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 freelancers (like me) wanting to enhance skills and specialties and learn new ways to help my clients. The support in the Facebook group is tremendous, from the mentors and other students to Craig and Kelly often jumping in to share their expertise. The value of the University is second to none!

Shelley McKenzie

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

Since 2008, we have helped over 10,000 Students just like you…

  • Discover the right service niche and specialization to ignite your passion and income opportunities
  • Develop current and in-demand skills to attract better clients
  • Set-up and scale a meaningful, “work-from-anywhere” business from scratch
  • Connect with caring and insightful instructors, mentors and peers to gain support and overcome challenges
  • Enjoy the MANY freedoms that come from running a flexible business on your own terms

Freedoms Like This...

WHAT MAKES FREELANCE UNIVERSITY DIFFERENT?

The Instant Access University

The Instant Access University

Gain instant access to 80+ powerful certifications and workshops for a single monthly or annual tuition plan. That’s all it takes to set yourself free.

8 Talented Mentors

8 Talented Mentors

Connect with 8 talented mentors ready to answer your questions and point you in the right direction, no matter your niche.

Income-Building Courses

Income-Building Courses

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

Professional Certifications

Professional Certifications

Access 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!

Meet the Co-Founders of Freelance University

Industry-Leading Certification Programs

Industry-Leading Certification Programs

Get full access to over 80 in-demand courses across eight training tracks: Social Media, Digital Marketing, Digital Media & Events, Content Creation & Management, Business Management, Technology Management, Graphic Design, and Web Development.

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!

Monthly Skills Workshop

Monthly Skills Workshop

Every single month we offer a new LIVE and interactive 90-minute workshop on the freelance and business topics that matter most to you!

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 in an established archive of awesome training!

In-Depth Software Training Tutorials

In-Depth Software Training Tutorials

At some point, all of you as freelancers 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 also have recently launched our NEW “App Lab” which features a series of short courses on popular business apps.

Practical Courses on Finding and Managing Clients

Practical Courses on Finding and Managing Clients

One of the most challenging parts of being a Freelancer 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.

Private Facebook Group

Private Facebook Group

Access a thriving community of like-minded Freelance 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 Facebook Group is closely moderated by myself along with seven amazing Mentors who have a combined experience of over 40 years in the Freelance industry! You will be in GREAT hands in our community.

Monthly Virtual Office Hours

Monthly Virtual Office Hours

Access a LIVE monthly Q&A webinar with Craig and special guests where you can bring your questions, challenges and discussion topics that are important to your business right now.

The monthly Virtual Office Hours is a great place to connect live with other students and get up to speed on pertinent topics in our industry.

FreeU Masterminds

FreeU Masterminds

Join our talented mentors and like-minded Freelancers 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.

Software Sandbox

Software Sandbox

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, Magisto and Leadpages. By getting the hands on practical experience you need, you can master a lucrative new skill in a single afternoon.

Freelance Business Templates & Checklists

Freelance Business Templates & Checklists

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 100 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!

Exclusive Student Discounts

Exclusive Student Discounts

As a FreeU student, you will get access to many business software discounts such as Adobe, Freshbooks and Honeybook. 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!

Need Help Getting Started?

Need Help Getting Started?

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. We know what it’s like to take the first steps towards the Freelance career you want, which is why we’ve also included the Freelance Foundations track, which features a selection of courses to help you get started the RIGHT way including Freelancing 101, Discovering Your Niche, Pricing Your Services and Building Your Personal Brand.

A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT FREELANCE UNIVERSITY

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 our exciting “new-look” University!

Start Guided Tour Here.

Access a 14-Day Free Trial to Freelance UniversityStart Here!

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, Admin Sidekick

You need Freelance University whether you have been in business for many years or you are just starting. Most freelancers jump into a freelance lifestyle because they have a laptop and a need to make money. But there are many areas of being a solo entrepreneur that we all need to learn and put in place to run a successful and professional business. Freelance University will guide you step-by-step through all the important components of running a thriving freelance business!Sabrina Espinal, Sabrina & Company

I can't say enough about Freelance University. I have taken numerous courses and each one has proven to be an invaluable resource. Craig Cannings and his team of instructors have a wonderful way of explaining sometimes complex ideas and do so with infinite patience. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my training. FreeU is where it's at!Tracey Ehman

University Training Tracks

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

One of the keys to building a highly successful freelance business is to find an in-demand niche service that you LOVE to do! At FreeU, we offer an array of specialized training certifications and courses across seven primary tracks.

