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The Untold Realities of Starting a Freelancing Business

No time to read? Listen to this article on  Spotify .  As a freelancer, I've ridden the rollercoaster of self-employment more times than I can count. I'm not here to discourage you from taking the plunge. On the contrary, I aim to shed light on the realities of the freelancing world, warts and all, so you can enter it with your eyes wide open. If you've been employed for several years and you're dreaming of dipping your toes into the seemingly placid waters of freelancing, I'm here to show you the rip currents that lie beneath. The " if others can do it, why can't I? " mindset is a strong driving force, and there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's one of the reasons I decided to go freelance myself. However, having been there and done that, I can tell you it's not all smooth sailing. There's a lot more to the freelancing world than meets the eye. It's not just about quitting your 9-to-5 job, setting up your own work schedule,

Is Upwork's Boosted Proposal Feature Hindering Non-booster's Visibility to Clients?

Upwork is a popular platform for freelancers to find work and clients to find qualified professionals. One feature offered by Upwork is the ability to boost a proposal, which is meant to increase the visibility of the proposal to potential clients. However, there is a general feeling among freelancers that this feature may actually limit their ability to be seen by clients. In this article, we will explore this idea and consider whether or not clients are truly influenced by boosted proposals when making hiring decisions. What is a Boosted Proposal on Upwork? A boosted proposal is a paid feature on Upwork that allows freelancers to increase the visibility of their proposals to potential clients. When a proposal is boosted, it appears higher in the list of proposals for a particular job posting, increasing the chances that it will be seen by the client. Boosting a proposal is done by using Upwork Connects, that is if you want to be in the top three proposal senders, buy more Connects an

Upwork Freelancing: It's Not For Everyone

I frequent Upwork groups on Facebook, and while browsing the other day, I saw Florence's Facebook post. He said: I think this Upwork platform is for those that have started working there already. Not for beginners! How can a newbie get a job? Even after shuffling the requirements to entry-level, those hirers would still be asking for 90% JSS with past works, and it's so annoying... I don't think the platform is well-organized, and it's also full of scammers. Please, I will be glad to know if you have any other Freelancing platforms that are better. Niche: Accounting, Finance, Data entry. The post piqued my interest, so I asked permission from Florence if could get a screenshot of his FB post and write an article about it. Why? Because it's loaded. In this post, I will answer some of the points he raised in the hope of sharing my learning and experience with others who might also be frustrated with not finding clients on Upwork or any other platforms.