Why Attend the Virtual Skills Summit?


Ten Profitable Freelance Niches to considering pursuing in 2021 and beyond!


High-demand skills to ignite your client and income opportunities.


With talented presenters and like-minded peers to get wisdom, support, and encouragement


Your success by adding complementary niches to your growing Freelance or VA business.

What You Will Learn at This Year's Skill Summit...

  • Coordinate Stress-Free Product Launches
  • Set Up and Manage Online Communities
  • Master SEO Content Writing to Boost Your Google Rankings
  • Design Conversion-Friendly Websites
  • Create and Manage Online Courses
  • How to Hone Your Skills as a Freelance Writer
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  • How to Set Up and Manage YouTube Channels

Our Presenters Have Been Featured In Leading Online Publications


Marketing Manager, LeadPages

Bob champions the customers of LeadPages, the top landing page and website building platform.


Shannon Mattern teaches non-techies and aspiring web designers how to build websites and market themselves online.


Tasha is the CEO of  The Launch Guild - a Course Launch Support & Digital Marketing Implementation Agency.

CEO of ExpressWriters.com

Julia mentors and educates marketers at her brand The Content Hacker™, and leads operations at her agency Express Writers.


Cynthia is the creator of the Dream Client Clarity System and Best Selling Author of the Book, She Markets.

Partnership Manager, TubeBuddy.com

Rob is a Social Media and Video Marketing Expert and the host of TubeBuddy’s Creators Corner Live Show.

Founder, SuccessfulFreelanceMom.com

Abbi, a 20-year copywriter veteran founded Successful Freelance Mom to support women in creating profitable freelance businesses to fit their busy lives.

Founder of SarahNoked.com

Sarah is an Online Business Management expert that empowers Entrepreneurs and Service Providers to build thriving and profitable businesses. 

Founder of Freelancing School

Jay is the creator Freelancing School that features relevant courses, articles and community support to help creatives make a living freelancing.

Summit Host and Co-Founder of Freelance University

Hi friend,

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this year’s Virtual Skills Summit!

In 2008, I created my very first online course which led to the creation of 100s of courses delivered to 1000s of students in over 75 countries. I developed the skill of “Course Design” that changed my future for my family and helped to create a thriving Online University.

This is the reason I created the “Virtual Skills Summit”… to give you practical opportunities to learn and master new, in-demand skills that could transform your business, future and life!

Join me and our awesome line-up of talented and inspiring presenters who have all turned their skills into amazing income opportunities.

I look forward to connecting with you at the Summit!

Craig Cannings
Freelance University

The Summit Schedule

Time - 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT)

Speaker: Craig Cannings
Topic: Online Course Creation

Learn a simple 10-step process to design and manage online courses for your business and your clients.

Time - 10 AM PDT (1 PM EDT)

Speaker: Abbi Perets
Topic: Email Marketing Sequences

Learn the WRITE formula to creating powerful email marketing sequences to build credibility and results for your clients.

Time - 12 PM PDT (3 PM EDT)

Speaker: Jay Clouse
Topic: Online Community Management

Discover the skills, systems and tools to become an in-demand Online Community Manager.

Time - 2 PM PDT (5 PM EDT)

Speaker: Shannon Mattern
Topic: Website Conversion Design

Learn the skill of Conversion Design to create a website that converts your own visitors into clients (and offer high-value conversion design services to your own clients).

Time - 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT)

Speaker: Sarah Noked
Topic: Online Business Management

Discover how to streamline your client's systems, projects and team to simplify their business processes and maximize results!

Time - 10 AM PDT (1 PM EDT)

Speaker: Bob Sparkins
Topic: Online Marketing Funnels

Learn how to design four popular types of Online Marketing Funnels to generate new leads and sales for your clients.

Time - 12 PM PDT (3 PM EDT)

Speaker: Cynthia Trevino
Topic: Creative Content Creation & Repurposing

Discover a simple system for creating and repurposing amazing content for your client's blog posts, newsletter and website.

Time - 2 PM PDT (5 PM EDT)

Speaker: Tasha Booth
Topic: Online Product Launches

Discover how to successfully set-up and manage stress-free product launches for your clients.

Time - 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT)

Speaker: Rob Balasabas
Topic: Online Video Marketing

Learn some in-demand video marketing and live streaming skills to ignite your client's visibility and results.

