How to Pimp Your Freelancing Profile

Learn how to create a profile that literally 'sings' to prospective clients and has them knocking on your door!
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

What disappoints you most about trying to work on sites like oDesk?

Not enough jobs available that you want to do? The jobs you like are paying too little? The clients or companies you’ve worked with haven’t been great at communicating? Or maybe it’s that your profile is turning off your prospective clients…

Well I’ve got good news for you. You don’t have to be disappointed in these things anymore!

You’re about to be shown a step-by-step PROCESS of how to increase your job offers via your freelance profile so you get promoted by sites like Upwork, find and land the high paying jobs you want and build a quality profile that has clients asking to work with YOU.

Introducing How to Pimp Your Freelancing Profile

Think about your ideal freelancing job. Now think about your ideal client – what are they looking for in a freelancer? What expectations do they have when they land on your profile? If you don't know, that's ok. I'm going to show you exactly how to find this out, then I'll show you how to implement the strategies I used to replace my full-time income by landing great paying jobs on oDesk (now Upwork).

I work with freelancers on a daily basis and the one strategy that is consistently overlooked when it comes to making money via sites like Upwork is their profile – making sure it is 100% completed.

There is no better (or faster) way to gain the trust of prospective clients and freelancing site staff than having a profile that clearly shows you know what you’re doing and that you back everything with a 100% guarantee.

In this course I will show you the EXACT strategies I've used to replace my full-time income through landing jobs and ongoing clients via oDesk (now Upwork).

I still use Upwork to this day.

After this course, you'll know how to:

  • Ensure that your profile photo gets approved
  • Get featured on Upwork as a top freelancer
  • Save time by avoiding the wrong clients - I'll show you how to spot the red flags
  • Fill your portfolio even if you haven’t published anything yet
  • What to put in your proposal to clients that will land you an interview

Why did I create this?

It would be easy for me to keep everything to myself and let everyone else try and figure out what I've spent the last few years doing. And I'd probably make a lot more money. But one of my fundamental values is to help as many freelancers as possible – it’s all about giving back for me.

So since I can't take on every single freelancer as a client, I've done the next best thing. This course is packed with bite-sized action steps that you can use immediately. And you WILL see results. If you don't or you're unhappy for any reason - let me know within 30 days and I'll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

What Other's are Saying: “Speaking as someone who was already earning money via SEO writing (low four figures), I thought that Lise’s stuff was going to be too basic for me and not really add that much value, but I decided to give it a shot anyway and I’m glad that I did. Just a few of the suggestions she provided opened up an entirely new marketing avenue for my business and has led to a nice double in my revenue, even with my incredibly small amount of marketing effort over the past month.” Henry Habgood, SEO Writer


Finally! Someone Has Made oDesk Easy.

Lise is clear, honest, and straight to the point. If you want to get started as an oDesk Freelancer, this is the course for you. Implement the action steps and you'll be making money as a freelancer in no time! Miss Y Grant Cooke


Great Actionable Advice

I've followed Lise's advice and found it was really easy to start getting clients on oDesk right away. This course is great, and highly recommended. Liz Froment


Yes, I realize that you can take the entire course, implement what I teach to land your first gig and client and still ask for a refund...but I'm trusting you to be cool and actually take action. :)

You have nothing to lose. I'm looking forward to seeing you inside!


What are the requirements?

  • Internet Access
  • A computer
  • Access to a camera

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create an oDesk Profile that has clients clamouring to work with you!
  • Understand what is a good and bad profile and avoid doing the same
  • How to create a one page resume
  • Setting the right mindset to work as a freelancer
  • How to set up your portfolio and create items
  • Tips on how to create an external portfolio website
  • Copywriting 101

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking to use oDesk to find great roles and long-term clients
  • Newbies welcome!

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.


Section 1: Introduction and the Freelancer Mindset

Welcome to How to Pimp Your oDesk Profile! This is just a quick introduction from me and to explain how to get yourself up and running quickly.

