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How Can Freelance Web Developers Print Money in 2018?

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There is a huge demand for web developers in 2018 ... especially PHP based developers, and Wordpress developers. If you want to get into freelance programming, it's really hard to do better than this path. My super popular freelancer course will kick-start your freelance career: https://www.killervideostore.com/video-courses/complete-freelancer.php Learn web development fast: https://shop.killervideostore.com/ Learn Python 3 fast: http://www.killervideostore.com/python/ Learn business: https://www.killervideostore.com/video-courses/complete-entrepreneur.php Join a community of nerds: https://www.killersites.com/community/ My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stefanmischook/?hl=en Thanks! Stef
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Michael Iniguez (1 year ago)
I did web development back in 97-99 and from there I went into consulting and had a blast, worked many markets did so much money, then health hit the fan and for 5 years I hadn't been able to work in the tech market due to health reasons, last year I tried to soak up as much in HTML/CSS/JS/Bootstrap/Wordpress/PHP/MySQL for kicks and now have a contract gig with one customer and you are right people are searching. If a disabled person like me can do it... anyone that can apply him/herself can do it. On the same subject, it is amazing what poor quality some "professional developers" are putting out there. It baffles me comparing to the 90's and just how effin hard it was just do something simple and today in a "Lego" world (lets face it, front end development is putting "blocks" together) that such crap is out there. This has made me want to continue learning the core basics of other frameworks and languages. Great video good sir!
Vítek Špirek (15 days ago)
Wow, thanks for writing this, very inspiring.
Walker (1 month ago)
Michael Iniguez gtfo outta here old head ass 😂😂😂😂😂go listen to Tupac and biggie
Nano Byte (7 months ago)
can you leave me clue how to get clients for web development
ShillBullshit007 (8 months ago)
Hey ho Bro...thanks for your comment! I have suffered from a variaty of ailments here and there and healed myself mostly...I'm not sure what your disability is but yoga and meditation will help whatever is happening....I learned some HTML in the early noughties and eh I realised at the time that you'd have to have done this for years to get it to work and thank God they figured it out better now you can make what you want....I guess it all depends on wether you want to do a good job and improve yourself always in the way of learning...although I already have some experience of HTML/CSS I really starting from scratch with other languages but after working on building sites for years I'd like a better reality and I am going to do it.....and reading your comment is part of the inspiration I am getting from youtube et al....many thanks and eh get well soon Bro......have a great everything!!! ;o)
Nicolas Roy (10 months ago)
So how do you source your clients? And how much do you charge.
Donathon (8 hours ago)
Sorry but 300 an hour for WordPress? I highly doubt that.
sundeep charan (15 days ago)
After training into whatever technologies you said .. whats the best marketplace to reach for those WordPress and PHP works?
Nasir Uddin (2 months ago)
Hello, Your video is solidly inspirational.
Frank Shrank (3 months ago)
Wordpress? Every kid is doing wp, therefore you will never get much money with that kind of jobs. They were done by students paid in peanuts, even most are doing it for free to build a resume. This is the situation here in germany. 300$/h? Bullshit.
Spread Shot Studios (3 months ago)
Stef - "You can use any language you want...as long as it's php" lol
Abed-Almajeed Mansour (3 months ago)
Thank you, so usefull :)
LuXxenatorX (3 months ago)
your business course link isn't working.
Stefan Mischook (3 months ago)
Hi. I've updated it: https://www.killervideostore.com/video-courses/complete-entrepreneur.php
Kino Uy (4 months ago)
How do you define a "good" web developer? It would be great to know especially for someone like me who is just beginning.
Stefan Mischook (3 months ago)
Someone who can build web apps, on time and are easy to use.
John Smith (4 months ago)
"if you know what you doing". If you know what you doing you gonna be making millions anywhere anyhow.
walter doku (5 months ago)
Stefan Mischook what gadgets do you use for your youtube channel, you r videos are exceptionally clear and I want to start myself. Please get back to me if you ever read this. You are awesome btw
Stefan Mischook (3 months ago)
Sorry for the delay. I use C200 Canon. Just get an OK camera and invest in lights.
