Even got the 1130am timeslot, right before pizza lunch.
I thought I’d share a few resources from the presentation, which was full of actionable takeaways that any copywriter can benefit from.
How to find clients on Upwork
And other freelance platforms, really. That was the crux of my contribution to this work workshop, based on my experiences on Upwork. We talked about portfolios, profile writing, and prospecting. Here’s a video excerpt of my presentation about finding clients on freelancing sites:
Highlights from the presentation
- Keep many irons in the fire (don’t rely on one source of work!)
- A portfolio—even a simple one—can help win clients
- Some clients will squeeze you if you let them (don’t!)
- A simple, highly intentional proposal strategy will take you far
- Try, fail, refine (repeat)
After this meet-up, one of the attendees emailed me requesting some additional resources. Copywriting stuff, specifically. I’ll share with y’all what I shared with her:
- Copywriters’ Club Podcast
- Filthy Rich Writer
- Freelance to Win
- SEMRush Academy
- Digital Marketer
- How to make money on Upwork
Key takeaways from the other presentations
The best part about this workshop is that I wasn’t the only presenter. Here are some of the little easter eggs I took away from the other sessions:
- It’s crucial to know your tax position and liabilities as a freelancer
- Extrapolate your rates—how much are you really getting paid?
- Consider low-, middle-, and top-tier pricing packages for your services
- Having SEO in your toolbox can be a winning value-add for clients