Intro to Freelancing
English, Arabic, Turkish
Learn the most effective strategies for kickstarting a freelance career. Get exclusive access to roadmaps, tools, and expert insights.Current courses
Iraq | KRI
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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."
"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."
Intro to freelancing is for people who want to learn the most critical skills needed to kickstart or boost their career as a freelancer in the digital economy. Admission is free and open to all who fit our selection criteria.
Master the basic freelancing concepts, what it takes to succeed (and how to avoid failure!), and how to pick the right freelancing platforms for you.
Start building your profile, learn about pricing strategies, and how to calculate the price for your work with the Freelance Rate Calculator.
Learn how to define your Unique Selling Points, how to align your profile with your key skills, and the fundamentals of self-branding.
Learn how to find your clients (and which to avoid!) as well as how to approach and negotiate with them to build a long-term relationship.
Initial wins are great, but we also want to prepare you for long-term success. You'll learn how to create a lasting strategy for your business.
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.
What our students say on...
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.
"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."
Our Intro to Freelancing course has been developed by local experts who have worked as freelancers in the MENAT region.
Regional Program Assistant at World Learning
Muntadher is a computer enginner running exchange programs in Iraq for World Learning. He has previously worked as a freelance data analyst and Drive Test Engineer for Ericsson.
Regional Program Assistant at World Learning
Zahraa has a lot of experience from the non-profit industry and working both at World Learning and as a tutor at Un Ponte Per in Basra. She has a bachelors's degree in Information Technology.
Intro to UX/UI Design
Jun 2, 2023
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Admission is free and open to all who fit our selection criteria.
- Youth between 18-34 from and living in the MENA region and Turkey.
- We support gender equality in tech and aim for 50% women in all our courses.
* 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.
The Re:Coded Inspire Series are self-paced short courses (20 hours in 3 weeks), designed to develop your soft, career, and foundational technical skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.