Freelance Masterclass: Use Your Skills to Work From Anywhere

Freelance Mastery: Freelance on Upwork and Fiverr, to Work from Anywhere in the World as a Freelancer
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  • Length 7.5 hours
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Learn everything you need to know to start your freelancer career today and beat the competition on Fiverr and Upwork by marketing your skills effectively.

Become your own boss today by mastering freelancing platforms and make money quickly as a freelancer.

  • Learn step-by-step exactly how to make money on freelancer platforms
  • Make money today using skills that you already have
  • Monetize the skills that you gained in other Udemy classes (copywriting, design, web development and many more)
  • Learn how you can work from anywhere in the world
  • Learn how to manage a location independent freelancing life: taxes, incorporation, health insurance and legal issues
  • Begin your freelancing career by the end of this course!

Unlimited freedom at your fingertips

The easiest way to get started as a freelancer is using existing online marketplaces to market your skills. These marketplaces already have potential buyers, an infrastructure and a system to market your services.

You don’t need to build anything from scratch. You just need to create a compelling reason for buyers on these platforms to use your services.

What's great about being a freelancer is that you can live from anywhere in the world. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection. Your instructors actually wrote this description on a amazing beach in Thailand, after having spent their morning scuba diving.

But their lives weren't always like this, both Ian and Jasper used to work in an office working a corporate job. Ian graduated from an Ivy League university, became a strategy consultant for Bain & Company and earned his MBA before leading the Mergers & Acquisitions team at eBay. Jasper started a career in finance after earning a Masters degree in Econometrics. He worked for Optiver, one of the largest proprietary trading firms in Europe and traded the major European and US stock markets.

Course Overview

Suitable for anyone who has the drive to start a freelancing career, this course contains 92 lectures and over four hours of video.

We start by teaching you on which platforms you can apply and monetize the skills that you've learned from your work experience, your education or from other Udemy courses.

We'll provide you with a step-by-step system that takes you through the process of starting your first gig on Fiverr. We then teach you exactly how to beat the competition by making your gig more attractive than the best selling gig in your category.

We'll teach you a little known strategy on Upwork to stand out from the competition and attract the clients that you want to work with. We show you how to build long term relationships with these clients instead of focusing on getting as many jobs as possible by competing on price.

Students completing the course will be able to start their freelancing career within weeks, if not within days. Complete with practical exercises, cheat sheets and to-do lists, the course will also give you the tools and knowledge to manage your life as a freelancer and make the switch from 9-to-5 to freelancing.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have their academic and work history available
  • Students should have a hunger for more freedom and should be ready to take action to start making money on Upwork and Fiverr

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Beat the competition on Fiverr and Upwork by marketing your skills effectively
  • Recognize and monetize your skills to create more freedom in your life and work from anywhere in the world
  • Apply the skills that you have learned on Udemy or through your work and education to make money on Fiverr and Upwork
  • Learn how to manage the logistics of being your own boss such as taxes, health insurance and legal considerations

What is the target audience?

  • someone who is unfulfilled in their current job and looking for more freedom
  • people who have experience in or taken courses on Udemy on professional skills such as Photoshop, Web Development, Copywriting, Design, Coding and many more
  • people who are NOT looking to make a supplemental or full-time income on online market places

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

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Section 1: Welcome to your life of freedom and adventure!
Embark on your freelancing career
Preview
02:46
Everything we are going to teach you
Preview
02:05
It's much less scary than you think to start freelancing
Preview
01:56
Exercise: Choose your freelancing time commitment
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1 page
Section 2: You already have all the skills you need for your life of freedom
Congratulations and section overview
Preview
01:46
Skills you can use to make money on Upwork
Preview
02:52
All the skills and talents you can use to make money on Fiverr
Preview
02:41
You can also make money by driving
Preview
02:11
Exercise: Create an inventory of your freelancing skills
Preview
3 pages
Section 3: Choose where you're going to start your freelancing career
Introduction and Section Overview
01:36
How much time you need to get started
03:14
How much money you can earn (it can be a lot!)
02:54
It's a little harder to be successful on Upwork than Fiverr
Preview
01:46
Enjoy what you do! Then you can work where you want doing something you love!
01:40
Putting it all together so you can choose where you will freelance
01:54
Exercise: Choose where you will freelance
1 page
Section 4: Publish your first gig on Fiverr! A step-by-step process
Welcome and section overview
00:59
Get acquainted with the Fiverr marketplace by buying some gigs
09:04
Choosing a winning gig among all the potential options
11:32
Start your gig! Choose a title that will bring you lots of buyers
09:43
06:02

Use proven language from a variety of top selling gigs to write the most powerful description that will make buyers want your gig

A key tool to beat your competitors
01:56
Buyers will trust you a lot more if your gig has this
07:29
Finishing touches and publish your gig!
07:05
Checklist: Creating a gig on Fiverr
2 pages
4 questions

Multiple choice quiz testing the key strategies and tactics for setting up a gig on Fiverr

Section 5: How to beat the competition on Fiverr
Section overview
01:37
Fiverr's levels - your roadmap to success
09:35
Build a winning profile
03:39
Communication is key - respond to buyers within 24 hours
04:07
Optimize your delivery time, a key competitive advantage
03:26
Over-deliver to buyers to build a strong reputation and attract more buyers
04:21
Sell your gig!
06:48
Section wrap-up and overview of materials provided
00:47
Materials: Summary of how to be successful on Fiverr
4 pages
Section 6: Managing your life on Fiverr
Section overview
01:33
Getting paid
02:22
What to do when a buyer is dissatisfied
03:30
Keep in touch with buyers
03:02
Fiverr summary: key principles for success
02:55
Section 7: Getting Started on Upwork
00:38

Students will learn the content of this section.

