Upwork is a freelance market place similar to fiver but with extra features. To make money online Upwork is also the best place to make a start. Upwork allows you to earn money online from home. To earn online money you just need a personal computer and an internet connection. We are living in Pakistan where to get a full-time job on a good salary is much difficult. But if you have some skills (Writing, WordPress development, Digital Marketing, App development, Graphic designing, etc.) you can sell these skills and earn money. Yes, it takes time to understand all the terms and policies of Upwork but if you will consistent and serious to put your efforts you will get everything you dreamt for. I am a successful freelancer and earning a huge amount from fiver and Upwork because this platform just demands your sincerity and passion. People often ask how it works. Below is the answer to all the questions you have about Upwork.
Who can work on Upwork?
There are two types of people on Upwork; buyers and sellers. If you want to earn money online then you must have to work as a seller. There are millions of categories and fields Upwork offers you to select one and get paid. You have to select one niche of your interest and the one you are expert in and build your profile. Keep in mind that when you choose an online platform to earn, you have to build a strong profile at first. A strong profile has the capability to attract customer. Your profile will reflect your skills, education, expertise and your willingness to perform jobs on Upwork.
Once you build your profile, the next step is to wait for the job posted related to your skills. Every day tons of jobs are posted on Upwork appealing experts to take responsibility. Upwork provides extra security to its users like they make ensure that you receive payment from every client instantly, while fiver’s security policy is little lower than Upwork. While working on Upwork your payments are 100% safe and it’s difficult to do fraud on it.
What Upwork offers?
The thing that surprise all of the beginners is that they get payment of $4 rather they worked for $5. Let me clear that every freelance marketplace took %age of money that you have earned. Every online earning platform has its own set standards like Upwork will take 20% of the total amount you earned via one order. Upwork has a policy that the more you earn from a client the less you will have to pay commission.
Every freelancer working to earn online aimed to get highly paid clients, and when you will start working online always try to do the job that helps you to make $500 at least. To establish on Upwork as a freelancer is not a big deal, but until you will not be serious you could not get your destination. Select your skill and then practice it daily to engage more and more customer. Here is a tip to start earning quickly;
Tip; Take the basic skill exam Upwork offers you to polish your skills. These exams are quite easy but you still have to focus and need to do it well. Once you will achieve a high score, it will help you to get multiple jobs. Without this test, there are 99% chances to get zero jobs on Upwork.
Buyers on Upwork needs accuracy and perfect jobs. That is the reason they are looking for certified and skilled freelancers. Search for a job related to your skills and post a proposal to satisfy buyer to make them sure that you are best fit for this job. Now surely, you will have a question that what are proposals.
When you found a job related to your skills you have to send a proposal, that will be like a letter to the buyer. Proposals are letters that state to the buyer about what you have done and what you will do make this work perfectly. In the proposal you will add cost you want to do it perfectly, you will have to show your experience by uploading your previous projects. Below is a sample proposal letter you can use to win project on Upwork platform and that will help for sure;
I Umme-Rubab Asif, an experienced and dedicated writer from the United States read and understand your requirements. I am a native English speaker, studying BS Hons in Sociology from IvyTech community college. I am a writer for three years and doing writing projects for clients on Upwork successfully. I’ve gained a lot of experience in writing about different genres.
I have attached several sample works that will prove that I am an expert writer and best fits to this job. These attached genres are specifically attached to make you sure about my outstanding writing skills.
My rate for this job are fair and according to what you offered. I will deliver quality since my career to make my clients happy.
Thanks for your consideration and precious time. I will look forward to having kind relations with you in the future. Let me know if you have any question.
Okay! Now what you have understood? I hope you get an idea about what the proposal is actually. Have you noticed I used two words here and because of these words I can claim to win the project on Upwork? The native English speaker and educated from a famous college makes me a priority for clients. I know buyers are looking for error-free work thus they will always prefer a native English speaker. I advised you to use these two words (either not true in your case) to won projects on Upwork.
A bid is another feature of Upwork that makes it different from other freelance platforms. Bid is basically how much you will charge for the specific task. Search markets rates for the specific skill you are offering on Upwork. For example, if you are a writer, the market rate is $1 per 100 words. Obviously, it’s too low and not enough to raise a family. But as a beginner, you have to accept even low paid projects. Once you have earned some income and make some hours you can claim for high rates.
Overtime when you become experts and have some better portfolio to show your clients then you may demand for high rates. But at first keep patience and settle for less.
Upwork is a platform that turns your dream of earn money online into reality. Upwork is a freelance marketplace that allows millions of unemployed persons to earn their livelihood. There are people who earns enough from Upwork to pay for their education expenses, home rents, bills and manage other utilities. Upwork is a trusted platform for everyone who is motivated to make money online. The only problem an Upwork user will face will be to build an Upwork profile and to get it approved. But don’t worry, in the next article of series you will get a complete guide to develop an engaging Upwork profile and method to approve it.