There are so many things that you can learn about freelancing on Upwork. Upwork is a great platform that will help you grow your freelance business, but you need to be willing to put in the work. Here are some tips for you to grow your freelance business.
1. Have the right Mindset (Abundance mindset)
Have a state of mind where you have the belief that you can have anything you want, and that life is abundant. The Right and Abundance mindset is a mental state that shifts from fear of scarcity to a focus on abundance. It is an empowering perspective that helps us take back control of our lives by giving us the power to create the life we want.
You can do this in five steps:
- Identify what you want,
- Create a plan to get it,
- Work on your plan every day,
- Be patient with the process, and
- Be grateful for the results.
With the right mindset, you can achieve your goals. With an abundance mindset, you can have everything you want and more. This mindset will help you to be happy, healthy, and successful.
2. Find a niche
Do you want to be a personal trainer? Do you want to be a professional photographer? Or do you want to be a writer? There are so many different types of jobs in the world, but not all of them require the same skills. Find a niche that you enjoy and pursue it. If you find something that you love, it will help make your work easier and more enjoyable.
3. Choose a Skill within that niche
If you have a skill that is in demand and profitable then you can go with that. If you have a skill that is in demand but not profitable, then you need to consider what your niche would be.
It is easy to find a skill on Upwork, but it is harder to find a niche that is going to be lucrative. The best way to find a niche is by looking at the skills you have.
4. Write a Professional Profile
A professional Upwork profile can make or break your chances of getting jobs. A good Upwork profile includes a professional-looking profile image, and a list of your skills, which should be listed in order of most-used to least-used.
Keep your profile short and concise – I suggest no more than 2 paragraphs. Use the first paragraph to introduce yourself and your work experience. The second paragraph should be about your skills and qualifications.
Your Upwork profile is the first impression that employers have of you. You should make sure that your profile is well-written, concise, and professional.
5. Share your best work in a portfolio
Your portfolio should be organized with your best work at the top, and then a few of your more recent projects at the bottom. This could be anything from a photoshopped photo or graphics to a piece of your writing that you are proud of. Make sure that your portfolio is set up in a way that makes it easy for clients to find the type of work they are looking for.
6. Send Proposals (with more client needs than your needs)
It’s time to send proposals to your clients. When you send a proposal, you’ll have the opportunity to add a cover letter, a description of what you’ll be doing, and a price. It is okay if you don’t get responses, just keep sending -and don’t get tired of sending. Make sure to send out as many proposals as possible for your services. This will help you get noticed and gain more clients.
7. Go for jobs you can deliver your best
( Not all jobs are meant for you-sometimes go for the small ones)
It’s important to submit proposals for jobs that are a good fit for you and your skills. Do not settle for jobs that don’t use your strengths and allow you to grow (They might not be meant for you).
When you find a job that is perfect for you, it will help you feel like you are in control of your life and your work. The only way to be truly happy at work is to be engaged and have a sense of purpose.
It is also okay to apply for a small-paying job if you have just gotten started, and when you do it, do it well!
You can also offer some free services in exchange for feedback or positive reviews
8. Improve your skills often
When you’re just starting out, it’s easy to get discouraged. You might wonder if it’s worth it to keep trying if you don’t see results after weeks or months of trying.
It’s important to stay positive and remember that improvement is gradual and happens over time. Every day you’ll see improvements in your skills as long as you keep trying and practicing.
9. Don’t compare yourself with others
It’s easy to compare yourself with others and get caught up in comparing your skills, your accomplishments, and your abilities. But it is important to remember that everyone is different, and not everyone is perfect.
Everyone is in their own race!
It’s important to focus on what you can do and what you have accomplished, rather than what others have done. If you’re feeling down or like you don’t have anything to be proud of, try taking a step back from the comparison and focus on what you can accomplish.
10. There are days with no orders/work
Sometimes there are days when you have no orders or work, and there is nothing you can do about it. You might find yourself bored and not knowing what to do with yourself.
You may be wondering what to do on those days and how to occupy your time. There are many ways to occupy your time while you wait for work to come in, including trying other platforms like Fiverr, taking a break and doing something else, or having fun.
It is totally fine! Do not pressure yourself!
I hope you enjoyed this article about how to grow your freelance business. I believe that the more you learn, the better you will be able to succeed. Keep these tips in mind as you build your freelance business on Upwork. I know it can be challenging, but the work will be worth it in the end! Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!
Thank you for reading, I’d love to hear from you!