piece work which some cultural theorists consider as central to the cognitive-cultural economy

Course Overview
1. Learning Soft Skills
1.1 Innovation
1.2 Critical Thinking
1.3 Lifelong Learning
1.4 Positive Attitude
1.5 Self Confidence
1.6 Integrity
1.7 Team Building
1.8 Negotiation Skills
1.9 Time Management
2. Introduction to Market Places
2.1 Upwork
2.2 Fiverr
2.3 Guru
3. Identify your skills
3.1 What is monetizable skill
3.2 How to evaluate your skill
3.3 Explore Freelance Market
3.4 Introduction to Freelance Market Places
4. Creating your Profile
4.1 Profile Video
4.2 Profile Picture with watermark
4.3 Profile Description
4.4 Portfolio
5. Create a portfolio
5.1 How to create a profile on oDesk
5.2 How to create a profile on Elance
5.3 Best practices
5.4 How to select the skills & tags
5.5 Which industry is the best target
5.6 Importance of Skill Tests
6. Identifying the right job
6.1 Types of Jobs (Fixed & Hourly)
6.2 Employer background
6.3 Who is the right employer?
6.4 Select your employer
6.5 Crucial factors for selecting a job
7. Writing a cover letter
7.1 Showing cover letters from other Freelancers on a sample job setup by our team
7.2 Identifying competition
7.3 Showing how & why some applicants standout
7.4 Key factors of drafting a cover letter
8. How to Bid online
8.1 Time to Bid
8.2 Why to Bid
8.3 How to Bid
8.4 When to Bid
8.5 What to Bid
9. Communication With Employer
9.1 What to do when a client respond?
9.2 Do your homework
9.3 Stay one step ahead
9.4 Ask questions
9.5 Setup a Skype meeting
10. Starting & Closing a project
10.1 How to start work?
10.2 How to ensure being on the same page?
10.3 Setup milestones
10.4 Hourly vs Fixed pay
10.5 The right ways to update
10.6 Ensure funds transfer
10.7 Chase feedback
11. Client Retention
11.1 What is Client Retention
11.2 Client Retention Strategies
11.3 Importance of Client Retention
11.4 How to measure Client Retention
12. Commercial
12.1 Bank Account Opening
12.2 SBP Regulations
12.3 Payment Methods a) Payoneer b) Bank transfers c) Paypal
13. Microwork (Possibilities)
13.1 CrowdFlower
14. Introduction to Tools
14.1 Trello
14.2 Active Colab
14.3 JIRA
14.4 Red Mine
14.5 Float
15. Success Stories (Interviews)
15.1 Interviews