A freelancer is a person who is self-employed. He doesn't work for a particular company. It may also mean working for a particular company for a short time. Freelance workers are sometimes represented by a company or a temporary agency that resells freelance labor to clients.
In this article, we will only discuss how to get freelancing job online through particular online freelancing companies.
There are many freelancing sites online from which you can earn money. They differ in their work category, price, available jobs. Each one have their own pros and cons. You have to choose which one suits you best.
Some of the top freelancing sites are: Upwork, Freelancer, Guru, Truelancer, 99designs, peopleperhour, seoclerks, designcrowd etc.
We will show here how to create your freelancer profile in Upwork. Upwork is the best freelancing site now. Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk, is a global freelancing platform. Clients from all over the world post their jobs in every minute here. Getting job for a new freelancer is not easy as competition is very high. You have to wait some time to get your first job. However, if you are an advanced level worker and you can show your skills, it will be easier for you.
We will tell you how to create your profile perfectly so that you can get more jobs. So, lets start.
First, you have to create an account in Upwork. After that, you can complete your profile by showing your skill sets and working experience.
Go to Upwork website through this link: Upwork Link. Click the SIGN UP button at the top of the website. Here, you will see two sections. If you want to hire someone, click the HIRE button. If you want to work as a freelancer, click the WORK button under "I'm looking for online work".
You will be redirected to a new page. Fill up all the forms in the new page perfectly. Type your first and last name. Make sure you type your original name. You need a bank account on that name exactly. After creating your profile completely, you will connect to your bank account in Upwork. If your Upwork account name and bank account name differs, you won't receive any payment. This is the single most important thing of your Upwork profile creation.
Another point to note is that you can't create two account with the same name. If they somehow notice that you have two account, then your account may be terminated.
Now, type a secured email account. In that email account, you will receive verification mail from Upwork. Select your country from the country dropdown list. Type your username. With that username, you will be able to login to your Upwork account later. Give a strong password. Select anything from "How did you hear about Upwork?". Type the captcha correctly. Select the two checkboxes at the bottom. Then, click "Get Started" button.
After that, you will get an Upwork email in your provided email account. Verify your account by clicking the link in the mail. Now, your account is verified. You have successfully created an Upwork account. The next step is to complete your profile. We will show this to you in the next tutorial.
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