Complete Guide to Freelancing in 2022: Zero to Mastery

Achieve freelance success on sites like Upwork or Fiverr. Start a home business or side hustle. No experience needed!

4.64 (310 reviews)
9.5 hours
Aug 2022
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What you will learn

Step-by-step guide from a top 3% rated freelancer on Upwork

Build a side hustle or a full time home business that can replace your 9 to 5 job

Create winning proposals that ensure you land high-paying, long-term clients to achieve freelance success

How to build a rockstar Upwork profile that stands out and ranks organically

Build relationships with clients so that you can earn recurring income from your freelance business

Skills needed for freelancing success in the business and tech sectors, including disciplines like web development, product management, and software development

Learn in-demand freelance skills from scratch including including digital marketing, copywriting, graphic design, SEO, and web development

Tips & tricks to improve productivity, success, and growth


This Freelancing bootcamp gives you the step-by-step guide to go from ZERO EXPERIENCE to becoming a Freelancer and having a profitable freelance home business or online business, and landing clients you never thought possible.

You don't have to be some established professional to start earning money as a Freelancer. But many people just don't know where to start and how to stand out.

The biggest challenge used to be "how do I find clients?" but with the growth in platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer and others, there are 1,000s of jobs available at any time.

Companies pay Freelancers $2.52 billion (and growing!) via Upwork alone each year.

Imagine being able to work from anywhere in the world, making a consistent monthly income and having the freedom to live your dream life. Take this course and we'll help you make it happen.

This course is NOT like other Freelancing courses and tutorials you will find online that only cover the basics. Or worse, are taught by someone that isn't even a successful Freelancer themselves.

This course is focused on efficiency and taking action:

  • Paul is a Top 3% Freelancer on Upwork and gives you the exact steps and templates that he's tested and used to get high-paying clients. And shows you how you can too.

  • Our focus is to get you earning money as quickly as possible and to set you up for long-term success.

  • You could complete the majority of this course in a weekend and get your first client in the next week or two if you're serious about making it happen.

  • Freelancing is a competitive space so we will be going beyond the basics and showing you how you can stand out and build a sustainable and profitable business.

Graduates of Zero To Mastery are now working at Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies. They are also working as top freelancers getting paid while working remotely around the world. This can be you.

By enrolling today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors. Most importantly, you will be learning from someone that has actual real-world experience and is a Top 3% Freelancer on Upwork.

This course covers everything Paul has learned so far on his ongoing journey. He's made the mistakes so you don't have to. He knows what works and what doesn't. And he is sharing absolutely everything with you. Step-by-step.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Anyone looking to create a rewarding and profitable freelancing business

  • Anyone who wants to create a side-hustle or full-time source of income online

  • Anyone looking to leave their 9-to-5 for a life of financial, personal, and professional freedom

  • Anyone who has already tried or is currently freelancing but isn't having as much success as they'd like

Wait... Is This Course Just For Upwork?

Nope. This course uses Upwork, a freelancing platform with billions in jobs each year, as a recommended starting point and an example to show you how to apply all the tactics and strategies Paul has mastered over the years. But the strategies you learn can be applied to any freelancing platform including Fiverr and Freelancer.

This Freelancing Bootcamp course consists of six sections:

1. Building a ROCKSTAR Freelance Profile

As they say, first impressions are everything. Having a top-notch profile will help you gain attention and build instant credibility with clients. This section will show you exactly how to create a profile that will help you land high-ticket clients.

2. Finding & Closing High-Ticket Clients

The more money you make the better, right? Being able to charge higher amounts and land higher-quality clients will also help you generate more predictable monthly recurring cash flow. Paul shares his secrets to identifying where high-ticket clients are hiding and how to land them.

3. Managing & Scaling Your Freelance Business

We don't want to help you just get started. We want to help you unlock financial, personal, and professional freedom in your life. This section teaches you how to maintain high-ticket clients & how to scale to the moon!

4. Profitable Freelance Skills

Whether you're already a Developer, Designer, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer or have none of these skills, we will show you how to identify what in-demand freelance skill is right for you and charge higher rates. This section will even teach you many of the current highest-paying skills like copywriting, graphic design, email marketing, online advertising, SEO and more.

5. Setting Yourself Up For Freelance Success

Freelancing is competitive. This section is going to teach you how to stand out from the competition and build your business faster. You will learn the key principles that are needed to be a highly successful Freelancer.

6. Developing a Millionaire Mindset

Your mindset controls everything. And we're going to show you how you can shift your thinking to improve your life. This section will lay the foundation for your continual freelance growth, success, and happiness.

Plus Downloadable PDF Cheat Sheets & Templates! To help you reach success even faster, you'll get the following cheat sheets and templates that Paul has used to make $10,000s+:

  • Job Search Manual: So you can find where the best freelance jobs & clients are hiding.

  • Sample Quote Template: So you can offer your services to clients & land more deals quicker.

  • Upsell & Bundle Cheat Sheet: So you can bundle your skills & earn consistent monthly income.

  • Winning Proposal Formula: So you stand out from the competition & land the best gigs.

  • My Secret Tools & Apps: So you can work smarter and be as productive as possible.

  • Case Study Blueprint: So you can save time and start closing deals more frequently.

  • Managing & Scaling Online Ads: So you can manage and grow profitable online ad campaigns for your clients.

This course is not about making you just watch a bunch of videos so that when you're done with the course you don’t know what to do other than watch another tutorial... No!

