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How To Ditch Upwork, Fiverr & Find Work Without Freelance Platforms

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Depending solely on marketplaces like Upwork to find work is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a freelancer.

Why? Because you can’t trust these big corporate websites.

You’ll never know when a marketplace will change its platform fee, change the terms of service, or even ban your account for no reason.

Ditching Upwork and freelance marketplaces was the best decision I’ve made and it’s the reason why I was able to earn more as a freelancer.

I’ve included an entire chapter in my book, Freelance Like Pro, about ditching freelancing sites. But I wanted to shed more light on the topic through this article.

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6+ Best PayPal Alternatives For Freelance Payments

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You’re lucky if you’re able to receive payments via PayPal.

Because the popular online payment system still doesn’t fully support many developing countries in the world. The country I live in (Sri Lanka) is one of them.

If you’re like me and tired of searching for a solid PayPal alternative, this post is for you.

I have a PayPal account connected to my credit card. I’m able to use my PayPal to buy stuff online through sites like eBay. But, PayPal doesn’t allow me to receive payments from someone else. And I know for a fact that people in many other countries have the same problem.

As a freelancer, I was forced to find PayPal alternatives for accepting payments from my clients. Over the years I’ve tried many different payment systems to receive payments. The followings are some of the best payment systems that I’ve personally used, including a few I still use to this day.

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How To Write A Professional Email & Talk To Clients (10+ Tips)

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Learning to write a professional email and create client proposals is a skill every freelancer must master from the start.

Without the skill of proper communication, you will never be able to land high-paying clients or build long-term relationships with them. It’s as simple as that.

To help you get started, I’ll share a few important tips on how to write a professional email and a client proposal as well as how to properly communicate with clients while working on projects.

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20+ Best Freelance Job Boards To Find Your Next Gig

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Are you tired of paying freelance marketplaces a huge chunk of your earnings as platform fees?

Are you tired of having to compete with thousands of other freelancers to land a job?

Are you tired of getting jobs from terrible clients who forces you to overwork for low payments?

Then it’s time you switch to a freelance job board.

In this post, I’ll showcase some of the best job boards you can use to find a job without having to rely on freelance marketplaces like UpWork or get into bidding wars with other freelancers.

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8 Best Online Part-Time Jobs To Do In Your Spare Time

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One of the best ways to get into freelancing is to try doing it part-time.

Doing part-time freelance work will not only help you earn some cash on the side but will also help you decide whether freelancing is right for you.

This way, you can do a trial run and get to know some of the benefits and downsides of working from home.

In this post, I’ll showcase some of the best jobs you can do part-time without taking any risks.

These jobs may not be as easy as you think. But they are quite rewarding and you can do them without having to invest your entire day for the job.

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How To Find A Work-Life Balance While Working From Home

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One of the best things about freelancing is the ability to manage your work schedule. You can work anytime and anywhere you want.

At least, that’s what I thought when I first started freelancing.

The thing is, when you start getting a consistent stream of jobs, you have to dedicate more time to your work schedule.

At some points in my career, I had to work up to 20 hours per day. As you can imagine, this can be problematic.

Yes, it’s great that you’re getting more jobs and earning more money. But if you don’t find a balance between your work and other life activities, you could easily get burned out. And it will affect the quality of your work, your health, and the people around you.

In this post, I share with you my experience on how I managed to avoid those problems and keep a healthy work and life balance.

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