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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 Marketing with Content Class with Julia McCoy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen digital content consumption increase like never before, leading to significant growth in freelance opportunities. Today I’m joined by Julia McCoy, who will teach you a 4-step process for building a content marketing system in your freelance business. We’ll share important content marketing strategies so you can grow your influence, client base, and income streams!

 

Podcast Outline:

[0:47] Introduction to Julia McCoy and the topic of content marketing - Julia describes how she started her freelance journey and where she is today.

[5:40] How Julia’s book Skip the Degree illustrates how passion and opportunities led to an important pivot in her career and freelance journey.

[7:02] How the freelance movement is growing exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic  with increased digital content consumption - Julia and Craig discuss how this trend will continue with remote work going mainstream.

[12:25] How picking a content channel allows freelancers to leverage their expertise - Julia and Craig discuss the concept of mastery and share some important content marketing strategies (e.g. the website first approach) that build trust in your audience.

[18:17] The importance of consistency and how you’ll see success with content over time - how content is a long game and builds an enduring freelance business.

[19:46] Getting started with a content marketing initiative - Julia recommends a process you can follow to achieve success and create your own self-started career based on your passion (the 4 L’s).

[23:04] The value of mentorship - how students at Freelance University come for the courses but stay for the mentorship and support.

[24:11] Further steps to levelling up once you have the skills, the mentor, and the knowledge - how you can build a legacy and create something that’s rewarding as you pick a channel and delegate the rest.

[26:44] Final insights for freelancers who want to have a great year in 2021 - how the freelance market and opportunities will help you thrive and how it’s important to stay in your “zone of genius.”

[28:41] How you can grow your freelance business and seek opportunities that bring other streams of income.

[29:52] Where to learn more about Julia McCoy

 

Resources and tools discussed in this episode:

 

Learn more about Julia McCoy on Twitter https://twitter.com/JuliaEMcCoy and Instagram 

https://www.instagram.com/fementrepreneur/ 

 

Julia’s websites:

Content Hacker https://contenthacker.com/

Express Writers https://expresswriters.com/ 

The Write Blog https://expresswriters.com/write-blog/ 

 

Julia’s book on Amazon:

Skip the Degree, Save the Tuition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08S5SC61H 

 

Upwork https://www.upwork.com/ 

Google https://www.google.com 

Clubhouse https://www.joinclubhouse.com/ 

YouTube https://www.youtube.com  

Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/ 

TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/en 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ 

Instagram Reels https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/introducing-instagram-reels-announcement 

IGTV https://about.instagram.com/features/igtv 

Facebook Ads https://www.facebook.com/business/ads

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