Upwork - Confident Start for Successful Freelance Business
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Upwork - Confident Start for Successful Freelance Business

Practical Beginners Guide to Winning Work on Upwork. Real strategies by Top Rated Freelancer. Verified Upwork Earnings!
4.3 (54 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.
1,864 students enrolled
Created by Nina Kolari
Last updated 5/2016
Current price: $11 Original price: $45 Discount: 75% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Drive to become a successful freelancer
  • Sign up with Upwork
  • Knowledge of Upwork’s system and overall interface
  • Knowledge on how to set up an effective profile
  • Develop skills on how to master proposal letter that wow's clients
  • Pointers on how to handle an interview and win projects
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  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Drive to become a successful freelancer

This course is aimed towards helping corporate escapees to build a career as a successful freelancer utilizing opportunities available on Upwork. Packed with tried and tested solutions, I offer highly informative videos help a new Upwork freelancer to outperform the competition and land dream job opportunities.

MY SUCCESS WITH UPWORK - verified earnings (very important!)

I started my career as a freelancer because I got tired of working in the cubicle – I wanted freedom that corporate world could not offer. That’s where Upwork (or Odesk at a time) came in to play.

Today, I currently am within top 3 in Upwork’s Top Rated Freelancers in my niche. I’ve been able to work both as a freelancer and as a client. I have hired hundreds of freelancers for various client projects, and I have also worked for number of premium clients as well.

That is not all. I have also hired hundreds of Freelancers on Upwork for Client Projects! I know both sides of the table, freelancers and clients - that is why I know what works. 

- 3000 Hours worked via Upwork

- 40+ client contracts

- Longest freelance contract 2+ years

- Hundreds of Freelancers Headhunted, Interviewed and Hired for clients

Now, it is my turn to help you do what I did it!

On the course I talk about why traditional freelancing methods do not work on Upwork or online - lengthy proposals are a great example. I will tell you how to brake those rules and BEAT YOUR COMPETITION BY A MILE!

In this course, I’ll teach practical strategies that I used when I started, and still today, using Upwork. I will show you the exact strategies I did when I build an Upwork income from zero to $40,000 in a year (verified earnings!). And I can tell you that I did not use any traditional methods!

The best part of this particular course is the community forum wherein you will be able to ask me directly! I will be available for more questions and clarifications once you joined this course.


Is Upwork intimidating because of its busy marketplace? Do you ever doubt how your profile is going to stand out from thousands of freelancers that have their eyes on the same job?

This course is your beginners guide on Upwork, an easy to understand guide, how you can make that leap from newbie to a successful freelancer.

This course will help new and struggling freelancers have the opportunity to land real job opportunities, regardless if you are looking for a long term or a short term project.

This course is designed to help to improve your profile to win clients and convince they need your services.


  • Understand how Upwork works

If you are a bit intimidated about Upwork, this course will help lessen that anxiety. I’ll teach the ins and outs of Upwork. Here, you’ll know how the system and interface work.

  • Learn to market yourself in your niche

After the course you are able to know exactly how to market yourself. You will be able to build a profile that showcases your skills and abilities in your niche.

  • Learn how to make attention grabbing proposals

Before you even showcase your skill, you need to be noticed by potential clients. In this particular course, I discusse easy to understand methods on how to make an effective proposal letter allowing you to land an interview.

  • Locate HIGH PAYING job opportunities

It is a struggle for every newbie to locate lucrative job opportunities online. To help avoid devaluing your own work, I will be teaching students how to find job opportunities that are financially rewarding.

  • Learn how to handle client interviews and consultations

Once you land an interview, we’ll teach you how to impress your potential client and close the deal.


This course offers an active community where we can discuss anything under the sun about freelancing and Upwork.

If you have the burning desire to work as a freelancer via Upwork, but you have no idea how to write proposal letter, this course is the first step towards that goal.

I also run contests every now and then wherein the winners get their free profile or proposal letter consultation for FREE!

BONUS #1: Your lifetime access to this course includes ongoing updates

BONUS #2: Connect with me on Linkedin and of course within the course.

BONUS #3: Gain free and discounted access to my courses and ebooks.

The course has full 30 days money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose, just everything to gain.

See you in the course, and don't forget to introduce yourself to other students.

Who is the target audience?
  • New freelancers in Upwork
  • Struggling freelancers who don’t know how to restart their career
  • Anyone who wants an overview of Upwork system
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Upwork Online Freelancer Course Introduction
2 Lectures 02:36

Introduction to the course and your life as an home based online freelancer.

Preview 02:36

Say hello to the community and share what type of work you are looking for.

Preview 1 page
Upwork Essentials
6 Lectures 10:25

Brief explanation of Upwork and opportunities it provides.

Preview 02:20

What type of work can you find on Upwork.

Closer look on Upwork Opportunities

Let's talk about earning potential on Upwork and see how much I made from one client in a year.

Earning Potential On Upwork - Real Money To Be Made!

Upwork policies for Freelancers - please read carefully so you know what to avoid! Always also read the latest version from Upwork's website.

Upwork Policies
3 pages

Currently Upwork does not offer option to get email alerts for jobs but you are able to use RSS/Atom to receive latest jobs via reader of your choice.

Job Alerts via RSS
1 page
Keys to success - profile, proposal & interview top tips.
8 Lectures 26:42

Your profile is your calling card - this lecture talks about what your profile must have to succeed.

How to Create Effective Uwork Profile

Student Profiles

Proposal is the key to success on Upwork!

How to Write Effective Upwork Proposal

Student Proposals

Get advantage of knowing how client sees freelancer proposals on Upwork and adjust your proposal accordingly! You can see three examples what not to do and what works well.

Insider Secret - See Client View on Upwork!
1 page

Part of the process is also an interview, often Skype video call and this lecture covers remote interviews.

How to Negotiate during Online Interview

Job invitation are great way to find get new clients but you can easily miss the opportunity by replying incorrectly to the invite!

How to Reply to A Job Invite

What is Upwork Top Rated candidate and why you should aim to become one.

Preview 08:39
Business Side Of Freelancing
3 Lectures 15:09

How much should one charge as an Upwork freelancer? Here's my tips.

How Much Should You Charge - Its Probably More than You Think

Occasionally a scammer gets through Upwork security staff so here are my tips on how to avoid scammer clients on Upwork and elsewhere online.

How to Avoid Scammers on Upwork

Bonus Section
5 Lectures 11:50

Free online grammar and spelling tools.

Preview 1 page

What Rules I Have For New Clients - Like No Mobile!

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Upwork Proposal Masterclass
About the Instructor
Nina Kolari
4.3 Average rating
93 Reviews
2,144 Students
6 Courses
Sales Funnel Consultant, Online Trainer, MBA

I work with entrepreneurs helping them monetize their skills and knowledge online. I built a highly successful and profitable freelancing business utilizing only online freelance marketplaces and later publishing multiple successful online training courses.

My courses focus on online business and digital marketing. I help clients find high quality clients online, build profitable sales funnels, automate and systemize their service business.

I manage my online business all the while traveling the world. My office view changes every few months, one day I am working at a local library in Brooklyn, a coffee shop in Cuenca Ecuador, friends spare bedroom in Sydney, co-working space in London or at a beach in the Vietnam.

Freedom is the driving factor in my business. Freedom of location, freedom of time, freedom to travel, freedom to visit family & friends around the world……

Freedom to design my lifestyle is my driving force. All my courses are focused on creating freedom in life and business.

Let's connect on social media -> click below my profile photo and connect with me on Linkedin, Twitter & Facebook.

See my course selection below and sign up today!

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