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:
If you are looking to take your freelance career to the next level, this course is for you!
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.
This lecture covers 3 early mistakes, 2 quick successes, and what both taught me about how to be successful on Elance/Upwork.
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.
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.
This lecture covers how to create and save job searches for future use and shows how to utilize the watch list.
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.
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.
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.
This lecture covers the best tip I have for generating repeat work: JUST ASK FOR IT!
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.
This lecture covers 5 key steps in creating a winning, memorable profile.
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.