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Freelance Contracts: When To Use Them And How To Create One (+ Free Template)

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I’ve been freelancing for many years and so far I haven’t signed a single freelance contract agreement.

One time, I had to sign a nondisclosure agreement but that was it.

That’s the beauty of working with international clients. It’s risky, but there’s no need for signing documents, contract agreements, or dealing with lawyers.

Of course, it’s the not the case for most other freelancers, especially for those of you who work with local clients. For those freelancers, a contract agreement can be much useful. But, you don’t need contracts for each and every client you work with.

So, when should you create a contract? And how exactly do you create a freelance contract agreement? Read along to find out.

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Interview: Matt Dowling On Being A Freelance Photographer And The Importance Of Finding A Mentor

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Why do most freelancers fail? What can they do to fix it? Do freelancers need mentors?

In this interview, I talk about these burning questions and more with Matt Dowling, co-founder and director of The Freelancer Club and the director of Freelance Academy.

Matt freelanced for over 12 years before starting The Freelancer Club. You can learn a thing or two about becoming a successful freelancer from him. So, go ahead and start reading.

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How Tos

How To Create The Perfect Freelancer Profile On UpWork

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It’s been several weeks or maybe months since you signed up as a freelancer on UpWork but you still haven’t had any luck landing a job.

Sound familiar to you?

Having an incomplete freelancer profile or a profile with poor copy is one of the main reasons why most freelancers have a hard time landing clients on platforms like UpWork.

Because when you apply for a job on UpWork, the first thing your client do is checking your profile to learn more about you. And an incomplete or a bad profile might give your clients the wrong impression of you.

UpWork, Freelancer.com, People Per Hour, Guru.com, are all great freelance platforms you can use as a starting point for your freelance career. However, just registering an account and filling it up with some random text is not going to work out well for you.

If you’re serious about making a career as a freelancer, the first thing you need to do is create a complete and an attractive freelancer profile.

So, here’s what you should include in your UpWork freelancer profile.

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How To Beat Veteran Freelancers And Win New Clients

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Are you sick and tired of expert freelancers stealing all the good jobs on freelance platforms? How do they land so many new clients but you have a low success rate?

It’s time you take action to beat those 5-Star rated freelancers, once and for all.

It may sound ironic coming from another expert freelancer, but I know exactly what you’re going through.

Freelancer competition is tough. In the first 2 years of my freelancing career, I had a terrible time landing jobs because most clients go with veteran freelancers who has a lot of experience and plenty of 5-star ratings on their profiles.

Whether it’s on Elance, oDesk (now UpWork), Freelancer.com, or Fiverr, it’s always the same.

It took me a while to figure out how to beat this system and learn the methods of how to get freelance clients. And today, I’m going to share it with you.

Here are seven ways you can use to steal clients away from veteran freelancers and increase your success rate on freelance sites.

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13 Startup CEOs Share Their Best Advice For Freelancers

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Great advice comes from people with experience. That’s why you go to your doctor for health advice, turn to your accountant for financial advice, or talk to your mom for relationship advice.

So, to bring you some valuable freelancing advice from people with plenty of experience, I recently reached out to thirteen successful startup CEOs who’s been working with dozens of freelancers throughout their career.

And I asked them one question:

What is the best piece of advice you can give to a freelancer?

Here’s what they had to say.

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How To Learn From Your Day Job And Venture On Your Own

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Have you ever thought about leaving your day job?

Of course, you have. Everyone thinks about quitting that boring and demeaning day job, every day. But none takes the initiative to actually do it because we are all afraid to lose that paycheck we receive at the end of each month.

So, what do we do instead? We suck it up and go through that day, hoping that tomorrow things would be better, knowing subconsciously that it never will.

If you hate your job and feel like it’s consuming you in whole, you should go ahead and quit it. And no, you don’t have to risk your finances over your day job.

The obvious solution is to plan it ahead before you actually quit your job. So that you have a way to pay the bills while you live the rest of your life doing something you love, working from home, and stress-free.

But how? Well, that’s a good question. Let’s find out, shall we.

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