Time - 10 AM PDT (1 PM EDT)

Speaker: Julia McCoy
Topic: SEO Writing

Learn five key steps to building SEO Writing as a skill and service and to help your clients get ranked high in the Search Engines.

Time - 1 PM PDT (4pm EDT)

Speaker: Craig Cannings
Topic: Discover a Profitable Freelance Niche in 2021

In this final session, Craig will walk you through a four-step process to discovering a profitable niche to amplify your business success this year and beyond!

Learn New In-Demand Skills to Build Exciting Income Streams for Your Business.

Grab Your Seat in the Virtual Skills Summit Now!

Skill Summit FAQs

The Virtual Skills Summit is a unique learning opportunity to develop 10 in-demand skills in 3 days that will amplify your client and income opportunities in 2021 and beyond.

3 Days–10 Speakers–10 Skills–10 Income Opportunities

The Virtual Skills Summit is hosted by Freelance University and Co-founder, Craig Cannings, will be introducing each session, interacting with speakers and attendees, and offering a few live sessions as well.

This is for anyone who wants to up-level their digital skills whether you call yourself a freelancer, VA, social media specialist, podcaster, content marketer, writer, copywriter, and so on…OR you are just dipping your toes in to the online realm and want to catch a glimpse of new opportunities.

You can choose to attend FREE or you can purchase an All-Access Pass at a 50% discount. Send us a note to [email protected] if you are interested in receiving a 50% discount on the All-Access Pass!

As we serve a global audience and have invited speakers from all over the world to join us and to avoid possible technical glitches, all speaker sessions are pre-recorded, but we will be broadcasting them LIVE at the scheduled time.

Craig, your host, and the speaker will join you in the chat so they can give full attention to answering your questions during each session.

After each speaker session, there will be a real LIVE Q&A with Craig and the speaker so you don’t want to miss this!

Attending the sessions LIVE allows you to interact in real-time with the host, speakers and other attendees. But, we recognize this simply isn’t feasible for everyone, so the All-Access Pass provides you with flexibility.

Each session will be happening LIVE at its scheduled time with Craig, Co-founder of Freelance University, introducing the sessions and interacting with speakers and attendees in the chat.

If you can’t make the LIVE sessions, you can upgrade to the All-Access Pass allowing you to tune in at any time that works for your schedule.

No. We will not share your email address with anyone. Speakers will be sharing their websites, special offers, and bonuses and we would highly recommend taking advantage of their offerings, but it is completely up to you what you choose to opt-in to receive.

The only emails you will receive will be from Freelance University and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Absolutely! The All-Access Pass allows you to tune in to the sessions from anywhere, at any time, and listen at your own pace…for 12 full months (until the Virtual Skills Summit 2022).

When you purchase the All-Access Pass, you get instant access to ALL speaker session recordings available to you by logging in to Freelance University.

You can get all the benefits of the Skills Summit on your own terms, on your own timeline PLUS the following:

  • Podcast version of all the sessions so that you can listen on the go.
  • 10 Speaker Presentation Handouts
  • 10 Speaker Action Checklists
  • 10 Speaker Bonuses and/or Discounts
  • BONUS Skills Summit Follow-up Q&A with Craig from Freelance University
  • BONUS Course “The Freelancer’s Toolbox”

YES! Upgrade at any time to take advantage of all of the benefits of the Skills Summit for 12 full months.

Nothing at all. You can grab a FREE ticket to attend ALL LIVE sessions of the Skills Summit. If you want to listen to the recordings and receive full access to speaker bonuses, check out the All-Access Pass.

You will receive instant access to all content when you purchase the All-Access Pass, but we do offer a 7-Day Money Back Guarantee. We are very confident you will love the speakers, bonuses and more, but if for some reason you are not satisfied, please email [email protected] to request a full refund BEFORE [11:59] PM EDT on the 7th day after your purchase.

Refunds will not be granted beyond the 7th day.

Yes. Closed-captioning will be available for the LIVE and recorded sessions. You will have the option to turn off this feature if you do not need it.

We will be providing Action Checklists for every speaker session for those who have purchased an All-Access Pass, but full transcripts will not be available.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Support Team at [email protected].