The Fastest Way to Become an Upwork Freelancer So You Can Start Earning

This is an overview of how you can get set up very quickly as a freelancer using the Upwork platform. If you've never heard of Upwork before, it's the world's biggest freelance marketplace. Prospective clients post a job and then freelancers put in proposals or what they would recommend as far as budget and how long it would take them to complete the gig.

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The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes Upwork Freelancers Make

As a freelancer, Upwork has been a huge pipeline for me. Yet when I’m working with people who come to me asking for help, whether they pay for a strategy session with me or as part of my course they get a bonus with me reviewing their pitches and their writing samples, I see other Upwork freelancers making the same mistakes over and over.  

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Firing Clients? Yes Honey, You Need To!

It might sound like strange advice to tell you that you are going to have to fire your clients as you grow your online business, but it’s absolutely imperative that you consider this as serious advice. In fact, I tell many people that one of the reasons that I have been able to grow a freelance writing business with six figures in revenue is because I have fired clients and understood the negative qualities about past clients that I don’t want to see in future ones.

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a New Virtual Assistant

If you are a virtual assistant who is just launching your VA career, you might be getting some traction in your freelance business and even landing a couple of clients but you don’t feel that you are worthy of those clients or you question yourself or you are constantly comparing yourself to other virtual assistants who are more established and probably have more clients.

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Avoid this Freelance Marketing Mistake - Don't Say You'll Negotiate Right Away

Today I want to touch on something that drives me crazy when other people say they'll do it, even freelancers that I'm thinking about hiring - when you're in the initial contact with a prospective client and you mention upfront that you're willing to negotiate. This is a critical mistake that causes people to question your value immediately.

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Why You Must Hire an Accountant with Online Business Experience

Listen - I had a catastrophic accounting mistake that happened early on in my freelance career by assuming that any CPA could manage my taxes. What happened was the CPA who was more experienced with brick and mortar businesses, made mistakes that it took me years and hundreds of dollars to fix with the help of another CPA. That was essentially money and time thrown down the toilet and I was very bitter about it for a long time. However, I've chosen to use that bitterness to help teach you an experience.

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Should You Hire a Business Manager? Here's What You Need to Know, Girlfriend.

If you are like any entrepreneur  (or maybe I'm specifically speaking for myself, that I'm sometimes way too disorganized) then you could potentially benefit from an online business manager. Once you reach a point in your business where you have solid profits and are growing your revenue, it is important to consider what you can take off your plate.

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How to Figure Out What to Outsource First in Your Business

Discovering that you cannot do #allthethings in your business is an important milestone. First of all, it's okay to accept that you can't do it all (sorry to tell you, but we're all human!) If you don't realize that you need to outsource, you're headed straight for my least favorite roadtrip down Burnout Boulevard. You'll start missing deadlines, feeling frazzled, and making mistakes. You might even find yourself working ten or more hours a day just to get everything done.

I do have some good news for you, though: life doesn't have to be that way.

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