Fiddle WidmaToe (5 months ago)
Node js or php am confused....!!!
Razva Cos (5 months ago)
+Stefan Mischook Ruby is better than php, python and js(node.js) because it has the best solutions for ecommerce see Solidus or Spree, async , rest api gems, static types in version 3
Stefan Mischook (5 months ago)
Freelance = #1. PHP #2. Node JS #3. Python. Startups = #1. Node JS. Large Corps: #1. Java #2. C# #3 Node JS. Always regional though.
taariqq (6 months ago)
That beach shot. That is not Canada, is it?
Michael Cook (6 months ago)
Stefan, if you're someone who has learned some PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS but you don't have any design sense how do you go about starting a portfolio? I enjoy coding and I could take a mockup and turn it into code, but I have no creative ability myself.
Michael Cook (6 months ago)
Stefan Mischook Thank you. That sounds like simple but sound advice.
Stefan Mischook (6 months ago)
Hi! Use a template. Pick something minimal so you represent you skills as more technical and less design ... if you follow what I mean.
atef hmem Atef (6 months ago)
can i makee 200k a year as freelancer web developer
atef hmem Atef (6 months ago)
i possible to make 300 in h ??
atef hmem Atef (6 months ago)
dude if you hustle hard and learn you can make like 250k in year right ?? im 21 finance student i work on my social skills also and communication
Stefan Mischook (6 months ago)
Yes. In my freelance course, you learn the strategy how: https://www.killervideostore.com/video-courses/complete-freelancer.php .. .Shameless plug!! :)
Bigfoot is real guy (7 months ago)
Interesting topic for discussion man. Really opened my eyes about how other people feel when they look into going freelance. Cause that's what I wanna do.
KTM (7 months ago)
Very few jobs here in London UK paying more than £200 a day for Wordpress experts.
Andre Willomitzer (8 months ago)
I know this is likely a common question, but will the demand for php developers go UP as less people decide to learn it? Currently I am learning Javascript with React/Vue frameworks as well, and it seems like this is the common trend. However, when everyone is learning the cool stuff, what happens when someone needs a php developer? As a new dev trying to break into the field, it may be a way to gain some experience and find an opportunity to go with PHP (or so it seems). Thoughts on this?
The Panda King (8 months ago)
I love this channel. Keep the good work up :D
Paul D (8 months ago)
I'm a freelancer who has been failing at web development for 10 years
Stefan Mischook (8 months ago)
hmm ... probably need to work on social / communication skills.
MrGilsteiner (8 months ago)
Stefan, can you lay out which resources to use after taking your course in order to become a competent web developer beyond the basics?
Andre Bonaparte (8 months ago)
100% Facts - Hiring - any - developer that has the 3 "C's" 1: Competent 2: Can Problem Solve -- independently -- 3: Clean Code - Can Integrate with existing code base
Scott Ayers (9 months ago)
Surprising to hear this considering how many kids are pouring into web dev. these days. It certainly doesn't speak well for these kids if they're flooding the market. Yet businesses still can't find decent enough developers to hire.
Stefan Mischook (9 months ago)
You hit a few key points! Any of my students will fall under that category of well trained. :) Perhaps I will do a vlog on that particular subject.
Scott Ayers (9 months ago)
"well trained" is pretty vague. It's hard to know exactly what you're talking about. Do you happen to have any specifics? For example: -Their code is too messy and unorganized. And thus too hard to manage. -Their code is too fragile and it breaks if the users do something unexpected. -They're using too many syntactic sugar options. So the code ends up looking like pot luck. Specific things like that. "well trained" can mean anything.
Stefan Mischook (9 months ago)
There is a lot of work for well trained web developers.
Syahnur197 (9 months ago)
can you talk on how can we find client?
