Category: Upwork

On Upwork’s Pricing Change

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Nobody owes you anything. Period. If you haven’t heard, Upwork just changed the fees it charges to freelancers. It moved from a flat fee of 10% to a “sliding fee structure” like this: First $500 of lifetime client earnings – 20% $500+ up to $10,000 – 10% $10,000+ – 5% And boy oh boy did the kids get angry! Check out some of these comments: “go hang yourself. I hope all your people leave and you are dead.” “U evil. Stahp.” “This is the worst policy any market place have ever taken.” “Moderate your greed. (Even

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JMS081: Stop Freelance Clients From Lowballing You On Upwork

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Do you judge a suit by the tailor’s bill or the fit and finish of the clothes themselves? Do you judge a car by the MSRP or how it feels when you hit the gas? Do you judge a dinner by the cost or the taste and tenderness of the steak? I get this all the time… Freelancers who complain about freelancing sites like Upwork because clients always go with the lowest bidder. And, so-and-so from XYZ country can afford to low-ball me… yada, yada. Look, price is as big of a problem as you allow

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JMS054: PHP 7, MVC, Writing Your Upwork Bio, Weekly Q&A and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show we dive into the new features in PHP 7, using the MVC design pattern, writing your bio on Upwork to get more clients, our weekly Q&A and more: Here’s the line-up: Opening and Managing Negativity in the Web Developer Community [00:37] The New Features in PHP 7 [13:40] The Thinking Trap That Stops Most Developers From Being Successful [24:28] MVC: What You Need to Know [35:08] Writing Your Upwork Service Description [48:27] Weekly WebDev Q&A [1:03:34] Links mentioned in this episode: Head First Design Patterns The MVC Pattern and PHP MVC For

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7 Steps to Make Money on Upwork

My first few months on Upwork (Elance) were a disaster. I wasted a lot of time bidding on dead-end or low-payout jobs, working with horrible clients and making much less than I wanted (read: needed). About a year later, I was doing well enough to leave Upwork forever and get all my clients through repeat business, referrals and my own website… charging what I wanted and clients seeking me out. Now, I have an Upwork course where I’ve helped, to date, 3,739 other Upworkers make a similar kind of transition. I’m not special or overly smart. I just figured out

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[Quora] Do you have to take the skill tests on Upwork.com?

I was recently asked to answer this question on Quora and it’s something I get asked quite a bit: Do you have to take the skill tests on Upwork.com? You don’t have to but I highly recommend you do. My answer below explains why. Upvote if you get value from it: You have to take the “Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers” test (as of when I joined). Beyond that, you don’t have to take any of the other tests. And, while some of the other commenters are right that you can have success without taking any of

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[Quora] How Do I Get Clients on Upwork Like I Used to On Elance?

I was recently asked to answer this question on Quora and it’s something I get asked quite a bit: I used to be very successful on Elance, but the same profile/strategy is performing poorly on Upwork. What are the possible reasons for this? Here’s what I think you can do to win on any freelance site, including Upwork. Upvote if you get value from it: First, I’d want to know what your strategy was. It’s possible that it was something that exploited how Elance worked that’s now been shored up with the migration to Upwork. If that’s the case, then it’s

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Why Can’t I Get Work at Upwork But Others Can?

It boils down to how freelance sites work. They are designed to surface the best freelancers on their platforms. That doesn’t meant you’re not good if you’re struggling to get any traction. It means if you’re new to Upwork you’re at a big disadvantage. But, it’s also not hopeless. With the strategy I’m about to show you, you can quickly gain momentum and rise to the top where getting work is a whole lot easier. Think of this like an “Upwork Fast-Start Guide”. The benefit of following this formula is you virtually eliminate the advantage veteran Upwork developers have so you can:

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The simple secrets to high-paying freelance clients

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