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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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How To Learn From Your Day Job And Venture On Your Own

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Have you ever thought about leaving your day job?

Of course, you have. Everyone thinks about quitting that boring and demeaning day job, every day. But none takes the initiative to actually do it because we are all afraid to lose that paycheck we receive at the end of each month.

So, what do we do instead? We suck it up and go through that day, hoping that tomorrow things would be better, knowing subconsciously that it never will.

If you hate your job and feel like it’s consuming you in whole, you should go ahead and quit it. And no, you don’t have to risk your finances over your day job.

The obvious solution is to plan it ahead before you actually quit your job. So that you have a way to pay the bills while you live the rest of your life doing something you love, working from home, and stress-free.

But how? Well, that’s a good question. Let’s find out, shall we.

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5 Easy, Free Ways To Generate Invoices For Your Clients

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Start your freelancing career with a freelance site. Learn how to work with clients, how to get hired, win jobs, and deliver projects in time. Then start building relationships outside those platforms. But, never depend on freelance sites.

That’s the best advice I can give to all new freelancers and I’m sure any other experienced freelancer will give you the same advice as well.

Of course, working outside freelance platforms comes with several risks and challenges. Going after your clients to get your payments delivered is one them. In a later post, I’ll share some persuasion techniques and tips you can use to get your invoices paid quickly. First, you’ll have to learn how to generate invoices for your clients.

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How To Find Motivation To Keep Working When You Don’t Feel Like It

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I feel lucky to be able to say that I love my work and truly mean it. Not many people can say that about the field of their work or their job because most people find their day jobs to be boring, demeaning, and exhausting.

I know that because I went through several 9-to-5 jobs before starting out as a freelance writer. I worked at two local advertising agencies as the lead graphic designer and I hated every minute I spent working at those places. I didn’t even last more than 6 months at those jobs.

Writing has always been my passion. I started writing silly short stories and poems ever since I was about 12 years old, that’s way before taking my first freelance job at a local tech magazine. You can probably imagine how big of a deal it was for me when I discovered that I could actually write for a living.

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Beat Your Competition By Signing Up With New Freelancing Sites

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Freelancing is a competitive field of business. Some find it hard to believe that working from home using a computer take this much effort, but only freelancers know the real struggle behind the screens.

Millions of freelancers from different fields are competing for jobs through sites like Freelancer.com and UpWork. The competition is fierce and offering lower prices than the others is no longer an option for scoring clients. So you need to be on the lookout for new opportunities.

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Simple Yet Effective Tips for Scoring More Clients

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One of the worst mistakes I did when I was starting out my freelancing career was not putting enough thought into my profile. My bio was horrible, I used a selfie as my profile picture, and I didn’t include enough examples of my work. Because of those mistakes, it took me a long time to land my first client.

When registering with a freelancing site like UpWork or Freelancer, the first thing the site asks you is to complete your profile and take it from me, you should take their advice more seriously if you care about scoring more clients.

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