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Aug 11, 2023

Check out this week's closeUp look at the incredible, inspiring career journey of Guy, Founder & CEO of Valere Labs

Run the Business
Sep 25, 2023

To provide freelancers with effective methods to handle difficult clients, we gathered insights from nine professionals, including successful freelancers and CEOs.

Upwork Platform
Sep 22, 2023

Watch this week's Career CloseUp video featuring Greg, an Expert-Vetted Prompt Engineer and AI master! 

Sep 20, 2023

"The future of work is full of uncertainty... Your future will thank you." ~ April Rinne. Creating a successful freelance career - or any career for that matter - in today's fast-changing work economy requires a new way of thinking about and approaching our career journey. This is where pursuing a Career Portfolio over a traditional Career Path could give you a real edge. 

Run the Business
Sep 18, 2023

As AI continues to revolutionize the freelance landscape, we asked CEOs, founders, and other professionals to share their experiences. From boosting productivity with AI-Language models to boosting creativity and organization with ChatGPT, here are six insightful ways these leaders have incorporated AI tools into their work to enhance efficiency and productivity.

Run the Business
Sep 15, 2023

Check out this week's Career CloseUp with Alex, Chief Growth Officer of Valere, CEO of Valere Digital!

Sep 13, 2023

To help freelancers find innovative ways to showcase their work, we asked six experts from the fields of Public Relations and Business Ownership for their best tips. From "Showcasing Work Through Storytelling and Editorial Layouts" to "Creating Interactive PDF Portfolio with SEO Metrics", discover the unique strategies these professionals have used to make their portfolios stand out.

New to Upwork
Sep 11, 2023

It took me months to master the art of negotiation on Upwork but I'll teach you how to do it in 5 steps.  Learn how to confidently assert your worth and negotiate your project fees with your clients to grow your account.

New to Upwork
Sep 08, 2023

The Rising Talent badge is not the culmination of my journey; it's a stepping stone. With each project, I'm inching closer to achieving a Job Success Score (JSS) and eventually striving for the prestigious Top-Rated status. Upwork's commitment to recognizing freelancers' accomplishments is evident in the design of this progression, which serves as a constant reminder that growth is a continual pro...

Upwork Platform
Sep 06, 2023

Discover the strategies, challenges, and triumphs that led me to stand out in the competitive freelance arena. From building an impeccable client reputation to mastering the art of proposal writing, join me as I share the pivotal moments and expert insights that propelled my freelance career to new heights.

Upwork Platform
Sep 04, 2023

Juggling a full-time job and a thriving freelancing career? Sounds impossible, right? Not quite. Dive into my journey of how I managed to earn over $30k on Upwork, all while maintaining my 9-5 job.

Sep 01, 2023

Discover the ins and outs of Data Analytics from a Rising Talent Data Analyst. Embracing the role of both a versatile problem-solver and a data expert, to unlock valuable insights and drive impactful outcomes in today's data-driven landscape. Adept at many skills but always masters of data – welcome to the world of Data Analytics.

New to Upwork
Aug 30, 2023

To shed light on the complex task of setting fair freelance rates, we've gathered insights from seven industry leaders, including founders and consultants. From understanding pricing from a client's perspective to leveraging market research and transparency, this article offers a wealth of knowledge to help freelancers navigate their pricing strategies.

New to Upwork
Aug 28, 2023

Step into the world of freelancing, where every call holds the promise of a potential sale. But what happens when the alluring prospect starts to slip away, and you find yourself competing with not one but six other freelancers? Join me as I unravel the high-stakes game of commitment and pricing in the competitive world of freelancing, where quality and dedication are put to the ultimate test.

Development & IT
Aug 25, 2023

In 2019, I decided to quit my current job to start working full-time on Valere. Initially, it was hard to get good leads and clients. Since I have been a fan of Upwork since the beginning, Guy and I were positive that someday we would start getting good leads out of Upwork, which happened in no time and the rest is history.

New to Upwork
Aug 23, 2023

If you would like to know my single, most insane Upwork success secret, then you will find great, life-long advice in the article to follow.