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A lot of us gave you some solid advice on how to get the ball rolling on upwork, even without reviews.

Communication skills is key. The better you talk, the greater the chances of getting an interview.

If you get an interview, you get 10 connects back, so at least you don't waste away your connects.

I can't stress enough how communication is important.

I once did a test where I posted a job just like the ones I was applying to, just to see how people bid.

I got 48 bids. Do you know how many were actually worthy of reading? 3

The rest were pure crap like "Hello dear, I can do job quick sir". Nobody reads those, especially on a good job where the budget is $300 and up.

I would also caution you to pick your rate wisely. Don't go on the low end. Start from $25 an hour. People with a decent budget will always skim through the low end offers simply because they think they won't get value.

The last job I got 2 days ago was from one that had a budget of $500. I bid $350. After I got it, the guy told me most of them were around $80 and he didn't even bother to read them. He also kept the contract open for future jobs.

You don't need a lot of clients like it is on fiverr. Three good clients per month will bring you close to $2,000 or more.

Just spend some connects first. Apply to 15-20 jobs. See what's your conversion and adjust your cover letter. That's all there is to it.

I often meet python devs in my line of work that make more than $10,000 per week from SIMPLE JOBS.

Don't get excited when you see a big spender offering a low paying job. Those guys are usually some type of agency or just outsourcing to make a profit. I usually don't apply to those, as the pay is 5-8 times lower.

The perfect client is one with a very low spent balance. Some people call them sleepers. They will always pay a premium, and often they have workload on a continuous basis.

I have an open contract with a real estate agency in UK for over 8 months. They provide weekly small jobs for automating their work. Total spent with me is shy over $5,000. Before working with them, they had $400 spent in total on Upwork from just one job, and no feedback.

If you talk like a normal human being, and not in a funny way like 90% do, you're all set.
People need work, not fluff talking.
This is amazing, thank you for taking your time into explaining this key information to everyone
 

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A lot of us gave you some solid advice on how to get the ball rolling on upwork, even without reviews.

Communication skills is key. The better you talk, the greater the chances of getting an interview.

If you get an interview, you get 10 connects back, so at least you don't waste away your connects.

I can't stress enough how communication is important.

I once did a test where I posted a job just like the ones I was applying to, just to see how people bid.

I got 48 bids. Do you know how many were actually worthy of reading? 3

The rest were pure crap like "Hello dear, I can do job quick sir". Nobody reads those, especially on a good job where the budget is $300 and up.

I would also caution you to pick your rate wisely. Don't go on the low end. Start from $25 an hour. People with a decent budget will always skim through the low end offers simply because they think they won't get value.

The last job I got 2 days ago was from one that had a budget of $500. I bid $350. After I got it, the guy told me most of them were around $80 and he didn't even bother to read them. He also kept the contract open for future jobs.

You don't need a lot of clients like it is on fiverr. Three good clients per month will bring you close to $2,000 or more.

Just spend some connects first. Apply to 15-20 jobs. See what's your conversion and adjust your cover letter. That's all there is to it.

I often meet python devs in my line of work that make more than $10,000 per week from SIMPLE JOBS.

Don't get excited when you see a big spender offering a low paying job. Those guys are usually some type of agency or just outsourcing to make a profit. I usually don't apply to those, as the pay is 5-8 times lower.

The perfect client is one with a very low spent balance. Some people call them sleepers. They will always pay a premium, and often they have workload on a continuous basis.

I have an open contract with a real estate agency in UK for over 8 months. They provide weekly small jobs for automating their work. Total spent with me is shy over $5,000. Before working with them, they had $400 spent in total on Upwork from just one job, and no feedback.

If you talk like a normal human being, and not in a funny way like 90% do, you're all set.
People need work, not fluff talking.

You've given me an incredible amount of value with this reply. I was going through a completely different process to get my first Upwork job, seems like I wasted 2 hours; at least I figured out the layout of the platform. Your advice also can apply to some things I'm doing wrong on Fiverr; so thank you for that too!
 

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Bump.
 

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Good luck with the journey I saw people making thousands a day ( at the peak of NFT ) selling their
drawn artworks. So 100.000$ should be realistic
 

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Good luck with the journey I saw people making thousands a day ( at the peak of NFT ) selling their
drawn artworks. So 100.000$ should be realistic
Thanks for checking out the thread!
 

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Bump. Update coming soon! BIG NEWS.
 

