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15+ Lesser-Known Freelancing Sites with Low Competition In 2023

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Most experienced freelancers will likely tell you not to rely on freelancing marketplaces to find work.

It’s good advice because those sites, like UpWork, pressure you to compete with other freelancers and lower your chances of landing high-paying jobs.

But, the truth is, we all have to start somewhere and the chances are even the most experienced freelancers have used a freelancing site at some point in their career to score a project or two.

The first freelancing site I used was Elance (now UpWork). I didn’t get many jobs on this platform, but I used it to connect with clients and build long-term partnerships. At the time, there wasn’t too much competition on Elance so landing a job was easier than it is today.

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5 Ways To Find Local Freelance Jobs In Your City In 2023

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You don’t always have to rely on online freelance marketplaces to find work as a freelancer.

You can also find work from local businesses in your city or even country.

In fact, when I started a web design agency, I relied entirely on local clients. And I used a simple strategy to get clients interested in my services.

In this post, I’m sharing that same strategy I used to find clients along with a few other ways you can find local offline freelance jobs.

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21+ New Low Competition Freelancing Sites To Join In 2023

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Don’t you just hate it when the freelancing platform you’ve been using for years suddenly raises its platform fee to a ridiculous amount?

Or introduce suspicious terms that charge crazy amounts in fees from freelancers?

This not only forces us, freelancers, to raise our prices but also causes us to lose our repeat clients who often feel unhappy with sudden price changes.

UpWork now makes all of its users go through the same experience by using a new scheme of platform fees that is aimed at charging heavily from freelancers.

As soon as the news came out, most UpWork freelancers started looking for alternative platforms to avoid having to lose their money or having to raise their prices.

If you’re one of those freelancers looking for a new platform to offer your services or even if you’re just starting fresh as a beginner, then this list is for you.

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15+ Best Online Courses For Freelancers In 2023 (Free & Paid)

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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, I’ve been learning a lot of new things. I enrolled in as many courses as 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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10+ Best Upwork Alternatives To Find Freelance Jobs In 2023

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When you search for freelancing websites, one of the top websites you see on Google is Upwork.

Upwork is one of the oldest and most popular freelancing marketplaces available today.

Millions of freelancers from around the world are using Upwork right now to find freelance jobs.

But you’re here looking for an Upwork alternative? Well, you’ve made the right decision.

Whether you’re starting new as a beginning freelancer or tired of paying platform fees, there are far better alternatives out there for Upwork.

In this post, I’ll give a few suggestions for you to get started.

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12 Best Freelance Skills To Learn In 2023

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If you’re looking to switch to a better career this year, the first thing you should do is find and develop a skill.

Not just any skill but a marketable skill!

In this post, I’m showcasing some of the top freelance skills you can learn this year to start a new career and earn more money as a freelancer.

My previous post about the highest paying freelance jobs outlines the categories for earning the highest income as a freelancer. The list below goes to the barebones of those categories to suggest specific skills you should start developing right away.

If you’ve read my book or followed the getting started guide, you’ll notice that one of the first steps I suggest for beginners is to find a marketable skill that has good demand. It takes some research to find a skill with enough demand to market as a service. 

For this list, I gathered data from several surveys (from Flexjobs, Indeed, and UpWork) to find the skills with the highest demand.

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