The Never Freelance Alone Class
One of the primary components of a long-term, enduring business is a strong support network. In short, “Never Freelance Alone.” Today I’ll unpack four circles of support vital to the health of your business, along with five strategies for building a supportive community in 2022. Get ready for your best year yet with fellow freelancers and virtual assistants by your side!
[0:42] How to build a long-term, enduring business – the importance of incorporating the principle “Never Freelance Alone” into your freelance or virtual assistant business.
[3:36] “How is your support network?” – Craig explains the roles a support network can play in your business and life.
Four Circles of Support Required to Build a Healthy Community for Your Business
[5:05] #1 Your Business Champion – how this person can be your greatest support and a constant source of encouragement.
[6:05] #2 Close Family and Friends – how they may not understand what you do, but they support and encourage you.
[6:34] #3 A Coach or a Mentor – how you can learn from this person as they challenge you to get better and support you.
[7:05] #4 Your Community – how you could learn from your peers in an online or offline group, build camaraderie, and receive support.
Five Strategies to Build a Supportive Community in 2022
[9:20] #1 Pick one or two online groups to actively participate in – how to choose them and regularly invest in relationships there.
[10:21] #2 Research and identify any events you can participate in locally – how they can help build your support network and client base.
[11:19] #3 Connect with some like-minded freelancers or VAs regularly – how to join a mastermind and receive constructive feedback from the group.
[12:22] #4 Recruit a mentor or coach – how these people can influence you in a powerful way and help you grow even faster.
[12:52] #5 Join Freelance University – how hundreds of people in our learning community actively support each other and benefit from training courses and resources.
[14:41] How to learn more about Freelance University
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