Do you love a good guarantee?
I do. Great guarantees make it easy to choose.
People believe job boards don’t have a guarantee. That is why people fail to start freelancing full time.
(Banish Anxiety By Securing Wealth. Here)
The problem is people get scared and put all their eggs in one basket (i’m looking at you Upwork).
Look, there are a lot of Upwork competitors out there. The problem is identifying the good ones with great methods to make the most of them.
You don’t want to look at all of Upwork’s competition and get lost. You want to find great job boards and make it work.
You are ready to grow a thriving online business that supports you. Right now normal jobs are comfortable. The paychecks are regular, your hours are predictable, and work is scheduled for you.
You like it because we are programmed to find comfort in routine.
Psychological Truth:This programming keeps us at jobs that don’t pay well and take advantage of us.
Do you want to change?
Are you tired of working hard and getting paid less than your worth?
Then you need to find the best job boards out there and take advantage of Upwork competitors.
You can do all of this and more once you learn the secret to freelancing full time.
Freelancing Full Time
To start freelancing full time you need to do three things.
1)Master Your Psychology:
Behaviour is hard to change. Knowing this gives you an advantage. To beat behavioral barriers you need to adjust your mindset around work, money, and freelancing.
I changed my mindset about freelancing full time by realizing
“The only guarantee in freelancing is the one you create.”
I wrote down the mindset changes I needed to start freelancing full time and increasing my hourly rate. Below is a look at the mindset change I went through.
Mindset Change:I’ll work hard to be an expert. My expertise will result in charging a higher hourly rate. I can do this by finding great clients, the best job boards, and leveraging all the best Upwork competitors.
Doing this brings me the added benefit of not worrying about bad clients because I constantly have NEW clients coming into my funnel.
What would your mindset change take? Take a minute, write it down, and discover where you need to start changing your mind.
(Change Your Client’s Mindset with the Power of Fascination. Here)
2)Give up on Permission Marketing:
Don’t let bad job board experiences dictate your success.
Use all of the Upwork competitors you can find. Work with the best job boards out there to successfully start freelancing full time.
An example of this comes from my coaching students. They complained they weren’t getting enough work with Upwork.
The Problem:They reached their proposal limit for the month. They had to wait till the end of the month to send out more proposals. This is a problem with Upwork and why you need to leverage all of the Upwork competitors out there.
The Real Problem:They let Upwork control their success.
Instead of finding another job board to pitch jobs to, getting on LinkedIn and networking, or promoting themselves on FB groups they wanted to wait fifteen days to start sending proposals.
Why didn’t they look for work elsewhere? They were scared of learning a new system. They wanted to wait for Upwork to avoid the discomfort of finding better job boards.
Don’t get comfortable with one job board. Find the best job boards because no one will give you permission to succeed-so don’t ask for it.
Go for what you want.
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3)Create Multiple Streams of Revenue
Have you missed paying a bill because a paycheck is late? It happens.
Not having enough money is scary. That’s why using the best job boards is key. If you leverage the Upwork competitors available you’ll have multiple streams of income coming in.
Having one source of income is scary. Freelancing full time means using ALL the best job boards so you can create multiple streams of income and alleviate that fear of not having enough.
When you work a day job your income source comes from one place. It isn’t guaranteed-but we believe it is.
When you are a freelancer you can work with multiple clients and create multiple streams of income from each client.
(Want to Replace Your Income Completely? Read How Here)
Freelancing full time also means you can create diverse forms of income. You can:
*Negotiate monthly retainers
*Negotiate commissions on sales projects
*Create referral systems to reward clients who send referrals
*Market yourself directly
The Best Job Boards That Make Up The Upwork Competitors
Below are my favorite job boards outside Upwork.
*Fiverr-People hate Fiverr but if you come up with a great bundling service you can implement and deliver quickly this is a great place to go. Are there crap clients? Yes. But every job board has them. Focus on refining your service so they are filtered out naturally.
*Working, Not Working-This requires an invite to get in but once you are in you get access to some really cool jobs. The pay is great well. This is one of my favorite Upwork competitors and worth the time to get on.
*Indeed-Interested in upping your cold email game? This is a great place to start. They post copywriting jobs from all over the world (you can filter as you like). These are usually for in-house people, but a quick email and a little copywriting juice can change that.
*Toptal-It doesn’t fit the services I provide but the people I know who use it like it.
*Starting Your Own Site-Seriously, why not?
Create The Guarantee You Need to Start Freelancing Today
You want to start freelancing full time but haven’t? Why? What is keeping you from leaving a job that doesn’t pay you enough, works you too hard, and offers little benefits?
Comment on what keeps you from making the leap below. I’ll respond with suggestions, resources, and ideas to overcome your barriers and start the journey to freelancing full-time today.
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