When I ask people about their biggest challenges to succeeding at freelancing, one of the most common responses I get is “Building a portfolio”. It usually sounds something like one of the … [Read more...] about How to build a freelance portfolio from scratch — in 1 afternoon
Last year I went to a restaurant with a very unusual item on the menu: “Buy the kitchen a 6-pack of beer — $10” I loved it! Anyone who’s ever worked in a restaurant knows the thankless misery of … [Read more...] about Specific phrases that ruin Upwork proposals (and what to say instead)
One of my readers, Curtis, sent me this question: Listened with great interest to your webinar on Upwork. All of your tips are very sound – quite a few I’d never thought of. One topic not addressed … [Read more...] about “Where are all the good Upwork clients?”
A few months ago I added an “Ask Danny” page to Freelance To Win. Since then we’ve received a ton of great questions from many of our 30,000+ (and growing) monthly readers. Time to answer some of the … [Read more...] about My answers to your most popular Upwork questions
I didn’t learn much in high school. But one of my gym teachers told me something that stuck: The easiest way to get across a minefield safely is to walk in someone else’s footsteps. Looking back, I … [Read more...] about I made these expensive mistakes on Upwork. You don’t have to.
Today I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to teach you one of the best skills I know for making money on Upwork. It’s fun, it’s not complicated, and anyone can learn it in … [Read more...] about One of the easiest ways to make $1,000 on Upwork
Kaleigh had a successful career in Memphis, Tennessee. But when her husband’s work required them to move to another state, she was left scrambling to find a new job. “I was working full-time as a … [Read more...] about Kaleigh goes from frustrated job hunter to successful freelance copywriter in less than 1 month
In my twenties I went to Atlantic City. There was a big poker tournament. It was exciting, I thought about playing. Then I heard one of the players had a PhD in computer science. So I figured he … [Read more...] about Competing with Upwork freelancers who have 10x your experience
Often in life we have knee-jerk reactions. Sometimes those reactions aren’t the best. A few weeks ago I was sitting in Bloomberg’s San Francisco studio, talking about freelancing on Upwork. At one … [Read more...] about How to increase your hourly rate on Upwork from $15/hr to $50/hr (and beyond)
The other day I was drying my hands in a public restroom. I was using one of those automatic dryers, the kind that blows warm air onto your hands. The directions on those things tell you that if you … [Read more...] about Are these Upwork myths holding you back?