Seth Godin's Freelancer Course
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Seth Godin's Freelancer Course

Become Remarkable, Find Better Clients, and Do Work That Matters
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4.7 (3,406 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
22,329 students enrolled
Created by Seth Godin
Last updated 6/2015
Price: $50
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master how to make your work unique, create a well-known brand, find clients, and increase demand for your products or services
  • Understand what it takes to be more than the average freelancer
  • Turn professional and make a commitment to finding better clients and doing better work
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  • No requirements! Just motivation to be your own boss and do great work that makes a difference

Contents and Overview

This course begins with an introduction into what it means to be a freelancer, regardless of what industry you work in.

You'll realize that you have the opportunity to take control of your career, regardless of your previous experience, by seeing the world the way your clients do.

Seth walks you through choosing your clients and how to be at the right place at the right time to find them. By pushing yourself to produce remarkable work, the clients will start coming to you.

Each short, intense (and sometimes funny) lecture helps you identify ways to build your reputation and promote your business so you can step out of invisibility. You'll make your work more valuable, and you'll know how to price your work to attract and retain clients.

You have the opportunity to become a well-known specialist in your field. You'll learn the foundation that consistently generates client leads that translate into a higher freelancer income.

Also included: In-depth answers to FAQs that Seth has collected from his audience in preparation for this course. The FAQs will help clarify common concerns that freelancers have, as well as provide insight into overcoming everyday challenges.

Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to complete exercises that will help you forge a path you can easily follow. You'll get as much out of this course as you choose to put into it.

By the end of this course, you'll know what you need to do to pave your way towards a more lucrative and fulfilling freelancing career. You'll be confident enough to be your own boss, and you'll know how to put your goals in motion.

Whether you're currently freelancing full-time or you're stuck in a job that you want to get out of, Seth shows you what it takes to be an accomplished freelancer—or, as he calls it, “a warrior without a king."

Who is the target audience?
  • Current freelancers who want to build and differentiate their businesses
  • Anyone interested in becoming a professional freelancer
  • This is not a course for people who seek shortcuts, guaranteed results and an easy path
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Curriculum For This Course
87 Lectures
How to move up
8 Lectures 13:03

Moving up the ladder

Weaving a braid

Exercise - Who are you
3 pages

5 kinds of freelancing

Are you unmistakable?

Exercise - What do you provide
1 page
Building assets
5 Lectures 08:03
Different forms of merit

Exercise - 10 things you deliver to your client
1 page

FAQ: Fear of rejection

Building your assets

Exercise - Rank Yourself
1 page
Managing clients
5 Lectures 12:54
Choose your customers

FAQ: Firing a client

FAQ: Questions to ask a new client

FAQ: When a client disagrees with your vision
Strategies you choose
4 Lectures 08:57
Right place right time

Get subscribers

Two words in 'I'

FAQ: Building a name as a new freelancer
7 Lectures 13:22
The 4 principles of storytelling

Exercise - B2B sales
2 pages

The story is what we hire

Excuses are part of the story

FAQ: Importance of a contract

An aside about how you buy

FAQ: When a client has a budget
Scarcity, value and your choice
6 Lectures 12:09
Choose the right business

FAQ: Local expert vs. wider reach

Product adoption lifecycle

How to create scarcity

Understanding customer LTV

Different ways to go to market
4 Lectures 08:11

Working for free

FAQ: Working for exposure

Questions worth asking yourself
Unique voice
6 Lectures 11:20
Famous to the family

Stories of family fame

Your brand is human

Finding your edge

Exercise - Develop a unique voice
2 pages

FAQ: Making a living as a fiction writer
7 Lectures 12:21
The testimonial book

It costs too much to shop around

SEO of a kingdom of one

Seaweed and permission

Exercise - Permission
2 pages

FAQ: Competing with cheap labor

FAQ: Too expensive despite experience
5 Lectures 09:46
Promotional choices

Drip by drip

Stepping out of your invisibility

(Don't) become an insider

Taking the leap as a strategy
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Seth Godin
4.5 Average rating
7,417 Reviews
34,899 Students
8 Courses
Best-selling author

World-renowned entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker

Today's competitive global marketplace requires a business model that's truly remarkable, unmistakable, and valuable. No one knows this better—and no one can teach this better—than Seth Godin.

Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker who knows what it takes to succeed in business and to be your own boss. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 18 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn).

Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!). This real-world entrepreneurial experience is what makes him the ideal teacher for those who wish to forge their own career path.

By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. Now he has joined the talented instructors on Udemy to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with those who are ready to start a freelancing career or enhance an existing one.