I noticed, while analyzing search trends a few days back that a whole lot of people search for the keyword “Upwork Jobs”. I thought about it for a while and then decided to put this post together to help people understand how to get jobs through Upwork.
The truth is, I have already written a number of articles on this topic, and in this post, I’d be putting it all together, from the first step you need to take, to the point when you fully understand how people get jobs through Upwork. In fact, after reading to the end of this article (including all the links attached), and following the steps, you should have gotten your first client and started making money through Upwork, it really isn’t very hard. And if you need any help along the line, please drop a comment below and I’d be happy to help you.
All the steps in this article and the actions they recommend will take quite a while to cover. If you are really serious about making money through Upwork, I’d suggest that you bookmark this article so you can some back to finish up if you decide to take a break. I’m not saying you cannot do all this at once; you can if you have the time. But it’s better to keep the article handy.
WHAT IS UPWORK AND HOW DO I START?
Upwork is an online job marketplace. Individuals and companies all around the world post jobs on Upwork each day with the aim of hiring freelancers to get their jobs done. In many cases, these are long term/permanent positions, so if you enjoy working with a client or company, you may remain with them for several years. Other jobs are short term, ranging from a few hours to a few days. To get a job through Upwork, you need to register a freelancer account, set up your profile, and start bidding for jobs. Please read this article to learn how to get started: How To Make Money Through Freelance Websites.
SET UP YOUR PROFILE
Unlike social network profiles, your Upwork profile mainly contains information about your worklife, skills, and experience. It is your chance to convince clients that you are the right person for the job, and if it is set up properly, your profile could seriously improve your chances of scoring jobs. The article linked above contains some information on setting up your profile.
One of the most important parts of your profile is your profile overview. You have to write it professionally to get a chance at scoring jobs. The good news is, I’ve written an article that will help you write a professional overview. Please read it here: Upwork Profile Overview Sample.
APPLY FOR JOBS
After setting up your profile, it is reviewed and approved (as long as you set it up properly). When Upwork approves your profile, they furnish your account with connects so you can start applying for jobs, and that is what you should do. You will need to write a cover letter almost every time you apply for a job, and this letter provides the best opportunity to stand out from other applicants, and convince clients that you are the right person for the job. Find out how to write compelling cover letters in this article: How To Write An Upwork Cover Letter That Employers Can’t Resist.
GET YOUR FIRST JOB WITH THESE PRO TIPS
I was once a newbie to Upwork and I wasn’t exactly sure I could make money through freelancing. But I was pretty motivated by, well, lack of cash at the time, and so I learnt the ropes. Through My experience, I have come to know a few simple tips that can help you kickstart a good experience at Upwork, and I have put these tips together in this blog post: How To Get Your First Job At Upwork. Please read this article and follow the points shared.
Like I mentioned at the outset, I’d be more than happy to help you kickstart your freelance career. And so if you have questions, please drop them in the comments below. Also, if you know a few other tips that have worked quite well for you, I’d love to hear about them.