How to Become a Freelance Web Developer in 2020

Ryan Dhungel
Oct 1 · 7 min read
Become a Freelance Web Developer in 2020
Become a Freelance Web Developer in 2020
Become a Freelance Web Developer in 2020

To start doing web development jobs as a freelancer, you need to have a couple of solid web apps that are running live online. When you create online portfolio looking for freelancing jobs in platforms like freelancer, upwork or fiver you should show them that you have at least 2 or 3 FullStack projects running live online.

If you learned web development on your own doing online courses, you must have build some superficial apps such as todo apps, weather app, basic login/register system etc.

Adding such projects in your portfolio wont help. It just makes you look like an absolute beginner who is just learning the basics and desperately looking for his first real world project.

So what you need to do?

Trust me no one would like to hire such developer. So the question is what do you do? I can tell you what to do. That is the reason why I am writing this post. Your career as a freelance web developer is about to kick off real hard!

Why React Nodejs developer?

First of all lets talk about the skillset you must have. We are talking about react nodejs developer jobs here.

The reason you should focus on react nodejs is because you need to know only one programming language to work with this stack. JavaScript.

Second reason is that react nodejs developer get the highest pay out there and extremely high in demand. Many business out there want to build new app or re-write their existing apps using react nodejs.

And most importantly (?) it is the most fun stack to work with :) and it’s demand is skyrocketing.

The skills you must have to land jobs as a freelancer

Good understanding of JavaScript
Basics of React
Basics of NodeJs
At least 2 or 3 Rock solid real world projects running live

What projects will you be coding most of the time

Almost all web apps requires same set of functionalities such as CRUD (create, read, update, delete)
Authentication (login and register) and Authorization (access control, admin dashboard) etc
Database queries, uploading images, contact form, searching etc
Payment integration such as PayPal and Credit Card
SEO (search engine optimization) is extremely important and often overlooked by react devs.
People paying you to build apps will definitely want their website to be found on google search, so SEO is crucial here.
And of course deploying and pushing changes in a regular basis to the production app is a must.

Here is a problem

Most of the online courses teach you how to build superficial apps like todo apps, basic authentication system that is not suitable to use in real world etc.

They also include Redux and GraphQL on each apps no matter how small of bing the app is, making it impossible for single developer to build FullStack app.

If you have build only that sort of apps then you are in trouble. But keep reading, I have a solution for you.

Here is the solution

If you already know JavaScript then thats awesome. Thats all you need to know for what I am going to suggest you now.

There are 3 courses in Udemy created by myself that will transform your career by teaching you react node FullStack Web Development from scratch.

React Node from Scratch with Social Network Project

First CourseLearn to walk through the rocky mountains…

Course link — https://www.udemy.com/course/node-react/?referralCode=2907EF9198165B42DC70

React Node from Scratch with Social Network Project

React Node Ecommerce from Scratch to Deployment

Second courseLearn to drive through the mountain tops…

Course link — https://www.udemy.com/course/react-node-ecommerce/?referralCode=B3B61E51A33F20E91DF7

React Node Ecommerce from Scratch to Deployment
React Node Ecommerce from Scratch to Deployment
React Node Ecommerce from Scratch to Deployment

React Node NextJs Multi User SEO Blogging Platform

Third courseLearn to fly high in space…

Course link — https://www.udemy.com/course/react-node-nextjs-fullstack-multi-user-blogging-platform-with-seo/?referralCode=172A99186FAC144CD347

Become a Freelance Web Developer in 2020
Become a Freelance Web Developer in 2020
React Node NextJs Multi User SEO Blogging Platform

Once you complete these courses, you will have 3 Huge Real World projects running live on the server. You will know how to build all sorts of web applications that requires Authentication, Authorization, CRUD, Uploads
Payment Handling with PayPal and Credit Card, Searching, Filtering, Emailing and tons of other skills… including deployment to cloud servers, using CDN to speed your site and using free SSL certificates and adding domain names :)

So the truth is, if you want to start working as a freelance react node developer from home and make an exciting living doing what you love. You should complete those 3 FullStack React Node projects. They will make you a rockstar react node web developer.

Are you ready to transform your career as a freelance web developer?

