Mohammad Emran Hasan
Mohammad Emran Hasan


Mohammad Emran Hasan


A Workshop on “Freelancing IT Jobs – How to Make Yourself Ready”

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Mohammad Emran Hasan
·Mar 7, 2009·

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Today I facilitated this workshop on Freelancing, organized by The primary focus of the workshop was to introduce the concept of freelancing to the attendee’s as well as to provide them with a general hands-on path on how to start freelancing. The total workshop covered a variety of sections starting from freelancing overview, freelance site reviews, tips on building a professional profile, the bidding process, tips on successful bidding, client management techniques, payment pitfalls, payment methods, etc.

You can download the presentation file here in two formats: PDF and Powerpoint.

The full workshop description is provided below. If you’re interested in attending the next workshop on April, get in touch with

Freelancing IT Jobs – How to Make Yourself Ready

A freelancer is a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any particular employer. A freelancer provides some sort of service whether it is design, programming, content writing or almost any other occupation. The main difference is that a freelancer has many clients rather than one steady employer. Freelancers often charge by the hour, the day or the project and are effectively running a small business with their skill set as the star product.

Although you might be thinking that freelancing is simply a different kind of job, in fact it is running your own business. When you are a freelancer, you are a one-person business. At some point you might even expand to a larger operation by hiring staff. Or you could remain a freelancer permanently.

So, if you’re looking for the next major break in your career OR you’re a fresh graduate who wants to make a living OR you want to check what the thing freelancing is, this workshop will help you out.

Contents of Training:

Session One: Introduction to IT Freelancing

1. Introduction

  • What is freelancing?
  • Benefits of freelancing
  • Type of freelancing scope
  • Type of freelancing jobs

2. The Basics

  • Things you need to start freelancing
  • Popular freelancing websites
  • Early success factors
  • Preparing yourself

Session two: Successful Freelancing

1. Getting Projects

  • Signing up in freelancing sites
  • Building a good profile
  • Successful bidding
  • Project scope & Timing
  • Project budget

2. Working with Project

  • Milestones and deadlines
  • Communication
  • Track progress

3. Working with Clients

  • Essential client skills
  • Professional Relationship
  • How to keep client happy

Session three: Payments and Others

1. Getting Paid

  • Status reports
  • Invoices
  • Payment methods
  • How to avoid payment pitfalls

2. Questions & Answers

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