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14+ Quick Ways To Find Freelance Jobs Right Now

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Struggling to find freelance jobs?

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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How (And Why) To Use The 52/17 Rule To Boost Productivity

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All it takes is just one email, a single Facebook notification, a Like on your latest Instagram post to distract you from your work.

Once you’re distracted, it takes a long time to get focused and go back to work.

I know this better than anyone because I used to face this problem almost every day. It’s something you have to deal with when you’re working from home.

People working at an office can at least stay focused on the work at hand out of the fear they have for their boss. But for a freelancer working from home, procrastination is an ongoing war.

Thankfully,  I’m no longer procrastinating. And I’m slowly becoming more productive. Thanks to the 52/17 method.

I found an effective new strategy to boost my productivity. And if you’re like me and have trouble focusing on work, you might want to give this strategy a try.

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Freelance Tips

6+ Best PayPal Alternatives For Freelance Payments

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You’re lucky if you’re able to receive payments via PayPal.

Because the popular online payment system still doesn’t fully support many developing countries in the world. The country I live in (Sri Lanka) is one of them.

If you’re like me and tired of searching for a solid PayPal alternative, this post is for you.

I have a PayPal account connected to my credit card. I’m able to use my PayPal to buy stuff online through sites like eBay. But, PayPal doesn’t allow me to receive payments from someone else. And I know for a fact that people in many other countries have the same problem.

As a freelancer, I was forced to find PayPal alternatives for accepting payments from my clients. Over the years I’ve tried many different payment systems to receive payments. The followings are some of the best payment systems that I’ve personally used, including a few I still use to this day.

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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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21 Reasons You’re Not Getting Any Work On Freelance Sites

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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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21+ New Low Competition Freelancing Sites You Should Join in 2021

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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 causes us to lose our repeating 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 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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