How to Thrive as a Freelance Developer






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Warren Buffett: “Invest in Yourself”

According to Warren Buffett, there’s one investment that’s best. It can’t be taxed and not even inflation can take it away.

“Ultimately, there’s one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. Nobody can take away what you’ve got in yourself, and everybody has potential they haven’t used yet.”

Is The Freelancer Lifestyle For You?

Here are the results of a recent McKinsey study “Independent Work: Choice, Necessity, and the Gig Economy” on the lifestyle results of being your own boss:

  1. Independent Workers love the topics in their work more than employees.
  2. Independent Workers are more satisfied with their work life overall than employees.
  3. Independent Workers are more satisfied with the number of hours they work than employees.
  4. Independent Workers feel more, well, independent and self-reliant than employees.
  5. Independent Workers significantly enjoy their work atmosphere more than employees.
  6. Independent Workers feel more empowered than employees.
  7. Independent Workers are much more satisfied with the creativity they can express—compared to employees.
  8. Independent Workers love to be able to choose the hours they work.
  9. Independent Workers are more satisfied with their opportunities to learn and grow compared to employees (this is interesting considering that one of the main arguments of many employees is that they get to do some free educational program paid by their employer).
  10. Independent Workers are more flexible than employees.
  11. Independent Workers are more satisfied with the recognition they receive.
  12. Independent Workers are more satisfied with their income .

But is this Python Freelancer Course effective? Let’s see what other users say about the results they achieved with our freelancer course education !

“As a fellow educator and fellow (former) Ph.D. student, I just wanted to let you know that I’m really impressed with your teaching materials. You’re doing a really good job!”

Daniele Puccinelli, Ph.D.

// Finxter Course Student

“I am honored to be learning from one of the most brilliant masters of Python.”


// Finxter Course Student

“I have enjoyed the course tremendously so far. I am looking forward to the journey. Thank you for bringing inspiration and knowledge to the community.”


// Finxter Course Student

Why Do You Work?

If you haven’t found your dream job yet, you don’t work for personal fulfillment, fun, interesting people, or learning new things.

Imagine you inherited $1,000,000. Now would you still work your ass off to make the company’s stakeholders richer? Of course not!

Don’t get me wrong. You’d still seek fulfillment, fun, people, and learning new things. But you wouldn’t start looking for those things while working for your boss.

So the reason you’re still working for your company is that you have too little money.

Fact : 65% of all Americans save little or nothing. Yes, many of them have a net worth of $0. Plus, the average debt of college students is $27,225 !

Let me ask you a question: is debt really the problem here ?

The businessman Dan Lok (“world’s highest-paid consultant”) believes:

“You don’t have a debt problem, you have an income problem. You don’t have an income problem, you have a SKILL problem!”

Because if you are skilled, you can always sell your services at a higher rate.

Let’s suppose there are two employees: Bob and Alice.

  • Bob has $10,000 in assets and a yearly income of $31,000. Bob is debt free. So, many people would say that Bob’s financial situation is great (but in fact he’s broke).
  • Alice, on the other hand, has an “inconvenient” $100,000 in debt. BUT, Alice can sell her skills at a rate of $131,000 per year.

… Fast-forward two years …

What happened?

Alice easily out-saved Bob by tens of thousands of dollars – even though she started with a lot of debt. In her first year, she paid off all her debt and lived off the same $31,000 that Bob earned. In her second year, she saved $100,000 and completely overtook Bob!

You can also see this scenario in the following figure. The higher your skills, the more you can expect to earn.

Do you actually know how much money you currently earn?

An average employee works 1811 hours per year. As an employee, it’s very hard to earn more than $90,000. In fact, the median wage of all workers in the US is $48,000.

If you’re a student, you earn -$4 per hour and school teachers earn $37 per hour. If you push yourself hard, you might become a university professor with a yearly salary of $98,423. This is $54 per hour (if you don’t work overtime ).

The median wage of a Python freelancer is $51.

This means that an average, self-employed Python freelancer easily reaches the income level of a university professor.

Think about this: can you become a university professor? Maybe or maybe not. But you can certainly become average-skilled Python freelancer!

The 10% of the Python freelancers with the lowest wage earn $10-$30/hour. So, you can start earning at least $10/hour NOW, regardless of your current skill level. Then, using the strategies in this course, you can constantly increase your hourly rate.

No matter your skill level, you are valuable to many clients.

Your High-Income Skill: Python

How would your life look like as a freelance developer? Can you imagine working from home and earning a full-time income with just 4 hours per day? Can you imagine actually having time for your family and friends?

This is already a reality for hundreds of thousands of coders worldwide.

Coding is one of the best-paid professions in the world – the average salary of a Python developer is $116,379.

The largest companies on earth – Amazon, Google, and Apple – are dominated by code.

Becoming a freelance coder could easily be the most profitable decision of your life.


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How to Thrive as a Freelance Developer









About the teacher


Chris is the founder of the programming education company FINXTER, author of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), a doctorate computer scientist, and owner of one of the top 10 Python blogs worldwide.

His research interests include graph theory and distributed systems.

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