The Find Your Freelance Path Class
Finding your path is of utmost importance to the development and growth of your freelance or VA business. It allows you to tap into the work you want to do, with clients you want to work with. Today we’ll unpack a four-step process to finding your freelance or VA path (or any new career path). These strategies will help clarify which niche you’d like to focus on so you can truly enjoy and develop passion for your work!
[0:00] Introduction to the topic of finding the right path for your freelance or VA business – Craig shares a story from his experience that illustrates the importance of enjoying your work.
[2:14] How the freelance space allows you to craft a role that’s tailor-made for you – a compelling quote from Steve Jobs that sets the stage for today’s topic.
[3:18] How the sky’s the limit in terms of opportunities – the challenge of selecting from many freelance niches.
A Four-Step Process to Find Your Freelance Path (or Any New Career Path)
[5:22] 1. Assess Yourself and Your Niche – four questions to ask yourself so you can confirm what area you’re supposed to settle on and what type of freelancer you’d like to be.
[7:16] How Freelance University was created to be a playground for you to explore a variety of niches you can do in the freelance space
[7:46] How to determine who you want to work with – examples of the types of clients you can work with and how that narrows down over time, along with your niche.
[10:00] 2. Research Your Options in the Industry – an example of two ways to research the type of work other freelancers or virtual assistants do in a particular niche and what skill sets they have.
[12:19] 3. Learn New Skills – how to develop the skills you need to deliver a high-value freelance or VA service.
[14:17] How training paths and courses like the ones offered at Freelance University can clarify and confirm which niche you’d like to focus on.
[15:56] 4. Apply Your Skills – how putting your skills into action either develops passion or shows that you’re not meant to do a particular service.
[17:52] How the FreeU Sandbox helps students access a practice WordPress site so they can learn by applying their skills.
[18:39] Recap of the four-step process to finding your freelance or VA path
[20:06] How to join the waitlist to be notified about the next intake of Freelance University
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