Who Can Participate?
Anyone can join who has the interest to get into Development job sector.
Prerequisite: Technical Skill: Must have the fluent operating skill of Computer.
- Must have the skill to use internet.
- A little or basic knowledge on WordPress would be fine but not necessary.
- Academic: HSC or Equivalent Certificate.
Key features of “RISDA IT”:
- Training by Certified and Experienced Trainers.
- Industrial and Corporate Tie-ups for live projects for student.
- Well-equipped Computer Lab, Internet and Book Bank facility.
- Live project based Trainings & Internships.
- Wi-Fi enabled classrooms.
- Certificate will be provided after training.
- Job facilities in freelancing marketplaces.
Total Class = 32
Per Class = 2 hours
Total Time = 64 hours
Duration = 3 months
Course Fee = 5,000 BDT Only
Lesson 1: Is Student Freelancing For You?
- Lecture: What Is Student Freelancing?
1.2 Quiz: Are You Prepared to Be a Student Freelancer?
1.3 Exercise: Why Do You Want to Freelance as a Student?
1.4 Lecture: Benefits and Drawbacks as a Student Freelancer
1.5 Exercise: Exploring Fields of Freelancing
1.6 Exercise: Everyone’s Situation is Different
1.7 Exercise: Priorities – Time and School Impact
1.8 Lecture: Not Quite Ready to Start Freelancing as a Student?
1.9 Exam! Are you ready to start your freelancing career as a student?
Lesson 2: Creating the Blueprint
2.1 Lecture: Looking at the Big Picture
2.2 Quiz: Have You Thought About These Things Yet?
2.3 Exercise: Getting Your Ideas on Paper
2.4 Exercise: Researching The Industry
2.5 Exercise: Finding a Mentor
2.6 Lecture: Financial Safety Net
2.7 Exercise: Developing the Business Plan
2.8 Exercise: Setting Up a Time Line
2.9 Exam! How well does your plan hold up?
Lesson 3: Legal Matters
3.1 Lecture: Staying on the Straight and Narrow
3.2 Lecture: Personal Name or Business Name?
3.3 Exercise: Brainstorming Business Names
3.4 Lecture: The Dreaded ‘T’ Word
3.5 Lecture: How and Why to Use Contracts
3.6 Exercise: Developing a Working Contract
3.7 Exam! Do you have all of your legal ducks in a row?
Lesson 4: Setting Up Shop
4.1 Exercise: Determining Your Services
4.2 Exercise: Discovering and Creating Your Ideal Client Profile and Target Market
4.3 Quiz: How Well Do You Really Know Your Potential Clients?
4.4 Lecture: The All-Important Portfolio
4.5 Exercise: Getting Your Portfolio in Order
4.6 Exercise: Creating Your Work (and Life) Schedule
4.7 Exercise: Getting Your Office Organized
4.8 Lecture: Creating and Keeping Good Records
4.9 Exam! Is your shop all in order?
Lesson 5: Show Me The Money!
5.1 Exercise: How Much Should You Charge?
5.2 Lecture: How To Properly Estimate Pricing for Projects
5.3 Exercise: Creating Proposals and Estimates for Clients
5.4 Quiz: How Good Are You At Creating Budgets (and Sticking To Them)?
5.5 Exercise: Giving Your Freelancing (and You) A Budget
5.6 Exercise: Setting Up Your Money Management System
5.7 Lecture: Invoicing Clients
5.8 Lecture: Accounting Practices for Freelancers
5.9 Exam! Are you ready to make some serious moolah?
Lesson 6: Getting Ready to Launch
6.1 Exercise: Developing Your Identity
6.2 Lecture: Your Website
6.3 Exercise: Getting Your Website Ready for Prime Time
6.4 Quiz: Double Check Everything
6.5 Exercise: Promoting Your Freelancing Before the Big Launch
6.6 Exercise: Launching Your Freelance Business
Lesson 7: Scream From The Rooftops (Marketing)