Hover over each of the below seven tracks to discover the specific course listings currently available at our University. (Note: Click the + button in each to download the full course catalog).

Content Creation & Management

Content Creation & Management

Content Creation & Management

  • Copywriting Fundamentals
  • Becoming a Proofreader
  • Online Course Creation & Management
  • Digital Content Manager
  • Create Effective Email Sequences
  • Create Powerful Headlines
  • The Online Course Builder
  • Becoming a Better Blogger
  • Website Writing Success
Business Management & Support

Business Management & Support

Business Management & Support

  • Online Business Management
  • Project Management Specialist
  • Virtual Team Builder
  • Digital Customer Service
  • Internet Research Skills
  • Virtual Bookkeeping
  • Creating Effective Systems
Technology

Technology

Technology

  • Mastering ConvertKit
  • Mastering Zapier
  • Mastering Kajabi
  • MailChimp Mastery
  • Leadpages Mastery
  • Mastering GSuite
  • Mastering Shopify
  • Woocommerce Success
Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

  • Digital Marketing Specialist Program
  • Product Launch Specialist Program
  • Online Video Marketing
  • Email List Builder
  • Book Marketing Mastery Program
  • Influencer Marketing 101
Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design Foundations
  • Mastering Canva for Work
  • Intermediate Graphic Design
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Create GIFs and Animations
Digital Media & Events

Digital Media & Events

Digital Media & Events

  • Online Events Management
  • Podcast Production Specialist
  • Lead Effective Meetings with Zoom
  • How to Coordinate Virtual Conferences
  • Multimedia Editing and Production
  • Social Video Production
Web Design & Development

Web Design & Development

Web Design & Development

  • WordPress Fundamentals Program
  • Wordpress Maintenance & Management
  • Mastering Squarespace
  • Mastering Woocommerce

After thorough research, I chose Freelance University to provide further training for my content management services. During my first semester, the instructors, mentors, and Facebook-group members created a learning community that was supportive, responsive, experienced, and dynamic beyond my expectations. I am grateful to have connected with this comprehensive, learner-friendly, and cost-effective option for growing a freelance business that embraces the rapidly changing technology and needs of today’s virtual business climate.Ranee Boyd Tomlin, PhD

The amount of material available is phenomenal! The return on my investment is off the charts!Wanda Cox

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

Get Listed in the Professional Freelance Directory

Since starting Freelance University in 2008, we have built a solid reputation for providing high-quality and in-demand training for freelancers and online professionals. As a result, many small business entrepreneurs now regularly contact us seeking talented freelancers for a whole variety of projects.

It is extremely important to us that your skills and experience be on display in order to ignite your visibility with ideal clients.

So, as part of your enrollment to Freelance University, you will receive a visually appealing Professional Profile web page and a 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!

Sample Profile from the Freelance Directory:

“Hear from these clients whose businesses have been made better by FreeU Graduates.”

Access a 14-Day Free Trial to Freelance UniversityStart Here!

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, The Write Style Virtual Assistant

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 in 2019!

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.

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Co-Founder / Chief Learning Officer

Freelance University

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT FREEU...

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. Most of the courses that FreelanceU offers are not offered at community colleges or universities. 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

FreeU courses are brimming with knowledgeable instructors and great information. Freelance University is money well spent and you’ll definitely come away increasing your knowledge level!Ruth Martin

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 enrolled in several training and certification courses at Freelance University and they have always been consistent at offering training on high-demand skills that are necessary for freelancers like myself. I highly recommend FreeU for all your training needs!Rebecca Ishibashi

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, Admin Sidekick

Freelance University courses are fabulous!! They are incredibly detailed and well laid out. I would not be where I am now, making a great living and earning a fabulous reputation! Thank you so much Craig! I will continue to take every course that FreeU offers!Serena Carcasole