Building Your Freelancing Career Specialization
Launch Your Successful Freelancing Business. Get paid for your talents. Explore how to become your own boss by monetizing your expertise and obtain the freedom that comes with operating your career as a freelancer.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Will your business succeed? You will develop and refine your business idea and assumptions about it throughout the first four courses of this specialization, and finalize it with a plan you can use right away to launch your business in the fifth and last course of the specialization.
You also won’t be in this alone - there will be other freelancers in this course to help you practice the skills of networking and providing support to others to win new business. You’ll hone your skills in assessing the potential outcome of a business by reading the business plans of your peers and ultimately reinforce your belief in yourself to take the leap into full-time freelancing, or keeping a steady stream of additional income through your side-hustle.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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