Freelancing 101 for Devs

Freelancing 101 for Devs

Launch and grow a sustainable career as a freelancer.

About the Book

Freelancer 101 for Developers is a practical guide written for developers who want to launch and grow a sustainable career working for themselves.

The book combines all the points I wish I had known when I started freelancing over 15 years ago. It includes practical advice on how to define and build your business for scale.

Get a look at all of the content covered in the book. Everything you need to know is inside.

"Freelancing 101 for Devs" comprises of 14 chapters tightly edited, designed to teach you everything you need to know about starting, growing, and scaling your business.

  • Chapter 1: The Freelancer Mindset
  • Chapter 2: Choosing Your Niche
  • Chapter 3: Building Your Toolbox
  • Chapter 4: Pricing
  • Chapter 5: Lead Generation
  • Chapter 6: Closing the Sale
  • Chapter 7: Working with Clients
  • Chapter 8: Handling Difficult Situations with Clients
  • Chapter 9: The Freelancer Schedule
  • Chapter 10: The Important but Boring Legal Stuff
  • Chapter 11: Freelancing While Working Full Time
  • Chapter 12: Embracing the Journey
  • Chapter 13: What's Next?
  • Chapter 14: Bonus: My Top Websites for Finding Freelance Work

About the Author

Juan Cruz Martinez
Juan Cruz Martinez

I learned to code with 14 and worked on creating my video games with C++ until I got my first programming job right after turning 18. I've always had an entrepreneurial mindset, so I've always done side jobs, mostly freelancing.

I have enjoyed working with all company sizes throughout the years, from helping startups build their first prototypes to working for Fortune 500 companies.

In 2020 I founded "goto LCS UG", a company dedicated to helping people learn to code and make money from that profession. We have successfully run Live Code Stream, a website and blog with dedicated content for developers and entrepreneurs. Through the same spirit, we run workshops helping people transition from their full-time jobs to successful freelance coders.

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