• Ash

How to Succeed On Upwork as a Freelancer: 5 Steps

Updated: May 7, 2021

It's a tough world out there for freelancers. With the rise of freelancing websites like Upwork, more and more people are choosing to work remotely from their homes or wherever they have an internet connection.

But then, Freelancing is fantastic. -- It's the simplest and relatively easier start to digital entrepreneurship.


It's the fastest way to make money online. It's one of the most recommended ways to get started (if you haven't).


If you already did, you can always improve.


The problem is that this means it can be hard to get noticed by clients who might not know you exist in the first place.


This blog post will teach you how to succeed on Upwork as a beginner freelancer so that you can earn a steady income no matter where life takes you.


Type of freelancing projects: Think, Prepare


Freelancing is a great way to earn money and be your own boss. There are many different types of freelancing, but for this post, I want to focus on a few main types:


You may be interested in freelancing as a way to make money on the side. Or, you might have your sights set on quitting your day job and going solo.


Either way, it can help to know what types of freelancing are out there for you.


Typically, any service you might think of offering is probably an actual service category on Upwork. From engineering to accounting; from data science to analytics; from content writing to marketing automation -- Upwork has it all.


Freelance Categories on Upwork
Upwork Categories


There are also other forms of freelancing like graphic design, social media manager, or SEO (specialist) that you can explore if the above don't sound appealing.


There’s nothing on Upwork that says that you have to stick only to the category you originally applied (and got inside Upwork) for.

  • You could first start off providing freelance content writing services and then move on to being a freelance sales funnels and landing page specialist.

  • Or you could start off by being a web developer and then move on to only managing projects as a tech lead.

You can start with anything, stay with it, or move on to something else.


So, you do have a certain degree of freedom with freelancing