Why Choose The Freelancer Bootcamp?
The Freelancer Bootcamp is a 3 month bootcamp that teaches you how to build incredible website and work with high paying clients. Our graduates leave this bootcamp with a minimum job rate of £1,200, ready for their first job.
Whether you choose our Coached Freelancer Bootcamp, or Flexi Freelancer, you will leave the course with more than just tech skills. You will leave our courses with the confidence and skills to work with clients, part of a community of freelancers who support you, and lifelong support from us to help you in each phase of your career.
Being a freelance web designer is so much more than making nice websites. It’s about building a marketable brand, understanding the needs of your clients, creating websites that make an impact, and being able to deliver a higher quality product than others in your field.
The Freelancer Bootcamp doesn’t just create web designers, it creates the best web designers!
Comprehensive Coursework With Personal Coaching
Our Coached Freelancer Bootcamp gives you personal support and coaching alongside our comprehensive SMLTB coursework. You get weekly 1:1 and group calls with our tech coaches, to ensure that you feel ready to work with clients after the course.
Weekly deadlines and goal setting means that you stay motivated throughout the course, and don’t feel out of your depth.
Freelancer Bootcamp gives you:
- Access to our Freelance Bootcamp coursework (18 modules and over 100 lessons, packed with knowledge!)
- Weekly one hour coaching sessions with our tech coaches (this can be on tech or freelancing skills)
- Weekly Group calls with Steph, with coaching around of working with clients after the course
- Access to the Freelancer Community Slack (to chat with other students on the same journey)
- Access to our tech support group (get unstuck and find the answers to simple questions any time you need help)
- Access to our website review inbox (submit your site for feedback to see if you’re on the right track)
See What Our Graduates Have To Say!
I found the whole experience of the Freelancer bootcamp to be a fantastic one. I completed the extended course alongside working a busy 9-5 job and managed to complete the course and launch my very own website – Nova Web Design! The course was a real eye opener for me by showing me the endless… Read more “Tara Keady”
I signed up for the Extended Freelancer Bootcamp and it was a challenging but really fun experience! Steph and Kristina are super coaches and were so helpful and motivating throughout the whole process. The 1:1 calls and group huddles were very beneficial, and it was nice hear from other people who were doing the course… Read more “Niamh Bennett”
I completed the extended freelancer bootcamp and I am so happy I did! In 12 weeks, I have learned a whole new set of skills, have built my own website http://www.yourisestudio.com, and I am excited to start my freelance journey. The highlight of the course for me was our weekly group huddles and 1-2-1 coaching calls.… Read more “Rebecca Youdell”
What can I say, this Bootcamp and Steph are so fab! I completed the extended course, and honestly it was amazing. I learnt so much in such a short space of time, but I am still learning by being part of Steph’s community and all the continued support she offers after the programme. I have… Read more “Siobhán MacCourt”
I completed the accelerated freelancer bootcamp after thinking about it for some time and I am so glad I did. I had zero experience in web development but from start to finish I felt supported by Steph and Kristina. There were definitely times of imposter syndrome and I still feel that today but the community… Read more “Aisling Egan”
Investing in the Freelancer Bootcamp is definitely the right choice! If you’re thinking about doing it, go for it! I started the course with absolutely no experience in Web Development so was understandably nervous starting out. The structure of the course is set out so that each week you focus on a different topic and… Read more “Imogen Scutt”
After being on my radar for a while, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for the Extended Freelancer course last year. Since I was in a completely different timezone, I was worried about how I would take part in the weekly calls. But Steph was really accommodating, and she was generous with her… Read more “Aishling Browne”
I completed in the accelerated Freelancer Bootcamp and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. It was such a fun and interesting learning experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in learning web development. Steph and her team were excellent at making you feel supported and encouraged every step… Read more “Gillian Quirke”
The Freelancer Bootcamp was such a great investment! I did the course with no knowledge of web design whatsoever and I was so nervous to start but honestly, the course material that you have access to and the access you have to Steph and the team is just invaluable. The support you receive throughout (and… Read more “Hayley Tomlinson”
I absolutely loved my experience in this course. I learned so much over the few weeks and am so proud of my finished product. It’s always challenging to try and learn a new skill but both Steph and Kristina were so good at explaining things in an understandable way. They never made me feel like… Read more “Aimee Duffy”
Signing up for the Freelancer Bootcamp was one of the best things I’ve ever done, I genuinely enjoyed every minute of it! Yes, it was stressful at times as you learn so much in the 8/12 weeks and working a full time job at the same time wasn’t easy but Steph and Kristina give such… Read more “Shauna Foley”
Being a part of the Freelancer Bootcamp was amazing. Steph and Kristina are amazing coaches and I’ve come away from the course feeling confident and ready to take the leap into the developer world. The course is well thought out and organised. It’s definitely tough, learning a new skill from scratch is daunting but with… Read more “Robyn Lucioni”
The Accelerated Freelancer Bootcamp was an extremely challenging and rewarding experience. I signed up last minute for this course and really enjoyed being thrown right in the deep end. After 5 weeks I was so proud to have launched http://www.prestigewebstudios.com. While you learn the technical aspects of web design, the real value in this bootcamp comes… Read more “Vanessa Monahan”
Hands down the best thing I ever did for myself! This course has brought so many opportunities and has completely changed the trajectory of my career. I am now running Jeune Digital from Perth, Australia and I can work with clients confidently thanks to the skills I have learned from Steph.
