How I Made 100hr as a Freelance Web Developer
How can I make $100/hr as a freelance Web developer? This is a common question which people ask me here at Runrex and today, I felt it nice to write a short blog post about how I made $100/hr as a freelance web developer to help the millions out there to follow in my footsteps and make it as well.
Before I delve into how to make $100/hr from web development, it is important to underline the importance of freelancing in the modern world. Without freelancing, I wouldn’t be where I am today and I would not be the ideal candidate answering this question. Because I took the risk a while back and dived into the murky waters of freelancing, I have enough experience and expertise to address this matter. So, how can one make $100/hr as a freelance web developer?
How to Make $100/Hr as a Freelance Web Developer
Learn how to program first and master the skill
The first step towards earning $100/hr or even more as a web developer, is to first of all learn how to program and ensure that you have mastered the skill properly. Unlike way back when the avenues of learning web development were very limited, it is very easy to learn programming in these modern times.
From online courses to web tutorials, there is a myriad of ways through which you can learn the art of programming and kick start the journey towards earning more than $100/hr as a freelance web developer.
Practice makes perfect
Once you have learn a certain programming language, it is advisable to try as much as possible to put your new acquired skills to test and see how much you have really learnt. Practise by creating web applications, mobile applications and other relevant software.
Practice will help you understand the fundamentals of whatever language you are learning and recognising mistakes in your work will become easier with time. The practising also increases your experience which you will need at some point in life.
Liaise with other seasoned programmers
Even after you think that you are good enough a web developer, you should always consult with seasoned web developers to earn more knowledge and skills. Working with seasoned programmers helps you to understand their thinking and their problem solving process.
Working with people who have more experience than you will elevate your thought process and you will become a better professional when the time comes for you to work on your own.
Start hunting for gigs
Once you feel that you are ripe enough for the market, you should start hunting for web development gigs. There are very many sources of such jobs. You could cold pitch by knocking on office doors in your neighbourhood or dive online and look for similar jobs.
Platforms like Behance, Upwork and even LinkedIn are full of people who are looking for programmers to help them create and maintain websites. Pitch your skills to these people and if given a job, do it to the best of your ability. Always exceed the expectations of your clients and they will always return to work with you.
Create a portfolio
Always ensure that you have a portfolio of all the projects that you have worked on as a freelancer. Your portfolio will speak for you when the time comes and you should ensure that it is filled with projects that prospective clients can identify with.
You can also request your past clients to give an honest review of your work and these reviews will go a long way in promoting your hustle.
With enough experience, raise your rates
After getting enough projects under your belt, it is time to improve your working rates and start looking at $100/hr and similar rates. If your work is good enough and clients are truly interested in your services, trust me that they will pay the amount.
Just ensure that you are professional enough in your work and you deliver projects on time. This way, clients won’t feel hard done by your rates and if the overall project is as good as they expected it to be, then trust me they will hire you again and again.
Well, there you have it, how to make more than $100/hr working as a freelance web developer. The rates don’t necessarily have to hit the heights of $100/hr but anything in the neighbourhood of that rate is more than decent in this saturated market.
Talk to Tony
If you want to learn more about how I made $100/hr as a freelance web developer, give Runrex a call today and talk to Tony about working as a freelance web developer. Tony has more than 10 years of experience in web developing and will help you get started in the lucrative industry of web developing.
Equally, if you are a company looking for the best freelancers in the market for any service ranging from web design to content creation, look no further than our way here at Runrex. We offer high quality services at very affordable rates and you should take advantage of our services to take your business to the next level.