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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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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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Freelance Tips

5 Email Templates You Can Use To Pitch To New Clients

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Freelancing sites are not the only place you can find work.

In a previous post, I showed you not one, not two, but 14 different methods for finding freelance work online.

Most of these methods involve contacting the clients directly and sending your pitch via email. I can’t stress it enough how important this first email really is.

This is the email that your potential clients are going to use to analyze you and your skills. A small mistake, such as addressing the client “hey what’s up!” or desperately writing “I really need this job” can cost you a job of a several thousand dollars.

You don’t have to be a master of the English language to write a great email. You just have to learn to follow certain email etiquette when writing the pitch to appear more professional to your clients.

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How To Win Clients: 8 Lessons Learned From Analyzing 228 Freelancer Proposals

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Freelancers who succeed on popular freelance platforms do two things really well:

One, they write bid proposals that clients can never say “no” to.

Two, they provide quality services that go beyond client’s expectations.

It’s unfortunate that most freelancers often get these two simple things wrong and pay little or no attention to improving these skills.

Yet they wonder why they can’t get new clients on freelance sites.

Of course, even if you provide excellent services, it would mean nothing if you can’t win over the clients with your proposals.

I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a small study to figure out what freelancers are doing wrong when applying for freelance jobs. Here’s what I find out.

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Should You Do Part Time Or Full Time Freelancing? Here’s How To Figure Out

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Want to make a little bit of extra cash on the side?

Who would say no to that, right?

Freelancing is actually one of the highest growing industries in the world today. Look at all the new freelancing sites popping out everywhere.

People are leaving their day jobs to work from home and triple their monthly paycheck.

It’s also turning out to be a great part time job as well. College students do it to pay their tuition fees, moms at home do it to make ends meet, and 9-5 office workers are doing it too.

40% of America’s workforce will be freelancers by 2020 – Quartz

However, not all find success at freelancing.

Most new freelancers fail because of three main reasons:

  • Assuming they can make money by sitting in front of a computer.
  • Inability to find clients.
  • Not taking the job seriously enough.

Before we get into the Part Time vs Full-Time freelancing battle or learn how to start freelancing, let’s talk about some of the things you can expect as a freelancer.

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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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