Stefan Mischook (9 months ago)
Coming soon.
micjakes1 (9 months ago)
I love this video, but all I read is the field is flooded. No jobs for web, programming, software people. Too many outside America filling ALL computer jobs. American computer graduates can't find jobs.
edgar sarmiento (8 months ago)
yeah, if web programming was such a good business. i would create products not courses and tutorials
Bike Vids (9 months ago)
USA has 96 million unemployed and available. There are plenty of people. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-03/people-not-labor-force-soar-record-954-million-968000-drop-out-one-month
Bike Vids (9 months ago)
Many startups today are scams. They startup hire foreign workers, remit all the $ overseas and then close up shop in 3 year. Nothing ever gets produced.
Jason Witt (9 months ago)
I keep seeing that web developers are in demand, but I seem to really struggle just trying to find open positions. My local area suck for good web dev jobs so I need to look for remote job. Where can I find them?
Nicolas Roy (10 months ago)
I've got WordPress down cold. I also work professionally as a MEAN developer, so apps are also within reach. My question is less about the hard skills and more about sourcing quality clients and how much to charge. What are your views on that?
genesisfan72 (10 months ago)
Great video Stefan. I've been programming for over 20 years now, and focusing on WP for the last 8 or so. I've been getting clients through word of mouth, but any suggestions on how to scale that up? I still work a 9-5 but would love to get to the point where the freelance provides for my fulltime income.
Harjit Singh (8 months ago)
genesisfan72 idk make an open source wordpress plugin that is unique and will draw attention to you. That way people will know about you and look at what you do and maybe ask you for other things they may want
Murk (10 months ago)
Totally off topic but, has anyone ever told you you act and talk exactly like Saul Goodman from 'better call saul'? I like your style man, keep it up :)
3polygons (9 months ago)
IMO is slightly Cage (mostly in some looks/expression) but with the style/quietness/expressions(at some points) of Al Pacino. I don't see there Keanu... Then, in less percentage, DeNiro, yep, in the way he talks at some specific moments/points (and again, in specific film roles, or interviews). :). at some point in some film scene, even Tommy lee Jones... Some video endings slightly remind me of how Hitchcock ended his short chapters series :D. Also, kind of seems he thinks - surely rightly so- that nerds don't get outside enough, so he carries them in the boat for a bit (after all, who among us has a boat to enjoy that...not me, so is appreciated, haha). haven't seen that done by other ppl, quite original :D EDIT: if the man talked exactly as one of those, would be a pity, everyone has own's special "voice", so to speak.
Stefan Mischook (10 months ago)
LOL! I get compared to so many actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Robert DeNiro, Nicolas Cage ... and others. It's weird ... I guess people on different parts of the face.
Brother Skutnu (11 months ago)
I'm one of those that went over to A.I and Blockchain lol Soo much more money, and the tech is far more interesting!
Aurelian Spodarec (11 months ago)
Only special printers can print money, pretty fast :)
It is a good idea to become a Freelance Python Web Developer? How I could get lots of clients and charge at least 50 per hour as a beginner?
Nathan Smith (10 months ago)
charging 50/hr as a beginner is more of a hustle than a legit option. but maybe it would be possible if you target wealthy university students & offer tutoring, because that you could pull off even if you're only about 10 weeks ahead of the students you tutor?
Imam Harir (11 months ago)
Hello, I'm allergic to CMS using can your logic be applied to web developement using php framework (symfony) and nodejs ?
Imam Harir (11 months ago)
thx boss
Stefan Mischook (11 months ago)
Sure. Modern web frameworks like Meteor, Symfony etc ... allow you to rapidly create websites and web apps.
Berkay Tamer (1 year ago)
5:07 "DrupEl" :D
Martha Taylor College (1 year ago)
How do you have a hard time finding good people?
Charbel Sarkis (1 year ago)
Can you make a video about what EXACTLY do people need to be competent. I don't know Laravel. And I can't do animations unless i have bootstrap. My design skills are no that poor but I can't do animations
there is css grid also now
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
Using bootstrap for animations is fine. If you know your core (web stack), then you can get your first job, and build from there. I will be putting out a video on that soon.
betafour (1 year ago)
would it be better to learn html5 or PHP for web development
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
For web development, you need HTML5 no matter what. PHP is a great choice for small medium type work and freelancing. My course package teaches all that: https://shop.killervideostore.com/
Bogdan (1 year ago)
Stef, how do you recognize a good web developer?
