Freelancing On Upwork: Build a Successful Upwork Business (Formerly Upwork 101)

John Morris, I teach aspiring developers how to code

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35 Videos (5h 51m)
    • How Upwork Changed My Life

      6:58
    • Module 1 - How to Get Your Profile Approved

      13:51
    • Module 2 - Lesson 1: Upwork Profile Master Strategy

      14:42
    • Module 2 - Lesson 2: Create an Appealing Profile Picture

      20:13
    • Module 2 - Lesson 3: Write a Keyword-Rich Title and Tags

      9:01
    • Module 2 - Lesson 4: Write a Compelling and Believable Overview

      25:40
    • Module 2 - Lesson 5: Record an Engaging Profile Video

      14:04
    • Module 2 - Lesson 6: Create an Eye-Opening Portfolio (Even Without Previous Client Work)

      13:19
    • Module 2 - Lesson 7: Tests, Certifications, Employment History, Etc

      7:38
    • Module 2 - Class Project: Build Your Upwork Profile

      8:03
    • Module 3 - Lesson 1: The Competition

      2:59
    • Module 3 - Lesson 2: It's NOT a Number Game

      4:49
    • Module 3 - Lesson 3: Trust as a Strategy

      6:04
    • Module 3 - Lesson 4: How to Find the Best Jobs

      7:12
    • Module 3 - Lesson 5: Search Filters

      3:03
    • Module 3 - Lesson 6: Uncovering Key Hiring Criteria

      12:29
    • Module 3 - Lesson 7: Writing Your Project Proposal

      18:46
    • Module 3 - Lesson 8: How to Build Rapport

      16:40
    • Module 3 - Lesson 9: How to Price Projects

      13:37
    • Module 3 - Lesson 10: Ask For the Sale

      6:10
    • Module 3 - Lesson 11: Final Thoughts

      3:30
    • Module 4 - Lesson 1: The Master Promotion Strategy

      10:26
    • Module 4 - Lesson 2: WARNING

      3:34
    • Module 4 - Lesson 3: How to Write Content That Sells

      13:56
    • Module 4 - Lesson 4: Content Breakdown

      26:20
    • Module 4 - Lesson 5: Content Ideas

      10:57
    • Module 4 - Lesson 6: My Content Creation Process

      8:36
    • Module 4 - Lesson 7: Email

      7:16
    • Module 4 - Lesson 8: Blog

      8:23
    • Module 4 - Lesson 9: YouTube

      8:33
    • Module 4 - Lesson 10: Facebook

      6:29
    • Module 4 - Lesson 11: Twitter

      3:53
    • Module 4 - Lesson 12: Podcast

      7:07
    • Module 4 - Lesson 13: Future Proofing

      3:37
    • Module 4 - Lesson 14: Conclusion

      2:43
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About This Class

February 2013 is when it happened. Upwork was still Elance-oDesk, I’d been on it a few months, I hadn’t had much luck and was ready to move on. But, I stumbled across a blog post (now since deleted) from the company, itself, where they explained their client-to-freelancer matching algorithms. The keys to how their entire search and matching system worked.

It changed everything.

I immediately changed my profile and landed my first project:

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And then another:

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And another and another and another… on and on it went:

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Until, eventually, I had to turn off my availability because I was getting so many job invites I couldn’t keep up.

So, this course is simple…

I show you what I learned that day and the changes I made that turned everything around for me. If you’re ready to make Upwork actually work for you, then take this course.

Here’s the lessons you’re getting:

  1. Rank Higher Than You Should Master Strategy
  2. Create Your Profile Picture
  3. Write Keyword-Rich Title and Tags
  4. How to Write a Believable Overview
  5. Record an Profile Video The Easy Way (Optional)
  6. Create a Portfolio Even Without Previous Client Work
  7. About Tests, Certifications, Employment History, Etc.
  8. Class Project: Build Your Upwork Profile
  9. It’s a Competition
  10. It’s NOT a Numbers Game
  11. Trust As a Strategy
  12. How to Find the Best Jobs
  13. Leveraging Search Filters
  14. Breaking Down a Project Description
  15. Writing Your Project Proposal
  16. Building Rapport (Know, Like and Trust)
  17. How to Price Upwork Projects
  18. Asking For the Sale
  19. Final Thoughts

If you’re ready to do this, then enroll and let’s get started.

38 of 40 students recommendSee All

This class made me just jump into Upwork and land my first job right away!! ♥ thanks
john ttake a great time to explain what you need to do , to turn things around.. good job indeed.
This course is a great orientation to the Upwork platform. I am lucky to find out the course. John Morris did a great job

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I teach aspiring developers how to code

Hey I'm John. Let me talk about myself for a minute :D. So, I've been a web designer/developer for about 12 years now. I specialize in the "standard" web languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL). I'm a freelancer and instructor.

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I worked on big name projects for people like New York Times Bestselling Author, Michael Hyatt; online celebrity, Lewis Howes; Inc. Magazine's Small Business Owner's Council; famous copywriter, Ray Edwards and oth...

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