So to follow up with the last thread I made, about how to make a decent income online. If you are a newbie and want to understand what Freelancer is, read the FIRST PART HERE. There are a lot of people interested in this and I will keep my promise and share more advices with you. Until you have the right mindset to succeed in Freelancer. So from the questions, I see that the big problem is taking project while you don't have any positive review. How to get your FIRST PROJECT: So, Why the client will give his project to you? and not to the other 8 - 66 freelancers? The project owner wants to give his project to someone who have a GOOD REPUTATION (positive reviews) and a GOOD PRICE and also a good bidding letter. The last two conditions are very easy, but the first one is hard to get. You want to get the first project to build your reputation and they want good reputation to give you that project. You see the Irony in that, It's like here in Morocco: You are looking for a job to get experience and they want experience to give you that job. So If you think and believe that this is the reason why you are not getting any projects. The solution is simple: Buy reviews or exchange reviews with other freelancers just starting out. Give yourself something like 5 positive reviews, make them as real as possible. You can also PM and I will help you out with that. I guess when it comes to good reputation, everything is clear now. You need to get the project owners to TRUST YOU: So your bidding cover letter needs to show that you are CONFIDENT of what you do and that you are trust worthy. If it's impossible make a website showing the similar projects you have done in the past. Don't be eager to get the first project, there's a lot of competition, normally you need to bid in 60 projects ( more or less ) to get one project. (Freelancer statistics) Also you can make a udemy course in the field you want to work in, Make it available for Free, with -100% coupon code until you get + 2000 students. Then change it into 57$ and include the link of your course with your bidding cover letter. The employee will see that you have more than 2000 students and would assume you are an expert. And will most likely give you the project. And maybe some new students will find the course and buy it with 57$ Look for clients outside of FREELANCER: You dont' need to wait until you get a project in Freelancer, I mean come on. You can use Google and search for people who needs the service that you provide. Thanks to @healzer here's the FULL TUTORIAL on how to do that. He covered everything and really inspired me. Please read his thread + the questions and answers in the comments. Earn $1000+ per month with very little work If you don't read everything you can find, you will never succeed. Also post any question you have in the comments. I'm here to help. If you find this thread helpful, don't forget to hit that thanks button .