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The Freelance Podclass

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The Freelance Podclass is not your ordinary podcast! It features a series of actionable lessons designed to help you solve the biggest challenges you are facing in launching and growing a profitable Freelance Business. Join the founder of Freelance University, Craig Cannings, and an amazing faculty … read more


The Fully Booked Business Class with Holly Marie Haynes

How do you build a fully booked VA or freelance business when you only have a part-time schedule? Today we’re joined by Holly Marie Haynes, a productivity coach and business strategist who is living that experience right now. She shares tips to help you take back control of your time so you can create a long-term business strategy and pursue your ideal schedule and lifestyle!  

Podcast Outline:

[0:73] Introduction to Holly Marie Haynes and the topic of building a fully booked freelance or VA business when you only have a part-time schedule - Holly tells the story of how she became involved in entrepreneurship.


Three traits that characterize people who squeeze more hours out of the day

[5:37] #1 Having a long-term strategy and vision - what that means and what strategies help you accomplish this.

[6:40] #2 Being consistent - how consistency is manifested in your business and how it builds momentum.

[7:37] How grit, consistency, and motivation are key to building your business - important examples of the impact these traits have.

[9:26] #3 How do people know you - the importance of repurposing content behind the scenes into different mediums and social networks.


Barriers that hinder the average person from using time well in their business

[10:37] #1 Distraction - the 3 S’s and strategies to overcome them.

[11:34] #2 Comparison - how it’s okay to be different from other freelancers and focus on different goals.

[12:18] The importance of doing a self-check to see which of the 3 S’s is your main issue - how building systems will help combat these distractions.


Practical strategies for building a full-time freelance or consulting business on a part-time basis

[13:47] #1 What is your long-term goal and vision - how it serves as your guardrail while you’re doing the next steps and making daily decisions.

[14:13] #2 Organize consistent business hours and designate theme days - some examples of schedules and theme days in a business setting.

[17:34] How do you know when to make the leap from employment to full-time freelancing - some examples of criteria you may use based on what you want your ideal schedule and lifestyle to look like.

[19:58] Tools that power Holly’s productivity every week - some advice and examples of how she uses them for different parts of her business and customer experience.

[22:07] How to connect with Holly


Resources and tools discussed in this episode:

Freelance University


Learn more about Holly Marie Haynes:

On Instagram: @Holly_Marie_Haynes  

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