Provuze (5 months ago)
When they are dressed in a Spiderman costume
dilligaf (7 months ago)
They dont choke when their asked to write a fizz buzz in an interview
Héctor Vasquez (1 year ago)
angular 5+ or vue js 2 for 2018?
Jim S (1 year ago)
Is this demand true in Seattle?
waleed hamed (1 year ago)
Learn The Core.
ahmed abdirahman haji (1 year ago)
can I work remote area for a campany?
ahmed abdirahman haji (1 year ago)
hahah i thought to send my CV
Rony B. (1 year ago)
Something tells me you like Python
Sushmit Sagar Gaur (1 year ago)
I have learned html, css, javascript etc. And all latest web tecs. For past 4 months i am trying to get a job in freelancing but not a single client yet. At freelancer.com i have done countless no. Of bidding but never got selected. At upwork i created my profile but they are not approving my profile giving a stupid reason that there are many other people with same skills so we cant approve your profile yet. Wtf. How do u come up with this that web developer are going to do good in 2018 ????
3polygons (9 months ago)
Sushmit.... bidding sites, not my cup of tea. Probably NEITHER a place to start. Speaks to you an old fart that wears and did so in the past, many hats. I have now freelancing as an easy thing to get, tho mostly for graphics works, Easy to get clients. And still, freaking uber hard to get any clients at all at bidding sites. Remember those sites, like most things, have its paths, its ways. You need to earn first a reputation (and without gigs done, u don't get jobs assigned, a vicious circle). I'm not sure, but i'd be to bet a lot did very pro bono work , super cheap almost free work. Or ppl having a very strong portfolio to show, big clients, or just numerous ones, published content *OUTSIDE those bidding sites*, first, those have it surely easy to get the projects there. If like me, you are a freelancer that touched many fields, and in my case (well, not my case: you are starting and yet have no clients. is not about a number of clients, only, is an organic learning on how to get new clients, and how to maintain them. U'll get it), don't need really promo as work for word of mouth, then bidders in those places dont trust you. They go for , IMO, the reputation and stars in those sites, and almost as importantly, published portfolio of very extensive kind. If the other thing ur trying is stock sites, uploading graphics there, you can avoid another big deception which either is not your fault. the trick in those is also KNOW the place, it has its tricks. My recommendation is avoid those two kind of things for now, go for the word of mouth, personal networking, loose the fear (we all started not knowing sh1t, but almost nooone recognizes it ) do some work not free but affordable for customers as they can trade lack of expertise for lower price, in quite some cases. You wont get lack of clients for training, as you can even do volunteer work for some organization, small or big, and funny enough companies DO value that (personal values are considered too!). My best advice: go for friends, neighbors, people u know u can trust as persons in general, do work for 'em. If some not pay or pays late: remember, now the key is getting work done, portfolio done. So don't get mad at that. For now. You need an online portfolio, live sites. Do not get into any conclusions about your future from the results on biding sites or stock art depots. Go for building a personal network. You do this one by one. Take at first one client at a time, several only if you are super fast, which I doubt , at start. Do leave a good mark and do solid sites. Go building ur portfolio, doesn't matter what are the sites about, anyone with a business might need a site. U need portfolio in this, however you can get it. Is essential for literally ANY other next step. Don't let your self down with an impossible almost step for a beguinner like it is any bidding site or stock depot site. PD: I've done some stuff in those places is NOT impossible, but I DO NOT rely on that other than sth i send a proposal from very time to time in things I really am interested on and where I very specially shine, and in some occasions, I get a proposal accepted, do my work and finish the stuff. Again, not my recommendation for a beginner, probably neither for an advanced. Also, somehow the hour is quite depreciated in those sites, as well as your work. At least it is for a large portion of the designers. Not for the ones at the top, those do pretty well, indeed. Hope it helps !
Sushmit Sagar Gaur (10 months ago)
Lidoptics i do have project to show bro. I used to mention it whenever i bid on job.
