Posts in Upwork advice
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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Upwork Freelancing: All You Need to Know About the Upwork Job Success Score & Upwork Success Secrets

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. 

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Upwork 101: What Is It and How to Use the Biggest Freelance Site in The World to Land Gigs?

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.

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What Kinds of Freelancers are Most Likely to Get Hired on Upwork?

Upwork provides the opportunities to connect with clients all over the world who are in need of freelance assistance. Whether it's a solopreneur or a major company looking for a freelancer, many businesses can benefit from outsourcing particular tasks on a one time or an ongoing basis to a freelancer.What companies look for in hiring a freelancer will depend on their individual needs but there are several common traits that can be identified in successful Upwork freelancers.

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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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The #1 Way To Land Your First Freelance Job on Upwork

If you've been thinking about starting your freelance business on Upwork, this post has been crafted with you in mind. It offers you the same tips and strategies that I pass on to others who are just starting out on Upwork and who subsequently land their very first client. I am going to share the number one way I recommend blowing up your Upwork profile and landing your first client. And it highlights the mistake I see almost every new freelancer make going in.

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How to Handle Poor Feedback Received on Upwork

Feedback is a powerful tool, not just for you as a freelancer on Upwork, but also for the client as well. It gives them a chance to provide you with valuable feedback and help to boost your profile in the search rankings. The more social proof you have from clients on Upwork who have been thrilled with your work, the easier it will be to land business from others in the future. But as with any business relationship, there is always going to be scope for negative feedback. And so, the question is how do you handle this, particularly on Upwork? 

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How to Find the Right Clients on Upwork

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.

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Is Upwork Worth It for Freelancers?

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.

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