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Dianas Freelance Tips: How to Succeed on Upwork (oDesk) and Elance: A Winning 7-Step Formula and Some Hard Truths from a Freelance Pro Diana Marinova

Dianas Freelance Tips: How to Succeed on Upwork (oDesk) and Elance: A Winning 7-Step Formula and Some Hard Truths from a Freelance Pro

Diana Marinova

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“The tips, anecdotes, and screenshots Diana has included clearly make the manuscript stand out as one that is written from hard-earned experience.”~Jeri Walker, Freelance Editor“Lots of pluses for stressing ... can and should sell your servicesMore“The tips, anecdotes, and screenshots Diana has included clearly make the manuscript stand out as one that is written from hard-earned experience.”~Jeri Walker, Freelance Editor“Lots of pluses for stressing ... can and should sell your services for what they are worth. Explanations and step-by-step instructions are solid and easy to understand.”~Wendy Crawford, Freelance Writer & Principal at Wendy Crawford Writes“What I liked the most about the book is that it motivates and inspires you. The author gives you some “homework” and you will appreciate the value of the book right at the moment you start doing the first homework!”~Ilian Yankulov, Freelancer & Project Manager, working remotely for a Danish Digital AgencyThis book is the direct result of Diana Marinova’s extensive experience as a freelance marketing consultant and the many questions she receives on a daily basis from the fellow freelancers who read her blog.What experience you ask?She has completed more than forty freelance projects. She is a top-rated freelancer on Upwork (formerly oDesk) with 5,500+ paid hours and even more if counting the hours spent working on fixed-price jobs. Clients continuously rate her work with the maximum review rating of five-stars.Today she fully enjoys the freelance lifestyle—traveling the world while making a good living working online. Her market rates range from $40+ per hour for hourly jobs, all the way up to $100+ per hour when working on fixed-price projects.And she sure made a lot of mistakes early on in her freelance career—for example, she was selling herself short when working for as low as $7 per hour during the first few months …Don’t make rookie mistakes when you can learn from hers. Download the sample of the book and see what’s in it.How do you know this book is for you?This book is definitely for you, if you want to:• regain control of your life.• be the master of your time.• make a good living, working with global clients regardless of your physical location.• start loving your job again and having fun while doing it.• feel appreciated on a daily basis.But be warned—it’s not a silver bullet for success. You have to roll up your sleeves and work hard to achieve your goals.If you are committed to succeed, this book is everything needed to kick-start your freelance practice on Upwork (oDesk) and Elance.Diana tells her story while also walking you through all the steps needed to lay a solid foundation for your freelance business on Upwork (oDesk) and Elance. In the end of each chapter, she includes action items (a.k.a. homework assignments) to help you put all tips in practice right away.---TABLE OF CONTENTSBefore We BeginWho Am I and How I Became a FreelancerStep 1: Set Your Goals and Make them S.M.A.R.T.Step 2: Complete Your ProfileStep 3: Take Relevant Skill TestsStep 4: Position Yourself and Calculate Your PricesStep 5: Pick the Right Projects and ClientsStep 6: Master the Art of Cover Letter WritingStep 7: Outperform Your Interview CompetitionNine Hard Truths You Need to Know NowSome Final Words…Appendix: Payment Methods on Upwork (oDesk) and ElanceAcknowledgmentsAbout Dian