Start Date & Duration
The bootcamp will start in March 2021 & runs for 4 weeks.
Who Is This Course For?
The Freelancer Bootcamp is for someone who has graduated from the Entrepreneur Bootcamp and wants to become a freelance website developer.
On this course you will learn how to make high quality, responsive, well functioning WordPress websites. I will pass on the skills that I have learned from my university degree, over a decade of professional software development, and in my freelancing career while travelling the world. You will learn how to pitch to clients and get paid freelancing work with the knowledge you gain on the course.
Freelance web development allows you to travel the world and set your own hours, while earning a good income and building your career. You can take projects when you want to work, and travel in between. Working online has given us so many great opportunities, and I want to encourage more people to take the leap.
What Does The Freelance Bootcamp Cover?
On the bootcamp, you will not only learn the technical skills required to be a freelance web developer, but also the professional skills too. You will learn how to find clients, how to pitch to them, how to get requirements, to manage difficult or slow clients, and how to ensure that you get repeat business from each job. Course materials include templates for pitching / proposals / quotes etc, which you can use during your career.
You can see a list of the modules and lessons on the course page.
The Freelancer Bootcamp covers a variety of subjects:
- WordPress website development
- Website Security (SSL)
- Handling payments on a website
- Responsive Design
- Setting up an Ecommerce store
- Setting up bookings, memberships & contact forms on a website
- Pitching to clients
- Finding clients
- Writing client proposals
- Pricing your services
- Communicating effectively with clients
- Other tools & techniques to start a career in freelance web development
The course will have two streams in order to best prepare you to navigate the world of freelance development work: Technical and Business. On the Technical stream we’ll learn how to build, customise, test, and launch a full-featured WordPress website from scratch. The Business stream will run alongside the Technical stream each week and teach you how to find clients, pitch to and communicate with them, set pricing and prepare a quote, and how to present yourself as a professional WordPress website developer.
Throughout the course you will be creating a website for yourself or your client. Each week you will be sent a personalised task list for the week, which you will be required to complete before you can move on to the next week’s tasks. These tasks take you through each step of developing and launching your website and developing your freelancing skills. The tasks should be completed in your own time during the week, and are designed to be around 3-4 days / sessions of work per week. There will also be optional extra reading and tasks for anyone with more time, who wants more in-depth training.
On this course you will get:
- Access to the private Slack group chat with direct access to me for the 4 weeks.
- Group coaching calls once per week with me.
- Private 1:1 coaching each week with me.
Is the Course Accredited?
You will receive the Freelancer CPD Certification upon completion of the course and the launch of your clients website. You can view the membership details and certification details in the gallery at the top of the page.
When you complete the course, you will be sent a certificate of completion directly from CPD with your name & optionally your company name in it.
What Website Will I Create On This Course?
You will create a website for a client on this course, in whatever industry they are in.
What you’ll get from the course
The course is designed to give you a fast track to the knowledge and skills you need to build and launch a professional WordPress website and use it create revenue and promote your business:
- The course will teach you how to build self-hosted WordPress websites from scratch.
- It will teach you how to find clients, pitch for work, gather client requirements, and set your pricing.
What you won’t get from the course
This course won’t give you in-depth knowledge of programming languages, or teach you how to create a website from scratch without the WordPress framework. It would be impossible to teach these languages in-depth in 4 weeks – and you don’t need them to become a freelance WordPress developer.
Instead, I will be focusing on the skills and knowledge that you need in order to develop and customise WordPress websites and to work as a freelancer developer.
What is the Time Commitment?
The website needs to be built and launched in just 4 weeks, so this is a time-intensive course. Many graduates have launched their websites in the 4 weeks while working full-time & taking care of a family, so this is possible, but it takes a high level of commitment. If you are working part time or are a student then this should leave enough time to get the coursework done each week.
After the first 4 weeks, the workload will ease off and we will be focusing on starting our freelancing business and pitching to clients. At this point, your coursework should take just a couple of hours per week. You will learn about setting up company, identifying target clients, pitching to clients, and hopefully secure your first client. Ideally you will have your first client before you leave the course.
We will have a weekly Saturday Zoom group call (to accommodate people who work full time), where I will explain your tasks and discuss the new concepts being introduced in the coming week. We will also review the previous week’s tasks on this call.
Along with the group call, each student on the accelerated course will have a weekly 1:1 coaching call with me. This is the only course that has concentrated 1:1 coaching with me and this will allow you to raise any questions you might have, and have personal coaching in areas you are finding challenging.
We will also have a group chat room for any questions and discussions that crop up throughout the week.
You can pay in full for the course when you book your spot, or you can choose to sign up for a payment plan and split your payments out into equal monthly installments.