If you have been thinking about doing the course – do it! It really is such a great investment in yourself! I have gone from having no web design knowledge to building a website for a client in just 12 weeks https://bluesoulwellness.com/ The course also teaches much more than just web design, I learned so much about… Read more “Caroline Murphy”
The bootcamp was brilliant. Learning a new skill with so much potential to change your life in less than 12 weeks is amazing. It is intense and with working 9 to 5 at the same time, there were points that I thought I wouldn’t do it. However, the support from Kristina and Steph certainly made… Read more “Katie Aldridge”
Learning website development with Stephmylife bootcamps for me was amazing. I had tried other online courses before but none were like Steph’s course. The detailed course work is laid out step by step and both Steph and Kristina are on hand throughout to guiding you through the sticky bits. I’m so pleased and proud to… Read more “Stephanie Foley”
I have been interested in web design for quite some time and finally took the plunge and signed up to the Freelancer Bootcamp towards the end of lockdown. I think the pandemic reminded many of us that there is a new way of working and that the opportunities to work online are endless. I had… Read more “Aoife Stanton”
Steph put a lot of thought and effort in to the course and it shows. The course content was well laid out and easy to understand. It made learning easy and was structured in a way that made building a website easy. I found the calls so beneficial – from group calls to huddles and… Read more “Nikita Ryan”
Great! The boot camp was exactly what I needed to get started on something I had thought about doing for a long time. It made me accountable and each of the steps were easy to follow and well explained. All the help Steph and Kristina gave was great and they really made an effort to… Read more “Peadar McVeigh”
First of all, I couldn’t recommend this course enough. I was shocked at what I managed to achieve and learn in the space of 12 weeks while still working my full time job. But that just goes to show just what an incredible course Steph has managed to put together. It is both intensive but… Read more “Lyndsey McEneff”
The Freelancer Bootcamp was the best investment I ever made. Steph’s drive, passion and dedication to not only her business but to her students is so inspiring and motivating – it makes you want to work 10x harder. All course modules are broken down into manageable tasks making them easy to follow, and along with… Read more “Rhiannon Jones”
To be honest I signed up for this course not knowing exactly what my goal was! It has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me. I love to travel and have been searching for many years about how to support myself financially while I travel! I have launched my website http://www.tribewebdesigns.com in January and… Read more “Sarah MacNamara”
The freelancer bootcamp was an intense and incredible experience, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who has even a slight curiosity about building a website and getting it online. I set myself a goal last year of creating a website, and with Steph’s help I not only achieved it but exceeded it. My website… Read more “Nicole Casey”
My experience of the Freelancer Bootcamp was mixed. At times I found it extremely overwhelming and times I found it really enjoyable. At one point I almost dropped out as I felt I was way out of my comfort zone. At this point I communicated how I was feeling with Steph and she “thankfully” gave… Read more “Kim Heavin”
The course was incredible! As someone with no tech background, the course is packed with information that you need to become a freelance web developer but is easy to understand. The pre coursework was really useful in getting to grips with the coding required. I completed the course when working full time in the nhs… Read more “Emma Price”
The freelancer bootcamp was an incredible course. Everything was planned out so well from start to finish. The course covered a range of topics from CSS to pitching to new potential clients. The support from Steph and the girls was so much more than I expected. They had no problem scheduling extra calls if you… Read more “Aoife Connolly”
Completing the Freelancer Bootcamp has changed my life. I found a love for tech that I never knew I had. Steph and Kristina are amazing and provide so much support throughout the course. It was the best investment I have ever made for myself and my career, and I am so proud of the website… Read more “Laura Mckeown”
I am honestly so happy I decided to invest in me and my career with this course. I learnt more than I could’ve ever imagined in 8 weeks. The first 4 weeks of the course focuses on web design and building your website: https://websitecreations.ie/ which sounds daunting especially with having no previous web design experience, however… Read more “Blaithin McAdam”
I really enjoyed the Steph My Life Freelancer course! It was 5+ weeks of hard work which reaped rewards throughout. The course itself was a great insight into the freelancing world and was paired from amazing guidance from Steph and Kristina. Every week I was given new tasks to complete with support and materials provided… Read more “Chloé Lusandu”
I couldn’t recommend the Freelancer Bootcamp Course enough, or imagine another web development course that gives you everything this does. The course gives you absolutely everything you need to start your freelancing career, and more. As well as great course content, you can also stay connected to Steph and other graduates long after the course… Read more “Jenny Whelan”
I was extremely lucky enough to have got the scholarship for this course, I am forever grateful to Steph for it. All the reviews you read about Steph’s courses are legit – the course is by no means easy, I would go as far to say it was quite tough and a lot of work,… Read more “Maura O’Reilly”
