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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

A certified Salesforce.com Administrator and Platform Builder is needed for 10 hours/week for 4 weeks (possibly ongoing if successful)…

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Technical lead salesforce Fixed-price ‐ Posted 3 days ago

$900
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Profile- Technical Lead Salesforce Experience- 7+ Years Budget: 80k – 90k PM Mandatory Skills: 1. Candidate should have stron…

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$850
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hey there, I'm looking for an expert in APEX to collaborate with us in creating a test to evaluate candidates who apply to positions t…

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$30
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Powershell script to create user in Salesforce using SFDX commands I have a powershell script which would take a JSON file as in input…

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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

We're looking for someone that is knowledgeable about Salesforce development to screen candidates we are hiring based on the following…

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$500
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

We want to create a Mobile Scanning APP, just as CamScanner would be, but the idea is to be able to save into salesforce . The scanner…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

We have a solution for testing the security of the Salesforce platform. We should like to connect your test/prod to the solution and ge…

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Demandware/ Salesforce Commerce Cloud Fixed-price ‐ Posted 4 days ago

$10
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

Looking for a Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware) Developer to join our team of bright thinkers and doers. You will be part of a hi…

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$400
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

We are a CloudTelephony company we need to integrate our services with Salesforce. Both Inbound and Outbound calls need to be integrate…

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Salesforce Developer with APEX Knowledge Hourly ‐ Posted 5 days ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

We are looking for a Salesforce Application developer with knowledge of APEX language. Task Overview - We need to build a application…

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Salesforce App Developers on Upwork
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How to Become a Freelance Salesforce App Developer

Salesforce is the world’s leading customer relationship management (CRM) solution with tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Salesforce provides highly refined customer engagement tools designed to provide insight to businesses who desire to know as much as possible about their customers and prospects.

If you have a knack for development and enjoy creating solutions designed to help clients create better business processes and engage customers better, you may have what it takes to get on a salesforce platform developer career path.

What does a freelance Salesforce app developer do?

Salesforce is a leading CRM ecosystem that integrates all company departments in order to drive customer satisfaction. As a Salesforce developer, you’ll use tools such as Apex and Visualforce, as well as frameworks like Lightning Component to build salesforce applications designed to increase the platform’s functionality.

What skills do I need to become a freelance Salesforce developer?

Freelance Salesforce developers provide expertise to a variety of clients to meet their business needs. Each project needs to be tailored to the individual client requirements and requires different know-how to get the job done.

  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts. A freelance Salesforce consultant using four basic concepts of object-oriented programming in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related programming languages.
  • Modeling and data management skills. The ability to develop a data model, including the discovery, analysis, representation and communication is essential. Familiarity with APIs is a plus.
  • Experience with lightning framework and lightning components. Familiarity with Salesforce Lightning interface and layouts for desktop and mobile is essential for providing a seamless user interface.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, SQL, and web services. Salesforce consultants need to understand how the platform works. In addition, they should be able to leverage SQL, mySQL, cloud, and other web services in their development work.
  • Analytical skills. Analyzing and finding specific conclusions for the purpose of finding the best solution is a hallmark of Salesforce app developers who exhibit analytical skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Identifying and resolving challenges and obstacles during the development process is essential for Salesforce CRM app developers.
  • Project management skills. Freelancers must implement keen project management workflows and have excellent communication skills to make sure projects are deployed.

What are the core freelance Salesforce app developer job responsibilities?

While certain tasks will differ from client to client and project to project, there are core responsibilities freelancer salesforce consultants will be asked to manage during the course of their engagement:

  • Analyzing internal and external business requirements for the purpose of app development that meet those requirements
  • Developing apps for mobile and desktop platforms and debugging apps as necessary throughout their lifecycle.
  • Collaborating with other developers and client stakeholders to ensure projects remain on track
  • Managing gap analysis throughout the life of the development process
  • Providing weekly reports to clients and other team members regarding the progress of each development project
  • Incorporating key functionality into each app to maximize Salesforce CRM capability
  • Testing and troubleshooting all apps prior to final deployment.

Should I get a degree or certification to become a freelance Salesforce app developer?

In addition to developing your skills through your time as an employee or through client work, it may be helpful to obtain a degree and/or professional Salesforce certification to help your Upwork profile stand out.

Some examples of popular degrees or certifications to help you become a freelance Salesforce app developer include:

  • An associate’s, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in computer science, information systems, mobile application development, software engineering, software development, or an equivalent field of study from an accredited college or university
  • Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification—offered by Trailhead
  • Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification—offered by Focus On Force

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