What if I have questions about a training program, tool, or resource within the University?
We have created a private Facebook group for students within the University. We would highly encourage you to join this group immediately after enrolling as this will be the ideal avenue to share your comments and ask questions during and after you finish any training program. Any questions you may have pertaining to specific topics covered will be quickly addressed through this group by our FreeU Mentor Team.
We are biased, but we are confident you will be blown away not only by the quality of training, but by the vast amount of support readily available to you through our community.
Is there a pathway to take when starting the training?
Yes, whether you are a new and aspiring online professional, freelancer or virtual assistant or have years of experience behind you, but are looking to upgrade your skills or expand your income opportunities, we provide a clear outline of 7 training tracks:
- Social Media
- Internet Marketing
- Content Development
- Digital Media & Events
- Graphic Design
- Business Management & Admin Support
For those brand new to the virtual industry or just starting your business, we include our “Starter” program within the University called Freelance 101. 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, please contact Support.
How long does it take to complete a training program?
Our Certification training programs have approximately 15-20 hours of video, so the time it takes you to work through the material varies depending on how comfortable you are with it. Our Courses have approximately 6-8 hours and our LIVE Workshops are approximately 90 minutes.
Now, the above is based on the average (like us) person, so you may be much faster!
How many training programs are included in the University?
We currently have 60+ training programs within the University including Certification programs and Courses. The University also offers past replays of LIVE workshops, tutorials, and other resources. Each year we add new programs to the University, so the number is always growing which means your skills and experience is always growing!
What is the difference between a Course, a Certification program and a Workshop?
Our Certification training programs provide extensive, on-demand training containing approximately 15-20 hours of video as well as resources, tests, and a Certificate of Completion upon completion. Our Courses are also available in an on-demand format and focus on a niche skill/topic containing approximately 6-8 hours of video teaching. Our Workshops run LIVE every month in 90 minute sessions and the replay will also be available within the University.
Are your Workshops and other Events recorded?
YES, all Workshops and monthly Events run LIVE, but the replays will be added to the University within 48 hours to access at any time.
Are the training programs available in other languages?
Presently, all training programs are only available in English.
Will the training programs work on both a Mac and PC and all other devices?
Yes, all training programs work on both platforms as well as all other Android and Apple devices. They are only accessible online and cannot be downloaded.
How often are the training programs updated?
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 up-to-date training.
If I’m having trouble understanding the course material, is live tutoring available?
We offer a private Facebook group for students of the University. This serves as a support base for questions or comments surrounding each training program. You will receive assistance from our amazing FreeU Mentor Team, trainers, and other students within the University.
And…we are pleased to offer monthly Virtual Office Hours where you can bring your questions, challenges and discussion topics that are important to your business right now. The monthly Virtual Office Hours is a great place to connect LIVE with other students and get up to speed on pertinent topics in the industry. See you there!
What technology do I need for the Freelance University?
Very simple…an Internet connection is all that is required to begin your training at Freelance University. There are different programs that may be necessary to download during the training, but we always direct students towards the free downloads. We like FREE!
Are the training programs self-directed?
Yes, most of our training is self-directed and on-demand, so you can begin at any time and work at your own pace. Our Workshops, however, are offered LIVE once a month and then added to the University. We here at FreeU 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.
Is there a time limit for completing each training program?
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 yearly 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!