The freelance bootcamp is one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had! Steph’s course teaches you everything from building a website, social media and how to become a full time freelancer. The support throughout those weeks helped me build confidence and the skills to take the next step into freelance life. If you are… Read more “Meghan McGrath”
The freelancer bootcamp is the best investment I have ever made in myself. It was so thorough and Steph and Kristina were so helpful throughout. It’s an absolute crash course in all things web development and as a total beginner I can’t believe the amount of detail, support and information given to us throughout the… Read more “Niamh Houlihan”
The Accelerated Freelancer Bootcamp is literally the best decision I have ever made. Not only did I learn a LOT of technical knowledge, I also changed my mindset completely. I started this course as a student, and I’m finishing it – only 8 weeks later – as a CEO of my own web development &… Read more “Tina Duarte-Monteiro”
This was honestly the best decision I have ever made for my future! For some online courses you pay, get a workbook of basic information and instructions and that’s all you get. This is so different in so many ways. The course itself is brilliant and really well put together, with in-depth explanations and links… Read more “Naomi Brash”
This was honestly the best investment I’ve made in myself. I’ve wanted to work where I didn’t have a specific location and also wanted to be my own boss. I’ve reached that goal through this course. Steph breaks the course down into steps that anybody can follow, even a newbie like me. The support was… Read more “Tracey Comerford”
I completed the Freelancer Extended Bootcamp, and I genuinely loved every single minute of it! The initial nerves and self-doubt wondering if I’d actually be able to do the coursework and create my own website were immediately eased when the course started as the coursework is so clearly laid out and easy to follow. On… Read more “Shannon McNamee”
This bootcamp turned out to be far more than I expected. The amount that you learn in such a small space of time is unbelievable. The constant support that you receive from Steph and the team throughout is second to none. I am very glad that I chose the extended freelancer camp as it gave… Read more “Clare O’Gorman”
Steph is an amazing teacher, she is so helpful and motivates all of her students to reach their full potential! I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I have learned so much new skills and gained a lot of confidence! I completed my website http://www.shcreative.online on the course with the help and guidance of Steph and Kristina!… Read more “Sinead Hagan”
I did the accelerated course which was a total of 8 weeks. The course was everything that I had hoped it would be. It was extremely challenging at times but this is what made it so rewarding!. Overcoming the challenges and tough topics on the course only serves to builds your skills week in, week… Read more “Alanna Braham”
Taking part in Steph’s Freelancer Bootcamp has been an incredible experience. It still absolutely amazes me how much you can learn in such a short period of time. It’s so rewarding to know I built http://www.remotereverie.ie in 5 weeks! A lot of it is to do with the level of support Steph and the team provide grads,… Read more “Michelle Kennedy”
I absolutely loved this bootcamp! I learnt so much over the 12 weeks and Steph was so helpful and informative. I designed a website for a yoga business the website is http://www.Sanayogaco.com I was able to design a responsive website with a full booking system where people could book and pay for classes, testimonials section, about section,… Read more “Amy O’Neill”
The freelancer bootcamp has enabled me to learn an entire new skill and has equipped me with the tools to start a whole new business – @algerdigital. To do all of that from the comfort of my own home is a testament to the quality of the course on offer! The support from Steph was… Read more “Lauren Alger”
I can’t put into words how amazing this course is! Not only have I launched my own website and business Elite Web Studios, but I’ve also gained an unforgettable amount of information and experience which was superbly displayed and taught to us directly from Steph’s Course work! Throughout the course we learnt everything from the… Read more “Rachel O’Shea”
The freelancer bootcamp was one of the most challenging yet rewarding things I have done. Working in my 9-5 while doing the accelerated course was tough and required a lot of commitment but having the support and guidance from Steph really helped. Steph is a wealth of knowledge and having her support throughout the course… Read more “Sinead Conneely”
The freelancer bootcamp was honestly was one of the best investments I have every made. I signed up to this course with very little knowledge of web design with the hope of it becoming a new and exciting part of my life. Safe to say I loved every minute of being on this course. It’s… Read more “Charlene Frazer”
I found the bootcamp very easy to follow and if I ever got stuck I had all the help I needed from various sources. I was able to practically learn how to develop websites whilst actually developing my website http://www.catswebdevelopment.com
I highly recommend the freelancer bootcamp. Steph is an excellent teacher and mentor, but crucially she’s just so good at encouraging you to believe in yourself. I truly learned so much over the course, in addition to my web developer skills, thanks to her continued focus on growth. It helps to have a supportive group… Read more “Hilary Woods”
