I didn’t “find my passion” until I was 34.
If only I could have learned about online freelancing in my 20s…my entire life would have been different.
That’s what Mike did. While his friends were graduating college and getting 9-5 office jobs, Mike decided to make a living on Upwork. Doing what he loves.
He rejected the term “starving artist” and decided to be a well paid artist instead. He went on Upwork and made it happen.
Of course, there’s more to it than that. So I sat down with Mike to get all the details…and I recorded the conversation and turned it into Episode 1 of the all new Freelance To Win podcast.
In this first episode, you’ll learn:
- How you can get paid well to do work you enjoy
- How Mike charges more than his competitors, many of whom have decades more experience
- The mindset of successful freelancers vs. ones who struggle
- Mike’s job before he became a freelance video editor (hint: it had nothing to do with video editing)
- How financial pressure can give you a huge advantage
- The “turning point” that led Mike to online freelancing
- Why Mike had a negative knee jerk reaction when he first heard about Upwork, and how that changed
- The unconventional method Mike used for getting his first client
- How Mike gets repeat business from multiple clients who keep him busy week in and week out
- One of the best (and non-obvious) pieces of advice I’ve ever heard about online freelancing
- The “poker move” Mike uses to charge clients above average prices
Listen to the episode here:
Episode 001: “Death of the starving artist” with Mike Nguyen
Next episode: “How to make $130/hr on Upwork” with Josh Margulies