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Charles Hutchinson Freelancing

I’m a full-time web freelancer working near Dallas, Texas. I’m an Upwork fan and spend my days, and some of my nights, helping clients build a better web presence. Otherwise, you’ll find me writing proposals to win new clients on Upwork. It’s the freelancer way!

I’ll share some things I’ve learned from my IT and freelancing careers, including advice, pitfall avoidance, and other strategies, tips, and encouragement. Mostly, I want to encourage you to stay the course. Get started and don’t stop. When you feel like quitting, it’s likely that the next proposal will be the one that creates that spark for your business.

Hutch’s Blog

Getting Started on Upwork

Getting Started on Upwork

How to be a successful freelancer on Upwork – Over the past few days, I’ve had a couple of Upwork freelancers reach out and ask if I had any tips for being a successful freelancer on the Upwork platform. Actually, I do. And I’m happy to share them.

I’ll get right to the point. There are only a few things you need to do to be successful:

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My Freelancer Tools

My Freelancer Tools

Freelancers should keep it simple!

My first rule is to keep it simple. I use the fewest tools and services possible. I do this for two reasons.

1. Expense – This is just good business. We are in business for profit. The difference between what we spend every month and what we make is called profit. Spending less equates to more profit.
2. Productivity – While having many choices may be great at the dinner table, it’s a distraction when trying to get a job quoted, working and completed. Pick your tools carefully and plan to use them in your workflow.

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