Investing in the Freelancer Bootcamp has been the best thing I’ve ever done. It has completely transformed my life, going from a dead-end 9-5 job that I hated to becoming my own boss and having complete control over all aspects of my work. Throughout the 4 weeks, Steph taught me invaluable skills to kick-start my… Read more “Michelle Kelly”
The freelancer bootcamp has been amazing and I am so glad I invested in it! Steph is so knowledgeable & supporting and great to work with. Not only do you learn web design, you also learn so much more like working with clients and how to believe in yourself! I still can’t believe that I… Read more “Sarah Elattar”
Completing the Steph My Life Freelancer Bootcamp is one of the best investments that I have made in myself. I am so proud of the site that I built in a very short but busy 5 weeks, which you can check out at http://www.design-bynadine.com. I couldn’t have done it without Steph! She’s a great mentor and support throughout… Read more “Nadine Plummer”
I honestly love the course from start to finish. Coming from a place where I did know the basics, the skills and love of coding I’ve picked up is unbelievable. What you learn is so valuable but the extra guidance and tips that are so valuable.
Before the freelancer bootcamp, I had no clue about coding or anything web design related. It did take a while for it to sink in but just accelerated from there. The amount learned in such a short space of time has definitely exceeded my expectations. Everything is step by step and very well structured. Changing career in… Read more “Jill Hamilton”
The freelancer bootcamp was so tough, but so rewarding. I can’t believe that in five weeks I went from not knowing what a plug-in was to building my very own business and designing and developing my very own website http://www.clikkmedia.com 🙂 I am so proud of myself for learning so much. Steph has laid the course out in so… Read more “Evelina Krusinskaite”
I came to Steph’s courses looking to up-skill and improve my current way of working. I was somewhat self taught when it came to web design and had a bit of knowledge of CSS, but I had some bad habits. Being on the Freelancer Bootcamp allowed me to sort out these habits and has helped… Read more “Lydia Healey”
I completed the Freelancer Boot Camp in December 2020. I have to say, I loved every minute of it! Working a full time job & learning a new skill definitely got abit much at times, but Steph was always there to help me gather myself again and reset! I’m over the moon with how much… Read more “Kerri Sheridan”
Joining Steph’s Freelancer bootcamp was by far the best investment I have made for myself and my future. I always hoped that I would one day ditch the 9-5 lifestyle but I was never convinced that it would actually happen. Now after completing the course Steph has instilled a confidence in us all that we… Read more “Karen Keane”
Best thing I ever did! Steph was so lovely and so helpful! She really inspired me to set up my own business! I set up The Creative Edge in November and would not have been able to do this without Stephs guidance and help!
I am so pleased I stumbled across Steph on Instagram and subsequently found her Freelancer Bootcamp course. In the midst of lockdown 1.0 I had a good chance to reflect on life and realise my work-life balance was completely off. I was bored in my current job and had no room for progression. I needed… Read more “Aimee Evripidou”
I had a fantastic experience doing the freelancer boot camp! It was hard work and long hours but I never would of pushed myself this hard with out Steph and the group! So proud of my new site http://www.webgripdesigns.com
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, Steph was brilliant at providing support throughout – no matter the time of day. Not only did I learn how to build a website using WordPress during the course, by the end I felt confident in my ability to do it for others. Through this course I have created by… Read more “Rebecca Moore”
I can honestly say this was one of the best things that I have done in so long. I cannot recommend this course enough! Steph was just the best I’m such a sucker for documentation and videos and Steph really smashed it. It has everything I need all in one place and even now I… Read more “Richael Fletcher”
My expectations for this course were very high after seeing the quality of the work that was created by the previous groups but even still Steph surpassed these expectations. She is absolutely amazing at teaching and is so dedicated to the course that I was often chatting to her late into the evening to fix… Read more “Kate O Connell”
I honestly had the best experience! It was so nice to learn something new and feel part of a group whilst doing it. The coursework is so detailed and Steph was always there for support, which really sets this course apart from others and makes it well worth the money. I was a complete beginner… Read more “Catherine Bamber”
What an amazing experience! From start to finish Steph was on top of everything in the most organised, easy to follow way! The course provides a ton of material with screenshots and videos of how to complete specific tasks, Steph also teaches you how to find information, so that you are never stuck, she literally… Read more “Ieva Radzeviciute”
What a 5 weeks it was, the best investment i have made in a LONG time. I cannot recommend this course enough, easy to follow course material, one to one calls with Steph, a great network of people to cheer you on and the end result is nothing i ever imagined. If you have any… Read more “Rachel Brennan”
I feel like 5 stars just isn’t enough to justify how appreciative I am of Steph for all of her help. I cannot express enough how helpful, knowledgeable, kind and supportive Steph has been throughout this course. I was an absolute beginner with a dream when I started 5 weeks ago, and now I can… Read more “Niamh Cahill”
