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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

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The Future of Remote Work Class with Michael Brooks

It’s safe to say we’re operating in a remote work revolution right now, with renewed interest in companies and freelancers working from home. So, you may be wondering, what is the future of remote work? Today we’ll hear from Michael Brooks, the founder and CEO of goLance, an award-winning online freelance marketplace. He’ll share his predictions and key strategies to help you thrive in the remote work economy for many years to come!

 

Podcast Outline:

[1:10] Introduction to Michael Brooks and the future of remote work - Michael talks about working remotely and tells the story of what led him to launch goLance.

[9:10] The impact of the global pandemic on remote work and freelancing - reasons why remote work is growing explosively.

[12:01] How many businesses were forced to go remote during the pandemic and discovered greater profitability - the importance of developing and managing trust for remote workers.

[15:28] How freelancers are the most motivated group of people Craig has ever worked with - compelling reasons why clients can trust freelancers.

[16:25] What Michael envisions the remote work landscape looking like - some exciting predictions about the worldwide working world. 

[19:42] How higher quality platforms with higher quality people are likely to emerge because of the benefits of working remotely

 

Keys to thriving long term in the remote work economy as a freelancer

[22:12] #1 Build Your Reputation - how to build your digital reputation online.

[22:52] #2 Be a Subject Matter Expert - how you can perform that function yourself or outsource it.

[26:10] What freelance specialist areas are in demand right now - some important examples where there’s more demand than supply.

[28:12] How to connect with Michael and learn more about what he’s doing

[29:20] How to learn more about Freelance University

 

Resources and tools discussed in this episode

Freelance University

 

Learn more about Michael Brooks

goLance 

 

Connect with Michael

Twitter: @MichaelBrooksPR 

 

Resources and Tools

oDesk (now known as Upwork) 

Craigslist

LinkedIn  

Quora  

Response CRM  

YouTube  

Google

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