What if getting clients was...
I’ve been where you are before
You’re new to freelancing, maybe not too confident in your offer, and you keep hearing crickets each time you send a proposal…let’s change that.
Here’s the thing - while it DOES take time and effort to get started, it doesn’t have to take you MONTHS to get your first client - neither do you have to waste all your connects in one go or get stuck charging $5/hour for YEARS (been there, done that 😅)
So I decided to put everything I've learned over the past 10 years
(and over many mistakes)
into a course for you...including:
- choosing the best offer for you
- creating a profile that attracts clients
- finding the right jobs (no scams or s#!t clients)
- send proposals that don't get ignored
- and much more!
Who am I?
Hey! I’m Sílvia, a freelancer who started on Upwork 10 years ago with 0 experience and is now part of the top 1% of talent on the platform.
It took me A LONG TIME to figure out how to effectively set up my profile, send good proposals, price myself correctly and all that - plus I made A LOT of expensive mistakes along the way.
And that's why I created this course - to give you the help I wish I had when I first started, so you can reach success much faster and avoid leaving money on the table 😉
In this course you’ll find:
- aka. modules -
full of all the info you need to know to succeed!
on a range of topics - from profile creation, proposal writing, scam avoiding & much more!
tons of resources
helpful links and templates!
(yes, there's a proposal template)
to review your profile,
proposals & ask any questions!
…all designed to take you from A to Z on your Upwork journey.
This course is for you if you're:
- A beginner freelancer in your first year
- New to freelancing or Upwork as a platform
- Looking for time and/or location freedom
- Eager to learn and put in the work to succeed
…if this is you, I’d love to help!
This course is NOT for you if you're:
- An experienced Upworker with tons of clients
- Just wanting to make some quick money
- Looking for overnight success (lol)
- Not willing to put in the work
…if that's you, feel free to leave!
What do I get in this course?Inside Freelance Level-Up you'll go through 7 levels: - Setting up your offer Here we cover different exercises you can do in order to choose the service you want to offer and who you want to offer it to. - Creating your profile Here we cover what to include in the different parts of your profile, how to write it, and how to show your clients what you can actually do. - Choosing the right jobs Here we talk about the different filters you can apply to your search to narrow it down and avoid scams, as well as the red flags to look out for. - Sending GREAT proposals Here we'll cover what to include in a proposal (and what to leave out), how to make it stand out for your clients, as well as my *secret weapon* to getting clients' attention. - Interviewing with the client Here we'll talk about the different types of interviews, how to prepare for a discovery call, as well as how to identify/avoid scams. - Working on Upwork Here we'll talk about the differences between working hourly vs fixed price jobs, how to protect yourself to make sure you get paid, and how to ask for feedback from clients. - Growing on Upwork Here we'll cover the two main badges - Top Rated & Rising Talent - as well as how to get more connects (including some free ways to do it). You'll also have the option to book a 30min call with me (at a discounted rate) to review your profile, proposals, or ask any questions! 😉
What if it doesn’t work for me?There’s really no reason for it not to work if you put in the work yourself, and do the homework listed in each level. That being said, if you're not happy with your purchase within 30 days, reach out to me and I'll give you your money back 😉 (please note you'll be asked to prove you applied the strategies in this course - both in terms of your profile and proposals sent - in order to be eligible for a refund)
Do I need any experience to start?You certainly don’t - I know I didn’t when I first started! Obviously if you do have some experience already, that's a bonus - but trust me, you can learn a lot on the job. And…no spoilers or anything, but we do talk about deciding what to offer in lesson 1 😉
I'm already a freelancer, can I benefit from this course?While the course is mostly geared towards newer freelancers, if you already have some experience but you're new to Upwork as a platform, there's still some things you can learn that will help you in your journey 😉
What if I don't want to use Upwork?You're free to use whatever you want, of course. I talk a lot about Upwork because it's the platform I've been finding most of my work through since 2013, so it's what I always recommend. And while this course references Upwork a lot, most (if not all) of what I teach can be applied to other freelancing platforms, or even if you want to promote your services on social media, on your website or cold email people. Because it's all about how you position yourself and your services, not about the platform itself 😉
How does the course work?This is a level-based course, meaning you should watch level 1's videos, implement what you learned with the help of the workbooks and resources I provide, and only then level up to level 2 (and so on).