Introducing My Mentorship Programme For Freelancers

You may have read in my last article, 2019 - A Year In Review, that I was preparing the launch of my freelancing mentorship programme.

The good news is, I’ve just launched it! And I wanted to write a little bit about how it came to be, here.

I’ve been mentoring a handful of people on freelancing for a while now. I’ve found it to be incredibly fulfilling personally and, based on their feedback, my mentees have gained much valuable insight from the process.

It’s a great feeling to truly help people who were in my shoes; looking to get ahead in their freelancing career.

Based on this success and after receiving further direct requests for mentorship opportunities, I wanted to get this out to a wider audience. So here we are.

If you want to learn how to get paid what you’re worth, work smarter and find balance through one-on-one freelancing focused mentorship, you can enrol on my freelancing mentorship programme today by clicking here.

To allow me to offer this, my mentorship programme is a paid service. I want to ensure full commitment from everyone I teach.

The price is £99 per month and you can cancel at any time.

My aim is to provide big value at a low price. I want my mentorship to pay for itself many times over through the guidance you’ll receive.

As an introductory offer, my mentorship is half price for 3 months if you enrol before 12/02/2020. That’s just £49 per month.

There are limited positions available, so don’t hang around if you’re serious about upping your freelancing game.

Start your mentorship

If you have any questions about my freelancing mentorship programme, please feel free to send me an email. I’ll be happy to help.

How I Built It

I’ve included this section as I know there may be questions from my fellow developers!

When I first had the idea to set up my mentorship programme, my first thought was to use Memberful, Gumroad or similar to handle the heavy lifting.

My thinking was that it’d provide a quicker time to live.

With that being said, I wasn’t in a rush to launch and the inquisitive, forever learning side of me soon took charge.

Memberful, from what I could gather, is essentially a Stripe API wrapper. I could build this myself and keep it more in line with my site’s branding and only pay the Stripe fees, I thought. So I did just that.

My website is built on Gatsby (hosted on Netlify), so it was first a case of building out the relevant React components I’d require; for instance, forms.

I then made use of the React Stripe Elements package to bring in the card entry field to said forms.

I wanted to keep the back-end code for the platform separate to the front-end Gatsby code.

There is the possibility with Netlify to use Lambada functions to cater for the server side code required, but I decided to write a Node.js app that sits on Heroku.

Using the Node.js Stripe API library, Express and MongoDB, I developed all of the functionality required, including:

  • Handling the initial enrolment transaction.
  • Creating mentee accounts.
  • Handling mentee login.
  • Displaying all relevant mentorship information on an account page.
  • Allowing mentees to cancel and reactivate their mentorship.
  • Allowing mentees to change their password and update payment details.

If you want to know more specifics about the implementation, I’d be happy to chat more about it via email.

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