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Your Success Story Starts Here!

Skip the years of trial and error and get the help you need today.

So you want to be a freelancer or VA? Or want to make more money in your existing business?

Maybe you’ve heard you can make as much money as you want from anywhere in the world—on your schedule.

You might be asking yourself…

Is this really possible?

You’ve seen others do it, but maybe you have doubts about whether you can do it…

  • What if I can’t find enough clients?
  • What if I can’t pay my bills?
  • How will I know if I’m even ready to take clients?
  • What if I don’t really know what I’m doing?
  • Am I offering the right service? Targeting the right clients?
  • How much should I charge?
  • Who am I to even pursue something like this?

With so many questions hijacking your thoughts sometimes, it can feel impossible to muster up enough confidence to forge ahead.

And no matter how much research you do, some days, it seems you’ll never find the clarity and guidance you need to pick a path and pursue it with certainty.

That’s exactly why you should never freelance alone.

Sure there is lots of good information online to get you started in the right direction. But it’s too easy to spend months drowning in general information without ever moving your business forward.

Most people get stuck here.

Today, you will discover how you can take a different path and build a thriving freelance business that provides the lifestyle of your dreams—now, not someday.

There is a 3-part formula that successful freelancers and virtual assistants follow while those that give up leave out one or more elements. Here’s the formula…

Ongoing training for in-demand skills + Consistent expert mentorship to help you navigate your unique path + A supportive community to celebrate your wins and keep you motivated = Freelance Success

Trying to build a freelance business without mentorship and community is a slow and grueling journey. Forging that path alone can delay your dream for years—or forever.

But although success is never guaranteed, with the proper training and mentorship and a strong support network, you can realistically build a successful freelance business in 2022.

This is where Freelance University can help!

Since 2008, we have helped over 25,000 Students
just like you…

  • Discover the right service niche and specialization to fit your personality and meet your income goals
  • Develop current and in-demand skills to stand out in a competitive market
  • Set-up and scale a meaningful, “work-from-anywhere” business from scratch
  • Connect with a network of caring and insightful instructors, mentors and peers to gain support and overcome challenges
  • Enjoy having full control of your time and income
  • And the MANY other freedoms that come from running a flexible and rewarding business on your own terms


(Hover over the different tracks below to view the 40+ different services that we provide training for at our All-Access University.)

And don’t worry we’re here to help you choose the perfect niche quickly so you can get up and running fast!
Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Product Launch Manager
  • Become a Digital PR Specialist
  • Create Lead Marketing Funnels
  • The Email List Builder
  • Online Video Marketing 101
  • Local Digital Marketing Success
  • Book Marketing Mastery
  • And so much more!
Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager

  • Social Media Management
  • Facebook Marketing Specialist
  • Instagram Marketing Specialist
  • Pinterest Marketing Specialist
  • LinkedIn Markeitng Specialist
  • Social Media Contests
  • Online Community Management
  • And so much more!
Writer / Editor

Writer / Editor

Writer / Editor

  • Website Writing
  • SEO Content Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading / Editing
  • Blogging
  • Email Newsletters & Sequences
  • And so much more!
Online Business Manager

Online Business Manager

Online Business Manager

  • Virtual Project Management
  • Virtual Team Management
  • Business Consulting
  • Financial Management
  • Business Strategy & Systems
  • And so much more!
Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

  • Digital Customer Service
  • Email & Calendar Management
  • Virtual Bookkeeper
  • Online Researcher
  • CRM / Lead Generation
  • And so much more!
Wordpress Specialist

Wordpress Specialist

Wordpress Specialist

  • WordPress Fundamentals Program
  • Wordpress Maintenance & Management
  • Wordpress Security
  • Mastering Woocommerce
  • And so much more!
Virtual Event & Media Manager

Virtual Event & Media Manager

Virtual Event & Media Manager

  • Virtual Event Manager
  • Online Course Creation & Management
  • Digital Content Manager
  • Multimedia Editing & Production
  • Zoom Webinar Set-up & Production
  • The Online Course Builder
  • Podcast Production Specialist
  • And so much more!
Technology Support

Technology Support

Technology Support

  • Canva Design Specialist
  • Adobe In-Design, Photoshop & Illustrator Pro
  • WordPress Designer & Manager
  • Squarespace Designer
  • Shopify Specialist
  • Kajabi Specialist
  • WooCommerce Specialist
  • MailChimp
  • ConvertKit
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Asana
  • And so much more!


The Instant Access University

The Instant Access University

Gain instant access to lifelong skills training with 80+ powerful certifications and workshops for a single monthly or annual tuition plan. Everything you need to keep your skills current in a competitive market.

