The Complete Freelancing on Upwork Course
What you'll learn
- How to get your Upwork profile approved
- How to build a persuasive profile
- How to rank higher in Upwork's search results
- How to find the best clients on Upwork
- How to find the highest paying jobs on Upwork
- How to identify each client's "Key Hiring Criteria" before you write your proposals
- How to write proposals that get you hired
- How Upworks' algorithms are designed and how to take advantage (legally and ethically)
- What to do OUTSIDE of Upwork to build your freelance business
- A computer and an internet connection
I'd only been on Upwork a few months when it happened. Truthfully, I hadn’t had much luck. I spent a bunch of time filling out my profile, sent out a bunch of proposals, and waited for the clients to roll in.
Had a similar experience?
Here's what I learned... I thought I already knew what to say on my profile and in my proposals. I figured I'd just tell people what I could do, how reliable I was, put some good stuff in my portfolio... and VOILA! Upwork would do the rest. I didn't realize what Upwork really is:
And, that algorithm has rules. Play by them and Upwork will reward you with more clients than you know what to do with. Don't and it'll be crickets. No clients, no job invites, no responses to proposals. Nothing.
Anyway, I figured this out when I stumbled across a series of blog posts (now since deleted) from Upwork, itself, where they explained their matching algorithm, in detail. This was in the early days when sites like Upwork were trying to attract investors and new users. So, they were showing off how sophisticated their algorithm was.
Today, they'd never share this information. It'd make the algorithm too easy to game. A lot like how Google is so secretive about its search algorithm. But, for me, it was the keys to the kingdom.
The secret to how their entire matching algorithm worked.
And, how to game it. Nothing shady or immoral or illegal. But, it was the answers to the test and exactly what I needed to change about my profile AND my proposals to start getting clients.
It changed everything.
I immediately changed my profile and landed my first project. A $2,000 project.
And then another $2,000 project.
Then, a $3,000 project.
And another and another and another… on and on it went.
$12,428 in the first three months after discovering those blog posts.
And, it was the catalyst for the rest of my freelancing career. Anyway, it's years later now... I've mostly retired and I'm happy to share those keys with you. Keys that still very much unlock Upwork's algorithm. That's because its algorithm, at its core, can never change. It can get better at its core purpose, but it can't change it.
Once you understand what it is, you'll know how to make it bring you clients now... and forever.
So, this course is simple…
I show you what I learned that day and the changes I made that turned everything around for me. If you’re ready to make Upwork actually work for you, then enroll and let’s get started.
"I started this course 3 days ago, following John's suggestions, and I gained the Upwork Rising Talent badge in less than 2 days. I have a call with my first potential client tomorrow. This class is super helpful if you follow the steps and instructions. Thanks, John!" -- Stephanie Korski
"This guy is the man! I followed his steps and I am flooded with interviews in a week. I got into two Talent clouds after taking this course. Even I got appreciated for the proposals I sent. Well the interesting part is the very next day I got invitation from Talent specialists from upwork and lot more. I strongly recommend John morris upwork course. I wanna shout out, he is the best in this. Thanks John for helping me out!!!" -- Jithin Thadathil Veedu
"This class made me just jump into Upwork and land my first job right away!! Thanks!" -- Lucre Garino
"Awesome details of every aspect of your Upwork Profile. I got immediate results from a client the first day i changed a few things applying the tips he gives . i suggest changing your profile as you go thru the course with him and not wait till you watch the whole thing.. step by step... ty for a great course." -- Lona Taylor
"The course is clear, informative and easy to understand, very impressive." -- Philip Ferri
Who this course is for:
- Freelancers who are new to Upwork
- Freelancers who've tried Upwork and didn't have success
- Intermediate freelancers to who want to have even more success on Upwork
I'm a freelance web designer of 15+ years from Missouri. I'm best-known, as a freelancer, for my work with Michael Hyatt, Lewis Howes and Tim Ferriss. I got into teaching a few years back and absolutely love it. So, here we are!
I help web developers with two things: 1) how to code and 2) how to market yourself so you can learn the technical skills you need and turn those skills into a full-time tech career.