Tag Archives: Upwork

The Key to a Successful Interview as a Freelance Writer

I have never been good at public speaking. I am not an extroverted or confident person and I should be the worst when it comes to interviews. It would certainly make sense. But I actually enjoy the process and I have yet to have an interview for a job I didn’t get. It’s a paradox, […]

The Highest Paying Freelance Writing Jobs

I have been working as a freelance writer for a number of years now, plying my trade on sites like Upwork and focusing entirely on online freelancing portals and projects. In that time I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t; I’ve figured out how to get the best jobs, how to find the best clients […]

Upwork Competitors: The Best Upwork Alternatives

If you’ve been hanging out on this site for a while, even just a day, you already know how much we at FWU love Upwork. You may be building your portfolio or already a published novelist. In either case, Upwork is a great platform for finding, communicating with and billing clients. When I first began freelancing, I […]

Upwork Changes. Elance, to oDesk to Upwork

Upwork was going through a lot of changes when I wrote The Writers’ Companion. Rather annoyingly so, in fact. When I wrote the proposal and submitted it to the publisher, Elance and oDesk were still separate entities, and Upwork hadn’t even been announced. Fortunately, there was a delay in signing the contracts, which in-turn caused […]

Jobs for Writers: Freelance Platforms like Upwork

When I wrote The Online Writers’ Companion, I focused heavily on Upwork. That’s because I spent a lot of time on Elance and oDesk before I wrote the book, and was adapting to Upwork while I finished it and edited it. In the initial draft, I also included a chapter where I covered many more […]