Smelly secrets of the 400K Upworkers

I know you’ve seen them.

The Upwork boo-roos on Twitter bragging about how they’ve made 400K or 5 or whatever it is. It’s kinda tacky, but whatevs… not gonna hate on them. But, it does beg the question…

What do they know?

That the Upwork dropouts (who plod around the internet dumping their stinky piles of “it’s a scam” on every YouTube video or blog post) don’t?

I can tell you.

It has to do with how you start.

The first few crucial months. Get a couple projects, do a good job and get quality reviews… and your Upwork will take off. Don’t get those projects OR fail to get good ratings and reviews…

Poof!

Your profile will get disappeared…

Like a govt. whistleblower in the back of a CIA van.

But, how do you compete when you’re new?

Ah yes!

Good question, young Jedi.

That is THE question.

And I also have that answer. I lay it out in all its buck-neked glory in the latest episode of the audio newsletter.

Link on the web portal (desktop): https://portal.johnmorrisonline.com/audio-newsletter/an005-speed-hacking-upwork/

Link on the mobile app: https://learnistic.me/Qt4k

Listen how you preferith.

And, heed thy words carefully…

Later,

John

Idea Engine LLC

P.O. Box 245

Winona, MO 65588

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