Experienced Mentors

Experienced Mentors

Connect with talented and experienced mentors ready to answer your questions and point you in the right direction, no matter your niche. Never freelance alone again.

Income-Building Courses

Income-Building Courses

Enroll in powerful, skills-based courses designed to transform your earning potential overnight.

Professional Certifications

Professional Certifications

Stand out and get hired with industry-leading certifications in such areas as Digital Marketing, Project Management, Podcast Production, Wordpress and more.

An Engaging Community

An Engaging Community

Join a community of like-minded individuals all pulling in the same direction. They’re going to make it happen, and so are you!

Exclusive Professional Directory

Exclusive Professional Directory

Set up a Professional Profile in our Freelance Directory and be seen by a constantly expanding base of clients who are searching for skilled professionals just like you!

"Freelance University has taken my business to another level. Last week a client told me: "I don't know what you've been doing for the past couple of months, but you're killing it". You know the only thing that changed? I registered for FreeU! Since then, my clients have been giving me more responsibilities! Every time I have a question about how to handle a situation with a client, or a task, I am confident that I can get the answers in one of FreeU's classes. Plus, the community is amazing!! I can genuinely say that Freelance University has expanded what I believed was possible. You need to sign up!"

Eugenia Woo

Freelance University is one of the very few experiences I have found that offers a 360 degree support network to ensure your freelance success. Within the first three weeks of joining the University and applying what I learned, I had landed my first client… it just works!

John Easton

FreeU has been the primary motivator in the growth and success of my business. Having launched my business at the onset of COVID-19 proved daunting at times but the fabulous FreeU community provided continuous inspiration and practical advice for growing even in the midst of this global pandemic.The value FreeU has added to my life and business far outweighs the costs involved and FreeU is actually incredibly affordable. I'd definitely recommend you join today and experience this encouraging group for yourself.

Julie Sykes

Meet the Co-Founders of Freelance University

Get full access to over 80 in-demand courses across seven training tracks: Social Media Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Virtual Events & Media Manager, Online Business Manager, Virtual Assistant, WordPress Specialist, and Writer/Editor.

By partnering with the 3rd party accreditation company, we’re able to deliver our digital certifications so that they easily integrate with your Linkedin profile, personal website, and social media. Just what you need to put your skills in the spotlight like never before!

Every single month we offer a new LIVE and interactive workshop on the freelance and business topics that matter most to you! We invite expert guests specializing in a variety of niche areas to come and join us providing exposure to new, exciting, and the most up-to-date information and resources in the industry.

By listening to your feedback and conducting surveys, we’re able to create the on-demand content we wished we had when we were first starting out. Exactly what you need to take your freelance or VA business in an exciting new direction.

The live workshops will be recorded and posted to the University so you will never miss a training session!

At some point, all of you as freelancers, virtual assistants, and online professionals need to get your “geek on” and learn new technology that is vital to your business and your clients.

Access practical, step-by-step courses and tutorials on software and apps most relevant to your business including social media management tools, project management tools, marketing landing page tools, ecommerce tools, productivity tools and so much more.

We will help you guard against “Shiny Object Syndrome” while still keeping you up-to-date on the latest and greatest tech tools.

One of the most challenging parts of being a freelancer or virtual assistant is marketing your business and finding new clients. At FreeU, we’ve got you covered.

We offer practical training courses to help you market, recruit, onboard and manage your clients effectively. Check out our courses on Attracting Clients, Getting Referrals, Networking, Digital Cold Calling, and Leading a Winning Discovery Call.

Access a thriving community of like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss business topics, share successes, as well as tools and resources, with one another. Perfect for the constant source of support and inspiration you’ve been searching for.

The Private Learning Community is closely moderated by us (Craig & Kelly) along with amazing Mentors who have a combined experience of over 40 years in the freelance and VA industry! You will be in GREAT hands in our community.

Don’t freelance alone!

Join our talented mentors and like-minded peers in small group sessions to work through the challenges you need to overcome in your business. Make meaningful connections and receive great insights in our Mastermind Sessions.

We have specific groups for Starters and Scalers to meet you exactly where you are at in your business journey.

In the work you do, there are so many systems that need to be set up and managed for your business (and your clients)!

Simplify your life with the click of a button thanks to many practical guides and checklists that keep your business running smoothly, night and day. It means you’ll never forget a thing, miss a deadline, or disappoint a customer. All you need to do is decide what to master first!

Contracts, templates, checklists, resources, and more…oh my!

Enjoy a huge range of premium and paid-for software that your clients need you to know. Some of our most popular offerings include: Premium WordPress themes and plugins, Canva Pro, ConvertKit, Invideo, Designrr, Easelly, and more. By getting the hands on practical experience you need, you can master a lucrative new skill in a single afternoon.

