• Craig  Cannings

    Craig Cannings

    Chief Learning Officer, Freelance University

    In 2008, my wife Kelly and I co-founded Freelance University with the purpose of becoming the #1 go-to training center for Freelancers and VAs from around the globe! As of this year, we have successfully trained over 14,000 Virtual Assistants and Freelancers in more than 70 countries. Kelly and I have had the great privilege of building our Online University while raising our 5 daughters who are the greatest blessings of our lives. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you either in this program or at our University very soon. I leave you with my favorite quote from marketing guru, Seth Godin: "The only worse thing than starting something and failing... is not starting something."
The Internet Research Skills course will help you develop new Internet Research techniques and utilize a variety of newer online research tools across FIVE key areas: Market Research, Competitor Research, Keyword Research, Content Research, and Website Research. In this course, you’ll walk away with current skills and tools to conduct effective Internet Research in these five areas, and the tools and supports we provide will be invaluable for you (and your clients) moving forward! Your newfound research skills and strategies will help your clients to quickly cut through ALL the noise on the web and uncover the exact information they need for their specific projects.

Course Reviews

  • Great course!

    Belinda Robinson-Jones

    This course provided great insight to "traditional" Internet researchers. It shows you how to conduct various kinds of online research. I truly enjoyed the s...

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    This course provided great insight to "traditional" Internet researchers. It shows you how to conduct various kinds of online research. I truly enjoyed the section on market research and curated research. The tools you provided were also awesome. Good info!

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  • Internet Research Skills

    Sharon Koontz

    Great lesson. Once I go through and get familiar with the resources provided in the lesson, I'll be ready to do more efficient research.

    Great lesson. Once I go through and get familiar with the resources provided in the lesson, I'll be ready to do more efficient research.

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  • Internet Research skills - useful info

    Susan Goodreau

    I enjoyed this intro to Internet Research Skills. I found it offered a lot of useful information, and links to sites that will be beneficial when conducting...

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    I enjoyed this intro to Internet Research Skills. I found it offered a lot of useful information, and links to sites that will be beneficial when conducting research for personal use or for clients.

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  • Very condensed and very fast

    Carole Beauchamp

    Although it is very ressoursefull it is not empowering for someone (normally good into research) to know if it could be a good niche to specialise in. It is ...

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    Although it is very ressoursefull it is not empowering for someone (normally good into research) to know if it could be a good niche to specialise in. It is a very fast survey of different tools (which is great) but it lacks the means to evaluate how we can relate to it as a VA. Since there is no exercices to accomplish in the module...it is hard to trully grab all the content and put it into perspective.

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  • Humble title for a complex topic

    Lisa Hudson

    So many new ideas and concepts I'd never thought of, yet presented in a clear and efficient manner.

    So many new ideas and concepts I'd never thought of, yet presented in a clear and efficient manner.

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  • Excellent

    Debbie Stott

    I would have never figured this out on my own. Awesome course, great handouts. This is very useful in research

    I would have never figured this out on my own. Awesome course, great handouts. This is very useful in research

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Part 1: Market Research
    • Download Course Handout Here
    • Market Research Skills
    • Internet Research Tools Guide
    • Sample Internet Research Spreadsheet
  • 2
    Part 2: Competitor Research
    • Competitor Research Skills
    • Sample Competitor Research Template
  • 3
    Part 3: Keyword Research
    • Keyword Research Skills
    • Keyword Research Spreadsheet Report
  • 4
    Part 4: Content Research
    • Content Research Skills
  • 5
    Part 5: Website Research
    • Website Research Skills