Getting yourself listed on Upwork as a freelancer is easy. Making your profile stand out is not. Well, not now when you have this article here detailing the intricacies of Upwork profile optimization.
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Freelancers are quite reading public. However, it’s not HOW MUCH your read, it’s WHAT you read and WHAT you get out of it. Here is the definitive list of books for freelancers.
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” Gustave Flaubert
There is no need in arguing about the importance of reading – not just for freelancers but for everyone. However, there are certain books for freelancers whose ideas and thoughts resonate with freelance work and the mindset of a freelancer more than others.
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As with other “tough” questions, the answer is too multifaceted to be given in a single sentence. Hence, the article!
It All Starts With…
…how much you spend! Before you even start thinking about the price for your freelance services, you must realize how much money you are going to need to break even.
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Being a hobo is not really cool. However, if you take this game «pro» and call yourself a «digital nomad», it will make all the difference in the world. But how do you know if being a digital nomad is right for you? Read on to find out.
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Hi! I am Ross. I am one of the creators of Screenshot Monitor. I would like to address the small but loud group of freelancers who take a high moral stance against using screenshot monitoring. For example I’ve recently stumbled on this conversation on Reddit about our service (the highlights are mine):
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It’s actually a way more important topic than you think. If you follow these simple recommendations, you will be amazed by the results they produce.
Are You a Freelancer Yet?
Old methods and approaches to working are slowly dying out. Days of well-groomed men in suits and ties hurrying on their way to the offices are long gone. Today’s office has expanded way beyond its four walls and freelancing is becoming increasingly important.
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For many freelancers, the hardest aspect of getting your business up and running is acquiring your initial set of customers. And with the U.S. projecting its workforce to be nearly 50.9% freelance in 2027, it’s imperative you’re able to cut through the noise and get in front of your target audience. However, with the wide range of platforms available today that allow you to show off your work, finding your ideal clients has never been easier.
To help drum up additional business and receive the greatest ROI from the time you invest in building out your portfolio, we’ve put together a list of the most popular freelance platforms to showcase your work and attract new clients.
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The universal goal of businesses and freelancers is getting paid for their efforts. In case of online work space, the payer and the payee may reside long away from each other. The financial transactions between a freelancer and a buyer needs a channel to take place. There are many ways to make it happen. Today I’ll discuss on some of the top payment options for freelancers as well as their clients.
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Scammers are not only targeting you via emails or lucrative ads, they are also common on Upwork (formerly oDesk), Freelancer.com and other freelancing marketplaces. If you are not cautious, it is easy to fall prey to scams on Upwork or Freelancer. Scammers will get their jobs done by you and then disappear without paying you for your efforts. Besides legitimate projects, there are several types of scams on online job portals. Let’s see how to avoid them. Continue reading How to avoid scams on Upwork and Freelancer →