As a student of Freelance University, you will get access to many business software and partner discounts such as Adobe, Freshbooks, Honeybook, 1-1 Coaching, and more. Also, be sure to take advantage of affordable WordPress design packages, and well as one-to-one mentoring sessions.

We are committed to ensuring you keep your business as budget-friendly as possible!

As part of your enrollment to Freelance University, you will receive a visually appealing Professional Profile listing in our popular Freelance Directory! This will be an excellent opportunity for you to get connected with a wave of entrepreneurs in need of your awesome skills and experience!

We also receive ongoing job postings and client opportunities you will gain access to through the community as well as within your training center.


Freelance University offers an easy-to-use, easy-to-track, and fully mobile responsive learning platform that enables you to quickly access your training programs and courses when you want and where you want!

Take a few minutes and join this Guided Tour of the University!

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Whether you’re a brand new freelancer or a seasoned business owner, I’d highly recommend anyone seeking professional development and growing their business to join FreeU. The collection of certifications and courses along with monthly office hours and the amazing Facebook community create a rich learning environment and encouraging atmosphere. There’s an attitude of excellence in everything they do. I’m thrilled to be a FreeU student!

Pam Atkins

FreeU is an essential part of building my business and it should be a part of your plan too. It will help you build your confidence, reputation, knowledge, and skills to be successful!

Jeanne Stribling

Being a part of the FreeU community has given me the confidence to make my dream a reality! The courses are fantastic, relevant and are constantly being upgraded with new content. I appreciate the support, knowledge and positive feedback from the Facebook community.You are NOT alone with FreeU!

Linda Mae Olgivie

What’s it cost to enroll in Freelance University?

Many online courses for freelancers cost up to $1,500 and those courses only teach ONE skill. And often there is no mentorship and community. So, you’re left on your own to figure things out.

Even if you skip the expensive courses and you just bought all the training you need from a course marketplace instead, at $10-$20 per course it adds up. Buying 80 courses (that’s how many courses are included in FreelanceU) would cost at least $800-$1000. That’s at a minimum. And you may not have access to expert mentorship, a supportive community and ongoing education like with Freelance University.

Building a successful freelance business has literally changed our lives. And we want everyone that is willing to do the work to be able to experience the freedom and financial security freelancing can bring regardless of budget.

That’s why we’re not asking for $1,500 or even $1000 to enroll in Freelance University. We’re giving you everything you need to build and grow a successful freelance business for one low monthly or annual membership.

Enroll at Freelance University Today!

Choose from Two Affordable Tuition Plans.

SELECT YOUR PLAN: Annual Tuition Plan Monthly Tuition Plan
80+ In-Demand Courses across 8 Training Tracks ($10,200 value)
Industry-Leading Certifications
Unlimited Support from Our World-Class Business Mentors
Live Monthly Skills Workshops
Powerful Facebook Learning Community
Student Success Interviews
Monthly Office Hours
Regular Small Group Mastermind Sessions
Monthly Access to the Learning Curve Newsletter
Practical Software & App Tutorials
Freelance Directory Listing & Job Board
1-to-1 Kickstart Coaching Session



Monthly Payment of

$59 $49

*Automatically bills every month. Cancel anytime!

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The Special Discount + 1-to-1 Coaching Offer Ends at Midnight PT on Tuesday, April 19th.

Joining Freelance University has been one of the BEST investments I’ve made since starting as a virtual assistant in 2010. The courses are robust and easy to follow with a variety of options from those just starting out to experienced freelancers (like me). The value of the University is second to none!

Shelley McKenzie

The FreeU Money-Back Guarantee

I am absolutely confident that your enrollment at Freelance University will be an immensely valuable step forward for you, and will help you build and grow a rewarding and profitable freelance business this year!

Still, I want to be absolutely sure it is the right fit for you. So take 15 DAYS to check out and evaluate the University. If for any reason you decide our University is not for you, then please contact our team at [email protected] and we will cancel your monthly or annual commitment with us and refund your tuition right away.

Craig and Kelly Cannings


Freelance University

What Students are
Saying about Freelance University!

I’ve spent thousands on courses, ranging from inexpensive to gut-punch level expensive, and I’m impressed with the quantity and quality of education on this platform. With the emphasis on practical knowledge, you get what you need to practice your skills right away.

Karen Mackenzie

I don't know why I held off from registering with Freelance University for so long! I guess it was because I didn't know what I was missing, but also because I'd been in the industry so long - wasn't sure I really needed to come here. Sitting in on a free session several months ago changed that though, and I'm learning so much more, to add to what I already know and do. Thanks to Craig, Kelly and team!

