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3aa42607
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successeful freelancer

Hello Upwork Community, my respectable seniors and top rated freelancers! Would you like to tell me the secret and formula of becoming a successful freelancer? Remember me in your precious prayers. Kind regards  

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elisa_b
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I would also suggest you to improve your bio. If I were a client and read that you are a "professional logo designer, content creator, translator, typist, proofreader and editor, and photo and video editor" I would be quite puzzled. It seems to me that you are a newbie in all these fields and haven't decided yet what career you want to pursue. Choose just a couple of specialisations where you actually excel, and drop everything else. 

 

I would be especially careful with "translator" (you don't even mention which languages you speak, so how can anybody hire you? Plus I am a translator myself, and I guarantee that knowing two languages doesn't make you a translator). I would also forget about "typist" (a highly unskilled job generating more scams than revenues). 

 

Best of luck.

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tomzilla1
Community Member

My personal philosophy is: work hard , abide by the rules, be customer-centric, sometimes it can take a long time to land a contract so plan ahead and don't give up.

Hi Tom,

Must of the time no matter how skilled or productive you are, there’s always a possibility to do a job better than before. Keeping an eye on enhancing your skill set and exploring ways to learn something new is the initial step towards becoming a better version of yourself. It not only helps to increase your work performance but also creates potential opportunities for your professional development.  Further, setting clear goals will make it easier for you to keep track of your progress.

Sincerely,

Lore S.

58feaef8
Community Member

Compare to Tom, I am neither successful nor seasoned, but I always remind myself the reason of becoming a freelancer: I wanted to buy my husband a Espresso Machine! I know it sounds super silly, but it really helps me to keep moving!

That's really interesting, thankyou so much for your guidance and assistance. 

martina_plaschka
Community Member

You have to make it your own. You should listen to advice, but not all of it. You have to be better than 95% of freelancers offering the same skills, and be confident in your abilities. Your profile must be a testament to your mastery of the jobs you apply for. Always be professional. The most important thing: choose your clients wisely. 

Very true. "Choose your clients wisely." --The golden rule. 

Right, thankyou so much for your guidance and assistance. 

true because there's so many scam in the community 

Absolutely right, thankyou so much for your guidance and assistance. 

elisa_b
Community Member

I would also suggest you to improve your bio. If I were a client and read that you are a "professional logo designer, content creator, translator, typist, proofreader and editor, and photo and video editor" I would be quite puzzled. It seems to me that you are a newbie in all these fields and haven't decided yet what career you want to pursue. Choose just a couple of specialisations where you actually excel, and drop everything else. 

 

I would be especially careful with "translator" (you don't even mention which languages you speak, so how can anybody hire you? Plus I am a translator myself, and I guarantee that knowing two languages doesn't make you a translator). I would also forget about "typist" (a highly unskilled job generating more scams than revenues). 

 

Best of luck.

3aa42607
Community Member

Very true, thankyou so much for your guidance and assistance. 

achikuta
Community Member

Hello Elisa B

Kindly advise on my profile strength

elisa_b
Community Member

The very first line of your profile should be catchy and straight to the point. It is your chance to persuade clients you are a good fit, please don't waste it.

I would avoid the use of massive capitalisation and "I will" phrasings, they sound repetitive.

I would also focus not solely on what I do, but rather on how I can satisfy clients' needs.

Mentioning that you can work 24/7 makes you sound a bit desperate - you should say that you are flexible instead.

"Send me a message." is repeated twice but it is needless.

Your certificates section features weird carriage returns.

 

That's what I would start from.

 

173cfc4e
Community Member

My Advice is research has shown that it takes an average of twenty five minutes to return to a task after you have been interrupted. This is why it's important to focus on one task at a time and avoid the temptation to multitask.  In the other hand, even if you only utilize a handful of these steps, as long as you make them part of your daily routine, you're much more likely to reap the benefits in terms of work productivity.

Sincerely,

Lore

 

173cfc4e
Community Member

Must of the time no matter how skilled or productive you are, there’s always a possibility to do a job better than before. Keeping an eye on enhancing your skill set and exploring ways to learn something new is the initial step towards becoming a better version of yourself. It not only helps to increase your work performance but also creates potential opportunities for your professional development.  Further, setting clear goals will make it easier for you to keep track of your progress.

Sincerely,

Lore S.

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