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Why You’re Not Getting Jobs on Upwork and How to Fix it!

When you see a great gig come on the job board, you pounce on it immediately, send off your proposal, and then….crickets.  Not so much as an invite to interview.  This has been happening for weeks. What’s going on?  Why are other freelancers getting hired while you see no movement at all? Why am I not getting jobs on Upwork? …

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How to Set Client Boundaries as a Freelancer

When you work as an employee servicing customers at a traditional company, your boundaries are defined for you. You go to work at a certain time, you have a set number of hours to deliver responses to clients, and clients pay based on a contract that’s already established. But when you make the shift to doing freelance work, you now …

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The Keys to Keeping it Professional Online

When you work for a company where you go to an office, professionalism is a lot of things.  The way you present yourself physically: how you carry yourself and what you wear.  The way you speak: word choice and tone.  How you express emotions in different circumstances: how you react when you get frustrated, or things don’t go your way.  …

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How to Get Your Start as a Freelance Writer

Six months ago, I was the Director of IT Operations at a software company.  My day-to-day workload consisted of managing software deployments and cloud-based infrastructure.  Today, I do freelance writing and proofreading.  Talk about a serious career 180. I don’t have a background in journalism; in fact, my college degree is in Business Administration.  Before I published my blog, I …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Client Relationship Management as a Freelancer

Finding new clients is a critical component of the puzzle of freelance.  But more so than finding amazing clients is making them happy and converting them from a one-time job to a long-term relationship. Nearly all of my roles in software over the last eight years have had an element of customer service, which means I’ve picked up many tips …

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