Kathie Thomas

"There is a nice atmosphere in the learning community. The courses are very well structured and easy to follow. I am very happy with the content of the courses. I have learnt a lot, including areas I already knew very well. FreeU is a perfect choice for me and, I believe, for anyone who would like to learn a lot in the freelance remote work." "I love FreeU way of doing things and, above all, I value their deep professional and personal understanding."

Mercedes Guerrero

My experience at Freelance University has been phenomenal from the start. When I began researching my dream of starting a business from scratch in 2017, FreeU was the first place I found that offered a complete package of training and support for a very affordable investment. Now, three years later, I am still learning so much from the trainers and mentors at FreeU!

Paula Holsberry

"I recommend Freelance University for three main reasons. One, for the support from the community and mentors in the FB group. Whenever I have a Q about anything I think about asking FreeU first. Two, the wealth of trainings available on such a varied range of subjects. Three, the Freelance Directory."

Elizabeth Smith

"The courses are extremely helpful in providing someone with skills in preparation to provide clients with in-demand services and keeping up with the trends for what clients want. FreelanceU is cost-effective. Taking the courses offered by FreelanceU provides us with amazing knowledge and helps us to develop and enhance our expertise in so many areas without spending thousands of dollars by going to a community college. I would highly recommend FreelanceU in a heartbeat to new virtual assistants and solopreneurs who want to develop new skills or enhance existing skills."

Barb Gilbert

I really value the content and the friendly atmosphere. The topics are current and nicely presented. The team is amazing.

Jill Bucher

Freelance University is one of the best online training portals you can find. Their courses are thorough, easy to follow, and relevant to the skills businesses and freelancers need to become more successful online. I'm very happy to have found the training programs at Freelance University, and Craig Cannings is a wonderful teacher and trainer, too. I recommend them both, very highly.

Susan Weeks

The Online Freelancer Industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Freelance University. Craig makes sure that the “mystery” around digital marketing and Social Media disappears and that it is possible to learn the material quickly and easily.

Heike Hunscher

Freelance University consistently delivers high-quality training programs for Freelancers and Online Professionals. Craig’s genuine love of training and interest in helping participants results in top-notch presentations and quality resources. The FreeU support team is efficient, interactive and very helpful. I highly recommend Freelance University. This is the place to go for learning and growth as an online freelancer.

Janice Mcleod

"I've been freelancing for almost four years now and have found FreeU invaluable in developing my skills and building my confidence. The courses and workshops I've taken so far have been packed full of the information I need with no 'fluff'. Being a country girl from England and working with small businesses in the UK rural sector, I thought that FreeU would not be appropriate for me as it's a Canadian company. However, I was wrong and should have joined earlier in my freelance journey. So, don't be like me, join FreeU today and really kickstart your freelance career."

Sarah Liddle

Craig has been providing exceptional training for a number of years. When I was first building my virtual business, I was drawn in by both Craig’s incredible energy, knowledge, and ability to connect, while delivering first-rate material. As my business has evolved, I have continued to take new courses, or upgrade my skills through Freelance University. Thank you for providing such an incredible service!

Tracey Ehman

"No matter your industry, FreeU offers something for you. I work full-time as a digital project manager as well as manage a side hustle as a course creator and etsy shop owner. The courses offered at FreeU are not only beneficial for up-leveling my personal business, but also as a full-time employee. Even better - these courses are not just theory but actual practical applications." "The FreeU community is also amazing. If there are questions everyone is so supportive. Of all my "business expenses", FreeU is one that is absolutely worth every penny!"

Anabeth Wilson

Freelance University is such a worthy investment in yourself, your business and your clients! If you’re on the fence about signing up – hop off and do it! I promise you’ll LOVE the value and your ROI will rock your world! In fact, after ONE completed course, I’ve already received 6x my ROI of my University tuition!

Jamie Bateman

I LOVE the priceless information and training along with the Facebook community. To me FreeU is almost a “necessary business expense” (which is tax deductible 😊) and worth every penny. Especially for a new freelance startup, there’s a lot of other “schools” out there, but none compare with this one. Additionally, Kelly and Craig bring so much of themselves to it and are awesome to deal with! This is a MUST!

Cindy Frisendahl

I started my VA business in 2012 at the age of 57. I wanted to be self employed, have a flexible schedule, be able to work from anywhere and do what I love. I also needed to hone my skill set. I found that with FreeU. FreeU has the best model for on-line training that I have ever seen for Freelancers. l love that for a yearly fee, I can take all of the courses offered in the comfort of my office at home or wherever I happen to be in the world!

Anne Bole

Don’t let another year pass by without getting the help you need. Start building the income and freedom you want in 2022!

University FAQs

So, you have questions? Let us try to answer those for you…

If there's anything at all that you're not certain about, anything we haven't made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at [email protected] and we'll help you out.