As a freelance writer, I immediately perceived ChatGPT as a threat. Which goes without saying! After all, it is a platform that seems to be able to do the same work, in less time and cheaper. It’s hard to compete with such a platform. But, after analyzing the facts and getting a better understanding of how ChatGPT works, I think I can give a partial answer regarding the impact of Generative AI on freelancers
Freelancer on UpWork: the definitive guide in 2023
So, you’re just starting your freelance career. Or maybe you already have some experience. You’re looking to sign up on UpWork to benefit from the slew of opportunities the platform affords. In order to become a freelancer on UpWork and boost your freelance career, there are a few good reflexes to develop. In this guide, you will find actionable advice to build a strong freelance profile, optimize your discoverability on the platform, apply to the right jobs and snatch your first contract.
As a freelancer, you’re the only one responsible for managing and organizing your work day. Unlike salaried employees, your schedule is entirely dependent on you. This is why freelancers sometimes give the impression that they’re…
Freelance status: earning less to live better?
We tend to believe that freelance salaries are always less than standard employee salaries. In fact, we don’t even use the term “salary” and prefer using the term “freelance earnings“. After all, the freelance status…
Finding 7 Freelance jobs with no experience
This series of articles is aimed at anyone who wishes to start freelancing under our skies. You will find useful advice ranging from freelancing platforms to payment methods, from ways to find freelance clients to ways to get freelance jobs with no experience
Why do you need a freelance contract agreement?
The freelance contract is a work agreement like any other. Its goal is to set the parameters of the work relationship between freelancers and their clients. This freelance service agreement is the basis of a healthy relationship between both parties. To freelancers, as well as employers, it provides robust and useful guarantees.
Why remote work is here to stay
During the last decade, the work environment has slowly been gearing toward remote work. Companies have been adopting softwares and services that allow their processes to run anytime and anywhere. Even though freelancers have been working remotely for a long while, employees were still not ready for the virtual workplace. At least, that’s what we used to think.
How to set up your freelance profile ?
During the last few years (and specially in the last few months), I’ve had the chance of helping people create their freelance profiles. Those who have been interested in freelancing for a while may remember a time when UpWork suspended some accounts systematically? Being able to get accounts approved despite these restrictions gifted me with an understanding of the keys to make a freelance profile shine. Setting up a freelance profile is an unavoidable first step before getting your first contracts.
Uncertain freelance income is one of the main sources of hesitancy for people who want to get started as freelancers. It’s also the single most common counter argument we are presented when encouraging people to start freelancing. And it’s true. Freelance income is different from a fixed salary. However, for independent workers, this perceived uncertainty of freelance income is not an insurmontable argument.
Acing the freelance interview: a 2 way street
So, you finally got that freelance interview invitation after applying on half a dozen platforms and a lot of different jobs. It’s a big step, but you’re still away from the finish line. Be it…