The Freelance Podclass

The Freelance Podclass

The Freelance Podclass is not your ordinary podcast! It features a series of actionable lessons designed to help you solve the biggest challenges you are facing in launching and growing a profitable Freelance Business. Join the founder of Freelance University, Craig Cannings, and an amazing faculty of Freelance experts as they offer valuable and practical step-by-step lessons and guides to up-level your skills and make you competitive in this rapidly growing Freelance economy. As a Freelancer, you need to "keep learning to keep earning," so access fluff-free, practical mini-classes that will inspire and propel you to live a flexible, thriving and profitable Freelance life!... Show More

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In this class, I’m joined by Matt Johnson, a podcast expert who gives you valuable strategies on how to leverage podcasting as a networking tool to build your freelance business, land more clients, and ultimately increase your visibility. We’ll talk about it from a couple different angles - either hosting your own podcast or being featured as a guest on podcasts where your ideal client audience is hanging out. You’ll also learn abo... Read more

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In this class, I’m joined by Susan Noked, an Online Business Manager (OBM) who teaches some of the principles of how you can become an OBM for your clients. So many businesses out there are looking for a point person who can manage their team, manage their finances, manage their launches, and put effective systems in place. Learn what it takes to take on this valuable, in-demand role!   Podcast Outline:   0:00 - Opening thoughts 0:... Read more

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In this class, I’m joined by Robert O’Kruk, a Digital Nomad expert who shares his insights on how to build a thriving freelance business working from anywhere in the world. He unpacks three key principles to help you be successful on remote work platforms and other client networking opportunities. And he shares his opinion on the top three destinations for Digital Nomads. The principles discussed here can help you achieve the lifes... Read more

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July 24, 2019 24 min

In this class we talk about the art of closing the sale. Some of you may struggle with closing the sale as it can be a difficult process and you don’t want to disrupt the relationship you have already established with a prospect. But there are good ways to respectfully call potential clients to action and lead them to purchase your services. In this Podclass, I guide you through 12 steps that you can take to effectively close a sal... Read more

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In this class, I’m joined by the founder of Barefoot Consultants, Winton Churchill, who shares some important strategies on how you can win new clients using Upwork. We discuss how to overcome being new and unknown in the Upwork entity and which job areas see the most success. Winton also shares some exciting stats on the growth and popularity of freelancing that show great promise for the future.   Podcast Outline:   0:00 - Openin... Read more

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June 26, 2019 26 min

In this class we talk about practical ways that you can add more income to your freelance business. Some of you may be looking at ways to scale your income, while others may be trying to smooth out your cash flow on a month-to-month basis. In this Podclass, I unpack 6 excellent income streams to help you grow the business you’ve always wanted.   Podcast Outline: 0:00 - Opening thoughts 0:45 - Introduction to topic: Adding more mont... Read more

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In this Podclass, I am joined by Rob Galvin of Themeific, who shares his insights on creating courses online. As freelancers you can leverage course platforms to generate new leads for your business, create new income streams for yourself, or offer a service to entrepreneurs, helping them build their courses. Rob talks about how to design (or build) a course and emphasizes having the right idea that will impact the right person.   ... Read more

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In this Podclass, I am joined by the co-founder of FreeeUp.com, Nathan Hirsch, who shares his wisdom on how to successfully transition from being a one-person operation (solopreneur) to a multi-person agency. We discuss the advantages of delegating tasks to others, the steps you take, and how to figure out who would be the best fit for you and your business.   Podcast Outline: 0:00 - Opening thoughts 1:03 - Introduction to Nathan H... Read more

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May 29, 2019 40 min

The most common question the FreeU support desk receives is what is the best way to find great clients. At one point or another you may have struggled, or are struggling, to find clients. And often it’s the deciding factor for many service providers on whether they will continue or quit. In this class I unpack the four best ways to find great clients: referral marketing, networking, content marketing and strategic cold calling.   P... Read more

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May 1, 2019 28 min

In this class we talk about the many freedoms that come from owning a flexible, location-independent virtual business. We share five different kinds of freedoms that you can embrace in your business so you’re living the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. We also discuss six ways that you can make sure you are staying free and alive in your virtual business.   Podcast Outline:   0:00 - Opening thoughts 1:18 - Introduction to the topic ... Read more

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In this Podclass, I am joined by the founder of Claritylab.co, Forest Linden, who shares his insight and unpacks 11 pillars to conducting a winning discovery call that turns prospects into ideal clients. Forest also talks about how he sells his packages right from that first discovery call.     Podcast Outline:   0:00 - Opening thoughts 1:03 - Introduction to Forest Linden 2:58 - Forest tells his “Freedom Story” and describes his b... Read more

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April 17, 2019 24 min

In this class we unpack the important role that "CONFIDENCE" plays in your success as an entrepreneur, freelancer, or virtual assistant. Craig speaks from personal experience how his lack of confidence really impacted him, shaped his journey and made it more difficult. All of us will experience self-doubt at times, but a constant lack of confidence impacts our business in very adverse ways. In this class, you will discover 5 ways t... Read more

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April 10, 2019 29 min

In this class we talk about how to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. This is a topic that is of utmost importance to freelancers, virtual assistants and online professionals who provide a service. The reality is we all probably started as employees and adopted an employee mindset. In this class, you will discover the 10 characteristics of an entrepreneur and 7 steps to help you shift from an employee mindset to an entrepreneurial o... Read more

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In this Podclass, I am joined by the co-founder of Dubsado.com, Jake Berg, who shares some helpful strategies for building a good relationship with your clients right from the early stages and effectively onboarding them into your systems and business. He also shares some thoughts on Dubsado, their client intake and management software, that is helping many freelancers successfully streamline and manage their client relationships. ... Read more

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In this class we show you, as freelancers, how you can boost your visibility, increase your credibility, and ultimately land more clients by delivering high-value content through a whole variety of mediums including Facebook Live, podcasting, YouTube, or blogging. Our expert instructor today, Susan Weeks, will show you five steps to building a content marketing system within your freelance business. Podcast Outline: 0:00 - Opening ... Read more

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March 26, 2019 28 min

In this class we talk about how you can build a profitable niche in your business. This is one of the most commonly asked questions at Freelance University. “What niche should I choose?” “What niche is in demand?” “How do I know what type of service I should be offering?” Craig Cannings will answer all of these questions today and give you a free guide on the 150 best ways to freelance in 2019. You will also discover five practical... Read more

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In this class we talk about building profitable packages for your business. As you probably know, building service packages can be a difficult task that is hard to get right. Our expert instructor today, Lisa Wells, will show you how you can both save time and make money by transforming your services into profitable packages. She will unpack three simple steps to building the right kind of packages now!   Interview Outline: 0:00 - ... Read more

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March 26, 2019 5 min

The Freelance Podclass is not your ordinary podcast! It features a series of actionable lessons designed to help you solve the biggest challenges you are facing in launching and growing a profitable Freelance Business. Join the founder of Freelance University, Craig Cannings, and an amazing faculty of Freelance experts as they offer valuable and practical step-by-step lessons and guides to up-level your skills and make you competit... Read more

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