To our knowledge this is the only formalised approach to freelancing education that puts a huge emphasis on community, mentorship, but at the same time offers a highly structured and tested roadmap. There are courses that cover some aspects of what we are teaching here, there are also numerous coaching solutions as well, not to mention online communities, or maybe even the odd case study here and there—but no other service offers all of the above in one package.
1. Other courses are full of filler, with very little application.
Courses oftentimes blast you with a lot of theoretical knowledge, but little application. With freelance.pizza you get a lot of practical knowledge: tools, templates, techniques, actual step-by-step approach to client acquisition. At the same time you get a lot of case studies too, where you can see how other budding freelancers deal with their professional challenges.
2. Other courses don’t offer mentorship, feedback, and support.
There are many pre-packaged courses available online, but with these kind of solutions you lose two important features that are essential for freelance businesses. Mentorship and feedback. These are important because no two freelance business cases are alike, there are always differences in your level of experience, industry knowledge and your actual niche that you are targeting.
3. Other courses are designed for super beginners.
We designed the freelance.pizza learning experience for digital natives, people who are already familiar with digital tools and can easily get up to speed with new approaches. You are treated as a professional who is ready to level up. This means that there is a natural tempo to the course, allowing for us to speed up the learning process, and seriously cut down on the filler information. An example of this is that we take it for granted that you can use Google Sheets, or would not need any hand holding when it comes to setting up a business instagram account.
4. Other courses only focus on limited industries and solutions.
There are numerous sites that offer basic solutions on how to become a copywriter, or how to start out as a freelance developer—but these approaches are usually very dependent on a combination of a select industry and a fixed client acquisition method working out for your business case too. Freelance.pizza offers a more zoomed out approach with a lot more perspective. You do not get a “do this then that” recipe here, you get a full understanding of why and how businesses decide to work with freelancers. These courses only give you a hammer. We give you a complete toolset AND the knowledge of when to use and which of your new tools.