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I started using Linkedin seriously January this year, and the growth I’ve experienced since then has been really impressive. People have reached out to me for writing gigs, I got hired by two Copywriting agencies to join their team, and I got a $1000 monthly retainer from a client — all in 5 months.

It all happened because I took the platform seriously and improved my engagement on the platform.

Here are some strategies that helped me and would also help you.

Create Consistent Value

No matter the platform you use, to gain attention, you have to see value creation as a norm…


How to get the deal you want

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As a freelancer, negotiating is a skill that’s a must-have. I can even argue that it leads to a happier life because think about this, for example.

How do you feel after negotiating and you don’t get your own part of the deal? Let’s say you’re a writer and have given the client a price of, say, $800 for 4 articles a month, and the client says their company can only afford to pay you $150 for the same number of articles a month. And somehow, they convince you to take the deal

If I were the one, I’d feel…


A mini-guide to Upwork

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I started my freelance writing journey with Upwork and still use it from time to time because some of my clients reach out to me from there. It’s still a perfect platform for freelancers who are looking to kickstart their careers. And because of how easily you can get gigs from there, Upwork can really help you cement your skills and boost your confidence.

In this article, I’ll be covering these areas:

  • Who should use Upwork
  • How to grow your profile
  • How to write your bio
  • How to get clients

Who should use Upwork?

Upwork is really not for everybody. First of all, in…


Don’t be a pain

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When you reach out to people, and you want one help or the other, it can be quite stressful on the other person’s end when you lack direction. That is, you don’t know what exactly you want.

It can be pretty tiring, but it’s understandable because not everyone has things figured out. But who’s fault is it?

This is why on your own, you should try things out first. When you have done your trial and error, it will be easier for you to decide what works best for you and the direction you’re likely to follow.

Even the person…


It’s really in our hands

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I was thinking about what actually differentiates the average person from the people who have done rather remarkable things with their lives. And while many people say it's their exposure, I’d argue that it’s the information they had that put them there.

This ranges from their skills, the people they connected with, what they learned, and the strategies they had to adopt.

Yes, we weren’t all born on the same playing field, but aren’t there people who came from nothing and actually have achieved amazing things?

It’s crazy to think about, but the truth remains, these people got there with…


How?

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What’s an asset? Something that repays you over time, right? So arguably, patience is an asset, yeah? Because it benefits you in the long run. You’ve just got to learn to know when to use this asset.

Writing has taught me a lot about this too. Sometimes when you don’t have an idea on what to write, and instead of getting frustrated and turning off the computer, you give it a minute or two, and ideas start coming in.

Or is it in crypto when a coin doesn’t moon as quickly as you expected, so you get tempted to sell…


How you can thrive in the long run

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When a random person thinks of being a writer, the typical thought they get is of someone in Shakespeare’s time who just sits with an ink pen putting out words that only them and some of their “deep” readers can understand.

I’ve worked with some rather new freelance writers who try to sound deep in every project you give them. They try to make every sentence as flowery as possible. At first, I used to get frustrated when they turn in their work, especially when I’m unable to understand more than fifty percent of what’s on the page. I later…

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