Where do I even start?! Brilliant from start to finish. This course was the best investment in myself I have ever made. The course is so well structured and the course materials are fantastic. Everything was made so easy to understand and contains answers almost any question you could ever think of! The calls with… Read more “Megan Fearon”
I would highly recommend this course to anyone! Coming from being an absolute beginner who had no experience with web development or IT to making a website is all down to how well this course is run and all of Steph’s hard work and dedication. The documentation for the course is like a web developer‘s… Read more “Radka Janacikova”
Steph is a fantastic teacher, full of passion and willing to help at every hurdle. She knows so much and wants to share her knowledge and does so exceptionally well. The course is excellent value and I’ve already made my money back for jobs I have worked on since the course. So you do get… Read more “Cara Christie”
Steph is one of the most motivating and hard working people I have met. She strives for everyone on this course to reach above their potential and is able to explain web development in such an easy way. I had absolutely no experience before I took this course and was a bit apprehensive that I… Read more “Fiona Murphy”
After completing this course, I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in freelancing web development. Before starting the course, I knew nothing about web development. Steph created a really informative and exciting course. All of the information Steph provided was so well explained with step by step instructions and even videos! Steph was there… Read more “Alison Keane”
It may sound dramatic but this course has changed my life! I never thought I would be able to design a sleek and stylish website ever, not to mind in 4 weeks but I have done just that with Stephs help and created https://traceofcakes.ie Steph is a wealth of knowledge and her ability to simplify and… Read more “Eimear Morris”
One question I’ve been asking myself for awhile is, how can I get a job that will allow me to travel whenever and wherever I want? This course has opened up the opportunity to work and travel for me in such a short space of time! The most organised and detailed course I have ever… Read more “Aine Higgins”
I cannot recommend this course enough. I was nervous to start as I was a complete beginner and just wanted to try something new as my goal is to travel while working online in the future. I quickly found a passion for it and loved every minute of the course. The course itself is so… Read more “Lauren Flynn”
I can honestly say this course is the best professional investment I have ever made! Steph is an amazing teacher who is completely committed to providing as much information and value as possible. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience from her education and career in IT, and did such a wonderful job at… Read more “Emma Liarakos”
This is the opportunity of a lifetime. It is a brilliant course that will change your life if you put the work in. Steph is 1000% committed to it and has thought of every single detail that will help you in your new career. If you have any hesitation about anything, do not worry, she… Read more “Aisling McCloskey”
I have been looking for a change in career and lifestyle and the Freelancer course sounded exactly what I wanted. I have a background in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist so coming into IT was a big change. The course has exceeded my expectations and was well worth the investment. It is laid out so… Read more “Claire Anderson”
There really is only one word that comes to mind when describing Stephs Freelancer Bootcamp – Superb! I have attended many training courses and I can hand on heart say the Steph is the best instructor, trainer, coach, mentor and even cheerleader I have ever come across. The time she gives to both group calls… Read more “Elaine Foott”
The Freelancer Bootcamp was such a great investment! I work as a Creative Consultant in the digital space and wanted to expand my services and this course was perfect for learning a new profitable skill! I was so surprised at how hands-on Steph is throughout the course and her support was amazing throughout. She breaks… Read more “Leah Morgan”
This course has been absolutely amazing from start to finish. The detail Steph has put in to every part is phenomenal, she has thought of every single aspect of setting up as a freelance web designer – from building a website from scratch, pitching yourself to clients and how to actually work as a freelancer.… Read more “Sadhbh McCoy”
You know when you sign up for something and you pay and you’re just hoping it’s going to be all you want it to be? WELL THIS IS!! I’ve followed Steph for a while and it’s like it was fate that I was moving over into the online space with more and more interest in… Read more “Lidia Lowe”
This course is definitely the best decision and professional investment I have made and a lifetime opportunity ! If you are really considering to become a freelance web designer then this course is for you! Steph is an amazing teacher and its incredible what she can teach you in such a short time. She is… Read more “Margaux Frey”
Best decision I’ve made was to enroll in this course. Stephanie is incredibly supportive and dedicated to providing you with ALL the knowledge she has from her years of education and professional experience in IT. Not only did I learn the technical side of building custom websites (as a complete beginner) I also learned how… Read more “Kelli Ostler”
Steph’s course is brilliant and includes everything you need to know to start a new career as a WordPress developer, making websites for clients. Every step is so well explained, straight from the beginning of the course. Steph has designed this course so well and has such a deep understanding of what you need to… Read more “Sophie Satchell”
