1. With Upwork’s “Top-Rated” status in an ever-changing field (digital marketing), tell us more about this achievement? How did you manage to be “one step ahead” of your competition?
I received Top-Rated status with a lot of commitment, and caution in terms of which projects I will apply for, and which clients I will work with. I started working on Upwork with absolutely no experience because I was a Nail Artist 7 years before. Since I have completed E-business, I had knowledge of many concepts, but I did not use it in practice. I started with Upwork in March this year. In one month I got my first project. I was committed to literally start my morning with 1-2 hours of Upwork, and in parallel with Udemy courses. Seeing what was required, what I lacked as a skill, and I upgraded it. I applied for projects that at the moment I thought I could do and I did not bite too much. Over time I kept a large number of clients and I have been working with them since March. And that’s how I kept my Top-Rated status.
2. How did you get acquainted with freelance? Do you see yourself as a freelancer for 5 years in the future? Why?
I became acquainted with freelancing by imploring my husband to start looking for a plus job, as he works as a UI / UX designer, and has many years of experience. Besides, I was also interested, and I just always knew that my character did not fit 9 to 5 work in one place, I just could not imagine myself that way. Furthermore, when I started researching a little more, I immediately knew that freelancing was my cup of tea.
3. You currently live and work in Poland. Tell us more about freelancing regulations there. If you could, what would you introduce in Macedonia?
We are only in Poland for a few months. The only thing I know is that up to the age of 26 young people are exempt from this tax. I’ll will turn 25 in a day and I will use it for exactly one year. I’m going to get involved in freelance groups here as well. I will find out everything that I consider important and can be implemented in Macedonia. This information i will gladly share.
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