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Quote: [yio]
I told him we'd need to jump in a call for that so I understand his needs better, I snagged his e-mail and contact info so I can reach out to him outside of Fiverr for something long-term; that'd be dope if I did that because it'd get me so much closer to my goal so much faster. Plus, I can use some of the funds I make from this fellow to sign up on some freelancing platforms with premium plans and shit like that to try to see if I can make something work as well there and start getting a client base that can pay me thousands for work that I'm already very experienced in.
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Fiverr keeps records of video calls so not sure how smart this thing really is.

Any new updates?

For outside platform work preferred payment?
Wire/PayPal/Crypto ?
 

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Quote: [yio]
I told him we'd need to jump in a call for that so I understand his needs better, I snagged his e-mail and contact info so I can reach out to him outside of Fiverr for something long-term; that'd be dope if I did that because it'd get me so much closer to my goal so much faster. Plus, I can use some of the funds I make from this fellow to sign up on some freelancing platforms with premium plans and shit like that to try to see if I can make something work as well there and start getting a client base that can pay me thousands for work that I'm already very experienced in.
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Fiverr keeps records of video calls so not sure how smart this thing really is.

Any new updates?

For outside platform work preferred payment?
Wire/PayPal/Crypto ?

The chat's logged, however, if you were 100% friendly and over-delivered to them, why would they report you? And I'm reaching out via e-mail about that anyway. And I couldn't give less of a damn getting banned on Fiverr, it's not my primary platform at the moment as this challenge moved on.

As I mentioned above an update is dropping soon.

Outside work is done through Stripe, otherwise PayPal.

Thank you for reading!
 

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Good luck mate! How much did you earn so far?
Thanks, brotha! You'll find out in the upcoming update, dropping it in an hour or two. ;) Thanks for following the thread.
 

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Good luck dude! Hard work never fails. Keep doing and inspire us.
 

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Earning $100,000 From Freelance | Zero to Hero

Hello ladies and gents! Life got busy again. I didn't have much time to devote to this project this month, but now I'm FULLY gonna take care of this, bringing you a banger of an update.

UPDATE

DAY 25

CURRENT EARNINGS: $460 (0.5%)


Got a fresh deal. Where? You guessed it. Upwork baby. GOD BLESS this man @Alexion for waking my ass up. I took his advice to heart and also did my research on Upwork, why didn't I find that shit sooner! Why was I wasting my time waiting on a platform that doesn't support growth? Time to chase clients instead of waiting for an order to pop up like I'm some type of Lebanese-fusion restaurant in Yemen or some shit.

Set up my profile after doing extensive research on the platform. Thankfully I have a lot of qualifications that I could prove with certifications and an extensive portfolio, which boosted my ass up and got me going fast.

I structured a BANGER cover letter, BANGER new portfolio based on my latest work as well and applied to jobs that I considered decent. I bought Upwork's "Premium" monthly plan so I get credits to apply to more than half a job and I can see the bids of others, that's kind of just for the gags, honestly. NEEDED THE CREDITS, THOUGH!

Applied to seven jobs, and got one interview. Jumped on Zoom, it couldn't go smoother. Incredibly nice client, $250 deal for a ~5 to 6-hour job, not bad at all. Answered all of his questions and he answered all of mine; again, fantastic dude. He could be paying me pennies, and with that attitude, I would not be frustrated.

And yes, I got the job out of the 6 he interviewed; found out one was a 100K+ earned guy which kind of boosted my ego there. GOTCHA BRAH!

Good profile, good bio, good certifications, good portfolio, good cover letter, this made my day better today knowing that I can try to complete this challenge within the next 3 months or so if I try hard and potentially diversify with multiple platforms too.

Regarding Fiverr; I'm not ditching that! I'm simply waiting to get some money on Upwork, then utilizing some funds to get an expert Fiverr seller to give me a hand with organic traffic there. I'll raise my prices and try to get "vetted as a Pro Fiverr seller", which will drastically change my pricing abilities and reach, and make Fiverr more than just a waste of time. I've optimized my gigs countless times and results were minimal, just two orders in 3 weeks. Not ideal; well yeah; I didn't have as much time as I wanted to within the past few days, but the performance VS the time I put in Fiverr doesn't really make it efficient for me.

Let's see now, I will apply to more one-time jobs that have decent pay (500-1K) and try to get 5 grand by the next update. Upwork will make it possible. @Alexion , again, you're the man. I'll buy you a pack o' blueberries one day, maybe a beer or two. Who knows.

The goal by next week is to get as many jobs as possible that require as little work as possible. I will find a job that pays me $40-50/h minimum by Day 60 as supplementary income for this challenge, and we're set, dudes and dudettes! Honestly, it's a matter of being quick with job applications, it seems. Even if you guys might not have a prominent skill at something, if you apply early and PROPERLY, you stand a good chance of a good bucc.

