Upwork - Confident Start for Successful Freelance Business

Practical Beginners Guide to Winning Work on Upwork. Real strategies by Top Rated Freelancer. Verified Upwork Earnings!
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Drive to become a successful freelancer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

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: Upwork Online Freelancer Course Introduction

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

1 page

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

Section 2: Upwork Essentials

Brief explanation of Upwork and opportunities it provides.


What type of work can you find on Upwork.


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

Upwork Contract Options and Which You Should Use and why
3 pages

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

1 page

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.

Section 3: Keys to success - profile, proposal & interview top tips.

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

Student Profiles

Proposal is the key to success on Upwork!

Student Proposals
1 page

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.


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


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


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

Section 4: Business Side Of Freelancing

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


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

Best Tips on Withdrawing Money From Upwork
Section 5: Bonus Section
1 page

Free online grammar and spelling tools.

What Rules I Have For New Clients - Like No Mobile!
Visit me at Ninakolari.com
Reference - FB Group, and external websites

Get a discount code for my other course - Upwork Proposal Masterclass

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Instructor Biography

Nina Kolari, Freelancer, Outsourcing Consultant, Online Trainer, MBA

I work with freelancers and entrepreneurs helping them monetize their skills and knowledge online. After building highly successful and profitable freelancing business utilizing only online freelancer marketplaces and publishing multiple successful online training courses I now help others escape the rate race and start working for their dreams.

Many of my courses are perfect if you are looking to win work via online freelancer marketplaces and to start your own online 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 Thailand. My business is all online enabling me to be anywhere in the world – and I make most of it.

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

Freedom to design my lifestyle is my driving force. 

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

I offer courses teaching freelancers and entrepreneurs a thing or two about online business and maximizing business profits. See my course selection below and sign up today!

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