This is probably the hardest thing to convince freelancers of. It’s such a mindset shift. I think most freelancers, understandably, are a bit desperate when they start out. And so, convincing them that turning DOWN certain clients and being able to walk away... it's a very difficult thing to learn. BUT, if you want to make the switch from just getting paid to getting paid WELL... you have to learn how. That's what's in this video.
I get this one a lot. It’s the most common refrain from the “Upwork is a SCAAAAAAM!” folks that troll my YouTube channel. But, there’s also some well-meaning folks who just haven’t learned how to do this, yet. Anyway, there’s a simple way to weed out all the junk projects on Upwork and get to the good, high-paying jobs… with clients that are easy to work with. FREE access to my Freelancing on Upwork course: https://skl.sh/2OIxQrO #upwork #freelancing
When I first started on Upwork, they didn't do this. At least, not that I remember. But, apparently, it's becoming more and more of an issue because I've been getting asked this a lot more lately. So, here's what you can do.
Got this from Nova: "I can't really afford any courses John. I am broke(both mentally and financially) . What do you suggest?" This is my answer. Start 2-month FREE trial of SkillShare here: https://www.johnmorrisonline.com/skillshare
Making 100K freelancing was one of my first big goals. Unfortunately, when I did it, I set myself up to get burned out and had a bit of a breakdown. Here's what I did wrong and how to make that 100K without driving yourself into the ground. Freelancing on Upwork course: http://www.upwork101.com
51% of CIOs surveyed by Robert Half Technology listed either communication skills or problem-solving skills as the top skill sets needed for technology professionals who want to advance their careers. But, what soft skills? In another survey by CareerBuilder, there were 5 soft skills tech companies wanted more than any others. I'll tell you what they are and how to inject them into your resume and interview. SkillShare 2-Month FREE Trial: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris
Fake jobs exist. But, the numbers on it (as far as I can find) are unreliable. Also, not all fake jobs are actually fake and you should absolutely still apply for them. Finally, there's one simple thing you can do to find out if a job is fake or not before you apply. I'll show you all of this in this video. SkillShare 2-month FREE trial: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris
I get a lot of hates who love to drone on about how there's no PHP jobs, plus well-meaning PHP developers who are maybe having trouble find a job in PHP. So, here's a massive list of PHP jobs, most of which you can apply for right now, no matter where you live. SkillShare 2-Month FREE Trial: https://www.johnmorrisonline.com/php
Lack of confidence is incredibly common among web developers. But, not many talk about it. As I’ve said, confidence comes from competence… but how do you motivate yourself it put in the work to be competent when you’re feeling like you just suck at web development? That’s what I explain in this video. SkillShare 2-Month FREE trial: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris
Despite all their blubbering and sniveling, the Upwork haters DO get this right: Upwork is getting more and more competitive. And, it's only gonna get worse. That's why stacking advantages in your favor is critical. Here's one not-so-little advantage you can use to snatch up all the work you want on Upwork. Course link: https://skl.sh/2OIxQrO
What happens after you get the tech job? You've been doing it for 10 years. And, you start to feel like you're stagnating and questioning if this career is really for you. This is how (and why) you constantly progress your career. Upwork course link: http://www.upwork101.com
Freelancers still love to call Upwork a scam. But, it's just not. The difference between getting work and not has to do with YOU, not Upwork. Yeah, you probably don't wanna hear that, but it's true. Freelancing on Upwork course: https://skl.sh/2OIxQrO
In this video, I break down my best-performing video from the week. For this email, I think the main reason it performed so well is the subject line. It was enough to pique interest and get people to click through. Then, the quick payoff in the first 2 paragraphs hook people in and got them to actually read the full email.
I was asked to answer this question over on Quora: "Why are people still learning PHP?" Sigh. Why are people still asking why are people still learning PHP? But, one of the answers summed it up perfect. Web development is a lot more regional than you might think. If you live in NYC or Silicon Valley, then sure... most start-ups aren't using PHP to build their app. But, everywhere else? In the freelance world? PHP is still damn dominant. And, absolutely worth learning. In any case, in this...
Back when I was just a lil' coding padawan, I had a serious case of code-envy. Facebook, when it first came out; WordPress, Drupal, Laravel, there was even this one called Dolphin for social networks. All these amazing applications and frameworks. These coders with their big, beautiful code. And, I'd find myself gazing enviously at them. "How in the hell am I ever going to compete with that?" Then, one day, I got contacted randomly by a guy who asked me to build him a unique kind of...
Got this from Rik: "The only thing that ever got my fire burning was a math teacher who off-line explained me this new thing called machine language... This was in 1983. Then I did what I was "supposed" to do, Industrial Engineering, (major in CAD/CAM) then MBA with focus on Information Management. Then a bunch of jobs as Management Consultant. In the mean time I kept learning how to do cool stuff with Basic, Lotus123 macros, then dbase4 then msaccess-vba, MySQL, and then PHP! So now 90% of...