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Discussion on: 2021 is a great time to start freelancing πŸš€

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Tanzim Ibthesam • Edited

How do I start selling my services on Upwork??

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Travis Fantina

As someone who has used Upwork a few times I would advise against it. I just don't find you get that many jobs, there is so much competition from people who are willing to work for almost free. And it seems like the people who get the most jobs are the ones with the most completed jobs/hours already worked on Upwork which puts people who are new to the platform at a huge disadvantage.

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Julian Krispel-Samsel Author

Totally agree. Using upwork or similar platforms is imo the opposite of what you want to do if you want to earn more and work less πŸ˜…

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Tanzim Ibthesam

Well its still the best freelancing platform out there and if you want the way you are saying you should do a business rather than Freelancing there are Freelancers who earn from 50 to 100 USD per hour in Upwork.

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Tanzim Ibthesam • Edited

Well yes there is competition everywhere there are also people making a living. If you just do logo design and drag n drop there will be competition. Anyways i want to gain some real life experience at first if you have suggestions on how to decorate portfolio how to write cover letters do that these things excess competition people workinh for less have existed since decades. Finding direct clients is always not easy. I have even seen jobs for languages like Java .Net

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Julian Krispel-Samsel Author

My advice would be - get a job before you start freelancing. Will follow this up with a post πŸ™

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Tanzim Ibthesam

I absolutely dont get this if you dont have knowledge its fine but why are you even telling to get a job before freelancing? Whats the purpose of your blog?

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Julian Krispel-Samsel Author

What I’m saying is that it’s a lot easier to freelance successfully if you have some experience under your belt. Experience that is best gotten in a safe low risk environment where you can learn from others - A job.

I know this may sound counterintuitive but in my experience - full time employment with a great engineering team is the best foundation you can get for a freelance career.

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Tanzim Ibthesam

Well i dont think so if you have a good job sepcially remote you dont need Freelancing but Freelancing teaches you a lot of things jobs dont. Its all about how skilled you are at the end of the day and a matter of choice.

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Julian Krispel-Samsel Author

I don't know, never done it.