The Freelancer bootcamp experience has been incredible – it’s hard to put into words how amazing this course is. From the level of detail in all the course modules to the personal and dedicated input from Steph to the other wonderful course participants who inspire and encourage on every group call. This course is the… Read more “Carol Ryan”
Honestly I can’t recommend this course enough, from the technical knowledge, to the practical skills and the confidence you gain to apply all of these to real life situations, it is one the best professional investments you could make for yourself. The course is extremely well structured and no question is left unanswered, Steph truly… Read more “Nicola Hunter”
Since starting this course, my whole life has changed! I was stuck in the rat race with a 9-5 job and didn’t see an out. UNTIL …. i heard Stephs talking about her freelancer course and that anyone could complete it. I was so excited to be part of it and nervous that web design/development… Read more “Samantha Barry”
I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in creating a website/web development. I learned so much throughout the course, not just in terms of web development alone but also in design, working with clients, project and time management and lots more. The course materials are easy to use, very thorough and cover everything… Read more “Susan B”
I signed up to the course because I wanted to invest in myself and learn a new skill – I didn’t realise how much more I would gain from it. The supportive community of empowered women that you join through the course is also invaluable. Steph has worked hard to create content that can be… Read more “Steph FitzGerald-Smith”
The Freelancer bootcamp has been such an amazing investment! The course is incredibly detailed with both videos and text to follow, and Steph is always on hand to help you with her wealth of knowledge. Steph puts so much of her time into this course and is there to support you every step of the… Read more “Grace Townsend”
I really enjoyed this course! I learned so much in a short time. I definitely think it was a great investment. Steph is an excellent teacher and made learning a new skill less intimiding. Everyone in the group was so lovely and so supportive in the groupchat. I would highly recommend this course!
Having worked as a teacher for the last 4 years, I wanted to branch into something new and to do something for myself. I decided on a whim to enrol in Steph’s course and it’s honestly the best investment I’ve ever made in myself. As an educator, I find it hard to engage in online… Read more “Maria Collins”
This course was honestly the best investment I have ever made in myself. It’s amazing to have learned a whole new skill over 2 months on the extended bootcamp. The course work is so detailed with a step by step guide from beginning to end. I love the community that Steph has created with the… Read more “Emma Thomson”
This course is an investment in your future that you will be so glad you made. The course has surpassed my expectations in so many ways. The Freelancer bootcamp is taught using such a hands-on approach. Between weekly group calls, video tutorials, a friendly and supportive group chat and a direct line of communication with… Read more “Aisling O’Sullivan”
After completing Stephs course I would go as far to say I feel more confident about doing a job than I did after completing a 4 year marketing degree! I can’t express enough the knowledge I’ve gained, the best decision I’ve made was to enroll in this course. I touched on web design in college… Read more “Orla Breen”
The Freelancer bootcamp was the best decision & investment i ever made! The course was exactly what i was looking for – after starting up my freelance marketing business i wanted to add web design as another offering & when i saw Stephs course i knew it was the right fit for me. The course… Read more “Laura Quigley”
Best investment I have ever made hands down! Steph is incredible and the course is really informative, the progress you make over the duration of the course is amazing. I now have my own site and business http://www.murphyclarkdesign.com thanks to the course! The group is so supportive and by the end of the course you have a… Read more “Sarah Murphy”
The Freelancer Bootcamp with Steph has been absolutely amazing! It really is the best investment I have ever made & it has given me a passion to continue learning and developing so I can freelance and live my dream of working and travelling! I never in a million years would have thought I could build… Read more “Christine Murtagh”
This course has been a worthwhile investment in my learning and development journey; I highly recommend the Freelancer Bootcamp to anyone wanting to challenge themselves, go freelance or gain transferrable skills! Steph is with her students each step of the way and goes above and beyond to ensure everyone is happy, informed and excited for… Read more “Francesca Garman”
Steph’s knowledge of web development and the freelancing business is second to none. She teaches you all you need to know about web design, how to deal with the business side of freelancing and how to find clients, which really sets this course apart. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants a… Read more “Stephanie McNally”
The freelancer bootcamp has not only taught me SO much in relation to web development but also has helped me grow in confidence and provided me with the skills to make major life change. Steph’s motivation and enthusiasm for what she teaches is infectious and she is an incredible business mentor. Over the course of… Read more “Shannon Walsh”
