My Journey to Freelance with Upwork, Week #1


As an experienced worker from three fortune fifty companies, I am eager to try new opportunities for meaningful employment in our digital world.  At the age of 58, I want to take my skills as outlined on my Web Tech Czar LinkedIn profile and apply them to working for my company 'Web Tech Czar' - a 'play-on-words' from my last name, Marc Czarnecki

What Do You Mean by Freelancing Marc?

Freelancing is a person, like myself; who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc.; rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer.

What is your Week #1 Upwork Journey?

Establishing a Profile

Upwork is an online portal that allowed me to start by freelance journey by
  1. Creating a profile with my Google work email address
  2. Indicating: 
    • Hire for a project - NO
    • Work as a freelancer - YES
  3. Linking my LinkedIn profile
  4. Entering keyword expertise categories
  5. Indicating my expertise level
  6. Adding my education
  7. Providing my past work experiences
  8. Adding an hourly rate (note that Upwork will take 20%)
  9. Adding a title and overview
  10. Adding a head-shot image file profile image
  11. Specifying a work location
  12. Adding and verifying a phone number

Stay tuned for upcoming posts!

Dictionary. Published 2021. Accessed July 23, 2021.