Hello Friends, Welcome to this post. I am sharing freelancing tips for beginners “How to apply for a job in Upwork.
Job in Upwork, former oDesk is a dream of many freelancers. I had to. I did and I learned everything by practicing. The first job is not tough to get. But you need to work hard for yourself. Make sure you want it. You want to work on Upwork honestly.
How to apply for the job or project in Upwork
Profile for a job in Upwork: Title to profile should be according to your strengths. Skills, experiences, and passion you can include in your profile. The best way to apply for a job is that you should include your best skills in your profile. No matter whatever it is. Test your skills. Take two or three tests of skills. Add some items of sample works in your portfolio. You are free to include your offline job experience certificate and details in your profile. So, take the time to complete the first step.
Search for jobs: Select categories related to your skills. Use the search box to find works. Type the query according to the skills. For example, if the profile title is a logo designer then you can type “logo design”. Then see all results below and read every post with an open mind.
Project Selection: You can customize your search result by selecting job type, experience level, client history, and project length, etc.
Suggested custom job search results are
1) Select fixed price job
2) Set experience entry level
3) Client history 1 to 9 hires
Apply for the job in which
1) The client payment method is verified.
2) The job description is in one or two paragraphs.
3) Previous work history
4) Budget is genuine for the job
Timing & region
People are working around the world on upWork. The working time of clients and freelancers are different. Make sure you are available for work after submitting an application. The best time to apply for a job on Upwork is morning. Start early in the morning between 3 am to 9 am and you will get good results. And it is also important, especially for Indian freelancers. Early Morning time is better for work according to spiritually and scientifically. You get other benefits too.
If the job is looking genuine then apply with confidence. These things are helpful for the beginner or even experienced too. If you’re confident then do it.
Job cover letter: the Cover letter should be professional. In a professional cover letter write your skills, steps to complete the job, and duration. Also attach a sample of your work, links to your social profiles, website, etc.
One paragraph with two-three sentences is good. Use numbers to show the process of your works. Explain the duration and reasons why you applied for this job. Be honest with clients. They are a god to us but not all are equal. Good and bad people are everywhere. Set genuine rates of your skills. You can apply for the two jobs daily. This is not the rule but it is good.
After applying for the job in Upwork
Upwork is full of professional people. They want similar to you.
1) Test your installed software like Adobe Photoshop.
2) See notification from time to time on Upwork or mail notification.
3) Test your communication system like Skype.
4) Check battery backup like ups, lighting system.
5) Internet connection or data card recharge.
6) Start practicing the work you applied.
7) Stop worrying, be cool.
Here you can also read more tips: How to apply for projects on freelancing websites
This is not impossible to get the job after the first application. Everyone does mistakes. Learn from your mistakes.
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