Posts tagged Finding Freelance Work
What You Should Know About the Freelance Slow Season in August

Is your business mostly relying on one-off jobs and not retainers yet? Are you feeling like no one is posting jobs on Upwork or out there in August? If so, you’re totally normal. Most people don’t realize until they’ve been in business for some time that August can be a bit of a quiet time. There’s a lot of reasons for this, but I don’t see any sense in trying to throw spaghetti at the wall when all the numbers show that it’s not worth your time to market during this period.

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Why Upwork is still the #1 place to land freelance work online

If you hear the word 'Upwork' in freelance circles, 9 times out of 10 it's because somebody says they've had a bad experience on the platform. And it's certainly true. As with any working relationship, there’s always going to be the potential for a bad experience or for you to come across someone who just isn't a fit with you and the way you work. 

Having said that, I have had more than 400 clients on Upwork and have only had to file a dispute a handful of times. In fact, I really believe that a lot of the problems that people have on the platform are related to poor client selection and not taking the right steps to protect themselves.

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Freelance Success on Upwork

I have heard that many freelancers come away feeling that landing good paying gigs on Upwork is an uphill climb. Interestingly, my story has been quite different. I have found that Upwork has been instrumental in my ability to generate a consistent pipeline of business leads. Today’s video will focus on the two elements that will help you achieve success on the platform. 

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Where Are the Best Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs Online?

This week's video is great for those of you looking to start your freelance writing business or if you're an established freelancer writer looking for new sources of leads. I share three of my favorite spots for landing high-value jobs and tips on how to make the most of these. I also offer a bonus resource listing "12 Hot Spots for Freelance Writers to Find Paid Writing Gigs". 

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