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August

An Freelance IT Trainer Dilemna

Being a freelance IT trainer, there are many a time that you will face the dilemna of doing what is ethically and morally right for you.

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09
June

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: W is for Web Strategy

When it comes to budding and established freelance trainers and websites, I am asked a myriad of questions.

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May

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: S is for Specialising

I am constantly asked which is better being a generalist trainer or a specialist trainer?

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04
May

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: R is for Risk

For one to be a successful freelance IT trainer one must take on board risk.

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26
April

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: Q is for Questions, Questions, Questions

If you don't know something never assume anything always ask questions.

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April

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: P is for Public Relations (PR)

With so many freelance trainers out there one of things I get asked regularly, is How do I stand out?

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13
April

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: O is for Outsourcing

I have a simple philosophy when it comes to my business, do what I am fabulous at, and anything else I do not want to do or am less good at, pay someone else.

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April

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: N is for Networking

You may be the best IT trainer in whatever subject/software you deliver your training in, but if nobody knows who you are, it does not make any difference.

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March

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: M is for Motivation

Before becoming a freelance trainer, one needs to ask oneself, What is motivating you?

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23
March

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: L is for Learning

Learning is like Martinis, you can learn anytime, any place and any where.

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08
March

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: J is for Jump

In life there are no guarantees, but if you are going to become a freelance trainer, you really just got to make the jump.

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03
March

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: I is for Isolation

There are many positives to be a freelance trainer, such as the freedom and being in control of your own destiny, but one of the downsides that a lot of freelancers complain about is the isolation.

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22
February

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: H is for Happy Sheets

A trainer's reputation lives or dies by the happy sheets following an training event.

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17
February

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: G is for Generalist

There are two types of freelance trainers generalists and specialists, and I am constantly asked which is better?

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10
February

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: F is for FEAR

What is the BIGGEST obstacle to becoming a freelance trainer? FEAR!!!!

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02
February

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: E is for Equipment

I am frequently asked by trainers looking to become freelance IT trainers, What equipment will I need to start up with?

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18
January

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: C is for Contracts

So you have set up as an freelance IT trainer, the next thing you do is look for some customers to buy your training solutions, whether you are an associate trainer or dealing with clients directly, you will sooner or later come across a contract.

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12
January

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: B is for Business

In the second part of this series we will be looking at the business side of becoming a freelance IT trainer.

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05
January

A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: A is for Associate

Over the last couple of months a number of IT trainers has asked about my experience of being a freelance IT trainer, so I decided to give my take on the roller coaster ride, that is the life of a freelance IT trainer.

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November

The Secret to my Institute of IT Training Award Success Part II

A number of people have asked what does it take to be an IITT award winner? So here is the second part on my take on how to bag yourself some much sort-after silverware.

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03
August

The Secret to my Institute of IT Training Award Success Part I

A number of people have asked what does it take to be an IITT award winner? So here is my take on how to bag yourself some much sort-after silverware.

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June

What is going on in your mind?

Recently I finished reading the book Blink The Power of Thinking without Thinking.

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15
March

Trainer X factor

I have been asked a number of times what makes a great trainer, so I decided to come up with a few thoughts of what makes a great trainer based on my experiences of being trained.

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