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20+ Reasons You’re Not Getting Any Freelance Work

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You’ve been applying to dozens of jobs on freelance marketplaces.

Sending proposals for all kinds of gigs.

But you’re still not getting any freelance work.

Sounds familiar?

If you’re going through this same phase, don’t feel bad. Every freelancer goes through it.

Some admit defeat during this time and go look for a normal job. And a handful of others choose it as an opportunity to learn and fix their mistakes.

Let’s face it, if you’re not getting any work on freelance platforms, you’re probably doing something wrong. Let’s find out what it is.

In this post, I talk about some of the most common reasons for not getting any work on freelance sites and getting rejected by clients. See if you’re making any of these mistakes.

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How I Went From Making $500 To $5,000 A Month Doing Freelance Work

Earning money online looks easy. But, in reality, it takes a lot of hard work and skill to make a profitable income working from home.

I learned this the hard way. When I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer, I had no idea how hard it was to get a client and how competitive it is to land a job on freelance platforms like UpWork.

I struggled for almost four years earning barely enough money to pay the bills. Then, things started to turn around when I managed to land the first high-paying gig that paid $500.

Today, I’m earning 10 times that amount as a full-time freelance writer. And more importantly, I love and enjoy my work.

How did I get here? Well, I had to learn a lot of great lessons by making a lot of mistakes. I’ve explained them all with the secrets to my success in my book Freelance Like A Pro.

If you want a brief version of the story, here’s what’s happened.

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14+ Quick Ways To Find Freelance Work Right Now

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Struggling to find freelance work?

Tired of competing with freelancers on sites like UpWork?

Don’t worry, by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll have many options to find freelance work online.

Only freelancers know the real struggle that goes on the other side of the computer screens. Despite what most people think, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows for freelancers.

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 question 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?

You’ve got to work hard to consistently find work in the freelancing world. Here are a few strategies to make that work a little easier.

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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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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 Tools For Freelancers (& Apps I Can’t Live Without)

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Today, I wanted to share with you some of the best freelancing tools that will help save you time and money.

In this list, I showcase some of the top tools, apps, and software freelancers can use to manage their clients, projects, invoices, fix errors, and basically supercharge your workflow.

I use most of these tools every day. I also included a few other tools, like time tracking apps, for freelancers who would find them useful.

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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