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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 Standing Out From the Crowd Class with Lesley Pyle

As the remote work boom takes root, more and more businesses are hiring freelancers and virtual assistants. So, how do you make yourself more memorable, unique, and distinct when you’re applying for remote work in this competitive industry? Join us as Lesley Pyle from shares key strategies you need to put in place in order to stand out from the crowd!


Podcast Outline:

[0:46] Introduction to Lesley Pyle and the topic of standing out when you’re applying for remote work - Lesley shares her story and what led her to embark on her freelance journey.

[8:20] How COVID-19 has impacted Lesley’s work and what trends she sees taking shape as a result of COVID-19 - Lesley describes how the remote work boom has taken root, providing savings for businesses and flexibility for parents.

[11:19] How the trend of hiring freelancers and remote professionals (and creating remote work offices) will continue to evolve

[12:54] How to motivate and inspire a remote work staff - the importance of learning to work with a team that’s not in a physical office.

[13:59] Common in-demand skill areas - Lesley and Craig describe the types of roles that are growing in demand.


Tips for Standing Out When Applying for Remote Work with a Business Owner

[16:52] #1 Show some personality - ideas for using Canva to personalize your resume.

[18:05] #2 Sell yourself - how to talk about what you’ve done for a company.

[18:26] #3 Read the job description thoroughly - the importance of following instructions and learning about the company, industry, and business owner.

[19:59] #4 Don’t waste your time, and don’t waste theirs - how to determine whether you have enough skills to apply for a job.

[22:17] #5 Apply quickly and respond quickly - the importance of making a good impression by showing how responsive you are.

[23:50] Recommendations for an online presence for people who are starting out in the freelance space - how to optimize your LinkedIn profile photo and ensure your online presence is appropriate for a future client to see.

[28:11] Other sites where you can find remote jobs worldwide

[29:46] How to learn more about

[30:48] How to learn more about Freelance University training


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