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21 Lessons On Finding Work, Landing Clients, & Earning More As A Freelancer
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15+ Lesser-Known Freelancing Sites with Low Competition for 2021

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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 rates to win 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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Interviews

Interview: Ben Coltrin, Founder of Remote Tech Jobs On Freelancing As A Programmer

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Coding or programming is one of the hottest industries in the freelancing market.

Coding is also one of the highest paying freelancing jobs right now.

I reached out to Ben Coltrin, the founder of the new tech jobs board Remote Tech Jobs, to pick his brain about what it’s like to work as a freelancer in the tech industry. As well as to talk about the best ways to get started as a freelance coder. He also shared valuable advice on how to impress your clients as well.

Even though Ben is now the CEO of Custody X Change, he’s a coder at heart. He started programming for fun in his high-school years and worked as a programmer at a local company before achieving so many great things.

His new startup, Remote Tech Jobs, aims to help fellow programmers by providing a curated board full of jobs in the industry.

Read the interview below for the full conversation.

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Must Reads

How & Why To Take Safe Risks As A Freelancer

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If you hate Mondays and feel bored out of your mind while at work, you’re not alone.

It’s natural for you to feel bored and unsatisfied even while doing something you love. This happens when you keep doing the same type of work over and over again every day.

After a while, you’ll get so used to the work you do that most part of it will happen in automation.

Just like driving a car or brushing your teeth in the morning.

When it comes to your job and work, the boredom creeps up when you’re not challenged enough.

In order for work or anything in life to be more interesting and engaging, it needs to be challenging. Not too challenging. Just a little to ensure that you get to activate your brain and keep growing.

Finding this balance is not that tough. Here are a few things I did to make this happen.

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Is Freelancing On Upwork Worth Your Time? (My Experience)

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Upwork is getting tougher and meaner for new freelancers for some reason.

And it really makes you wonder if it’s really worth investing your time on finding jobs on Upwork.

If you’re wondering the same thing and tired of getting rejected on Upwork or any other freelance marketplace, this post may help you make a decision for the better.

In this post, I wanted to share a personal story of mine related to Upwork and how it helped me to earn $5K a month. But it’s not how you think it is.

Whether you’re a member of UpWork, Freelancer.com, Guru, or any other marketplace, you’ll find some helpful tips below. So keep reading.

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Must Reads

15+ Best Tools I Use To Supercharge My Freelance Work

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Is this another one of those Top 10 Lists with a set of boring apps we already know about?

Well, not exactly.

This is more of a personalized list of the best tools for freelancers. These are the tools I use every day to speed up my work, manage my projects, create invoices, and stay productive throughout each day.

If you’re a freelancer, or, at least hoping to become one, it’s worth checking out this list of freelance productivity tools because in this list I will tell you exactly how I use each of these apps to boost my freelance work.

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Freelance Tips

Which Freelancing Site Is Best For Beginners?

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Starting to freelance is a lot like starting a business.

First, you have to develop skills and build your portfolio. And then you have to figure out what kind of services you’re going to offer.

But, the key to getting more work and winning clients is to find the “right” market to sell your services.

Imagine Apple coming out with a new iPhone and going to a market dominated by Android phones to sell it. Would anyone want to buy it? Of course not.

It’s pretty much the same in freelancing. It’s important for a freelancer to find the “right market”, or in this case the right freelance site, to sell their services from the very first day to start a successful freelance career.

While most experts and more established freelancers may advise you against using freelance sites to offer services, I believe it’s the perfect way for a beginner to start freelancing.

There are both upsides and downsides to using freelance sites to sell services and find work. But, as long as you find the best freelance site that fits your category of work, it will make your life so much simpler. It’s how I started my freelance career as well.

In this post, I will help you find the right platform to offer your services as a beginning freelancer. Let’s begin, shall we?

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