Freelance Tips

21 New Low Competition Freelancing Sites You Should Join

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

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

Just recently, UpWork made all of its users go through the same experience by introducing a new scheme of platform fees that 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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How Tos

14 Quick Ways To Find A Freelancing Job Right Now

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Struggling to find a freelancing job? Looking to make a quick buck?

Don’t worry I’ve got multiple solutions for you.

Only a freelancer would understand the real struggle that goes on outside the computer screens. Despite what most people think, it’s not always raining green in the freelance world.

One week you make $1,000 and the next week you’ve got no jobs to work on. It happens to the best of us. But, the questions is: What are you willing to do about it?

Are you going to wait for a client to contact you and hand over a job on a silver platter? Or are you going to buckle down and look for your next freelancing job?

If you chose the latter, then this list is made just for you.

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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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Must Reads

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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Must Reads

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 Tos

A 10-Step Guide To Getting Started As A Freelance Web Designer

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Many students and college graduates are now joining the freelancing industry hoping to do freelance work and make some money in their free time.

Last month alone, I received nearly a dozen requests from students, on both Quora and via email, asking for advice on how to make money doing web design/development work.

I’m truly proud of the kids these days. Instead of killing their free time playing video games, they are looking for ways to make some money. That’s the true entrepreneurial spirit.

This article is dedicated to all those kids, grownups, and everyone else who’re looking for a solid actionable plan to get into freelancing as a web designer.

In this article, I will show you a simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan to get started as a freelance web designer with helpful tips on landing clients and making some real money.

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