How to Become Top Rated on Upwork

I’ve carried the Top Rated Upwork badge since it was a “thing” many, many moons ago. Now, I’m Top Rated Plus. In a nutshell, Top Rated Plus is for Enterprise clients. I haven’t taken any of the expert-vetted tests. I don’t have a video on my profile. I haven’t even updated the language on my profile in yeeaaarrsss. I’ve made some minor updates to other things (such as using the testimonials feature for non-Upwork clients; this feature, by the way, tends to come and go from what some six-figure freelancers have pointed out on Twitter).

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What Motivates You? Let’s Get Real About Motivation

What motivates you? Motivation: the big woo-hoo and to-do of the new year. Yeah, I know…we are all super fucking excited that 2020 is over. I am no exception. The year was brutal. My best friend of 20 years unexpectedly died at the beginning of the year. In February, both Uriel and I had the flu and strep at the same time. Of course, we all know about COVID. While I am so glad it did not directly touch my family, I know it could have. It also did not directly impact my business in a negative fashion. However, we dealt with a lot of personal bullshit that I won’t go into. I struggled. I struggled hard. I did not want to work…but I did. I laughed (hard) when so many people faced the work from home reality that it isn’t sunshine and roses.

The fact of the matter, though, motivation isn’t what people think.

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How to Get Clear on What You Can Accomplish

The end of 2020 is upon us (thank the fucking gods and goddesses, in no particular order). It is safe to say that 2020 was a giant shit show for the majority of us. I am grateful that COVID did not directly impact my family or my business, but I also recognize that the pandemic is far from over. With that being said, one of the most common questions I’m asked by people who want to work from home is how they can figure out what they can accomplish. It’s a little bit of a loaded question. Why? Because I’m not you. The good news is that I can tell you how to get clear on what you can accomplish. The bad news is that the follow through is totally on you.

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