How to Become a Freelance Web Developer
Published April 29, 2019
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    Mike Heavers (@heaversmike) has been designing, strategizing, and coding for the web for over 20 years. He works with HTML, React, JavaScript, Python as well as, other tools like After Effects, Ableton, and most recently Machine Learning. He's also worked with companies like Nike, Facebook, Lululemon and universities like Cornell and Carnegie Mellon.

    Today, we'll be discussing what goes into being a successful freelance developer.

    In this episode you'll learn: 

    • Freelancer vs. Consultant: What's the difference?
    • What is a web agency?
    • How did you land your job at your first Web Development Agency?
    • How do you find clients?
    • How do you know what to charge your clients? How do you do invoicing and pricing?
    • What are the best resources to stay up to date on web development?
    • What's the best language to learn if you want to become a freelance web developer?

    You can find Mike on Twitter @heaversmike

    Learn to Code HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Ruby and more at That’s also where you can find all of the podcast transcripts, and links mentioned in the show. 

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