Thankful that I've got some qualifications I can finally utilize; Fiverr was a competition of who's the cheapest for the most part.

The "helo sir I can do good jobb madamz" guys were stealing all of my work, and good for them, because I don't want to be paid five bucks an hour for Entry Level shit at this point, lol.

Another thing I'm considering is outsourcing work. Maybe I make a quick agency or something? Hmm. Possibility for the future, let's see if I can make a lot of money this month; if yes, I'll consider that. Give me your thoughts you guys!

Everyone do me a solid and follow @Alexion for reminding me to not be stupid. Also, follow me ( @yio ) as well you noobs. It's free.

Till next time, cheers!



 

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Good luck :)
Thanks, mate!

Congrats on your first Upwork client! Welcome to the club, haha! Just keep refining your cover letter, and see what works and what not.

Keep at it!
Just got my second, working on an interview with a third. Upwork's doing miracles. Bless you, bro!
 

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Earning $100,000 From Freelance | Zero to Hero

Hello ladies and gents! Life got busy again. I didn't have much time to devote to this project this month, but now I'm FULLY gonna take care of this, bringing you a banger of an update.

UPDATE

DAY 25

CURRENT EARNINGS: $460 (0.5%)


Got a fresh deal. Where? You guessed it. Upwork baby. GOD BLESS this man @Alexion for waking my ass up. I took his advice to heart and also did my research on Upwork, why didn't I find that shit sooner! Why was I wasting my time waiting on a platform that doesn't support growth? Time to chase clients instead of waiting for an order to pop up like I'm some type of Lebanese-fusion restaurant in Yemen or some shit.

Set up my profile after doing extensive research on the platform. Thankfully I have a lot of qualifications that I could prove with certifications and an extensive portfolio, which boosted my ass up and got me going fast.

I structured a BANGER cover letter, BANGER new portfolio based on my latest work as well and applied to jobs that I considered decent. I bought Upwork's "Premium" monthly plan so I get credits to apply to more than half a job and I can see the bids of others, that's kind of just for the gags, honestly. NEEDED THE CREDITS, THOUGH!

Applied to seven jobs, and got one interview. Jumped on Zoom, it couldn't go smoother. Incredibly nice client, $250 deal for a ~5 to 6-hour job, not bad at all. Answered all of his questions and he answered all of mine; again, fantastic dude. He could be paying me pennies, and with that attitude, I would not be frustrated.

And yes, I got the job out of the 6 he interviewed; found out one was a 100K+ earned guy which kind of boosted my ego there. GOTCHA BRAH!

Good profile, good bio, good certifications, good portfolio, good cover letter, this made my day better today knowing that I can try to complete this challenge within the next 3 months or so if I try hard and potentially diversify with multiple platforms too.

Regarding Fiverr; I'm not ditching that! I'm simply waiting to get some money on Upwork, then utilizing some funds to get an expert Fiverr seller to give me a hand with organic traffic there. I'll raise my prices and try to get "vetted as a Pro Fiverr seller", which will drastically change my pricing abilities and reach, and make Fiverr more than just a waste of time. I've optimized my gigs countless times and results were minimal, just two orders in 3 weeks. Not ideal; well yeah; I didn't have as much time as I wanted to within the past few days, but the performance VS the time I put in Fiverr doesn't really make it efficient for me.

Let's see now, I will apply to more one-time jobs that have decent pay (500-1K) and try to get 5 grand by the next update. Upwork will make it possible. @Alexion , again, you're the man. I'll buy you a pack o' blueberries one day, maybe a beer or two. Who knows.

The goal by next week is to get as many jobs as possible that require as little work as possible. I will find a job that pays me $40-50/h minimum by Day 60 as supplementary income for this challenge, and we're set, dudes and dudettes! Honestly, it's a matter of being quick with job applications, it seems. Even if you guys might not have a prominent skill at something, if you apply early and PROPERLY, you stand a good chance of a good bucc.

Thankful that I've got some qualifications I can finally utilize; Fiverr was a competition of who's the cheapest for the most part.

The "helo sir I can do good jobb madamz" guys were stealing all of my work, and good for them, because I don't want to be paid five bucks an hour for Entry Level shit at this point, lol.

Another thing I'm considering is outsourcing work. Maybe I make a quick agency or something? Hmm. Possibility for the future, let's see if I can make a lot of money this month; if yes, I'll consider that. Give me your thoughts you guys!

Everyone do me a solid and follow @Alexion for reminding me to not be stupid. Also, follow me ( @yio ) as well you noobs. It's free.

Till next time, cheers!



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