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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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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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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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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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7 Highest Paying Freelance Jobs For Earning A Steady Income

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If you’re just starting out as a freelancer, you’ll want to get started the right way in the career path that generates the highest income, right?

Many new freelancers think that way. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

Although, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Just because a skill has a higher demand or pays well than the others doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best path to follow.

There’s a reason why some writers get paid $5 on Fiverr to write a 1000 word article while others make $100 for the same job somewhere else.

Getting paid well depends on your skill level, experience, and quality of work.

Having said that, it’s also important to know your market and see which type of jobs and skills get paid the most so that you can maybe start learning a new skill or plan for a future freelancing career.

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