Let's take a trip back to 2012. I was driving ninety minutes each way to the middle school deep in the heart of Baltimore where I taught. The kids were hard to deal with. The supplies were nonexistent. The system was convoluted and inefficient. Needless to say, I was burned out.
With a master's degree and smack in the middle of my pursuit of my PhD, I didn't want to teach anymore. I was left with a question that seemed impossible to answer: What now?
(My old classroom, circa 2011. These were the only students out of 110 who behaved well enough to have a guest speaker in the classroom.)
Then the Navy placed my boyfriend on leave without pay for three months before he started his internship. Suddenly, we were a one income family and it all fell on me. What started as a Google search for "how to become a freelance writer" grew into an amazing online business. I left my teaching job and accepted another position while I figured out what was next.
In the year that followed, I:
Elance actually sent me on a trip to do a photo shoot across Washington, D.C. This picture was on their homepage for three years and this picture was taken just three months after I got started as a freelancer.
Not to sound cheesy, but freelancing really did change my life.
It got me out of a rut.
It helped me heal emotionally from a series of dead-end jobs.
It allowed me to work with some incredible clients (TrueCar, Microsoft, and many more) and learn some amazing things from them.
I even had my cold pitch to write on Business Insider accepted instantly thanks to my freelance story.
What if you were making an extra $200/month or $1000+/month on jobs you won on Upwork? How would YOU use that money?
This is why I'm so passionate about helping other people find their freelance voice and turn it into a marketable skill that brings them recurring revenue from premium clients. The easiest way to get your foot in the door as a freelancer and to convince people that it's really possible is using online job board sites and in particular, Upwork. Since clients are already pre-sold on needing a freelancer, you're more likely to book them quickly. Your clients often know what they want and give clear instructions. And many of these same clients can be converted into ongoing work.
One pattern I've noticed among wannabe freelancers, though, is they they find the process of getting started overwhelming. They might be bidding on jobs at Upwork, but they're not winning. They don't know what they need to fix, often asking questions like:
I get it- I've been there. That's why I took everything I learned on 4+ years working on Elance/Upwork and put it into one course. If you're ready to make money, hustle, and get away from that soul-sucking job you hate, now is the time.
If you're ready to take your marketing to the next level, here's what you'll get in this bundle:
Are you ready to start your freelance career but are overwhelmed with all the tech set up?
You know Upwork has the clients you want to work with - but you don't know how to get noticed.
If you've ever used a freelance job board or service before, you know it can be challenging to:
But it is possible for you to make a killing on the site if you follow my strategies!
You just need a little guidance on how to set up your profile to stand out in the crowded freelance market, identify good and bad leads, and work with clients effectively so that they keep coming back for more.
And that's where I come in.
What Others Have to Say About Laura's
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"Using the selective criteria you suggested, I landed the first job I bid on!" Rachel F.
"Laura's advice is the real deal." -Benjamin A.
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This course bundle is for you if...
*You're totally new to Upwork
*You're ready to take it to the next level with your freelance marketing
*You're bidding on Upwork but not getting any bites on your bids
*You've never landed a job on Upwork
This course is NOT for you if:
*You're not willing to do the work (sorry, watching my videos alone does not guarantee money appearing in your bank account!)
*You're not critical or self-reflective at all (If you tell me your profile, pitch, work, and process are all perfect yet you're not booking biz... there's a problem)
*You're already making six figures on Upwork
I'm Laura Pennington, a 5-year veteran of the freelance market.
In this course, I take you by the hand and show you step-by-step how to create your profile to show up in client searches, write proposals that get noticed, and wow your clients so you can build referrals and testimonials.
These are the exact same steps I used to match my full-time income just three months after joining Elance.
And now that they have merged with Odesk, the possibilities for you on Upwork are endless, once you get it set up correctly.
I created this program after hearing from so many freelancers that they didn't know where to begin on Upwork.
What I realized was that too many freelancers were staying only at the surface level, and sending in cookie-cutter proposals.
It's no wonder potential clients were too skeptical to hire!
Others simply get overwhelmed and give up after they've made an initial effort but haven't been able to book clients. That was the case for one freelancer I worked with who had not booked one job in her 24 months on the site. Three days after implementing my advice, she landed her first two clients.
After you join this program, you'll have immediate access to the course materials listed below so you can turn your basic freelance profile into a client-attracting machine.
Imagine if just one week from now you...