***Course Updated 8/16/16***
Freelancing (or E-lancing) is more popular that every before and with good reason. The ability to work whenever and wherever you want without answering to a boss is appealing to many of us. In 2017, more and more jobs can be done online meaning there are more jobs available than ever before. While there is also more competition than ever before you should't let that discourage you! With the right attitude and knowledge you CAN become a successful freelancer. In my opinion, the easiest//best way to start a freelancing career is on Upwork.
Upwork is a freelancing platform with more than 1 BILLION dollars in jobs awarded every year. And no, I don't get a commission when you sign up :-). In this course I will show you how to start from square one and become a superstar on Upwork. Freelancing through Upwork has allowed me to earn a really nice income working from almost ANYWHERE at almost ANYTIME and if I can do it, so can you.
While this class is primarily for new freelancers there have been many experienced freelancers that have used the lessons in this course to become better freelancers and land more clients than ever before.
In this course I will walk you through setting up your profile the RIGHT WAY, finding and landing the best clients with the most lucrative jobs, and building your freelancing business on the Upwork platform.
This course has over 1.5 hours in content. I did my best to keep every lesson short, actionable, and to the point. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you apply what you learn and become a Freelance Superstar!
Please note: Due to the popularity of this course I am unable to provide personal feedback on Upwork proposals and profiles.
What skills do you have that can be used on Upwork.com? With over 2700 choices, chances are you have or can develop at least a few of them.
If 80% of sucess is just showing up, then you need to show up on Upwork! In this lesson I walk you through signing up for your own profile on Upwork.com.
Having a solid professional title and proper skill tags is an important part of setting up your profile the right way. In this lesson I'll show you how to do this in minutes!
The difference between a great overview and a poor one, can easily be the difference between huge success and catastrophic failure on Upwork. In this lesson, I'll show you the formula that has led to my sucess.
Talk is cheap. Anyone, anywhere, can claim to be an expert at anything. In this lesson I'll show you how to prove your capable of doing what you say before a potential client even contacts you!
People buy from their freinds. You may not be able to become friends with a prospective client before they message you, but a great intro video will be a great first step! In this lesson, I'll walk you through what should be in your intro video, and the tools I use to shoot and produce mine.
No one likes testing, but yes you do have to do a few of them. In this lesson, I'll show you which tests are essential to your success on Upwork.
The last 10% of a job can be annoying, but it's critical to complete and complete well. In this lesson I walk you through putting the finishing touches on your Upwork profile.
Searching for jobs is easy on Upwork with the RSS feed. In this lesson I'll show you how to use it!
There is no second chance to make a first impression. Proposals are the first impression a potential client has of you. If it's a bad one, it's the only impression they'll ever have. In this lesson, I'll show you how to design your proposals that will make a great first impression and blow away your competition.
Don't like interviews? Too bad. If your going to be successful on Upwork, you will need to become comfortable with interviews. But not to worry. I'll show you the steps I take and the tools I use to ensure that I impress every potential client that interviews me.
Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started... That saying holds true on Upwork. You need a great reputation to get the big jobs but you need the jobs to get the reputation. In this lesson I'll show you how you can land those first crucial jobs and build your reputation quickly, while making money.
Hourly job time tracking is a breeze with this software so you will want to use it!
It's everyone's favorite part of work. Getting paid! In this lesson I'll show you the in's and out's of getting paid on Upwork!
You live and die by your statistics (job rating), so you better get to know what makes them move up and down. In this lesson I'll show you what you need to know to make sure your stats get, and stay healthy!
Mediocre isn't the goal here. If you want to be a superstar on Upwork (which I'm sure you do if your taking this course) then you will need to do a few things differently than the masses. In this lesson I'll share some of the things I did to build my client base and achieve a healty income in a matter of months.
Thanks for taking my course! I really hope you enjoyed it! Please send me your questions and/or success stories!
Hi my name is Tim Hallowell and I am a top rated freelancer on Upwork and Founder of ThePodcastingGuy dot com. I believe that almost anyone can become a successful freelancer and Upwork is the largest freelancing platform, (by far), on the web. My goal is to help thousands of people quit their 9-5 jobs and find professional success freelancing.
I am 29 years old and live with my wife in the beautiful city of Spokane Washington! If you have any questions, please ask!! And I mean that, just send me a message via the Udemy messenger and I'll get back with you ASAP.