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Networking and support for freelance trainers

Networking and support for freelance trainers

Networking plays an important role when you’re a freelance trainer. Working for yourself can be isolating, even if you’re someone who’s happy with their own company. We all need to find ways to connect with a wider community. Networking is a powerful way to find...

How to collaborate when you work alone

How to collaborate when you work alone

One of the best bits of being a freelance trainer is working independently but there are times when it can be one of the worst bits too. In my experience, most trainers are ‘people’ people – they love the interaction, bouncing ideas around, learning, sharing and...

How to ask your network for help

How to ask your network for help

As a freelance trainer, your wider network can help to fulfil a number of roles in your professional life – it’s the source of opportunities, mentors, coaches, referrals, colleagues and peers. As a result, you’re likely to come across a reason fairly soon to reach out...

Five places to find support as a freelance trainer

Five places to find support as a freelance trainer

Would you like more great advice for your Freelance Training Business? Download: "The 7 Things You Need To Know To Become A Freelance Trainer” •••••• Although it’s an issue that affects freelance trainers to different degrees, depending on their personality and...

How freelance trainers can create their own support network

How freelance trainers can create their own support network

In a recent blog about Overcoming isolation as a freelance trainer, I touched briefly on how personally and professionally valuable it can be to connect with other trainers. As self-employed people, it’s very easy for us to become disconnected from other trainers or...

Freelance Trainers: A Truly Low Cost Way To Get Work

Freelance Trainers: A Truly Low Cost Way To Get Work

Most freelance trainers have tight marketing budgets and are always looking for ways to get results with less spend. Did you know that there is one marketing strategy with a high probability of success that won’t cost you anything? This strategy is actively building...

How To Create Opportunities Without Spending Any Money

How To Create Opportunities Without Spending Any Money

It's true that effective networking is crucial to the success of your training business, even more so in the start-up phase when you are keen to develop new contacts. And with so many networking events around these days there's no shortage of opportunities to meet...

Here’s Some Tips On How To Find Networking Events

Here’s Some Tips On How To Find Networking Events

Hope you've had a good couple of weeks and have recovered from the Jubilee! I'm just getting back to work after the half term break and I'm now very aware that it's only 6 weeks till the summer holidays so lot's to crack on with. You know that I'm a big fan of social...

This Ruins Most Freelance Trainers

This Ruins Most Freelance Trainers

During the week I always set time aside to provide a number of complimentary consultations, these are just 30 minute sessions where you can call me up and we can chat about the biggest challenges in your business right now. One of the most common issues I get is this:...

5 Ways To Increase Your Network

5 Ways To Increase Your Network

Last week I had an email from someone who really wanted to set up as a freelance trainer. The one thing that was getting in the way was the feeling that he didn't have enough contacts or people in his network to make a go of it. I know exactly how that feels. When I...

How To Take The Stress Out Of Networking

  A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Gary Morgan and Jeremy Snell on How To Get Corporate Clients for my monthly Webcast. Both Gary and Jeremy have built impressive client lists in less than two years and have thriving training businesses. I asked them 'What is...

Is Your Networking Effective?

Is Your Networking Effective?

We all know that networking is crucial to the success of all training businesses but there is a difference between networking and effective networking that gets results

How To Build Your Own Trainer Network

How To Build Your Own Trainer Network

We have recently set up a new group on Linked In www.linkedin.com. Trainer Talk is for freelance and independent trainers who want to create and develop successful businesses. Participating in this group is a great way of learning new skills to grow your client base,...

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