Demystifying Business Systems

Is it just me or is the newest way to “guarantee success” for your side-hustle or “make your business scalable” is to make sure that you’re using the right systems for your business. Of course, to learn those systems you must sign up for this course or that course. Maybe it’s free (and if it is, you’ll learn a bit, but you’ll get hooked into buying into a more expensive course). Maybe it costs hundreds or thousands of dollars. Look, I have no problem with anyone looking to make a profit off of what they know. That is, if they actually know anything. The issue is that from my now six years of full time experience as a business owner working from home, there are some things that most, if not all, of these webinars, courses, email lists, and books do not tell people like you.

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Upwork Client Training 101

At some point, those of us who work on Upwork eventually work with someone who is brand new to the platform. They also have little to no experience working with a freelancer. There are some new clients who are very open to learning. There are others who have some unrealistic expectations about working with a freelancer and working on Upwork. The good news is that as a freelancer on Upwork, there are some things you can do to help new clients learn the process while also not feeling as if you’re responsible for babysitting them.

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Answered: Your Most Burning Question about Cold Emails as a New Freelancer

I was wandering around IG last Friday. I follow several hashtags. I came across one that essentially said the only way anyone can become a successful freelance writer is to master cold emails. That threw me off because I’ve been freelancing for almost six years now (full time) and I’ve never once sent a cold email. I said as much and the OP stated that I had to do it or risk failure. Well, I guess I missed that memo because I make the amount she mentioned in her post on a fairly regular basis.

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