The Best 10 Tips of Being an SEO Freelancer at Upwork

Upwork is a website where you can seek for a freelance SEO job and get paid for it. We all know that looking for a job is hard, let alone using an online medium like Upwork. Luckily, there are tips that come from  high flying hours in Up work. Here are the tips.

Be brave in dealing with clients

Some people can cause you a lot of stress from just working together. They might ask so many from you that you might be feeling a little uneasy. For instance, they might terrorize you with finishing the work without providing reasonable deadline or pay. If that is the case, you better get out of that contract.

Avoid outside transaction

We’ve all been there, questioning the ten percent fee deduction from the Upwork transaction. Despite so, it is your safer bet. You do not want to conduct transaction outside work and have the possibility of being scammed and your money taken away.

Learn more about the local tax law

Most people think that by working freelance, you don’t need to pay taxes. While that might be true in some country, that might not be true in yours. You better check your taxation law before doing a further freelance career.

Insurance for freelancer

Typically, a freelance SEO consultant will have that moment where the clients are dissatisfied with your work. If that is the case, they might actually sue. To avoid that, you can always seek for an insurance specially designed for online SEO consultants.

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Make your cover letter interesting

There is nothing worse than a cover letter that is blending with another boring cover letter. To increase your chance of securing the job, you need to make your cover letter interesting. Some tips include calling them by their first name and introducing yourself would be a good start.

Be punctual on your deadline

You can stand out in the crowd on Upwork if you have a good record of meeting deadlines. You can do so by constantly meeting the deadlines of your clients. Even if you can’t, you do need to inform them beforehand.

Keep Learning!

Learning is something that you can do on a lifelong basis. Even if you feel like you’re good at what you do, you still need to learn. Learn more about SEO while you work at Upwork.

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Maintain your network

You will probably be grouped together by your client when working a project. This is a big opportunity to gain more network. Always stay in touch with them as you might need them in the future.

About Timetracker

We all know that working on a time tracker means that you are watched all the time. That is why you do need to focus on your work 110% to please your client. You don’t want to be caught slacking up when you are on a time tracker.

Promise of Exact Results must be avoided

Lots of SEO freelancer would promise a growth in their client’s traffic and ranking. Despite so, SEO cannot always be predictable. It is better to avoid that kind of promise because it can only lead to disappointment.

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