Freelance and online degree

Freelance and online degree
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#1

Hi everyone, I have completed the HTML/ CSS /JS/Bootstrap part in FCC and have also used other exhausting resources. Is there any possible way that I could get a job in freelance? I have zero professional experience. I plan on completing the whole program but still want to have an income source before that.

And what do you guys think about online degree?


#2

You may have to try hard getting your first project as a freelancer, but try hard and you get it! once you get a project, add it to your portfolio… that’ll help you getting another project… this goes on! It’ll take some time for finding your first project! But if you’re lucky, you’ll get it sooner! Good Luck!


#3

From when I’ve talked to recruiters and personal interviews with people who use freelancers, the thing they stressed most was a competent portfolio of projects. Didn’t matter if they were personal. Make sure you include a highly visible link to your portfolio to any job or freeelance opportunity you apply for. TBH, degrees are increasingly a benchmark for a minimum amount of aptitude and, even then, many clients ignore them. A friend who is a developer encouraged me to work on one or two rather complex, well-designed apps and promote those rather than many small ones for displaying skills.

If you’re looking for an ‘online degree’ type of program, be careful! Some out there are very expensive and they’ll promise that you’ll be a fullstack developer in a matter of a couple of weeks or months. This is impossible; expect to become a good developer in at least a year, if not more.

I’ve heard VikingCode is pretty good, though take it with a grain of salt. Last time I looked at their site, you start out free through their program. When you get a developer job, they take a percentage of your first year’s pay, I think.

TL;DR Yes, but make sure you have a good portfolio at the very least.