How I made 22,000 euros online in four weeks

When people ask me the best way to make money, I sometimes laugh.

Not because the question is stupid, but because there isn’t a “right” answer.

The truth is that you can make money with almost anything.

But first, you have to change your attitude.

You must begin to see your skills and experiences as assets and valuable resources.

You (yes, you) can help someone with the skills and knowledge you already have.

The easiest way to do that is as a freelancer.

(If you can’t think of any valuable skills, here are some ideas and specific examples)

Now that all of this has been discussed…I have good news and bad news for you.

The good news is that some freelance portals like Upwork allow you to advertise your services, get clients, and make money fast, even if you are a complete beginner.

The bad news is these freelance portals can be overwhelming. If you don’t know what you’re doing, the competition can be intimidating.

But don’t let that put you off.

Today I’m going to show you guys the simple trick I used to make over $25,000 in 4 weeks on Upwork by designing simple websites with WordPress.

(Note: The strategies here apply to any freelancer skill, not just website design.)

If you continue reading to the end, I’ll show you some tools that will give you an even bigger edge over the competition.

Step 1: Do sneaky research on your competition

Before you can begin, you need to know what position you are putting yourself in.

In detail, you need to know:

· What strategies your successful competitors are using to stand out from the crowd

· How you can erase them by being ridiculously over-prepared

To find out the answers to these questions for myself, I posted a fake job description to see what kind of reactions I get. I recommend you do this too!

Here’s what I posted on Elance:

My goal was to lure in my competitors and see what kind of responses they send me — then use that knowledge against them.

A note here: It is unnecessary to upload a fake job description like I did to get good results. The big idea is to show what happens when you want to test your process and use the results.

Here’s what I learned from the results of my test…

Step 2: Analyze the results

Within 30 minutes, I received up to 100 offers — and I gained two precious insights:

· More than half of the applicants for my job were not native English speakers

· Most people have submitted canned requests without any personalization

When I finally uncovered this critical information, I knew I was in a unique position. Why?

Well, most people who hire freelancers are from the US or the UK. This means that there is usually a language barrier. People are becoming more confident speaking in their native language.

And because of the language barrier, most of the applications were very dry and uninteresting.

Here’s one I received…

do you see what I mean?

You can be much better. And like that…

Step 3: How to stand out and start booking jobs

To stand out in a sea of freelancers, you need to show that you understand your prospect and give them a reason to take a second look at your offer. Your approach should be warm and engaging, and, most importantly, personalized.

Nobody wants to feel like the #573rd addressee of the day.

Research your prospective client’s profile beforehand and pay attention to these details:

· Previous purchases — does he regularly hire people on Upwork? If so, it’s a sign he means business

· Feedback — What feedback has he given to freelancers he’s hired in the past? What did he like/dislike?

· Personal details — name, interests, location, etc. Anything you can link to make a connection.

The Knockout Shot: Mini Pitch Video

After gathering all this information, use it to create a short “mini-pitch” with a YouTube video.

Your “mini-pitch” should:

· be 90 seconds or shorter

· Introduce yourself and briefly explain your background

· Show why you like the client’s specific project so much (so they know you read it)

· Offer a simple phone call

Plus, if you find any relevant personal details that you have in common with the client, include them. That can be very helpful.

From there, the process is easy. Instead of sending out a regular request like everyone else, send them a quick message with the link to your video.

This method works SHOCKINGLY well because it sets you apart from the crowd and shows that you care about what your clients are working on.

You can’t fake that.

Get the same videos and texts I used to make $22,000 in 4 weeks.

At this point, you’re probably wondering how this approach works in practice.

I’ve put together an advanced guide to Upwork Hacks that includes:

· The exact text and screenshots I used to book jobs and negotiate with clients

· Proper “mini-pitch” videos I’ve sent out that have resulted in thousands of dollars

· The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Trying This Approach (And How To Avoid Them)

· A checklist for handling common customer objections

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