Category: Motivation

Can I Find High-Paying Work on Upwork? Part 2: An Interview with Freelancer Diana Marinova

This is the second of a two-part series where I chat to two freelancers who have had great success on Upwork – the largest online freelance marketplace.

How Can a Freelancer be Productive During Slow Periods?

When a slow period happens, you often don’t see it coming.

Everything is going great, the money is flowing, and you’re swamped with projects. Then, without warning, your freelance project to-do-list is so empty that you can practically hear the crickets. Sound familiar?

Do I Need to Be a Good Writer to Be a Freelance Writer?

What is writing?

According to Wikipedia, writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols.

If you can do this well, there are people who will pay you for it, since not everyone can or even wants to write.

Can I Find High-Paying Work on Upwork? Part 1: An Interview with Six-Figure Freelancer Danny Margulies

In 2015 Elance and oDesk merged and relaunched as Upwork. Most freelancers who’ve been in this game for a while know of these platforms and/or have looked for freelance work on them.

But, can you really make a living by taking gigs on this platform? For many seasoned freelancers, Upwork doesn’t always yield high-paying work.

But there are people that are using Upwork successfully.

How Do I Set My Freelancing Goals (And Stick to Them)?

The first month of the year has quickly passed by and you’re yet to make sense of how you’re going to take your freelancing business forward. As a beginner, is this the familiar eerie feeling you’re having now?

What do you do, how do you boost your freelance business income? These are questions you should answer before you take the next big step.

How Can I Balance My Life and Freelance Career?

Whether you’re a seasoned vet of the freelance life, or you’re bouncing excitedly at the starting line, there’s a few things you’re going to experience on this road.

Exhaustion. Burnout. Too much work and too little time. Life getting in the way. Especially if you’re a WAHM and a freelance writer.

How Can A Freelance Writer Be More Productive When There’s No Structure?

One of the main benefits of freelancing is the ability to set your own schedule.

You work when the hours work for you, you choose what to work on, and you manage your own commitments. With this setup comes a lot of freedom, but it can also be challenging – especially if you aren’t accustomed to this much autonomy.

How Do I Overcome Rejection in Freelance Writing?

Rejection is a big part of the freelance writing world, especially when you’re first starting out and trying to establish yourself.

As writers, having our work rejected is a lot like someone telling us our baby is ugly. It’s our word art, arranged just so, and it’s hard not to take it personally.

Though I’ve been a writer for several years, I’ve only now just started to try and make a living from it. So I am in the thick of rejection, as I try to hone my writing skills and find my place.