Module 3: How To Take Your Freelance Career To The Next Level

10 resources every freelancer should have

I am so glad you are finally here. Congratulations on going through the three modules that will set you on the right path for Upwork success.

I have combined a list of tools and resources that will help you as a freelancer and take your career to the next level.

Proofreading Tools

I do not consider my English to be excellent so I always use a Proofreading tool to edit my work before sending it over to my clients.

Grammarly

Grammarly is my favorite Proofreading tool. I started out with the free version, and when I got my first pay check, I signed up for the premium. The premium version of Grammarly goes beyond correcting spelling errors. It corrects grammar mistakes and suggests how to structure sentences.

Language Tool  

If you write in more than one language, regular grammar guides and tools usually aren’t able to check your non-English pieces. This tool, however, can check for errors in over 20 different languages

Backup Tools

DropBox
DropBox syncs with your computer locally, so you don’t have to worry about manually backing up files or remembering to sync.

Blogs and Courses

One of the best ways for a freelancer to learn about how to run your business is by reading stories and tips from others. These blogs have some of the most informative and helpful articles for freelancers.

The Horkey Handbook

Gina Horkey has been able to make a full-time income from freelancing. She shares useful freelance tips and tricks that will help any one looking to get into the freelancing/VA world. She also runs a free email course that I consider helpful

Contently

This blog answers every question you have about freelance that you were too embarrassed to ask.

Copyblogger
If you write anything online, then you need to read Copyblogger. They have tons of great resources for content creators, including freelance writers and marketers.

Elnacain.cain

Elna Cain freelancing website provides useful resources for freelancers and tips to get clients that will pay you as much as $500 per piece. She runs a program for freelancers looking to make their first $1k freelancing called write your way to $1k.

Books

Before I got a job on Upwork, I bought a couple of books on Freelancing to get an idea of what it was about. The first website I came across was The Freelance Writers Den by Carol Tice. Carol makes six-figures yearly from freelancing, and I was intrigued by her story. I didn’t for one day imagine people could make so much money writing.

I got into Upwork few months after my sister did and I made so much money than her. Unconsciously, there was something different in the way I related with clients and sent proposals. Asides from Gina’s course which I took after I got paid a few times, I bought and read so many e-books. The e-books were affordable, so I splurged on them. Some of the books I read included;

Find Your Freelance Writing Niches

Buy ebook HERE

 Freelance Business BootcampBuy ebook HERE

How To Keep Your Upwork Account Safe

Five Things You Need to Know About Upwork’s Terms of Service

 How to avoid scams on Upwork and Freelancer

I hope these tips have helped you pursue your freelancing career. If you have any question on Upwork, leave it in the comment section, and I’ll get to it



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