Post a project as a client
02:32
Sell on Value not on Price
03:18
Focus on a specific skill
03:01
How to build a winning Upwork profile
03:37
Examples of freelancer profiles on Upwork
03:56
01:47

Students will learn the main takeaways from this section.

2 questions

Questions to test and reinforce the students' knowledge on how to get started on Upwork

Section 8: Acquiring Clients on Upwork
01:22

Students will learn the content of this section.

The key to acquiring clients on Upwork
03:51
Bidding on jobs
02:11
Communicating with the clients
02:21
Getting reviews
02:10
Retaining clients
03:12
Add Extra Trust to Your Profile by Earning Upwork Badges
03:15
02:15

Students will learn the main takeaways from this section.

1 question

Questions to test and reinforce the students' knowledge of acquiring clients on Upwork

Section 9: How to get started as an Uber driver
01:22

Students will learn the content of this section.

To Uber or Uber X, that is the question
02:55
Requirements to drive for Uber
02:20
The Uber Sign-up Process
01:10
What car should you drive?
02:41
01:43

Students will learn the main takeaways from this section.

Test your knowledge: Getting Started with Uber
4 questions
Section 10: How To Be Successful as an Uber Driver
01:46

Students will learn the content of this section.

No.1 Best Advice for New Uber Drivers
01:21
Setting up your car
03:17
Your First Uber Ride!
08:43
The Uber Rating System
03:31
Average Rating for Uber drivers
Article
When and Where to Drive
03:31
Setting up your car: Checklist
Article
01:25

Students will learn the main takeaways from this section.

Test your knowledge: How to be a Successful Uber Driver
2 questions
Section 11: Managing Your Life as an Uber Driver
01:12

Students will learn the content of this section.

What if something doesn't go as planned?
05:25
Safety Considerations
01:16
Tire Maintenance
03:07
01:07

Students will learn the main takeaways from this section.

3 questions

Test your knowledge on managing your life as an Uber driver.

Section 12: Logistics of becoming a freelancer
01:46

Students will learn the content of this section.

05:12

Students will be able to choose the entity under which they will run their freelancing business.

Tax Implications
04:18
Insurance
02:30
Payments & Accounting
03:09
Article

An overview of the most useful resources on the topics in this section.

01:13

Students will learn the main takeaways from this section.

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Instructor Biography

Jasper Ribbers, Author, world traveler, entrepreneur and Airbnb expert

***Jasper's advice has been featured in Men's Health Magazine, the BBC and many entrepreneur and business podcasts, so you can expect to be in good hands though your course eduction***

Jasper is a former equity arbitrage trader who has been living a location independent lifestyle since 2010. He supports this lifestyle by monetizing his skills and assets on several online marketplaces such as Airbnb, Udemy, Fiverr, Upwork and Clarity.

Jasper teaches others how they can recognize and monetize their skills on online marketplaces and achieve a lifestyle of adventure and freedom, through his courses on Udemy as well as through his blog, The Traveling Dutchman.

Jasper is the co-author of the Amazon Best Selling book on Airbnb hosting, Get Paid For Your - How To Maximize Income From Your Airbnb Listing - an Amazon Best Seller.

Jasper also co-hosts the only podcast on Airbnb hosting, Get Paid For Your Pad. The show covers all subject related to Airbnb hosting as well as real life experiences told by Airbnb hosts from all around the world.

Jasper has a Master degree in Econometrics from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and has worked as an equity trader for Optiver for six years. He has lived in several countries including The Netherlands, the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Belgium and Brazil.

Instructor Biography

Ian Bednowitz, Former Head of Mergers & Acqusitions, eBay; Bain consultant

Ian Bednowitz established and led the Mergers & Acquisitions team for eBay's largest business unit for five years. During that time, he and his team invested over $1B in capital in dozens of startups across the world after evaluating and meeting with hundreds of entrepreneurs. He has a deep understanding of entrepreneurs and the challenges they face, as he not only invested money in their companies, but he would also coach them on challenges ranging from growing their business, raising funds and staying healthy while living an incredibly busy lifestyle.

Prior to his role at eBay, Ian worked for over seven years at Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm, where he helped work on strategy, marketing and operational issues in a broad range of Fortune 500 technology, financial services and consumer products companies. Bain sponsored Ian to attend the Kellogg School of Management, where he earned his MBA, focusing on strategy and entrepreneurship. Ian graduated with B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

Ian realized his greatest passion at eBay was working with and coaching the entrepreneurs. As a result, in 2015 he stepped away from his role at eBay to focus exclusively on coaching entrepreneurs both one-on-one and through his Udemy courses which reach thousands of students worldwide.

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