Upwork is a platform that offers freelancing opportunities in many areas. Its vision statement says that it helps to connect businesses to great talent enabling them to work without limits.
You can do freelancing in a number of fields. With sales and marketing, you can do freelancing in:
- All Sales and Marketing
- Display Advertising
- Email & Marketing Automation
- Lead Generation
- Market & Customer Research
- Marketing Strategy
- Public Relations
- SEM- Search Engine Marketing
- SEO- Search Engine Optimization
- SMM- Social Media Marketing
- Other Sales and Marketing works
When it comes to getting hired for freelancing, Upwork’s sophisticated algorithm highlights projects that are fit for you. Along it facilitates repeat relationships with clients.
How do you get hired by clients through Upwork?
- Create your own freelancer profile to showcase your business.
- Send a compelling proposal to your client. Your proposal should be well-written and error-free. You have to spell out your strengths and skills.
How can you be successful and grow with Upwork?
- Be responsive to client needs
- Show excellence in communication with their clients
- Clearly spell out your abilities and deadlines
What about the payment at Upwork?
- You have Upwork Payment Protection. All invoices and payments happen through Upwork.
- For hourly work, you have to submit timesheets through Upwork.
- For fixed price jobs you have to set milestones and funds are released via Upwork escrow features.
- You have multiple payment options.
What fees are charged for freelancers?
A freelancer service fee is charged which is taken as the percentage of your earnings on Upwork. It is a sliding fee that is based on your lifetime billings with each client:
- 20% for the first $500 you bill your client across all contracts with them
- 10% for total billings with your client between $500.01 and $10,000
- 5% for total billings with your client that exceed $10,000
For example, if you agree to a $1,000 price for a job with a new client, you will be billed 20% on the first $500 and 10% on the remaining $500.