Sushmit Sagar Gaur (11 months ago)
anvin ps html, css, javascript, jquery, bootstrap, psd to html, gulp, webpack etc. And i have also learned react.js but i m not good at it still learning. There r 2 possibilities either i am right that freelancing is not good anymore or i am missing something and need to learn freelancing.
Wop wop (11 months ago)
Face to face works better
anvin ps (1 year ago)
Bro What are your other development skills?
busyrand (1 year ago)
Stef... Please be specific. I like PHP and WordPress stuff. How specifically would I know I'm considered a good developer? Everyone studies the same things; how do you know someone is Good? What, specifically, is a bad developer?
Harjit Singh (8 months ago)
busyrand if you know the syntax, data structures, algorithms, OOP basics and MVC patterns then you know more than enough to learn most languages. These are what make good developers because this knowledge is transferable to all languages so when you switch you dont need to learn these again you just need to learn the new syntax thata all
CoolUnknown (1 year ago)
Hey, I just discovered your channel and like what I see! Have you had any other businesses (besides this one ofc)?
Sigma (1 year ago)
What is the core that you keep speaking of? Do you have another video addressing it? Where can I learn more?
Scotty Roxwell (1 year ago)
You look very freshly showered in this video. Haha. Love your vids! Keep em coming!
Chris Kavanagh (1 year ago)
I'm a Django dev Stef, and want to Freelance. Although I've stumbled into a couple jobs for local businesses I haven't advertised at all because I'm unsure about where/how to advertise myself. Any advice? Facebook? Yellow Pages? My own site? I'm great at learning the technology, just not how to get myself started. Advice?
Maurice Lacerda (1 year ago)
Hey Stef! As a language agnostic developer, what do you think about the Go programming language? What kinds of use cases/problems is it good to solve? Would you use it, or have you used it before? Would love to watch a video about Go! Thanks! Love your channel dude!
Mareks Niknais (1 year ago)
This is not the case in Europe. Here any Chief technology officer makes 20K$ Wordpress sites in couple hours.
Rey Anthony Renacia (9 months ago)
whuuut?
Norman Vasquez (1 year ago)
Hi Stefan, would you be able to direct me to your paid videos which would be most useful for a beginner getting started? Thanks very much
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
I would do my full-stack course: https://shop.killervideostore.com/ ... It is at a great price and the skills you will learn are very marketable.
David Basil (1 year ago)
THE MOST IN DEMAND FREELANCE SKILLS (WEB DEVELOPMENT): 1. Web design (css, html, jquery, bootstrap). 2. Wordpress 3. PHP (laravel, symfony, vanilla). 4. Angularjs 5. React
Bradley Snider (10 months ago)
Straight talk Front end kills starting at $100k the IT web admin or server admin is never going to be starting crazy.
Philip Martin (10 months ago)
That's definitely by quantity and not by per-capita pay Edit: from experience, I know mountains of web devs(mostly backend and full stack devs) making between $120-300k, I don't know any designers making even $100. Hell, I know junior guys who just do integrations of other people's code who make $70-80k and that's more than pretty much every designer
Aurelian Spodarec (11 months ago)
Spot on, you forgot Vanilla JavaScript
Chandan Chakraborty (1 year ago)
Just add more 2 for Full time Remote Jobs - Node Js and Ruby
Ross Geography (1 year ago)
like Vue's ruby-like terse syntax (nice fit with Laravel I think)
Davit Aghayan (1 year ago)
I can't understand why people don't consider Laravel developers who are much more skilled in PHP, JS and OOP then wordpress developers and Laravel itself which is billion times better software then wordpress will ever be... I have switched from wp to Laravel 3 years ago and it forced me to be a better developer, learn Angular, Vue, go deeper in OOP, I've learned every single design pattern and now think I will never go back to wordpress
Chandan Chakraborty (1 year ago)
You are going good path.
Ross Geography (1 year ago)
any experience with laracasts (tuts for Laravel) - seems well designed and good value think people should move quickly past Wordpress - but its still useful for some jobs were you can't changes people's minds - and you can understand that position too, there is a WP eco-system / economy
shahroz rizaev (1 year ago)
i know python and django, is there chance to work with wordpress??
