Client Guide: How to Buy the Perfect Gift for Your Freelancer During the Holidays

Most of us know what it’s like to work a traditional (meaning not working from home) job. There are a lot of drawbacks, but there are also a few perks. And you may not see the perks right now if you’re reading this and you’re interested in working from home.

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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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What If It Isn’t about Balance?

We hear and read a lot about work-life balance. And for women, because that’s all I can speak to directly since that’s my experience, it’s an especially difficult concept. We’re given this ideal of what is considered the perfect woman: must be a mom, must be married, must be a professional, must be at every practice for the kid(s), must help with homework, must have a great relationship with spouse, must keep the home, must give back to the community, must be a solid member of their local church…. And there’s only 24 hours in a day.

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