Is your Upwork profile rejected? If you don’t follow these guidelines, you are sure to get the profile rejected yet again. So how to get an Upwork profile approved even if it has been rejected previously?
Understanding positioning from the failed project of Tata Motors aka Tata Nano and then use it to position the freelancing services rightly for better freelancing rates from clients.
Answering – How to add freelancing work experience? What should be the job title of a freelancer? How to provide references of clients? What are some of the common interview questions? What shouldn’t freelancers add to the resume?
Once money becomes the driving force to be a freelancer, the focus shifts from working on something you love to working for clients to invoice more paid hours.
As a new freelancer and blogger, don’t take the blog as the main source for clients but work towards building it as an additional source of clients.
As a freelancer, you need to make sure the client is at ease when he starts working with you and you should look to build an everlasting business relationship. Relationships with existing clients can help you with a lot of repeat business and referrals.
The first year of freelancing shouldn’t be to break even as a freelancer. It should be more to create a level playing field for next few years. You don’t want to rush to get clients but the first few years is the survival time with an opportunity to learn.
For me, PayPal is one of the top channels for getting paid despite its higher fees and lower forex rates. As a freelancer, blogger or a webmaster, it’s not a matter of choice but it is a must to have a PayPal account.
Freelancing isn’t all about writing a proposal on freelancing sites and wait for the clients to respond. Alternate channels to getting clients will always provide the stability one needs for a freelancing business.
As a blogger or marketer, we have tons of marketing options to choose from. SEO to PPC to social media marketing to content marketing to email marketing. Then each one has so many subdivisions and subsections.
I found a very common and noticeable difference in the habits and daily routines of people who are successful and those who aren’t and it has nothing to do with the hard work. So what is then?
6 most common fear among Indian freelancers that keeps them away to start a blog. They are the fear of English, the fear of writing, the fear of technical know-how, the fear of running out of Ideas, the fear of marketing and finally the fear of failure and how to overcome each of them.
Price isn’t the only factor in a proposal for it to be accepted or rejected but it is still an important factor to consider. If the best among the top proposal has to be selected and if everything else remains the same, the price can be a factor.
The mistake I see in the proposals of freelancers is they write about themselves. I like to turn the table and talk about how I can be of help to the client and their business. There are certain words in the proposal that can turn things around. Changing these phrases in your proposal is the key.
Freelancers typically accept clients on a first come first serve basis but if you allow all the clients in, you may need to say NO to a client in the future you don’t want to. One should pick and choose.
If I look back to my journey as a freelancer, blogger or as an investor, the success I got has one thing in common – You have to be “raw and real you”. What you believe in and what you want to be doing no matter what?
Consider the proposal as an opportunity to introduce yourself, highlight the expertise and ask relevant questions to create a lasting impression in the mind of the client that you are the best-suited person to get the job done.
Freelancing is a business and one has to consider it as a business. In business, you don’t have a guarantee of a monthly income but if you want the guarantee for your career path, one can have it.
My Upwork hourly rate and earnings are publicly visible which leads to a question hitting my inbox: How I get such good hourly rate on Upwork?
Anyone who aspires to be an entrepreneur wants to learn new skills. Some prefer learning programming or web development and others work to improve their online marketing skills like SEO or PPC. Though they are important, these skills are a must that every entrepreneur must have.
Each one of us has 24 hours in a day out of which only 8 to 10 hours are dedicated to working. If you allow things to drag in your productive time, you may end up wasting too much time and achieve lot less.
Support team faces the customers directly. So it important they not only address the pre-sales queries only but also are also able to provide a solution to tricky problems of the customers
A must watch video of Priyanka Chopra at the Penguin Random House in a speech at the Penguin annual lecture 2017
Personal branding isn’t about building a virtual professional brand profile but it is about building a personal brand with professionalism.
Out of the top 10 articles, 3 are list articles, 2 of them are product comparison and 3 are questions that answer how-tos and what is. I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2018 to everyone.
The clients who say they want someone for ongoing support for the long-term on freelancing sites like Upwork is to reduce the price of the initial job or want to make sure they aren’t ripped off because they aren’t sure of the cost to get the task done.
The answer will vary from person to person and from situation to situation but let us take a couple of common scenarios for freelancers to answer.
We waste hours and hours of valuable time on social media and yet when it comes to meeting clients in person, it is considered as “too much time consuming”
One thing I learned in my college days that helped me immensely to quit my job and become a much better at freelancing is …
The right approach is to go deep than going wide and solopreneruship is no different but people often make the mistake of going wide than going deep.
Money isn’t the right shark that will get you moving for long enough time. It may be good to get you into freelancing but can’t get you going for a decade
Why Freelancers especially the web solopreneurs aren’t paid what they are worth? The reason isn’t the competition but the perceived value of services.
Is Fiverr a good marketplace for new freelancers who are starting out on freelancing. If yes how can one survive the competition and do quality work for $5
Here are five of the most crucial time management strategies every freelancers and solopreneurs should adapt to better manage their time.
New freelancers who wish to start using Upwork doesn’t need to pay any money to start using Upwork. Register with an email address and build your profile.
Payoneer surveyed over 21,000 freelancers from 170 countries about their education, background, earnings and more. Some of the key findings are:
Some clients are not so easy going. So here are some of the best ways to handle the negative feedback left even by not so easy going clients?
Social media marketing for meme website that aims to drive a lot of traffic for ad views is different than a freelancer marketing their services to clients
How much cash should I have in my bank account before I can quit my high-paying full-time job and try freelancing? Anything I should remember before I quit?
I have tried many proposal templates but this template has worked for me to win clients in the competitive Wordpress development niche.
Answers to: Can one deposit a cheque in USD denomination to an Indian currency bank account? Can one deposit cash dollars in an INR currency bank account?
As a freelancer, how to overcome the uncertainty of variable income and dealing with clients from various geo and overcome the fear of being self-employed.
Every freelancer must keep up the pace of the changing digital landscape especially on the marketing front to take freelancing career to the next level.
I have tried many online businesses that failed. I learned a lot from them. Here are 9 things I learned from my failed business attempts of the past.
The 10 things I do to make sure I have a good amount of balance of how much money I make as a freelancer and enjoy the personal life as well.
You have to act smart to freelance along with a full-time job. Here are 10 things you can do to find time for freelancing along with a full-time job.
Let me share some of the qualities that I look for in developers that I prefer to work with for my clients and to an extent for my own personal projects.
As a freelancer, vacation may sound tougher than they actually are. Once you take a vacation, you will find that it isn’t that tough.