Before the digital agency, and before the Graphic Design job I took in Aarhus, I was a student.
I had to do all sorts of jobs to pay my rent and my bad habits 😂 . One of them was freelancing.
Last month I found out that a guy is charging 5000 dollars to teach you how to be a freelancer 🙃.
So I had a quick internal rage and asked myself, “Has the game changed so much?” , “is it harder now”?
I cleaned my old Upwork account from dust and started to apply for freelancing jobs.
This is my experience and how you can do it too.
Easy tutorial on how to make money on UPWORK:
1. Step. Create an account.
2. Make sure you make a nice description of your skills and yourself. Include portfolio/references etc.
3. Buy connections. Apparently, you need to buy connections to bid for jobs.
4. Bid. Here is where the magic happens.
I kid you not. You can have the most straightforward cover letter and still get jobs.
Here is my proposal:
You can copy it from here:
I can do it. You can visit my profile and portfolio for further verification.
Here are some examples of [include work] I did in [include tool]:[list of your work/ examples]
I decided to apply for this project because I have great experience in [the field]. I have mastered [niche].
I have a few questions to ask about your project. I hope to discuss this with you soon.
Feel free to ask anything
And that’s it. You don’t have to send 3000 words cover letters with bs.
Let your work speak.
Out of 10 jobs, I applied. 2 of them respond, and 1 accepted me.
Here’s the proof:
So not only the dude was pleased with my work, he wants to give me more.
Here is the payment.
So I worked a few hours to create a landing page with a drag and drop builder. I am telling you, anyone can do this. Easy peasy 200$. (minimum wage in Romania is around 300)
It’s not a quick get rich scheme, yeah, you need to put some work in it. But honestly, it feels like easy money.
We are living in the most carefree time ever to make money online.
So yeah, that’s it for today. If you have any questions, I am more than happy to help you.
Good luck earning that $$$.