Hi I’m Casey. I’m a successful freelance web developer who specializes in python.
A lot of my advice is centered around the UpWork platform as that’s where I’ve found the most success, but it very well applies to traditional freelancing as well.
My 7 Step Process
I’ve developed a 7 step plan designed to get freelancers through the toughest part of freelancing, which is landing and successfully completing their first few jobs. The steps are:
- Start with proof
- Specialize in a niche
- Start with a bargain
- Choose good clients
- Write solid proposals
- Wow your client
- Raise your rates
Most of my articles will be focused in one of these seven areas.
I’ve been a hobbyist web developer for about five years. At a certain point I decided to try and make some money on the side. My initial goal was to build a software as a service product, but I couldn’t get it off the ground. So I took what I had completed and tried to get some side work with a web agency, online job boards, and Craigslist.
None of those methods were very successful.
Finally, I signed up for UpWork and within two weeks had my first job. I am now top rated on UpWork and am able to get work very easily. Now I’m ready to share my advice learned along the way!
What I Believe
- Good web developers are in very high demand
- There is plenty of work to go around
- UpWork is a great platform for beginning freelancers
- Getting the first job is the hardest part
I want to hear from you! Contact me and I will provide with my personal advice.