Get Started & Find Success With Freelancing on Upwork
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Get Started & Find Success With Freelancing on Upwork

Learn how to kick-start your freelancing career and land jobs on Upwork with little to no experience
4.9 (17 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
62 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: $65
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have the skills to land jobs in any field on Upwork
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Requirements
  • Computer
  • Upwork Account
  • Internet Connection
Description

*New Material Added 2/23/2017

I want to help you kickstart your freelancing career on Upwork! Whether you are an experienced freelancer or have never worked for yourself before, this course will show you how to optimize your efforts on Upwork for success.


Understand Upwork and Learn How to Find Success by Standing Out From the Crowd.

  • The mindset you need to succeed on Upwork
  • Choosing a niche for freelance work
  • Setting up an amazing profile
  • Finding (and landing!) high quality, well-paying projects
  • Best practices for communicating with clients


Be Successful on a Major Freelancing Platform
Learning how to be successful on a major platform such as Upwork is a huge advantage as a freelancer. If you can optimize for success on Upwork, you will never have to fear being without work!

Upwork can be intimidating. There are thousands of jobs posted every week and an equal number of freelancers who will compete with you for work (many of whom are willing to work for less than $5 per hour). Luckily, you can succeed on Upwork at higher rates, and I’ll show you some of my tricks for standing out from the crowd.


What We’ll Cover
I’ve designed this course to be relevant for people with a wide range of freelancing experience. Even if you have never freelanced or worked online, I will help you narrow your focus and find a suitable niche to pursue as a freelancer.

The course will show you how to navigate the massive platform that is Upwork, starting with your very own profile. A thorough and fine-tuned profile is one of the keys to being successful on Upwork, and I’m going to show you what has worked for me as a top-rated Upwork freelancer.

After setting up your profile, I’ll show you how to search for jobs. While this might sound simple, finding worthwhile jobs can be extremely time-consuming and difficult. Many of the jobs you’ll see are not worth pursuing. I’ll show you how to use Upwork’s extensive filtering and tag systems to uncover the best jobs, both in pay and client quality.

Once you’ve found jobs that you’re interested in, you’ll need to know how to “sell yourself” to clients in order to win the contract. You’ll learn my best tips for writing excellent, attention-grabbing proposals that consistently impress clients and result in work!

The final ingredient in being a world-class freelancer on Upwork is to maintain excellent communication with your clients as you work. This is often the skill that separates struggling freelancers to those who are making 6-figures or more! As a top-rated Upwork freelancer, I’ve learned the best practices for communicating with clients, and I’ll help you do the same!

I look forward to seeing you in the course! By the time you’ve completed every lecture, you’ll be equipped to tackle the Upwork platform and be on your way to becoming a successful, top-rated freelancer! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for people that aren't familiar with freelancing but want to start making money online through the Upwork platform.
  • This course is also meant for existing freelancers who haven't used Upwork and would like to know more about the platform and how to be successful on Upwork.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:25:05
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:09
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Mindset
1 Lecture 04:55
The Mindset You Need To Succeed
04:55
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Freelancing Basics
2 Lectures 07:45
What to Freelance In
05:49

Your Goals
01:56
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Upwork Policies
1 Lecture 02:32
Upwork Policies
02:32
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Setting Up Your Profile
6 Lectures 27:38
Write A Killer Title & Use Your Tags!
05:47


Crafting A Great Overview
07:27

Leveraging Your Portfolio
04:05

Certifications, Tests, Employment History
03:33

Education & Other Experiences
03:34
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Finding Projects
7 Lectures 12:06
Filtering by Categories, Subcategories, & Experience Level
03:01

Filtering by Budget
01:42

Filtering by Project Length
02:19

Finding Projects in Unexpected Categories
01:14

The Most Important Filters
00:36

Browsing Through Jobs
00:53

When To Apply & Putting in Time Applying
02:21
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Writing Proposals
2 Lectures 21:28
A Breakdown of My Job-Winning Proposal Writing Technique
11:48

Submitting A Proposal
09:40
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Communicating With Clients
1 Lecture 05:48
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Final Thoughts
1 Lecture 00:44
Thanks for taking this course!
00:44
About the Instructor
Stephanie Danforth
4.9 Average rating
17 Reviews
62 Students
1 Course
Freelance Designer & Branding Specialist

Over the past few years, I've worked at a number of different jobs. I first started out my "entrepreneurial" journey as a jewelry designer selling on Etsy. I fell in love with working for myself and starting things, and I also fell in love with designing. I ran my small jewelry business while living in a campervan so my husband and I could travel the USA. About 6 months into our glorious journey around the US, we decided to take our nomadic lifestyle international and took off for Europe! We've been working and traveling ever since. 

Once we started traveling internationally, I decided to put my jewelry business on pause and pursue my passion for design and creating beautiful products by learning web design. In just 6 short months, I went from knowing nothing about the field to being fully equipped to make consistent income online. Now, I can at anytime pull in anywhere from $1-4k/month from my freelancing alone! 


Platforms such as Elance and Upwork were crucial to my success as a freelancer that was starting from scratch. I want to share what I've learned about working on freelance platforms, as well as what I've learned in my field, in hopes that I can help other people find success and grow their freelancing income.