7.1 Lecture: An Overview of Marketing for Freelancers
7.2 Exercise: Developing a Marketing Plan
7.3 Exercise: Fine-Tuning and Updating Your Website
7.4 Lecture: Social Media, Advertising, Networking and Word of Mouth
7.5 Exercise: Developing Your Network
7.6 Exercise: Finding and Getting Your First Client
7.7 Exam! What all have you learned about marketing as a student freelancer?
Lesson 8: Working With Clients
8.1 Lecture: Communication Skills
8.2 Lecture: Professionalism
8.3 Lecture: Meeting Your First Client
8.4 Exercise: Creating Your Client Tracking System
8.5 Lecture: Spotting the Good, Bad, and the Ugly Clients
8.6 Quiz: Client Do’s and Don’ts
8.7 Lecture: Dealing with the Student Factor with Clients
8.8 Exercise: Oh no! Dealing With Unhappy Clients
8.9 Lecture: Getting Client Testimonials
8.10 Exam! Are you a whiz at dealing with your freelance clients?
Lesson 9: The Best of Both Worlds:
Student and Freelancer
9.1 Lecture: Working During the Semester vs. During the Summer
9.2 Lecture: Keeping the School/Freelance/Life Balance 1
9.3 Lecture: Benefits of the “Student” Status
9.4 Lecture: Finding Ways to Intermingle School and Freelance
9.5 Exam! Know all the ins and outs of freelancing as a student?
Lesson 10: The Next Steps In Your Freelancing Career
10.1 Exercise: Evaluating Your Success
10.2 Lecture: Staying Organized Through the Fast & Slow Times
10.3 Lecture: Specializing and Finding a Niche
10.4 Lecture: When Should You Start Increasing Your Fees?
10.5 Exercise: Setting Goals for the Future
10.6 Lecture: Can’t Handle the Load? When to Start Collaborating
10.7 Quiz: 10 Successful Habits of Student Freelancers
10.8 Lecture: Should You Continue Freelancing or Find A Full-time Job?
10.9 Lecture: Starting and Working on Personal Side Projects
10.10 Exam! Ready to take your freelancing up a notch?
Lecture 11 : Overall Idea About Freelance Outsourcing & WordPress:
11.1 What is freelancing?
11.2 What is outsourcing?
11.3 Online freelance marketplaces.
11.4 Basic idea about payment systems.
11.5 Types of freelancing work.
11.6 Basic idea about WordPress.
11.7 WordPress related jobs in online/offline.
11.8 What you need to be a successful wordpress developer?
11.9 How to start learning WordPress?
Lecture – 12: Marketplace oDesk/Upwork
Creating an effective profile.
12.1 Making an eye catching odesk profile.
12.2 WordPress related task in oDesk.
12.3 How to write a professional proposal?
12.4 What should you do and don’t in oDesk?
12.4 How to withdraw money from oDesk ?
Lecture – 13 : PPH & Fiverr
13.1 Creating Account in PPH & Fiverr
13.2 Creating professional profile
13.3 How to write professional proposal/hourlie/gigs?
13.4 How to collect stars and Endorsements?
13.5 How to increase Rank / CRT?
13.6 How to verify Phone and NID/DL/PP?
13.7 What should you do and don’t in PPH & Fiverr?
13.8 How to withdraw money from PPH & Fiverr?
Lecture – 14 : : True lancer & Freelancer
14.1 Creating Account in Elance & Freelancer
14.2 Create a professional profile
14.3 Exams for Elance & Freelancer.com.
14.4 How to write a professional proposal?
14.5 How to verify Phone and NID/DL/PP?
14.6 What should do and don’t in Elance & Freelancer?
14.7 How to withdraw money from Elance & Freelancer?
Lecture – 15: Payment Systems from Freelancing Sites:
- Payoneer Master Card –
- Apply for a free MasterCard –
- How to use Payoneer MasterCard –
- Where Can use MasterCard –
- Maintenances of MasterCard –
- Direct Bank Wire Transfer.