Harjit Singh (8 months ago)
I think wordpress has a rest api you can plugin to other frameworks like django, but I'm not sure how much they let you customise as i have never used wordpress as a headless cms
3polygons (9 months ago)
nope....
shahroz rizaev (1 year ago)
I meant is there same job oppurtunity as PHP!
cray32 (1 year ago)
shahroz rizaev If you are seriously asking that question then you probably do not really know python and Django
Sam Dave Pollard (1 year ago)
Love your channel, Stef, and consider the money I spent on your training extremely good value. But how do we square the message in this vid with a bazillion developers on Upwork, Freelancer etc and the horror stories of grinding out sites for an effective hourly of about $5 (even assuming they find work in the first place)? Thanks again for all that you share here. Good stuff.
Ryan Moye (22 days ago)
It’s dumb when people criticize your methods and then don’t offer any insight as to what to do.
Nopers (3 months ago)
+3polygons can u give a good website then?I want to know
Amine Makhlouf (8 months ago)
Sam Dave Pollard FD n' Bjhf
3polygons (9 months ago)
That those sites are not the place to go. As simple as that.
David Basil (1 year ago)
Stef, should I believe you or not?
ZoommaiR (1 year ago)
Started last year (though I've known HTML since the 90's), working with my 2nd paid client ever, and several free clients to start 2018 off. All websites in WordPress, learning PHP as I hack up templates, and still learning JavaScript and Python on the side. Thank you so much for your videos and guidance. After months of videos, tutorials, and slaving away at code, I finally feel some confidence in what I'm doing. I'm just not sure what to charge though, at my current level. Do you have any advice on what to charge as someone like me, confident but still fairly new, and how quickly I should increase my rates? Thank you so much again, love your videos!
jalabi99 (1 year ago)
+ZoommaiR quite honestly I believe that as soon as one has five sites up and running on the web, one should not be afraid to up their hourly rates by at least $10 an hour. Don't let your "lack of confidence" prevent you from increasing your rate. The more sites you do, the more "confident" you will get, and the more money you deserve to make, especially if you are producing quality work. Some people may even think I'm being too conservative about that and that you should ask for more than a $10/hr increment, but do what feels comfortable for you.
Claudio Ortiz (1 year ago)
For freelance web development, would you recommend PHP over Python? What should be taken into account when deciding which route to go down?
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
For freelance, PHP all the way. Once you learn your core programming in one language, if you decide to switch later on, it will be easy. That's why I've written commercial code in 9 languages over the years.
Daniel (1 year ago)
Hey Stefan. What are your thoughts on the Sketch plugins that allow users to pretty much drag and drop their own site and then export it as HTML & CSS?
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
I haven't seen them ... but will check them out. But even if they are great, there is still so much more to do outside of the site design! Just making a site look good, is just the start of even the just the front-end of web development. Consider it a potential tool.
Fuck Me Jew Bastard (1 year ago)
And always remember the goal of accumulating FU money lol
Ross Geography (1 year ago)
125% ;)
jalabi99 (1 year ago)
2018: The Year of Making FU Money! LOL
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
101%
James (1 year ago)
I am really looking forward to getting to the point where I feel confident. I have been studying on and off for awhile now but I finally have the time to sink in and devote to really learning this time. Thanks for the lessons, Stef
jalabi99 (1 year ago)
You are on the right path. Keep on grinding, keep on learning, keep on improving your skills, keep on getting clients and getting the work out. I hope to see you with your own YouTube guru channel soon ;)
James (1 year ago)
good point, but I am on the lower end of skill level still even if I look at it objectively. I'm almost through it though. Stef, other youtubers, and just writing code is getting me through. In the past, it was on again and off again. I am starting to live code now, though, and that is the gamechanger.
jalabi99 (1 year ago)
+Always_B_Coding look up the term "imposter syndrome" and then google for "how to overcome imposter syndrome". You gotta fake it (have confidence) until you make it!
