There can be tons of advise others can give about what works and what doesn’t. But the first client you get with your own effort on Upwork makes you believe it is not about what others achieved or said. Now you can do it too. Let me share 10 tips to get your first (or next) client on Upwork.
Warren Buffett is the greatest stock market investor world has ever seen. He doesn’t talk much but when he does, everyone listens. We will use some of his best quotes on investments and apply to freelancing to get inspiring thoughts as a freelancer. 5th one can blow your mind out.
As a freelancer, you need to know more than just write clean code. The fact is, better developers and programmer struggle to find clients consistently whereas those who are not so good in programming often don’t. Do you wonder why?
When I quit my job in 2008, the global financial crisis made sure I planned my savings really well. So here are my 6 tips for anyone who is willing to be a freelancer and want to make the most of his or her saving before he leaves his job forever.
Here are the 9 questions every programmer and developer who aspires to be a freelancer has to ask to himself before one can embark on the journey of being a freelancer.
Answered: Can freelance developers share the code for free on their blog or as a FREE plugin if a client has hired them to develop it and has paid them for it?
Any freelancer can overcome the fear of “I Don’t Know Enough”. Here are 5 things I consider when I don’t know enough and yet want to be working for a client.
Answering readers question: Can I sell my Upwork Profile – I Have 100+ Reviews with 100% completion rate on all my past projects with all 5-star rating.
Personal branding is a misunderstood concept among freelancer. They consider branding is only for the big brand and companies like Coca-Cola, Google or Apple.
Marie Forleo Interviews Renée Mauborgne – co-author of the best selling book “Blue Ocean Strategy”. A must-watch interview for everybody working in an overly competitive environment.
The book shares 6 weapons of influence aka Reciprocation, Commitment and Consistency, Social Proof, Liking, Authority, Scarcity and how it is impossible for anybody to reject an offer when under any one of such influence.
Price isn’t the only factor to win projects but it is still an important factor. As a freelancer, if you don’t put the right price, chances are you will either be underpaid or not have enough projects.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How to Be Productive. How work from home developers and freelancers stop wasting the time to be more productive by making room for these habits.
Personal branding isn’t about building a virtual professional brand profile but it is about building a personal brand with professionalism.
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 …
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 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.
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.
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.