Upwork 5 - Upwork Proposal Example - Bad (template example) + Re-Written Proposal

Nina Kolari, Online Freelancer & Business Owner, Trainer

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5 Videos (18m)
    • Proposal Examples Course

    • Bad Proposal Example

    • Re-Written Proposal Example

    • Course Project

    • Final Thoughts & Thank You


About This Class

This course is part of Upwork Proposal Course and will show case one bad example (most used proposal template on Upwork!) and then how the proposal should be re-written for maximum impact.

Many want a template that they can you. But I have bad news... there is no one magic template that will work for you! To start with using a template is bad idea as no job is exactly same. You certainly could have a master template that has all your experience and then you delete/add according to the job post. I still do however recommend writing fully customized letter each time.

I know it takes time! But on Upwork quality is better than quantity! If you are sending tons of proposal you most likely are copy/pasting most of your proposal and aim for quantity. Stop that! Aim for quality proposal that really hits the bullseye on matching the client need.

To give you an idea what does not work on Upwork, I made this course and show case the most common template used on Upwork. I personally have hired hundreds of freelancers on Upwork and none of those ever used a template - they customized their proposal to match my exact need. 

This course is a part of series of courses on Upwork:

Upwork Freelancer Success 

Online Freelancer: Upwork Proposal

Find Profitable Freelance Niche on Upwork.com in 5 Steps

Don't forget to sign up on all of the courses!

Also check out my course on House Sitting:

How to Travel Longer, Cheaper and Live Like A Local





Nina Kolari

Online Freelancer & Business Owner, Trainer

Here are my Skillshare courses:

Career Change to Freelancer in 7 Easy Steps - Intro to New Freelancers

Upwork Proposal Example - Bad (template example) + Re-Written Proposal

Why Upwork Profile is Critical to Your Success!

Find Profitable Freelance Niche on Upwork.com in 5 Steps

Travel Longer, Cheaper and Live Like a Local - House Sitting

Online Freelancer: Upwork Proposal

Upwork Freelancer Success

I work with freelancers and entrepreneurs helping them monetize their skills and knowledge online. After building highly successful and profitable freelancing business utilizing only online freelancer marketplaces and publishing multiple successful online training courses I now help others escape the rate race and start working for their dreams.

Many of my courses are perfect if you are looking to win work via online freelancer marketplaces and to start your own online business.

I manage my online business all the while traveling the world. My office view changes every few months, one day I am working at a local library in Brooklyn, a coffee shop in Cuenca Ecuador, friends spare bedroom in Sydney, co-working space in London or at a beach in the Thailand. My business is all online enabling me to be anywhere in the world – and I make most of it.

Freedom is my driving factor in my business. Freedom of location, freedom of work, freedom to travel, freedom to visit family & friends around the world……

Freedom to design my lifestyle is my driving force. 

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