Mondi Katzar (1 year ago)
Hi Steph, I would be interested in your opinions about Elon Musk. Thanks :)
Ross Geography (1 year ago)
$300 an hour? Really that's around $2500 a day.. that seems v.high like UNIX admin in Fintech, or AI programmer.. maybe
John Dough (3 months ago)
My guess is that these guys are very proficient I. Their development. They bill a set price for the whole project, rather than an hourly rate. If they finish the project quickly, then that fee divided by the hours they actually spent, works out to a high value.
Walter Torres (10 months ago)
HA HA HA Chicago the going rate is $30 to $50, maybe you might get $60. I haven't seen the days of $200+/hr in decades!
jalabi99 (1 year ago)
+Ross Geography, I used to say that earning $300/hr as a freelance web developer was "impossible" -- until I saw it happen. Now I'm busy trying to hone my skills to get to that level. I'm lucky that with every new contract gig I take, my per hour rate has been going up and up and up from when I started four years ago. A big part of the reason why isn't necessarily that I have become more skilled at what I do (although I like to think that I am) but mainly because I started ASKING FOR MORE MONEY each time. And 99% of the time, they give it to me! That is why I am so happy that in New York State, it is no longer allowed for employers to ask for your salary history :) I can't remember where I read it but it is so true: "We never get what we deserve; we only get what we negotiate for."
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
That's as a freelance developer who leverages frameworks ... and negotiates good deals.
TheLOTTJ (1 year ago)
Steph it's funny, I was looking for freelance videos today. You're right on time.
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
The universe told me that you needed some freelance information. ;)
Kevin Fernandez (1 year ago)
Is it difficult to implement two back-end language on the same pages??
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
Oops ... had to rewrite. On the same PAGE ... no. This is because the page has to be processed by the back-end language program. That said, there are exception like Kotlin and Java. But I would not want to do it because it will mess up your codebase for no reason. Better option: You could do it on the same server where for instance, you could have a microservice written in Python supporting a PHP based web app.
Chow Channel (1 year ago)
Do i need to learn how to make plugins for WordPress before I start my own web development firm?
Chow Channel (1 year ago)
Okay im going to take it...Are you sure I won't need to know laravel before I start my business
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
Nope. You just need to learn the webstack (with some PHP,) Wordpress basics and theme. We teach all that in my fullstack course: https://shop.killervideostore.com/
tmasst07 (1 year ago)
Thank you Coach Steph! I incested in the program. Would you consider putting one together to train and teach how to prospect, sell, close and generate business as a developer?
EndlessEtudes (1 year ago)
Hey, you might want to edit your comment. Can you find the typo? ;)
Karanveer (1 year ago)
Hi Stefan, great video. I had a question about beginning to freelance. Is it important to set up as an LLC or become a sole-proprieter business before taking on gigs? What's your recommended process for someone just starting out? Thanks.
Karanveer (1 year ago)
Thanks! I'll definitely take a look at your course
Stefan Mischook (1 year ago)
LLC's are important if you are partnering, so as to limit your liability with regards to what you partner may do. LLC can help protect you from legal liabilities, but I am not sure how legally vulnerable you would be as a web developer. Owning a restaurant would be a different thing ... someone might choke on some food or something. I would suggest starting out with a simple sole proprietorship (much cheaper and easier to start) and when there is a tax advantage to opening an LLC ... do it then. Ask an accountant for the number as it varies depending on where you live. Makes sense? Shameless plug: my business course will give you loads of information: https://www.killersites.com/community/index.php?/store/product/1-business-battle-plan-premium-subscription/ ... It is about 96% complete but you can get it now. It has about 2hrs of video.
Ross Geography (1 year ago)
Karanveer - IMO go sole trader year1 as you cut your teeth - you'll likely have a number of costs you can offset against year1 profitability so your tax bill won't be too high and it offers more flexibility as you figure out what you enjoy and want to offer - LLC becomes tax efficient once you've worked out your costs (and haven decent processes / workflows in place).
rebelsoul777 (1 year ago)
Yeah, I am definitely going to print some money in 2018 :)
3polygons (9 months ago)
I am a web developer for many years, already done... I have a mold that let me bake cookies with money coin shapes...several currencies, indeed.

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