Freelancing Strategies to Succeed on Upwork
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Freelancing Strategies to Succeed on Upwork

An in-depth course detailing the strategies I used to increase my business and generate recurring work orders.
4.5 (7 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.
42 students enrolled
Created by Jennah Mitchell
Last updated 7/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently ask for repeat work
  • Successfully leverage the Upwork platform for financial success
  • Correctly price services
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Requirements
  • You may need an active Upwork account if you want to dive right in to work on that platform
  • You will need time to implement suggested changes and adjustments to your current proposals and email templates
Description

At the end of 2010 I stumbled onto Elance (which is not called Upwork) by accident...it was a chance encounter with a freelancing website that would change my life. 2 years later I had made over $100,000 (all while working less than 5 hours per day) and had formed a team of freelancers to help me fill work orders and keep clients happy. The goal of this course is to teach you the freelancing strategies I learned so that you can increase your earnings and generate steady workflow.

In this course you will receive:

  • Lectures detailing my experience with Upwork, Elance, and other online job portals and highlighting the strategies I used to find success.
  • My go-to documents and templates, including correspondence samples, several of my winning proposals, and an in-depth pricing analysis surveying more than 100 job postings and bids that will help you better price your services to make more money on each and every project.
  • Tips for how to generate recurring work from clients and how to make your profile stand out, just to name a few.

If you are looking to take your freelance career to the next level, this course is for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • No prior Upwork knowledge is needed, but it is an advantage
  • This is a great class for people looking to supplement their income or make a full-time job out of Elance
  • Businesses can benefit from this course as well, especially the profile and proposal-writing sections.
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Curriculum For This Course
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My Story, My Mistakes & Successes, & The Top 3 Skills For Freelancing Success
4 Lectures 13:37

This lecture covers who I am, when I began using Elance(now Upwork.com), what service categories I have experience with, and what kind of income and job security I was able to generate in just a few short years while working part-time from home.

Preview 03:48

This lecture covers 3 early mistakes, 2 quick successes, and what both taught me about how to be successful on Elance/Upwork.

My Mistakes & Successes
06:04

This lecture covers the top 3 skills you need to be successful – not just on Upwork.com but in any remote work situation. I have worked remotely for close to a decade now, and during that time I have discovered that there are a lot of skills and character qualities that are necessary to be successful, but these three definitely top that list.

The Top 3 Skills Needed To Be Successful as a Freelancer
02:38

This lecture covers a bird's-eye-view outline of what you can expect from the bulk of the course. This includes:

  • How to filter jobs
  • My 9-point client and job checklist
  • How I generate repeat work
And so much more!
Preview 01:07
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How To Strategically Leverage a Freelancing Platform Like Upwork
4 Lectures 13:42
Section 2 Intro
00:16

This lecture covers the 3 main kinds of jobs available, as well as the 3 main kinds of clients you will likely encounter as a freelancer.

Preview 03:13

This lecture covers how to create and save job searches for future use and shows how to utilize the watch list.

Setting Up Filters That Work FOR You, Not AGAINST You
07:35

This lecture covers 2 of the most common mistakes people make when filtering jobs and clients and when adding jobs to their watch list. It also highlights tips for avoiding those 2 common pitfalls for increased success on the Elance platform.

The 2 Most Common Mistakes Freelancers Make & How To Avoid Them
02:38
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How To Connect With Clients & Generate Ongoing Work Relationships
4 Lectures 16:07
Section 3 Intro
00:24

Stellar communication is your best bet for retaining clients long-term. With Elance, virtually all communication happenes inside the workroom - knowing how to better leverage that tool and offer up professional-grade communication will set you up for long-term success with your clients.

Preview 07:09

This lecture covers the freelancer's hidden truth-treasure of going above and beyond: no one likes to hire someone that misses deadlines or drops the ball all the time. Your word is GOLD – handle it with care. Promise only what you can reasonably deliver and then find every opportunity possible to over-deliver and blow your client out of the water.

Under-Promise So You Can Over-Deliver
03:12

This lecture covers the best tip I have for generating repeat work: JUST ASK FOR IT!

Just Ask!
05:22
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How To Exponentially Increase Your Per-Project Earnings
6 Lectures 06:33
Section 4 Intro
00:21

This PDF covers how to make more money on your projects, both by asking a higher hourly rate and by attracting higher-paying gigs through your profile and proposals.

Captain Obvious Says: "Charge More Money!"
2 pages

Revamp Your Whole Proposal-Writing Process
00:46

This lecture covers 5 key steps in creating a winning, memorable profile.

A Winning Profile
2 pages

Closing
00:40

Upwork.com Basics
04:46
About the Instructor
Jennah Mitchell
4.4 Average rating
16 Reviews
774 Students
3 Courses
Top-Rated Elance Provider; Senior Project/Content Manager

Jennah Mitchell is a writer, senior-level project manager, and business marketing ideator. She has helped clients like Lego and Johnson & Johnson come up with wining ideas for their social media and digital marketing campaigns, and has been a top-rated Elance service provider since 2010.

Outside of Elance, Jennah has worked as a Project and Content manager at a Creative Media Agency for 8 years. She has written for several lifestyle magazines and holds a degree in Secondary Education and English. Jennah lives in Montana with her husband and three adorable little girls; in her free time she loves to read, explore the outdoors, and paddleboard

Her online courses walk students through things like managing clients, finding success on Elance, and more.

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