- May 18, 2018
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This is a good idea. Also on upwork, You'll never be able to actually charge what you're worth.Instead of trying to get back on Upwork, it's time to learn to find clients on your own. Stop using Upwork as a crutch for putting in the entrepreneurial footwork. You will never have control which is one of the worst commandments to break.
There's a lot of garbage on Upwork, but I think that a lot of people overlook the high end. I'd been freelancing full or part time for more than 25 years when a prospective client asked me to sign up for Upwork because that was how he was managing his other freelancers. I've never been a fan of freelancing platforms and never intended to use the platform for other clients. But, it turned out that if you have skills that really set you apart in a niche, picking up the best jobs there can be like picking up candy off the sidewalk after a parade. I would never recommend that anyone use it as their sole source of income, but I still use the site as one of several channels as it requires the least investment of time and energy to pick up work. Even direct referrals typically require a bit more time before hiring than Upwork clients.There are people who make liveable incomes on upwork and being a freelancer, but in my opinion upwork sucks as far as getting paid what your worth. If you learn some basic marketing/sales skills, you should be able to get some clients that will pay you what you are worth.
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