One of the most common reasons people say they're not bidding on Upwork or doing so consistently is that they're worried about the competition - and they are absolutely right. You are competing against other freelancers on Upwork and you need to be prepared to show how you are unique or better positioned to complete the job than they are.
As a freelancer on Upwork, the way you identify and pitch to the right clients can make your life extremely enjoyable and lead to lucrative and fun contracts. When you're not sure about how to find the right clients, however, you're throwing spaghetti against the wall and getting frustrated by bidding on job after job with no success. Finding the right clients begins with an understanding of what you want to offer.
I have personally had a great deal of success landing quality clients on Upwork. That being said, many freelancers, both experienced and brand new, question whether it’s worth their while to invest the time and energy into creating a profile on the online job board site. This blog post is an honest reflection of my experience with the platform, and is intended to help you learn more about whether it’s worth your time.
All too often, freelancers cut themselves off from generating a snowball of leads on Upwork because they give up too soon. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard from freelancers who say that they bid on ten jobs on Upwork and didn't hear back, or that they spent two hours last month bidding on Upwork and didn't get anywhere. Consistency counts in all forms of freelance marketing and that's especially true on Upwork. You really do need an Upwork bidding game plan.
Facebook groups demand a lot of time to set up, manage and moderate. In fact, in recent months, I have seen a number of well-established groups close for a variety of reasons. In this post, I'd like to share with you some of the things you might consider before starting your own Facebook group. These are a few basic tips to help keep the administrative overwhelm in check while keeping your community engaged and happy.