Once you have signed up to Fiverr or Upwork, you will be able to bid for projects. Clients will be inundated with requests, but this is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and highlight your strengths.
Potential clients will want to scratch beneath the surface and know they can leave you to your own devices and that you can deliver to a deadline. A solid reference will always stand you in good stead.
Geninna Ariton, a communications specialist from Denmark, is a regular Upwork user and has accrued more than 50 contracts since she started using it eight years ago.
She says: “I would say it all depends on the projects that you choose. I got lucky because my first project was simple, yet the perfect fit for me.
“And after that, I only chose contracts that I was really good at, and then over time I got great reviews from previous contracts and it all went uphill from there.
“I have a health degree and research was my forte, so I only applied for contracts specifically looking for this.
“As my freelance writing experience widened, I was able to take on different niches, such as travel and lifestyle writing.”