I’ve been fortunate to earn income through the Upwork platform. Having a presence on Upwork has allowed me to get clients from around the world and earn thousands of dollars working from a remote location.
Once you have a business model that works for you through the Upwork platform, it is quite easy to implement and it can be quite lucrative if you implement it in the right way.
There are a couple of models for earning an income on Upwork.
Do freelance work on an hourly basis.
You apply as a freelancer and do the work tasks that’s asked by your client. In this scenario, you will either trade your time for a fee or you will
Do project work as a freelancer.
You will charge for the project and you will typically be paid in milestones during the project.
You will set up a team to do the work as an agency.
This is where you hire a team of freelancers to do the work for you. You then need to pitch to win the work, hire the freelancers, and then collect the profit.
How much money can you make on Upwork?
To give you an idea, I have made over $30,000USD to date simply by having clients on Upwork.
The hourly rate that I’ve successfully charged so far is $40USD.
I have denied projects that have offered $50USD/h and $300USD/h because the clients weren’t the right fit.
How can you start making money online with Upwork?
- Firstly, you need to have a product in the form of a skill or a deliverable that you can sell.
- You need to have a skill that is in a niche.
- There must be a demand for that niche.
How can you get people to buy what you are offering?
- You have to be a billboard for what you are selling.
- You must target the right market.
- You must be able to offer what they want.