Lunch & Learn: How to Start a Freelance Career in Tech

Oct 20, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Are you a developer interested in starting your own freelance business, but not sure where to start? Start here! This informal and fun Lunch and Learn will talk all about getting started, from the skills you'll need, to where to find your clients, to how to start and manage your budget with freelance fullstack web developer, Sarah Bartley. You won't want to miss this!!

About this event

This presentation is for new developers who want to start freelancing. During this presentation, students will learn about the following items:

  • What technicals skills are needed to start a successful freelance career
  • Figuring out what niche and ideal clients you want to work with and where they can find them
  • Writing a project proposal that convinces clients they are the best person for the client’s job
  • Decide what services they want to offer and setting prices for their services
  • How to figure out the scope and budget for your project
  • How to create a project agreement and set up a workflow for a project

By the end of this course, students will have the knowledge and confidence needed to start looking for clients and getting freelance jobs.

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  • Sarah Bartley


  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director

  • Katie Brydon (she/her)

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

  • Alex Vaughn