Over five years ago, I was like you, pondering the idea of freelancing. I surfed the Internet for hours, learning all I could. I talked to friends and family about what they thought about me freelancing while I was in school. I wanted to explore this fascinating new form of employment, but was unsure. Like most freelancers, I fell into freelancing. I was presented with a couple of design opportunities from my (then) current employer and my (then) future employer, at the same time. Hunting around on the Internet, I was trying to find out how to handle the opportunities and how much to charge, all of which led me to one conclusion: people do this for a living and call themselves “freelancers.” And that was all it took. I was presented with an opportunity, and several hours of digging later, I started my freelance career. Five-and-a-half years later, I am still going strong: I am fully self-employed, have a full freelance schedule, steady projects, and well-paying clients, all while having graduated from college less than four months ago (at the time of this writing).
So let me go back to the surfing, hunting, and digging that got me into this crazy world known as freelancing. Five years ago, I was hard-pressed to find ANY information about freelancing as a student. Sure, there was tons of information about freelancing on the side while keeping your full-time job, quitting your job to start freelancing, or turn a stay-at-home career into a stay-at-home career with a steady paycheck. But why not any information about freelancing part-time while going to college? Surely someone has done that before, right? “Well maybe not,” I thought to myself, especially after seeing so many posts and articles online with statements such as “you’re not experienced enough to start freelancing in school,” or the infamous, “you have to get a real job first when you graduate.” But why? To make a long, five-year-long story short, I ignored all of those nay-sayers, and I am so glad I did. I read every book, website, article, and forum I could get my hungry little hands on. I took my very limited business knowledge (at the time) and started working my ass off; learning new skills, working on getting clients, and working on making the freelance projects I did have awesome and the clients happy. I tried and experimented with many different techniques when I started freelancing, especially when it came to getting clients, what to charge, how to keep the records, proposal techniques, etc. I tried all of these techniques but most of them failed, mainly because those techniques I read about were directed to other types of freelancers, and not student freelancers. Over time, however, I started learning what worked for me and what would work given my student status. Lots of trial and error, lots of reading and thinking, and lots of trying and lets see-ing, I finally was able to gain control over this beast called freelancing. Five long years later, I am now a fresh graduate from university. I have a business growing faster than I can keep up with and I can confidently say that I won’t be one of the graduates hunting for a regular 9 to 5 and work for “the man.” All of this freelance success happened while I was a more-than-full-time college student, working hard toward I had a very hard time
two different degrees simultaneously, and had a part-time job for some of that time too. I wanted to prove the naysayers wrong. And I did, and still do. I knew I was not alone. I knew there are students just like me who are interested in bucking the trend and joining the ranks of thousands upon thousands of self-employed individuals who call themselves freelancers. Like I said earlier, while there was virtually no information out there for students wanting to freelance, I wanted to change that, and I did when I launched Students That Freelance over my spring break in March 2014. About This Handbook While posting content about various topics in student freelancing is great for the Students That Freelance blog, it isn’t comprehensive for those wanting to start freelancing as a student. That is where this book comes into play. More like a course, if you will, I worked to make this handbook a “pick up and run” type of book. We are busy students, with enough textbooks to read. We need something that will help us get the information we need and fast. We need a structure and a way to plan for an amazing journey into freelancing. What better way than structuring such a book similar to something we already know very well? So, this book is designed like a college course, minus all the tons of reading, long term papers, and massive exams. I wrote and developed this book as a means to help you learn, plan, and start your own freelance career while still in school. I wrote it for the busy student taking six classes with tons of homework; for the student who participates in athletics that involve a rigorous schedule; and for the student who has a full course load and works a part- or fulltime job. I especially wrote it for the student who wants to make their own career path, earn a decent income, and who wants to work less for that income–all before they walk across that stage. I couldn’t agree more with one of my favorite music artists, Drake, who in one of his songs says, “I could relate to kids going straight to the league, when they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed.1 ” If you feel like you have what it takes to reach for something you want, then why wait until the rest of the world says you’re ready? I hope this book helps to take you “straight to the league” and you become extremely successful in your career, all before you graduate and receive that well-earned diploma!
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”