WPS 002: You CAN Make Money on Upwork. The Do's and Don'ts with Morgan Overholt
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Does the thought of finding new clients stress you out?
The ups and downs of work and income for a freelance web professional can be overwhelming. Finding the illusive steady income stream can seem like the proverbial needle in a haystack. Of course there are many ways to grow your clientele. Among them is a platform called Upwork.
For those who don’t know, Upwork is a website freelancers can join and apply for projects; these projects have been posted by clients from all over the world.
So what is the deal with Upwork?
Well in this episode, we get to hear from Morgan Overholt who has achieved pretty remarkable success using the Upwork platform. Morgan will talk about her experience on Upwork as both a freelancer AND an employer. So she describes it from both sides giving us some really juicy insight.
As you listen to Morgan, you’ll hear that she really knows her stuff. At the time of this recording, she had been using Upwork to acquire projects for almost 6 years and made over $500,000 during that time!
And later in our conversation, Morgan tells us her tips for success on Upwork, and she’ll also talk about the big mistakes she sees and how you can avoid them!
Tennessee native and Miami transplant Morgan Overholt is a freelance graphic designer, owner of Morgan Media LLC and co-founder of TheSmokies.com. Morgan and her team have worked with nationally recognized clientele from all over the world, including the Centers for Disease Control Foundation (CDCF), Kimberly-Clark, and Stanley Black & Decker.
Morgan transitioned into the role of freelancer and small business owner after spending nearly a decade in the traditional corporate world left her feeling unsatisfied and unfulfilled. Today, Morgan is passionate about sharing her story with other hopeful entrepreneurs who hope to follow in her footsteps. She has been featured on Upwork.com, Parade Magazine, and Business Insider.
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