Upwork vs Freelancer – which one is the best platform?

  • Course Price
  • Course Duration
    60 minutes
  • Date
    September 18th, 2019

If you start freelancing, you will quickly find Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk. This platform connects independent professionals with clients that are in need of various freelance services. It is the largest freelancer marketplace in the world. The real-time chat platform reduces the time to find and hire freelancers. Upwork is a very good tool for your independent work, but you should use it properly. Nowadays, there are other platforms, also dedicated to connect freelancers with businesses around the world. Like Freelancer.com or Fiverr. So, Upwork vs Freelancer.com, which is the best platform to get a gig?

You can find various types of work on Upwork platform – fixed rate job or an hourly rate. There is a wide variety of categories. Freelancers bid on a project. The client selects the best freelancer for the work, based on the following criteria: skills, experience and the requested remuneration by the candidate. Upwork takes a percentage from the freelancer’s earnings from every gig. Honestly speaking, Upwork is not the perfect solution for all freelancers. It has advantages and disadvantages. First of all, you should dedicate enough time to make your own marketing research on the platform and to have an idea of what services your competitors offer. Then, you should create an attractive Upwork profile, that emphasizes on your skills, but also your personal characteristics, that make you so special for your clients. And the other important thing about Upwork, is to have the adeguate pricing of your services, that takes into account prices offered by your competitors. How to really make money and how to avoid to underprice your skills?

In our FREE webinar the lecturer will talk about the specific problems, related to the use of Upwork. He will explain how to avoid mistakes and job scams. How to have a success on a platform where there are so much people that offer underpriced services? Is Upwork a good choice for experienced professionals? How to market yourself if you have a wide professional experience?


How does Freelancer.com works? The platform is created in 2009. It allows to freelancers to prove their skills in contests. The reward for the best is an amount of prize money. Statistics show that Freelancer.com is the most popular among the independent professionals. But its usability is a bit complicated, with endless list of categories and subcategories. Some features may seem useless to you, especially if you are a person who is aware that time is very precious.

In our FREE webinar you will be informed about pros and cons of Freelancer.com. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the power of the platform. Would it be useful in your case, or would it be better to choose another option for your freelance work? What are the specifics of the platform? How to market yourself at Freelancer.com? Dos and don’ts. Can you expect to make more money, than on Upwork?


(1) How to search for gigs on Upwork and get your first job?
Sell your services through Upwork. What are the specifics of this platform? How much money can you earn? How to create an attractive profile, adapted to the requirements of this freelance marketplace? Be competitive with hacks and tips that you will learn from our lecturer. How to avoid job scams and protect yourself from people with bad intentions? Should you ask for recommendation (a positive review) from your clients? How to communicate with them, in order to build trust?
Available on 18.09.2019 @ 07:00 PM EST
(2) Promote your freelance services through Freelancer.com
You will need a lot of commitment if you truly want to succeed as an independent worker. And you will need also to dedicate a great amount of your time to popular platforms, as Freelancer.com. Each of those job marketplaces has its own rules and specifics. In this lesson you will learn how to promote yourself and how to obtain gigs on Freelancer.com. You will discover smart tips for your best positioning among your competitors. Is this the platform where you can make more money?
Available on 20.09.2019 @ 07:00 PM EST