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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to use Upwork to start your Freelance career

Work on Portfolios and Proposals for Freelance work

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

2 hours
Beginner-friendly
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this project you will learn how to use the freelance platform Upwork to find freelance jobs in your area of expertise. Upwork is a platform that will help you get hired for jobs that match your qualifications really easily by having them filtered out for you already. In this guided project you will create a profile in upwork from scratch, you will create a portfolio to show your skills and previous experiences to new potential clients, you will learn everything about billing and getting paid and you will also find jobs and create your proposals to get hired. If you are looking to start your career as a freelancer, Upwork is a great starting point as it's very user friendly, protects you and makes sure that you get paid accordingly. There are no upfront costs for users.

Requirements

No prior experience required.

Skills you will develop

  • Freelance Work

  • Software

  • Freelancing

  • Computer Network

  • portfolio

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Discover how to kickstart your career as a freelancer using Upwork

  2. Create your first portfolio to show your projects in Upwork

  3. Set up your payment and billing information in Upwork

  4. Optional Practice task: Create a portfolio in Upwork showcasing your skills

  5. Find jobs that match your qualifications in Upwork

  6. Write an interesting and engaging proposal to find a job in Upwork

  7. Optional Challenge Task: Create a proposal

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently Asked Questions

Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.

Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.

You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.

At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.

Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.

You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.