I started consulting years ago when UpWork was a small platform for small freelancers.
But now it's a top 1,000 site on the planet with ~50m visits/mo:
I was thinking:
If start consulting again today, I would start on UpWork FIRST.
There seems to be major benefits to doing consulting on a platform such as:
It brings new customers to you:
People searching UpWork for copywriting or digital marketing would find me, and many times wouldn't have found me any other way.
If people don't buy consulting, they may buy other products.
There's been a few times I've searched on UpWork, and while I didn't hire the person I found the portfolio or website interesting and started following them.
**Reviews** This is a major one...perhaps THE reason to do it:
I've done consulting for hundreds of companies big & small, and it doesn't get published (or proved) anywhere. That would change if it were all logged and rated on a platform.
For example here's just a fraction of the companies I've worked with:
...but you'd never know it.
Imagine if I'd been logging all these consults (with reviews included) for the last 10 years.
If I did an UpWork Experiment, would you be interested in buying a 1-on-1 consult for a greatly reduced price?
Reply to this email with your:
- Phone number
- (Optional): What you'd like to talk about.
I would pack the schedule with consults in exchange for reviews. Also these calls are awesome, we can talk strategy, or just do work on the spot (my favorite)!