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the freelancer bootcamp. It challenged me to become an entrepreneur by taking up a new skill & developing it as a business for myself: http://www.coastdigitaldesign.com Not only have the web development skills benefitted my skillset but the resources & business insights & detail that Steph gives us in how to… Read more “Laura Moloney”
I created Dubh Digital off the back of Steph’s Freelancer bootcamp and it was an incredible experience. When I went into the course I knew we were going to learn about website development, but this course really has it all to help you get your business live, land your first clients and arm you with… Read more “Michelle O’Brien”
An amazing course that one word, just can’t describe the whole experience. From the weekly classes and group calls with Steph, to the fantastic support within the group and the extensive material covered on the course. This is just the start of my journey @created_byniamh as a website developer and can’t wait to keep learning… Read more “Niamh O Flaherty”
Joining Steph’s Freelancer bootcamp was by far the best investment I have made for myself and my future. I always hoped that I would one day ditch the 9-5 lifestyle but I was never convinced that it would actually happen. Now after completing the course Steph has instilled a confidence in us all that we… Read more “Karen Keane”
An immeasurable impact on my skills, confidence and sense of entrepreneurship! Investing in myself and this course was an incredible experience, and building http://www.keyassistant.org from scratch with Steph and the support of my group is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. You are fully supported as you upskill with one on one… Read more “Rachel Hegarty”
The freelancer bootcamp is honestly the best investment I have ever made. For months I was undecided (and a little nervous to do this course) and the only regret I have is that I didn’t sign up sooner! I went from a complete beginner with no tech experience to building http://www.officiallyonline.com in 8 weeks. There… Read more “Aoife Gaule”
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Our focus is not just teaching you the best skills - but showing you how to put them to use!
The coached Freelancer Bootcamp is split into two phases: Tech & Freelancing.
- Complete 9 weeks of Tech Training, to teach you how to create awesome websites.
- After this, receive 4 weeks of Freelancer Training while we get you your first paying client.
Our coursework covers setting up your business, creating your social media channels, identifying and pitching to potential clients. We show you how to get clients with your new skills, and land high paying (and fun) jobs in web development.
Starting a freelance career takes more than just having the right skills - we teach you the business and marketing side of working as a freelance web developer. Something that most tech courses don't do!
Here is what you need to sign up for the course:
- A laptop or desktop with a reasonable amount of memory and the ability to install applications like Zoom
- Most Web development tasks can be completed with 8 GB of RAM, generally, more is better: Try to aim for having at least 16 GB of RAM in your system!
- It's not possible to complete the course on a tablet or Chromebook
- About 5/6 hours of free time during the week to do the coursework
- 1 hour between Monday and Thursday to do your weekly coaching call
Our coursework is designed for all levels. Complete beginners will benefit from helpful how-to video demonstrations, while more experienced students can delve into our advanced modules. You will receive coaching that is personalised to your experience and skill level, to ensure everyone launches with top tier skills.
- Sign up for your preferred start date (view available dates here)
- Get immediate access to the pre-coursework tasks, which teach you basic web development skills (perfect for beginners to web dev)
- A week before your course starts, you will be invited to join our group chat on Slack
- On course kick off day, meet your group virtually on our kickoff Zoom call (this will be recorded if you can't make it)
- Your coursework is released every Saturday morning (in your time zone)
- This is followed by a weekly group call which runs through the tasks for the week and what to expect for the week.
- Work through the weeks tasks in your free time during the week. All tasks and lessons are hosted on the website, so you can log in and work any time.
- Book a mid-week 1:1 or mini-group huddle on a time and date that suits you.
- This call allows you to talk directly with our tech coaches, and get help with your coursework
- If you run into issues between your calls, drop a message in our tech support channel for 24/7 support from our coaches
- On Friday at 6pm (in your time zone), submit your coursework to our dedicated email inbox
- Receive personalised video feedback on your work from our tech coaches
- Work on your website for 9 weeks
- On Launch Day, get your site and your social media launched to over 80k followers on Instagram
- After Launch Day, you receive a month of weekly group calls and Slack support to help you get your first paid client
- Receive templates for pitching, invoicing and emailing clients - as well as call scripts and marketing help
What Will You Learn?
Our Freelancer Bootcamp teaches you the skills to become a kick ass, highly skilled, highly paid, freelance web developer. We take you from 'what the heck is HTML' to launching your first website and working with clients. The course has 10 modules, and over 130 lessons which teach you everything you need to create and launch your first high-spec website.
Our lessons cover:
- Web design basics - The architecture of a self-hosted website
- WordPress - In-depth training on how to use WordPress.org
- Design - how to create a great colour palette and look for your website
- UX - design a website that users love!
