f you’re on Upwork, you know that the client feedback you receive is extremely important, particularly if you are new to the site. Feedback is the one of the main things a prospective client is going to look at when deciding whether or not to hire you.Read More
Today I’m here to discuss one of the more controversial subjects in the freelance world - does it still make sense to use Upwork in 2019?Read More
Should you ever close out a job, refund all the money, and let the client go?
Of course, the answer is: it depends….
I've been on Upwork for many years at this point in time, and I've had lots and lots of clients, but only recently did I even hit the 100% job success score mark.Read More
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.
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.Read More
In this post, I'm covering a really controversial topic: Can you still make money on Upwork even though so many people have the perception that the market is saturated and that it's a race to the bottom?Read More
People ask me all the time: is Upwork worth it as a new freelancer? Should I consider putting together a profile; is it worth the time?Read More
Landing work fast on Upwork doesn’t have to be difficult, but I see so many freelancers struggling with it and never being able to accomplish their freelancing goals because they get stuck in the cycle of using a process that doesn’t work and then getting frustrated that they are not landing clients.Read More
Upwork uses an algorithm to calculate a percentage score that is assigned to each freelancer’s profile. This percentage is called the Upwork Job Success Score (JSS). To clients, a strong JSS signals a freelancer who meets or exceeds expectations - these are the freelancers clients prefer to work with. For this reason, understanding how the score is derived is crucial. While you can’t improve your score overnight, you can improve your score with the right strategies in just a few weeks.Read More
There are several ways of responding to clients who ask you for free work, but if they are on Upwork specifically, there's only really one way to deal with the situation. Read on to find out more.Read More
Say the word 'Upwork' in freelance communities and you are going to get a lot of controversial responses. You are going to get lots of people who say that Upwork is terrible, that you should never use it, that it only offers low paying gigs. And at first glance, that is exactly how it looks, but those freelancers weren't willing to do the legwork to find the good-paying jobs on Upwork.Read More
This post is going to be about the hack I used on Upwork this morning to put in a pitch to a potential client and get a response from them all before 9am and in under five minutes.Read More