About Freelancer Masterclass
Freelancer Masterclass is a 9 step course that is 100% online. The courses contain video content, homework and quizzes. Along with the courses are interactive student chat boards and live biweekly classes so you can continue your education and interact with students and instructors.
The instructors at Freelancer Masterclass are the best...of the best....of the best. These are freelancers who have proven themselves to be a master in their field.
A clear step-by-step series of courses
from top instructors.
World-class support that helps
you implement every piece of the course.
A post graduate Inner Circle
Referral network that helps graduates
get and keep clients.
Our lead instructor is Mike Volkin, often referred to as the King of Freelancing. Mike has been freelancing for over a decade with resounding success. He has had dozens of media appearances spanning radio, TV and podcasts and has also been featured on the homepage of Upwork.
As a best-selling author who has built and sold 4 companies, Mike continues to inspire entrepreneurs throughout the world helping freelancers break free from the corporate rat race and spearhead their own successful careers.
(The photos to the right are the property of Upwork. Upwork is a registered trademark.)
Specialty: Reputation Management
Chelsea Craig is the founder of Rhino Reviews, SCORE Mentor for entrepreneurs, and a supporter of Women-led businesses. Prior to Rhino Reviews, she worked for Frito-Lay where she developed a passion for connecting with clients on a personal level and successfully managed relationships with Fortune 50 and 500 companies. She is committed to personal development and is a certified Sandler Sales professional and well as Google Certified. Though she originally moved to Philadelphia for work, she has become an avid Flyer's Fan, cheesesteak connoisseur, and lover of all things Gritty.
Jarmila Gorman is a freelance writer specializing in branding and helping her clients build thriving businesses. Her services include copywriting, ghostwriting, content marketing, blogging, editing, email, educational materials, photography, as well as website layout and design consulting. In 12 years as a writer, Jarmila has worked with clients in diverse industries, from personal development to manufacturing. Outside of writing from her office in the Colorado Rockies, Jarmila is a photographer, artist, world traveler, mountain biker, and mom.
Christine Asaro is a freelance Accountant with 27 years of experience. She specializes in helping businesses of all types and sizes establish or fix their existing accounting system. Her services also include full-charge accounting, payroll and sales tax services, audit assistance and more.
Dakota is a California licensed attorney who works as a general practitioner who has worked with a broad swath small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startup entities form an assortment of industries. His focus is on contracts, dispute resolution, and transactional matters.
Specialty: Social Media
Hunter Cauley is a professional Social Media Marketer, Public Speaker, and Business Consultant from Dallas, Texas. She has been involved with teaching multiple seminars and online courses, and has operated as Chief Marketing Officer of six and seven figure companies in both the Los Angeles and Atlanta, Georgia area. After moving to Malibu in 2018, she became the CEO and Founder of Malibu Shore Media. In her free time, she can be found teaching entrepreneurs about the power of social media, and how to optimize it to increase their profitability!
While at George Washington Law School, Zach found a fondness for international and corporate law. He studied extensively in international trade, arbitration, and banking and investment—focusing on foreign direct investment. At his legal profession, Zach has focused largely on complex litigation and appeals—drafting better than fifty appellate briefs.
Hannah Sullivan is the co-founder of Pogo, a business insurance platform for freelancers. Hannah has a master’s in business with a focus on art direction and is a former freelance designer. Hannah’s family has a history in insurance, and she chose to blend her skills with her family’s expertise to create a platform that can help freelancers navigate how to best protect their business. Pogo compares quotes from over 30 insurance carriers to provide freelancers the best coverage at the right price.
Foundational Requirements for Success
What to expect
What is a freelancer?
Setting your mental mindset
The good and the bad of freelancing
Freelance success stories
Creating the right goals
How to transition to be a full-time freelancer
Your office set-up
Should you incorporate?
The friends/family conundrum
The cost of freelancing
Branding and Positioning
Choosing your niche
Your elevator pitch
Creating your USP
Your awesome profile
Beat your competition
Keeping stats on your business
Asking for client feedback
Marketing for Clients
Creating a fantastic personal website
Managing your online reputation
The power of storytelling
Social media prospecting
Prospecting on Upwork
Prospecting on LinkedIn
Prospecting Your 2nd and 3rd degree connections
Prospecting via cold email
Write winning bids
Prospecting on Freelancer.com and Guru.com
The magical PPC funnel
Working With Clients
How to screen clients
Performance based work
The discovery call
How to communicate with clients
Writing a killer proposal
The fortune is in the follow up
How to productize your service
Best practices to keep existing clients happy
Ways to make extra money from your clients
Working With Other Freelancers
Partnerships with other freelancers
Best practices for getting paid
Saving for retirement
Client and freelancer management
Tools and Resources
The habits of a successful freelancer
Quick Text Paste
The importance of meditation
Managing dry spells
How to scale for unlimited potential
Working with difficult clients
Dealing with lawsuit threats
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