Intro to Freelancing

Free

English, Arabic, Turkish

20 hours

Learn the most effective strategies for kickstarting a freelance career. Get exclusive access to roadmaps, tools, and expert insights.

Current courses

Upcoming courses

Fullstack Bootcamp

Jun 20

-

Dec 16

United Kingdom

Applications open:

29 Feb

Application deadline:

May 1

Feb 29, 2024 12:00 AM
May 1, 2024 23:55

See the entire list of our courses below.

Why should you sign up for this course?

The Re:Coded Inspire Series are self-paced short courses, designed to develop your soft, career, and foundational technical skills. This is what makes these courses great.

  • Our curriculum is developed by local experts focusing on the most fundamental you need to master.
  • You’ll learn from international experts who will join us for live online sessions during the course.
  • Our cohort-based approach helps cultivate a supportive learning community.
  • Our courses are generously supported by our donors and are free.
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"Freelancing is a rollercoaster. Sometimes it's thrilling to land new customers. And sometimes it's incredibly stressful trying to meet overlapping deadlines. I'd strongly encourage you to create a strong support network."

Elena Manole
Elena Manole
Management Coach

"The most effective way to hold your clients is to deliver your best services and meet your deadlines. Be honest with your client, if a job is going to take two weeks, be sure to tell them that so you can firstly stick to your deadline and deliver on time."

Nathan da Silva
Nathan da Silva
Founder & web developer

What our students say on...

Learning with Re:Coded

I learned new things about freelancing that I was not aware of, although I was already working as a freelancer. Continuous and effective communication by Re:Coded staff motivated us to continue and [they] supported us in any inquiries we had.

Jiyan Ahmed Hussain
Jiyan Ahmed Hussain
Intro to freelancing, Iraq
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Learning with Re:Coded

"In this course, I have learned which skills I need to work as a freelancer, what to consider when I looking for a platform, how to develop healthy habits when working online, how to define my unique selling point, and most importantly how to find my first client."

Mirza Murad
Mirza Murad
Intro to freelancing, Iraq
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Learning with Re:Coded

"The course was very interesting and informative. I have benefited from all the information shared, in addition to the activities and discussions that were planned and delivered with real passion and energy which helps me to process the information."

Jihane
Jihane
Intro to freelancing, Lebanon
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Course developer

Our Intro to Freelancing course has been developed by local experts who have worked as freelancers in the MENAT region.

Upcoming courses

Course dates

Course name

Application deadline

Country

Status

Course dates

Jun 5

-

Jun 26

Course name

Intro to Data

Application deadline

Jun 2, 2023

Country

Iraq | KRI

Intro to Data Science

Course dates:

Jun 5

-

Jun 26

Application deadline:

Jun 2, 2023

Country:

Iraq | KRI

Status

May 22, 2023 12:01 AM
Jun 2, 2023 23:59

Course dates

Jun 5

-

Jun 23

Course name

Intro to UX/UI Design

Application deadline

Jun 2, 2023

Country

Jordan

Intro to UX/UI Design

Course dates:

Jun 5

-

Jun 23

Application deadline:

Jun 2, 2023

Country:

Jordan

Status

May 22, 2023 12:01 AM
Jun 2, 2023 23:59

Course dates

Feb 26

-

Mar 18

Course name

Master Your Job Search

Application deadline

Feb 21, 2024

Country

Algeria

Master Your Job Search

Course dates:

Feb 26

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Mar 18

Application deadline:

Feb 21, 2024

Country:

Algeria

Status

Feb 5, 2024 12:01 AM
Feb 21, 2024 23:59

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Selection criteria

Admission is free and open to all who fit our selection criteria.

  • People from and living in our program countries in the MENA region and Türkiye.
  • We support gender equality in tech and aim for 50% women in all our courses.

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* No prior coding or design skills are required to start our courses.

** All criteria are subject to change, and additional selection criteria might apply depending on program partners.

*** In order to complete this program, you will need access to a computer and a stable internet connection.

Any questions?

What are the Re:Coded short courses?

The Re:Coded short courses are self-paced short courses (20 hours in 3 weeks), designed to develop your soft, career, and foundational technical skills.

Why should I take this course?

Intro to Freelancing is for people who want to learn the top-level skills required to kickstart their career as a freelancer in the digital economy. Whether you currently have a skill you can monetize, or this path is something you have thought about, but are not ready for yet, you will still be able to take away tangible learnings to apply to your career in the present and future.

Is this course available to everyone?

Yes!! Well, almost that is! If you fit the criteria, admission is free and open.

Our vision is to make it possible for anyone, anywhere to join and thrive in the digital economy and our Inspire Series courses are available to a much wider audience than our immersive bootcamps.

There are still some selection criteria that apply such as youth between 18-34 living in the MENA region + Turkey. Some additional criteria might apply to each program, but look for those in the application form when you click to apply.

What happens after I have submitted an application?

Once you have submitted the application form, you will receive an email acknowledging we have received your application. Once the application deadline is due, we will begin the selection process and send you an email of acceptance shortly before the cohort begins. Admission is free and open to anyone who fits our selection criteria.

Will I join a class or study on my own?

You will do this course in your own time using our LMS (Learning Management System) as this course is self-paced and asynchronous. You won't be alone though. You will start your learning at the same time as everyone else who has been admitted, and you will get an opportunity to join our community and participate in a kick-off event where you will meet the other students.

Throughout the course, there will be live seminars with local or international experts, and you will be put through your paces with discussions, assignments, and quizzes.

Do I get a diploma/certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, you get a certificate of completion once you complete the course. You will receive this in PDF format and also instructions on how to embed your certificate into your LinkedIn profile.

Can I finish it in less than 3 weeks?

Well, it is possible to finish the course in less than 3 weeks. However, we highly recommend that you don't rush through the course and take the time to complete it with quality. We recommend that you try and utilize the entire 3 weeks, join the optional seminars, and engage with your classmates.

It’s not mandatory to join the online community events or seminars, however, they are filled with valuable information and allow you to hear from experts and engage with your classmates.

Is this really free?

Yes! Like every other program at Re:Coded we are kindly supported by our donors. In the application form, you will see who is supporting your specific course.

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