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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 Healthy Social Media Mindset Class with Marion Wagner

How do you maintain a healthy social media mindset while still growing your business, presence, and influence? Today we’re joined by Business Mindset Coach Marion Wagner, a former school psychologist who helps entrepreneurs scale six-figure online businesses. She shares crucial strategies and insights so you can create healthy boundaries and choose the best social media channels to make authentic connections with your ideal clients!


Podcast Outline:

[0:00] Introduction to Marion Wagner and the topic of building a healthy social media mindset - Marion shares her story and how she shifted from being a school psychologist to a business mindset coach.


Three Ways Social Media is a Blessing

[5:26] #1 You can create connections and build relationships with people easily - an example of how it’s used to reach out to people.

[5:54] #2 You can show a more human side or a behind-the-scenes look at your business - how it shortens the window of getting a cold lead to know, like, and trust you.

[6:18] #3 You can easily showcase what you do and what you offer - some examples illustrating how an active social media presence attracts clients.


The Importance of Creating Boundaries with Social Media from a Business Standpoint

[8:46] #1 Time - key questions to ask yourself.

[9:23] #2 Identity - the importance of knowing who you are, what you offer, what you stand for, and why you’re there.

[10:09] #3 Vanity metrics - the danger of giving too much weight to the number of followers or likes.

[12:53] Social media channels that would best serve freelancers and virtual assistants - examples of strategies that would be most effective for you depending on who your ideal client is.

[14:09] The importance of having a home base for your business online - how a branded website is an advantage.

[15:38] Four signs that you might need some better boundaries for social media - important examples of how you can be consumed by social media.


Four Ways to Create Healthy Boundaries with Social Media

[19:18] #1 Make a list of what you’re going to do before you open up a social media app - how it prevents you from getting distracted.

[19:51] #2 Set a timer - examples of how it creates a sense of urgency.

[20:12] #3 Remind yourself that social media is a business tool - how to set boundaries when you’re working on your business.

[20:40] #4 When self-comparison pops up, ask yourself why you’re having that reaction - how it’s a good thing to recognize your thoughts and reframe them. 

[22:32] The importance of being strategic and intentional on social media - the challenge of maintaining time boundaries.

[23:41] Words of encouragement to help you level up your skills in social media - strategies to ensure you spend your time wisely so you reach your ideal clients.

[25:50] How both social media and your website are ways to provide people with solutions and build affinity

[26:37] How to get to know Marion 

[27:48] How to learn more about Freelance University’s training programs


Resources and tools discussed in this episode:

Freelance University 


Learn more about Marion Wagner:

Website: Marion Wagner Coaching 

Freebie: Social Media Mindset Makeover mini-course 


Connect with Marion

Instagram: @marionwagnercoaching  


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