Before you get started though, I wanted to let you know about the free course assistant I've created just for you guys!

The course assistant is an email that you'll receive each day that walks you through what you'll be learning and gives you links to all the materials for that lecture in one place.

It contains everything you need for that day and will keep you on track to getting your first job and client!

Sign up here:

It's completely free, so sign up and let's get that first (or next) job within the next 7 days!


Learn about how important your mindset is to your freelancing career and how you can bring yourself back on track if your mindset isn't really serving you right now.

Don't forget to sign up for your free course assistant! You'll get access to all the videos and associated materials for each day in one place!

Sign up here:

It's free, so you've got nothing to lose and you'll be one step closer to landing your first job and client!

3 questions

Quick quiz to test your listening skills!

Section 2: Good vs. Bad Profiles

Learn what makes a bad profile and what makes a good profile and how you can avoid doing this yourself!

Section 3: Profile Non-Negotiables

Learn what I consider to be 'profile non-negotiables' when it comes to what to include in your oDesk profile that will attract clients and convert them into paying customers!

3 questions

See how you're progressing!

Section 4: Setting up Your Profile

Learn how to nail your profile phone with some quick tips.


Learn how to craft your own one-page resume that will allow potential clients to quickly access the information they need without having read scrolls of information.


Learn how to set up your portfolio the right way, including what to do if you're new to freelancing and have no published work!


Learn a bit more about the skills are of your oDesk profile as well as what categories are and which social media profiles you should and shouldn't connect to your profile.


Part 1(a) of the profile overview area - this is where we discuss the merits of sales letters in your oDesk profile and how to use copywriting to craft a great overview area.


Part 2(b) of the profile overview area - here you'll learn what to write in your overview area that will attract clients and ultimately convert them into paying customers!


Learn how to set your rates at the beginning and when to start increasing them to achieve the rate you want.

6 questions

It's all about the Overview!

Section 5: oDesk Tests

Learn about oDesk tests and which ones you should be taking that are specific to your niche and why you should hide those that you don't do so well in...

Section 6: Bonus Content

Bonus Content! Here you'll learn about some things I look out for when deciding whether to take on a new client via oDesk and what to put in your proposal to prospective clients.

Section 7: Resources

Brief outline for your Overview area

2 pages

This is the Resume Sample and Template for your use


Proposal template for you to start with and create your own


Course conclusion - you're done!

Section 8: End of Course Quiz
15 questions

Think you nailed the course? Let's find out!

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Instructor Biography

Lise Cartwright, Freelance Writer and Writing Coach

Looking For The Magic?

If Reese Witherspoon were a wordsmith creator, she’d be me.

I’m a creatively and thought-provoking writing coach and writer who can help you find your sweet spot in freelance writing.

How Am I Qualified to Help?

I've been writing since I could pick up a pen, but professionally speaking, I've been writing (where I actually get paid!) for the past six years. I must be doing something right because I continue to get paid!

I have awesome clients who I write for on a regular basis, from blog posts to social media campaigns and everything in between. I also coach writers, helping them to improve their craft and fill in the gaps. Sometimes it takes another pair of eyes to see what your's can't. I'm also a self-published author with plans for new books over the next few months, specifically around how to make sites like oDesk work for us freelancers.

I successfully replaced my full-time income within six months of leaving my day job and I did this predominantly via oDesk.

What's Next?

While I’m not southern (but I do like me some fried chicken!), I’m more than comfortable taking you in the direction you need to go through proactive idea generation, problem-solving and getting clear on where you need to be.

So if you’re ready to ‘bend and snap’ and take your freelance writing career to the next level, look at the courses I offer here and let's get started...

...then we can work on what outfit we’ll wear and how we’ll do our hair for the next red carpet event!

I look forward to working with you soon!

You can find me blogging over at or come and say hello over at Twitter

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