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I want remote work, but don't have any special skills. Book helped me choose specialization and believe in myself. Even an ordinary PC user can find work on this platform.
Last 2 years I worked as freelancer and my biggest problem was communication with client. Firstly not-trivial recommendations embarrassed me, but I applied them and receive better results in few months.
For a long time I can't make choice: office or freelance. This book helped me made right decision.
Before read this book I thought my profile is beautiful, but after I fully remade profile and start receive much more interviews.
I think about Upwork for a long time, I really like hourly rates on platform, but my language is not very well. Chapter about English helped me find client even with poor English.
Tips about reputation are really useful. Thanks for the Top Rated badge and JSS 95%
I didn’t know how to fill portfolio, because it is really hard for translator to create good-looking result of my work. Cases of other freelancers’ experience helped me with this problem.
I’ve had a bad profile before reading the book. Afterwards I passed tests again, chose niche and finally received my first job. Thank you.
I haven’t been receiving interview invitations from clients for half a year. Tips from the book helped me receive first invitation in 3 weeks.
I had dispute with one of my client and didn’t know how to solve it without negative reputation effect. But now it’s much more clear for me.
I thought I did’t need portfolio because I’m SMM specialist and can’t make screenshot for portfolio. Anyway, I followed recommendations from the book and highly increase response rate.
I began freelancing on oDesk and didn’t have problems with clients. But it was interesting to read about another freelancers' experience. Helpful thoughts, thanks for that.
I was skeptical about this book, but the information about long-term partnership with clients was very useful. Thank you.
After reading the section about cover letter, I realized that I made a lot of mistakes in my proposals before.
I didn't understand how to receive earnings from Upwork. So, for me comparing of payout methods was very useful.
I thought that average rate on Upwork is $20/hour and it was enough for me. However, I read this book and my opinion has changed. Right now I have 2 clients with hourly rate of $50 per hour.
I have been working on Upwork for the last 3 years and my hourly rate was $10/hour. Following recommendations from the book, I changed it to $25/h and found, that clients can pay more for my work.
Upwork is my first freelancing experience. Thanks for this book, it helped me to fill my profile and portfolio.
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Non-trivial recommendations about filling profile, job search, writing cover letter, communication with client, choosing payment type and payout solution on Upwork. Follow them and your job applications response rate, number of invitations and earnings will be increased.
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