Freelance University (commonly referred to as FreeU) is a one stop learning hub for new and established freelancers, virtual assistants, and online professionals to learn relevant skills, connect with like-minded instructors, mentors and peers, and build flexible, work-from-anywhere businesses.
Freelance University is for Freelancers, Virtual Assistants, and Online Professionals looking to gain valuable skills to start, grow or continue to build a business online.
While Freelance University is not specifically registered under a “traditional” educational body, we have aligned ourselves with the most highly regarded organizations and businesses in the Freelance industry. These agencies, organizations, and businesses openly encourage their members and followers to join Freelance University.
As well, Freelance University has trained over 25,000 freelancers and virtual professionals helping them find new client and income opportunities as a result of completing our training programs. We regularly receive a steady stream of testimonials on how our programs have positively impacted and even kick-started their virtual businesses. This is music to our ears!
You do not need any prior experience to begin training at Freelance University as our courses provide you with the necessary foundation and skills to build your virtual business. We welcome newbies, corporate junkies looking for a change, those wanting to escape the rat race, experienced and seasoned Freelancers, Virtual Assistants, and Online Professionals that are just trying to keep up with the industry, and everyone else out there that stumbled upon our site while late night googling “work from home”.
With both the Annual and Monthly enrollment plans to Freelance University, you will gain access to ALL of the 80+ courses within the University, a library of archived events and workshops, LIVE monthly events including Mastermind sessions, resources, and invited to join us in our private learning community for students at the University only.
When you choose the Annual Plan, you will also receive a BONUS 1-1 Clarity Coaching Call for you to use anytime throughout the year at Freelance University.
Yes, whether you are a new and aspiring Freelancer or Virtual Assistant or come to us with extensive experience in the online realm looking to upgrade your skills or expand your income opportunities, we provide a clear outline of career options as well as a breakdown of numerous learning pathways.
For those new to the online industry or just starting your business, we include a 10-Step Getting Started Course, so you get started the right way. We always recommend newbies starting with this course as it will lay a solid foundation to then progress to further training within the University. If you need any other recommendations, we are always ready and willing to provide suggestions.
Our Certification training programs have approximately 4-6 hours of video training, so the time it takes you to work through the material varies depending on how comfortable you are with the material. Our Courses have approximately 2-4hours of video training. We also offer other events that run between 60 min–2 hours in length.
Now, the above is based on the average (like us) person, so you may be much faster!
We currently have 80+ training programs within the University. The University also offers many other resources to support your training. Each year we add new courses or update existing courses, so the number is always growing which means your skills and experience is always growing!
YES, all events that we run LIVE, are recorded and added to the University to access at any time.
Presently, FreeU training programs are only available in English.
Yes, all training programs work on both platforms as well as all other Android and Apple mobile devices.
We update our training programs as much as possible throughout the year, but given how quickly the Internet landscape changes, we also add brand new versions when necessary to continue to offer the most current and up-to-date training.
We offer a private learning community for students of the University only. This serves as a support base for questions or comments surrounding each training program. You will receive assistance from our amazing FreeU Mentor Team as well as fellow Freelancers and Virtual Assistants within the University. Our community is truly second to none, but we highly recommend checking it out so you can see for yourself. We strongly believe, you should NEVER freelance alone!
Our Mentor Team also offers paid one-to-one mentoring. This is a value-added service we do make available to students of FreeU only.
Very simple…an Internet connection is all that is required to begin your training at Freelance University. There are different apps that may be necessary to download during the training, but we always direct students to the free downloads. We love FREE!
You will also receive access to a private Sandbox so you can practically apply what you are learning and avoid having to purchase all the software tools and programs. This is invaluable!
Yes, our training is self-directed and on-demand, so you can begin at any time and work at your own pace. We do offer LIVE events, but all are recorded and added to the University for you to access on your own time. We here at Freelance University have all sat in a “conventional” classroom, so we have made this as unconventional as possible as we find it fits much nicer into our busy lives.
You get access to everything within the University straight away. No waiting. Just jump in and begin training. When new courses are added to the University, depending on their length, we do choose at times to “drip” them out, but we will let you know the schedule in advance if this is the case. The University schedule is broken into 3 semesters and the new or updated courses set to release each semester are announced at the end of the previous semester. The online landscape changes so quickly and we are committed to offering in-demand niche skill training so we plan in 4-month cycles.
There doesn’t have to be if you don’t want one. By choosing either of our enrollment options, you will receive full access to the University as long as you want. This access will remain uninterrupted through Monthly or Annual automatic billing. Join us and we will ensure all of your education and training needs are met throughout the year. There are enough time limits in our lives; we don’t need another one!
Yes, to avoid any interruption in your training, your credit card will be automatically billed either on a Monthly or Annual basis depending on which enrollment plan you choose. If you choose the Annual plan, we will contact you 10 days prior to your renewal to give you a heads up that the charge will be processing soon.
Yes, Freelance University provides a monthly newsletter called The Learning Curve. As an enrollee at Freelance University, you will automatically receive this in your inbox every month. We also provide a weekly distribution called the Monday Memo that provides an overview of what is happening in the University each week.
We are very confident you will love us here at FreeU, but we know life happens and for various reasons, you may need to cancel. So, yes, if you enrolled in our Monthly Plan, you can cancel at any time. Simply email Support and we will take care of it…no questions asked.
At Freelance University, we accept the following:
- Credit Card – Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
- PayPal – we accept Paypalfor both our Monthly and Annual Plans
We do not accept payment by cheque, money order, or debit (unless it is attached to your credit card) at this time.
Yes, if you initially choose our Monthly Plan, but then decide you would like to upgrade to our Annual Plan to take advantage of the savings, send us a quick email so [email protected]
…we will take care of it for you so you can continue training while putting some savings back in your pocket!
We are confident you will love us here at FreeU, but if for some reason, you are not 100% satisfied, we do provide a 15-day money back guarantee after you enroll in either our Monthly or Annual Plans.
Simply contact Support and we will cancel your future payments with us and refund your initial payment (no questions asked).
BUT, we are confident our relationship will be much longer than 15 days, so we look forward to growing our relationship over the next year!
**We do not provide any refunds outside of our 15-day money back guarantee period.
Once you have completed a Certification program within the University, you will immediately be issued a Certificate of Completion and Badge. You can proudly display the Certification and Badge on your site, within your marketing material, upload it to LinkedIn or display it within your other social media channels. And don’t forget to post within the Community so we can “Ohhhhh” and “Ahhhhhh” and give you a high ten!
We do not require you to re-certify every year; however, we do encourage all students to refresh their skills. Therefore, when we launch a new updated training course, we encourage you to take the new program. This will allow you to keep your skills current.
This industry changes so quickly, so start running and keep up with us!
Freelance University is a training center. We provide skill-based training to help you build and grow your business and keep your skills current and up-to-date. In addition, we do provide extensive resources on building and marketing your business which will help you secure clients, but we do not provide direct job/client placement. We are not a job referral agency. We will provide you with the tools and skills necessary to secure clients on your own.
With both enrollment plans, you will also receive a profile within our Freelance Directory and access to our Job Board.
As our Support Team is located worldwide, we do not provide live telephone support; however, you will receive prompt personalized service via email within 24 hours. We are quick…very quick – give us a try and we won’t disappoint.