In case you’re not yet familiar with my journey, I quit my 9-5 over two years ago to start my own mobile app design business for the mobility it allowed. I traveled and lived all over the world and photographed it all, but that’s a story for another day. This article is an exact step-by-step on how you can hack the freelance site Upwork to close the highest paying projects and connect with world-class clients. (Hint: These are the clients you want to be taking a work relationship offline with!)
Upwork is a merger of oDesk and Elance (where I did most of my work) and dominates the online freelance market. There are a plethora of jobs on there, ranging from minimum wage stuff to five-figure projects. Virtually any digital job that can be done over the internet is on there, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a graphic designer or a copywriter. Alright, let’s get down to business.