New Freelance Opportunities in the Midst of Crisis
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[1:04] Craig shares a timeline of the history of Freelance University. He explains how it illustrates why he and his wife, Kelly, are passionate about freelancing and why FreeU is uniquely positioned to help you during this global pandemic.
[4:26] Where to find “The Freelancer’s Checklist to Working (and Thriving) from Home” and why it’s useful for you and your business
[6:10] Information about The Freelance Podclass and “The Thriving During Crisis Class” – Craig shares an encouraging story of how a personal crisis led to his successful business launch.
[9:43] How vulnerability leads to creativity and innovation, and how this is going to happen even in the midst of the difficult economic times we’re experiencing in 2020
[12:24] How coronavirus has affected the job market, and how you can reset and grow your freelance income and opportunities in the midst of our current crisis. Craig shares four important things that are required to do this.
[17:07] Nine ideal clients to serve during this global pandemic – Craig lists client industries most affected by the coronavirus, and then describes nine types of businesses that will be flourishing.
Ten In-demand Freelance Services Clients Need Right Now
[32:24] #1 Digital Marketing – how the term has been trending in Google over the years and even more now. Craig shares a number of opportunities you can tap into.
[36:02] #2 All Digital Events and Media – how virtual meetings have grown in the midst of social distancing. Craig describes the exciting opportunities available.
[40:45] #3 Ecommerce Set-up and Management – how professionals like conference speakers are shifting online and need to quickly set up online shopping carts. Craig explains the types of skills that are in-demand.
[43:11] #4 Online Customer & Client Support – the types of opportunities emerging for remote support professionals and two types of support areas where you could provide services.
[46:38] #5 Virtual Project Management – how our global workforce has literally gone remote overnight and needs help knowing how to do it. Craig explains how it’s creating an opportunity for you to solve important challenges for clients and teams.
[49:31] #6 Content Marketing Management – how consumption of digital media and content is at an all-time high and how that translates into a number of opportunities for you.
[51:39] #7 Course & Content Creation & Editing – how being a copywriter, course creator, proofreader and editor is a growing field as people need help launching their content.
[53:17] #8 Web Design & Management – the types of services companies will quickly need as they move online. Craig also describes the specific types of income streams you can develop from WordPress.
[55:22] #9 Technology Support – how the average business owner coming online doesn’t have a good handle on managing technology. Craig describes the different types of tools you can help them with.
[58:02] #10 Online Advertising – how businesses will need to reach out in a targeted way to find their audience online. Craig talks about the two big players in the online ads space, and the types of businesses you can provide services for.
[1:00:33] Recap of the 10 in-demand freelance services
[1:01:26] How Freelance University can help you create new freelance income opportunities right now
[1:03:42] What makes FreeU different? Craig describes FreeU’s special features, courses, and tuition plans, and shares how FreeU can offer hope to you and your business.
Resources and tools discussed in this workshop:
The Freelancer’s Checklist to Working (and Thriving) from Home https://tinyurl.com/freelancer2020
The Freelance Podclass – The Thriving During Crisis Class https://www.freelanceu.com/freeupodcast/the-thriving-during-crisis-class/
Brené Brown https://brenebrown.com/
Grit by Angela Duckworth https://angeladuckworth.com/
Stitchery Stories Podcast https://www.stitcherystories.com/
Google Trends https://trends.google.com/trends/?geo=US
Google My Business https://www.google.com/business/
Google Analytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/
The Digital Marketing Specialist course https://my.freelanceu.com/courses/digital-marketing-specialist
YouTube Live https://www.youtube.com/live
The Online Event Management Program https://my.freelanceu.com/courses/online-event-management
Help Scout https://www.helpscout.com/
Customer Service Rockstar course https://my.freelanceu.com/courses/customer-support-rockstar
Instagram video https://www.instagram.com/
Amazon Prime Video https://www.primevideo.com/
Google Podcast https://podcasts.google.com/
Infusionsoft by Keap https://keap.com/infusionsoft
Facebook Ads https://www.facebook.com/business/ads
Instagram Ads https://business.instagram.com/advertising/
Google Ads https://ads.google.com/
Twitter Ads https://ads.twitter.com/
Facebook Advertising Specialist course https://my.freelanceu.com/courses/facebook-advertising-specialist