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Roshan Jerad Perera is a freelance writer, blogger, and founder of FreelancingHacks.com. His main goal is to help others get started in freelancing and guide them toward a successful career and financial freedom.
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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Interviews

Interview: Michael Brooks On goLance And Building A Business While Freelancing

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What should do first when starting out as a freelancer? Why do most freelancers fail to succeed? Can you build a business while freelancing?

I reached out to an experienced expert in the freelancing industry to get answers to these questions.

Michael Brooks is the founder of the brand new freelancing platform goLance. He’s also well-known as a successful entrepreneur, published author of two books, a college professor, and an investor.

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Interview: Nicolas Granatino On Freelancing And The Future Of Work

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Freelancing is not the same as it was 10 years ago. Today, we have tons of great apps that help us make our work easier than ever.

Much like most other freelancers, I constantly experiment with new apps to find ways to save time and better manage my work.

I recently discovered a new app called Cronycle. The app is mainly a collaboration tool for content. I saw great potential in this tool, especially when researching for projects and working with freelance clients.

Nicolas GranatinoSo, I reached out to its founder Nicolas Granatino to talk about the app and his thoughts on the freelancing industry.

Nicolas is the co-founder of Andurance Ventures and Managing Director of Cronycle with years of experience investing and working on startups. I think you’ll find his thoughts to be much valuable.

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How To Beat Veteran Freelancers And Win New Clients

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Are you sick and tired of expert freelancers stealing all the good jobs on freelance platforms? How do they land so many new clients but you have a low success rate?

It’s time you take action to beat those 5-Star rated freelancers, once and for all.

It may sound ironic coming from another expert freelancer, but I know exactly what you’re going through.

Freelancer competition is tough. In the first 2 years of my freelancing career, I had a terrible time landing jobs because most clients go with veteran freelancers who has a lot of experience and plenty of 5-star ratings on their profiles.

Whether it’s on Elance, oDesk (now UpWork), Freelancer.com, or Fiverr, it’s always the same.

It took me a while to figure out how to beat this system and learn the methods of how to get freelance clients. And today, I’m going to share it with you.

Here are seven ways you can use to steal clients away from veteran freelancers and increase your success rate on freelance sites.

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12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Leaving Your Day Job To Start Freelancing

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Past few years have been an incredibly profitable time for freelancers. Some freelancers are now making a lot of money these days that they make my $5,000 a month earning look like nothing.

It’s understandable why these stories would make everyone want to suddenly quit their day jobs to become freelancers. Buy what they all forget is to realize how much of a risk they take when they try to start a freelance career without a proper plan.

So, before you go and quit your job to become a full-time freelancer, take a moment to ask yourself these questions, just to make sure you’re ready for the long ride ahead.

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13 Startup CEOs Share Their Best Advice For Freelancers

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Great advice comes from people with experience. That’s why you go to your doctor for health advice, turn to your accountant for financial advice, or talk to your mom for relationship advice.

So, to bring you some valuable freelancing advice from people with plenty of experience, I recently reached out to thirteen successful startup CEOs who’s been working with dozens of freelancers throughout their career.

And I asked them one question:

What is the best piece of advice you can give to a freelancer?

Here’s what they had to say.

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