Are you ready to establish yourself as a professional contractor?
In today’s episode, you will learn the most in-demand freelancing opportunities, learn how to establish your professional identity, and discover how to showcase yourself as a professional contractor.
Elizabeth Eiss is a results guru who helps others get work done well. She’s a thinker, creator, people and project leader, technology systems designer, and an expert in today’s ‘Gig Economy.’
A technology pacesetter, Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of ResultsResourcing®, an online talent curation platform Elizabeth designed and co-developed. ResultsResourcing curates on-demand or freelance talent to help small and mid-sized businesses get more done for less. She is passionate about empowering the purpose of others through win/win solutions for buyers and sellers in today’s fluid talent market.
A serial business executive, Elizabeth is an accomplished, innovative leader who has successfully led multi-million dollar organizations as well as start-up ventures in technology, alternative investments, and staffing. Elizabeth has a track record of progressive accomplishments in the C-suite, including roles in operations, business expansion, turnarounds, M&A, as well as leveraging technology to build business value. She has had a particular focus on knowledge work and how technology can make experts readily available when their expertise is needed.
Things we discussed in this episode:
- What helps clients gain confidence and have peace of mind knowing that they’re hiring a professional contractor
- How to showcase yourself as a professional
- Discover common mistakes that new freelancers make that are easily avoidable
- Elizabeth shares inspired her to start a freelance platform
- Why Elizabeth feels freelancing is professionalizing
- Why in order to be hired, you have to be found
- Building a hybrid team
- How to establish your professional identity
- How to speak your client’s language
- The most in-demand freelancing opportunities
- How to make a client feel like you’ve heard them and deliver results
- Advice for a new freelancer to get their very first client
Laura Briggs is empowering the freelance generation. Through her public speaking, coaching, and writing, she helps freelancers build the business of their dreams without sacrificing all their time, family, or sanity. Laura burned out as an inner-city middle school teacher before becoming an accidental freelancer with a Google search for “how to become a freelance writer.” Since then, she’s become a contributor to Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Writer’s Weekly. She worked for more than 300 clients around the world including Microsoft, Truecar, and the Mobile Marketing Association. She’s delivered two TEDx talks on the power of the freelance economy for enabling freedom and flexibility and how it’s being used to address the technical skills gap in the U.S. Laura is the host of the Advanced Freelancing podcast, a sought-after public speaker on the gig and digital freelance economy, and a freelance coach focused on aspiring six-figure freelancers. Laura’s books, courses, and coaching have reached over 11,000 people.
As a military spouse, Laura is passionate about serving her community and founded Operation Freelance, a nonprofit organization that teaches veterans and military spouses how to become freelancers and start their own business.