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$150,000 by Dec 2020. Crushing it on Upwork

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by stepdub, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. vicsb

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    Wow...awesome and inspiring journey mate. Are you getting the clients from Upwork only or outside as well?
    And last month I have started working on upwork after like 6 years and I have a team as well to do the work. I have some old reviews and 3 new as well. I am bidding on upwork but not any good result. What can you suggest?
     
  2. stepdub

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    Thanks mate. When I started this journey, I already had some money in the bank for my living expenses and a lot of free time - didn't have to worry about making enough to cover monthly expense. So I set the goal of bidding non-stop to a 100 jobs and see what happens. Every bid was super customized - no copy paste. After the first few bids, I started getting replies from the clients.

    So if you have some money and time leverage, I suggest just start bidding like a mad man - what is there to lose? You could bid to 3-4 jobs in an hour. Maybe try doing this for an hour a day for next 30 days? If you don't get anything after 30 days, you can switch to watching porn for an hour a day for the next 30 days to even it out.
     
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  3. vicsb

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    Haha...thanks a lot for the response. It made me laugh. And yeah I am not a newbie in the game. I already have established venture which is making me a decent money. But this is something that I want to start as this is really doable for me and I want multiple source of income as well.

    So yeah, I am taking your suggestion seriously and starting bidding a lot. And I just purchased Freelancer Plus as well. :)
     
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    That's how successful people work, mate! Keep going!
     
  5. stepdub

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    Got a lead generation project for $100

    Total Earning: $15,798
    Balance: $134,202
     
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    what is the minimum project budget you bid on?
     
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  7. stepdub

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    $100
     
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  8. stepdub

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    Market research project for $50

    Total Earning: $15,848
    Balance: $134,152
     
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  9. ENOVATIT

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    Do you offer your service at Upwork as a Freelancer or Agency?
     
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    How you received your first order? It's the hardest part.
     
  11. stepdub

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    Freelancer.
     
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  12. stepdub

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    I got it 8 years ago. Back in those days it was easier. Times have changed. I advise to get the first 5-10 jobs from a different client account you own, or buy them (you'll find sellers on BHW). Give yourself first class 5 star reviews. This will be good branding for your new profile. Then start bidding non-stop.
     
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  13. stepdub

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    Market research project for $150 project

    This week has been boring cuz I'm working from home :(

    Total Earning: $15,998
    Balance: $134,002
     
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    Love the journey!
    16K in 4 months. That's $4000 a month. Nice!
     
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  15. stepdub

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    Thanks Bro. A little difficult to scale at this rate. But not impossible.
     
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    Do you have people working for you?
    If not, it would be easier to scale by taking on larger projects, right?
     
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  17. stepdub

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    I have one friend with whom I'm sharing the work since two months. Good so far.
     
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    Got another market research project, almost similar to the one I got earlier today. $150

    Total Earning: $16,148
    Balance: $133,852
     
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    hey could you pm so we could talk a bit more about my skills please ?
     
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    You're truly one of my inspirations here. Kudos!