- Functionality - learn how to add a booking calendar, shop, membership area and online courses to your websites
- Business Setup - learn how to set up and register your business
- Freelancer Basics - how to communicate well with your clients
- Finding Clients - how to find your dream client and wow them with an incredible pitch
- Pricing your projects - learn the market rate for your skills, and how to price your projects fairly
- Advanced Freelancer Skills - our 'Freelancer Formula' will teach you how to land dream, high paying clients and build long lasting relationships with them
- Freelancer Marketing Skills - learn how to market yourself on social media, to draw in new clients and establish yourself in the market
You will leave our comprehensive and in-depth course with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to begin working with high-paying clients from day one.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have multiple start dates available in 2023, click here to find the one that fits best with your schedule.
You will need a laptop or desktop computer running Windows, MacOS or Linux. A tablet, phone or netbook will not enable you to complete all the tasks on the course.
On the course you will build your own personal portfolio or client website. There are costs associated with building a site which are not covered in the course fee - as these are variable costs depending on what you build. The costs should be billed to your client if you are building a client website, you can advise your client of this before they agree.
- Domain cost: You will need to buy a domain name. These cost anything from €0.99 per year, the cost really just depends on how in-demand the domain name is. To estimate this cost, go to godaddy.com and search for some domain names you are considering for your site (stephwebdesign.com etc).
- Hosting cost: Websites need to be hosted, and there is an annual fee for this. We recommend two options of hosting in the coursework, which we have vetted. These are Hostinger which is €29 per year, and Siteground which is €79 per year.
- Theme: You may opt to buy a theme on the course. This cost is optional, and you will be given free and paid options to choose from which we have checked and vetted. If you buy a theme, the cost is between 29 and €60. This is a lifetime cost, not an annual cost.
If you are working with a client, you can let them know in advance that they would need to pay for these costs. You may also choose to charge your client for completing their website on the course. If so, the normal amount would be €500 on the course - payable when the website is delivered at the end of the course.
I am very please to say that both the Freelancer and Entrepreneur courses are now accredited by the CPD Certification service. 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. If you will be using your web design skills to work for your company, it's possible that your company will pay in full or part for your place on the course.
You have two options for the website you will create on the course.
- You can create a personal website, to advertise your freelance development skills to potential clients. If you have other skills & experience you can market these on the website too.
- You can create a website for a client. Some previous students posted on their social media looking for clients, and others created websites for their partner or family members businesses.
If you create a website for yourself, you will be able to use that as a way to market yourself. If you create a website for a client, you will gain experience of working with a client which will be very helpful.
- 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.
When your 3 month course is finished, you will be invited to join the SMLTB Graduate community, to support you in your freelancing career. Graduates receive:
- 6 Months post-course access to all coursework (free)
- Lifetime access to our tech support Slack channel, where you can ask questions to the tech coaches (free)
- Lifetime access to our 'doc review' inbox, where you can send websites, proposals, pitches, and any client communication for review from tech coaches (free)
- Quarterly developer calls to keep you updated with latest trends and what's happening in the world of tech & design (free)
- Continued access to your Slack group chat with your intake and the coaches (free)
- You can pay €5.99 to retain access to the coursework, with all updates (we update the coursework a lot as things change and new tools are introduced)
- A graduate code to get 50% off all non-coached courses and online training on the site
- A graduate booking calendar, where you can book paid (£55 per hour) tech calls with coaches anytime for dedicate technical coaching or support
You will always have the opportunity to reach out to your coaches for advice, support, and tech support!
We teach students all over the world, and our course is structured to work with any timezone. Group calls take place at 9am Irish / Uk time, but these are recorded if any students can't make them. A recording is sent to the Slack group chat after the call ends. For weekly 1:1 calls, our coaches are based over 2 timezones, so we pretty much have most hours between Mon - Thursday available for you to book. Your coursework is hosted online, so you can study anytime!
If you want to learn how to build great websites, but not jump straight into freelancing, then that's totally fine! The final 4 weeks of freelancer coaching are optional, and you can finish the course when the tech phase is over. You will still receive your CPD cert, all graduate community access, and support.
You will be sent recordings to the freelancer coaching calls, if you do ever decide to start freelancing!
We get it, tech can be intimidating! But it's also a fantastic career path for someone who wants freedom and travel in their life. We would suggest trying our free coding challenges to see if you enjoy tech, or book in a 20 minute chat with one of our coaches to chat about the course and see if it's a good fit.
If you can't finish the course with your group, for any reason, then you will be offered alternative options for finishing. You can continue to access the coursework, and choose an alternative launch date when you are ready. You will remain in the SMLTB tech support Slack groups, and receive online coaching from our coaches. You will receive all call recordings from your intake, to watch when you return to the coursework.