Top freelancers from Serbia and Macedonia have spoken and shared their roadmaps for building a successful business on Upwork!
Here are a few highlights from the interviews we think you'll find useful, so tell us which advice you like best and why.
"As the saying in freelancing business goes, you’re only good as your last job"
"Persistence, persistence, persistence! I worked 15 hours per days at the beginning, until I earned my reputation, build my Portfolio and invested in the equipment I use. Today, I work between 4-6 hours per day due to increased efficiency, high quality work and a higher rate I charge."
"Before starting on Upwork, new freelancers need to have a few years of prior experience, depending on a field."
"Freelancers need to learn quickly because technology is changing all the time, and need to keep track of the changes and improve their skills in order to be competitive."
"From my experience, people who tried the freelancing lifestyle wouldn’t go back to a regular job routine. Don’t give up, if you work hard you will succeed."
"Freelancing can be a successful full time job and provide freedom regular jobs don’t. After you land your first few jobs, it just feels natural to work as a freelancer. It took me one week to get my first job."