Having the top-rated badge boldly on your Upwork profile is exhilarating. You don’t only get incessant job invites; you also get to work with quality clients. But having this badge signifies your success while working with numerous clients. And therefore, emphasizing the importance of securing a good client as a freelancer.
According to research, 69% of freelancers struggle with securing a good client. Fake clients are rapidly increasing on the internet, no thanks to the crippling effects of cybercrime. Most freelance platforms are designed to curb this flaw by offering a secure system to get genuine clients. Yet, no method has proved 100 percent effective.
In this article, we outlined six surefire ways of getting the right client on Upwork. And most importantly, a high paying client.
1. Job demands:
The primary factor to look out for is the job demands of the client. Some clients post jobs with outrageous work demands and low rates. For instance, a client offering $20 for the building of a premium website. Sounds ridiculous, right? Some clients on Upwork offer this kind of jobs to freelancers. Kindly avoid them. Instead, opt for clients that offer a fair amount for quality jobs. This kind of client won’t be a pain in the neck. They can also become repeat clients after the initial project.
2. Check The Number Of Jobs Posted:
As a freelancer, you would always find clients new to the platform. While some might be legit, some might not. You can’t risk losing your connects to clients that will post jobs and run away. You must check the number of jobs posted by the client. At least, the client must have posted over 20 jobs on Upwork.
3. Verified Payment:
While some clients have their payment verified, some are not. This is a very crucial factor in getting a good client on Upwork. A client with verified payment means you receiving payment after working is secure. Always check for the blue badge that signifies verified payment before sending proposals to respective clients.
4. Reviews to freelancers:
Watch out!! Some clients have spent a lot of time on Upwork, but they might be good at giving bad reviews. Not like the freelancer did a lousy job; they’re never satisfied. No one wants to work with this kind of client, not because of the payment, but for the effect of bad reviews on your Upwork profile. You need to check out the type of reviews the client has been giving other freelancers. How good are they? Is s(he) always satisfied? Check properly.
5. Review From Other Freelancers:
After checking the preceding steps, you need to check what other freelancers say about the client. What are their comments? Is the client good? Does he communicate he deliverables comprehensively? Remember, the goal is to get a high paying client. As the clients are searching for good freelancers, you should also search for the right clients.
6. Amount Spent:
To finalize all things, you need to check for the average amount the client has spent on Upwork. Some clients have spent $30, and you don’t want to work with these kinds of clients. Not because they don’t post jobs, but because they can post jobs and never look back. And this can lead to a waste of connects for you as a freelancer.
It is advisable to opt for clients with $1k spent and more. These clients won’t post a job without looking back, therefore helping you maximize your connects.