Add all those 3 apps as your previous experience/projects in your freelancer, upwork or fiver profile. You may not even need to apply for jobs, the job offers will come looking for you because react nodejs developers demand is so high, there is shortage of developers… companies are willing to pay higher rate for react nodejs devs. Are you ready for this transformation?

3 FullStack react node developer course that will change your life

React Node from Scratch with Social Network Project
React Node Ecommerce from Scratch to Deployment
React Node NextJs Multi User SEO Blogging Platform

Here are some topics you will learn while building these projects from scratch to deploying to digital ocean cloud servers.

React Node from Scratch with Social Network Project

What you will learn in this course?

Understand Modern JavaScript
Understand Node Js from Scratch
Understand React Js from Scratch
Learn Node JS API Development from Scratch
Learn Frontend Web Development with React
Understand JavaScript in the Browser Environment
Understand JavaScript in the Node JS Environment
How Node JS Event Loop works
Synchronous vs Asynchronous programming
Blocking vs Non-Blocking code
Using Core Node JS Modules
Using your own Modules
Using NPM Modules
MVC Design Pattern
Learn Mongo DB
Learn to implement CRUD (create, read, update, delete) on users/posts
Learn to use Postman
Implement Authentication using JWT
Implement Social Login
Password Forgot/Reset Functionality
User Post Relationship
Authorization and Permissions
Admin Role/Dashboard
User Profile
Image Upload
User Follow/Unfollow
Post Like/Unlike
Comments
Deploy Node JS API to Digital Ocean Cloud Server
Deploy React JS Web App to Digital Ocean Cloud Server
Custom ReCaptcha
Pagination
Build A Complete Social Network Application

React Node Ecommerce from Scratch to Deployment

What you will learn in this course?

Learn Node JS API (Backend) Development
Learn React JS (Frontend) Web Development
Learn to Write Functional Components with React Hooks
Learn the Fundamental Concepts of Building Ecommerce Application
Learn to Implement Payment Gateway using Credit Card and PayPal
Learn to Integrate Braintree (A PayPal Company) for Payment Processing
Learn to Implement Advance Searching/Filtering based on Categories
Learn to Implement Advance Searching/Filtering based on Price Range
Learn to Implement Standard Products Search System with Categories option/dropdown
Learn to Build Shopping Cart
Learn to Implement Authentication based on JWT
Learn to Build Scalable React App with Proper Layouts and Routes
Learn to build Admin and User Dashboard
Learn to Implement Flexible Private and Admin Routing System
Learn advance CRUD with Products and Categories
Learn to handle File Upload
Learn to use LocalStorage (CRUD) to Minimize Requests to Backend
Learn to Store Sold Products Record into the Database for Further Processing
User Profile and Update Ability
Learn to implement Order Management System by Admin
Learn to Deploy your app to Digital Ocean’s Cloud Servers
Learn to add a Custom Domain name to your app
Learn to use Cloudflare’s CDN to serve your app (for speed)
Learn to use Cloudflare’s free SSL to secure your app

React Node NextJs Multi User SEO Blogging Platform

What you will learn in this course?

User Signup / Signin
Forgot Password / Reset Password
Account Activation on User Signup
Social Login with Google
JWT based Authentication System
Admin / User Dashboard
Role Based Authorization System
Advance CRUD with Image Upload
Blogs Search
Load More Blogs
Categories
Tags
SEO — Search Engine Optimization
Practical Real World Project running live on the server
API Development with Node Express MongoDB
Frontend Web Development with React Hooks and NextJs
SSR with NextJs
User Public Profile Page with List of Blogs and Contact Form
Blog Author Private Contact Form
User Private Dashboard
Multiple User Authorization System
Multi User System that can be Scaled to Build Marketplace App
Standard Contact Form
DISQUS Commenting System
Related Blogs
Google Analytics Integration
Sendgrid for Sending Emails
Deploying to Digital Ocean Cloud Servers
Adding Domain
Cloudflare CDN and Free SSL
Writing Clean Code
Scalable Project Structure

Conclusion

Stay ahead of the game. Do what you love. Live your life the way you like.

Take these 3 FullStack React Node Course and revolutionize your career as a Web Developer in the year 2020.

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