Hopefully, you are not here on Upwork for the promise of easy money, and you’re here because you’re good at what you do and you want to do great work.
The thing is that freelancing takes time and require hard work.
If you can grind, if you can push through – you can get work on Upwork very quickly.
If you are a newbie and are here to kickstart your business campaign and get the first contract on Upwork. Here are a few tips to support you in finding the project very easily.
If you are doing freelancing there is no room for distractions and laziness in it. I know, it’s hard for people to work without distraction in this social media age where Facebook and Twitter have become a priority of sorts. Precisely, that is why overcoming all those distractions alone can boost up your productivity by 50%.
You’re trying with full determination and drive but the proposals aren’t getting good responses. Don’t take it as something is wrong with you, be patient. It may take a day, a few days or a few weeks to get your first response. There is a five percent chance of you getting a response from a client.
Once you get a contract, then it becomes easier to get new contracts based on your previous working records. But there are some things that you can do to improve your proposals.
Make sure, you profile stand out!
Your profile is your advertisement to the recruiters and they rely on the information provided there. So, when creating your profile, take your time to describe your skills, and you experience if any. Be concise and avoid using long paragraphs and pointless wording. Here is a sample of a good profile.
Three to four paras in the overview are good enough to make your case that would be around 1000 characters.
Take skill tests on Upwork!
This is not a requirement but a recruiter can take this into consideration that what are your scores in those tests.
There is a load of tests from the different specialty. Choose your specialty and take the tests. Take as many tests as possible to showcase that you are good at what you do.
Create an artistic portfolio!
This is one thing that clients consider while hiring an individual or a team. This shouldn’t be a problem for a seasoned campaigner. However, newbies might face some issues creating an artistic portfolio.
Don’t have enough work to post on your portfolio? Start writing a blog, or start contributing to forums to show your worth to the clients.
Prepare the proposal nicely!
In the end, it all boils down to the proposal you sent. It is the most important thing for a client and the client will look closely at it to decide whether to hire you or not.
Internet is filled with template proposals, avoid using them – try to be unique in your sense. And they need to think that your proposal is written specifically for them.