Freelancing Resources & Pro Tips to Get Hired

What is freelance?

Self-employed, independent, contract

Business Owner

Taxes and Accounting

Intellectual Property

Where to Find Work

Organization & Communication is Key

Project Management

Set Clear Expectations and Deadlines

How will you communicate?

  • Cadence and medium of meetings
  • Response time
  • Over communicate


The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something

Customer Service is Essential

  • Send a proposal that is fair to the client and you

  • Send thank yous
  • Send weekly updates
  • Notifications of deployments or features
  • Check your email everyday
  • Send invoices

Satisfied Clients

A great marketing and lead gen tool 

Marketing and Lead Generator Ideas

  • Satisfied clients
  • Meetups and presentations
  • Other freelancers and your network
  • Social media strategy

Pro Tips to Get Hired

Freelance & full-time


  • Did you find the narrative?
  • Did you visit their social media sites?
  • Do you understand the work they are building?
  • Do you know what the work environment is like?
  • Are you interested in what you will be working on?
  • Are you excited to get started?
  • How will you bring value to their narrative?
  • Do you align with their values?
  • Do you have the skills they are looking for or can you learn them?
  • Would you be comfortable or thrive in this environment?
  • Is this the direction you want to take with your skills?
  • Have you asked all the questions that would set you up for success?

Informational Interview

A meeting in which a potential job seeker seeks advice on their career, the industry, and the corporate culture of a potential future workplace

Preparation for the Interview

  • Update your resume & portfolio
  • Clean up your GitHub and show activity
  • Proof any email communication
  • Do a dry run of where you are interviewing
  • Prepare questions both about the work and job
  • Practice your pitch
  • Get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy meal
  • Manage stress and nerves

The Interview

  • Arrive 15 minutes early
  • Dress the part
  • Bring your resume
  • Bring a notepad
  • Ask questions
  • When and how to follow up
  • Be honest in your ability but showcase your drive to learn and problem solve
  • When to ask for a recommendation

Every Interview is Valuable

Give it your best effort 100% of the time. You never know where it could lead you

Be Confident. Be True. Be You.

We believe in you. Believe in yourself. Go do great things.

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