Must Reads

Do You Really Have To Love What You Do?

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Are you one of those people who live through the week counting days toward the weekend?

Do you hate waking up in the morning and going to work to do the same work over and over again?

Do you ever wonder what it would be like if you actually followed your passion and did that thing that you’ve always wanted to do?

Well, if you answered yes to any one of these questions, you’re obviously not living the life you’ve dreamed of and you are certainly not enjoying what you do.

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Interviews

Interview: Matt Dowling On Being A Freelance Photographer And The Importance Of Finding A Mentor

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Why do most freelancers fail? What can they do to fix it? Do freelancers need mentors?

In this interview, I talk about these burning questions and more with Matt Dowling, co-founder and director of The Freelancer Club and the director of Freelance Academy.

Matt freelanced for over 12 years before starting The Freelancer Club. You can learn a thing or two about becoming a successful freelancer from him. So, go ahead and start reading.

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Must Reads

Why Fiverr Is The Worst Place To Start A Freelance Career

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I recommend many platforms for freelancers for finding work. But, Fiverr is not one of them. Want to know why?

Fiverr is a platform that demeans freelancers by forcing them to put cheap price tags on their skills and services.

If you’re freelancer who’s just starting out or planning to become one, avoid using Fiverr to offer your freelance services. Here’s why.

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Must Reads

15 Online Courses You Should Take To Become A Better Freelancer

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Some people (mostly lazy ones) say that you can’t control your success. Well, that’s not true.

As a freelancer, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your chances of finding success:

#1 Work Hard

#2 Learn New Skills

#3 Keep Improving Your Skills

“If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom,” – Sydney Madwed.

Ever since I discovered Skillshare and Udemy, I’ve been learning a lot of new things. I enrolled in as many courses I can find and I sort of got addicted to learning. It’s been the best investment I’ve made in my life.

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Must Reads

7 Highest Paying Freelance Jobs For Earning A Steady Income

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If you were to start out as a freelancer today, wouldn’t you want to be following the career path that generates the highest income?

Many people think that way. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

Although, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Just because a skill has a higher demand or pays well than the others doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best path to follow.

There’s a reason why some writers get paid $5 on Fiverr to write a 1000 word article while another make $150 for the same job somewhere else.

Getting paid well depends on your skill level, experience, and the quality of work.

Having said that, it’s also important to know your market and see which type of jobs and skills get paid the most so that you can maybe start learning a new skill or plan for a future freelancing career.

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How Tos

How To Create The Perfect Freelancer Profile On UpWork

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It’s been several weeks or maybe months since you signed up as a freelancer on UpWork but you still haven’t had any luck landing a job.

Sound familiar to you?

Having an incomplete freelancer profile or a profile with poor copy is one of the main reasons why most freelancers have a hard time landing clients on platforms like UpWork.

Because when you apply for a job on UpWork, the first thing your client do is checking your profile to learn more about you. And an incomplete or a bad profile might give your clients the wrong impression of you.

UpWork, Freelancer.com, People Per Hour, Guru.com, are all great freelance platforms you can use as a starting point for your freelance career. However, just registering an account and filling it up with some random text is not going to work out well for you.

If you’re serious about making a career as a freelancer, the first thing you need to do is create a complete and an attractive freelancer profile.

So, here’s what you should include in your UpWork freelancer profile.

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