This course will push you and challenge you to go from an absolute beginner with no experience and no clients to someone that can earn income as a Freelancer.


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Getting Started

Course Outline
Join Our Online Classroom!
Exercise: Meet The Community

Profile Module - Building a Rockstar Freelance Profile

Upwork Intro & Fees
Signing Up For Upwork
How To Build a Profile That Stands Out
Understanding Upwork Profile Settings
How To Build Highly Targeted Specialized Profiles
Exercise: Build Your Upwork Profile & Case Studies

Deals Module - Finding & Closing High-Ticket Clients

Deals Module Introduction
Profitable Freelance Sales Process
How To Find The Best Freelance Jobs
How To Create Winning Proposals
How To Be An Excellent Communicator
How To Structure Profitable Deals
Negotiating & Closing Deals
Landing Your First Clients
Exercise: Submit & Share Your First Proposal!

Growth Module - Managing & Scaling Your Freelance Business

Growth Module Introduction
How To Manage & Retain Long-Term Clients
How To Bundle & Upsell Your Services
Scaling To Multiple Clients
How To Master Freelance Finances
How To Grow Your Freelance Business

Skills Module - Profitable Freelance Skills

Skills Module Introduction
Choosing a Profitable Skill
Copywriting Demo
Graphic Design Demo
Social Media Demo
Email Marketing Demo
Website Design Demo
Online Ads Demo
Search Engine Optimization Demo
BONUS: Managing & Scaling Online Ad Campaigns

Success Module - Setting Yourself Up For Freelance Success

Success Module Introduction
How To Be Massively Productive
How To Build Your Personal Brand
The Basics of Selling
Understanding The Price Myth
The Power of The Phone
Freelancing Key Success Factors

Mindset Module - Developing a Millionaire Mindset

Mindset Module Introduction
How Freelancing Can Change Your Life
How to Establish Your WHY
Massive Action vs. Law of Attraction
The Power of Positivity
How to Stay Motivated

Where To Go From Here?

Your Certificate of Completion - Thank You!
Become An Alumni
Endorsements On LinkedIn
Learning Guideline


Special Bonus Lecture


July 14, 2022
I am truly appreciate you and thank you very much for the course. I enjoyed every minute of your lecture. you gave me the confidence to dream big.
July 9, 2022
Thank you! I have only russian and ukrain online courses experience. I was so worry that I am too low skilled or low language skilled for this kind of courses. Happy to find that information is clear and useful!
June 25, 2022
This course covers critical topics like what skills are the most profitable for freelancing and how to acquire those skills. Exactly what I needed.
May 24, 2022
It is a pretty amazing course that gave me a lot of information on how to be a profitable freelancer. Thank you ZTM for this one.
May 16, 2022
Yes, so far everything is great. Instructors are engaging and the addition of the discussion platform is great.
May 10, 2022
I love this course, it is very complete and is a great incentive to start in the freelance world. Don't hesitate to buy it, it's worth every penny. Greetings!!!
April 18, 2022
The course is extremely detailed and well planned. The instructor's presentation is simple and easy to follow. It's something I'd suggest to everyone! Kurs gerçekten çok detaylı ve özenli hazırlanmış. Eğitmenin anlatım tarzı çok akıcı ve gerçekten çok güzel. Herkese tavsiye ederim!
April 16, 2022
I've purchased this course a while back and never opened it. It was my "it's good to have". For some reason, I did it today, and I love it. I love the pace, I love the content. I have skipped right to the ones that interested me, about mind, motivation and such, but if the previous lessons are as good as these ones, I'm really happy and grateful I bought it. Thank you. So far the course is fantastic!
April 10, 2022
Hi! Well. I think this is a good course and that the teacher knows what he's teaching about but I don't think it's a good idea to make a course of more than 9 hs all with videos that consist on slides and every one of them lasting about 30 minutes or more. It makes the course a little boring. Resting so I appreciate the instructor's dedication to make this course. Certainly something I will come back to learn more on my way to freelancing.
April 1, 2022
I don't usually write reviews here, but the instructor asked me why I didn't like the course so... Do you know those general cliche motivational youtube videos? This is a 9.5-hour long freelance motivational video. If you need someone to tell you to work hard for 9.5 hours, this is an amazing course for you. If you can figure out the simple logic of "I need to work hard to achieve something" you better skip this one... or just watch a 5-minute youtube video for free... You don't have real value in this course. Telling people to send good proposals, and overdeliver is something you can figure out by yourself. Putting work into your Upwork profile, proposals, and anything around it, is also common sense. If you need a general guide for how Upwork works, you may find this one useful, but on the other hand, you can get this information also for free. This is another hype course, that feels like a long motivation video to get you hyped about being a freelancer. Guess what? If you don't have a skill to sell, you have nothing to earn from this course. And no, the "skills module" is not the answer for that. I am a graphic designer and not the "canva" type you suggested in the course, and if you really think you can compete in that area with only canva skills, against designers with actual tool kits and design knowledge in their hands, that's just being delusional. Also, if you want to find out about good skills for a freelancer, a quick google search will give you the same results. You want to show people how to create good proposals be successful in Upwork ? Open a new profile and start implementing all the "modules" you teach in your course and show results. Don't tell people to work hard, and show your Top seller profile. Tell people to work hard and show them how to do it. That's the difference between Motivation and actual process teaching. If this is your first time hearing the term freelancing, this might be a great course for you... But you can get the same value for free on youtube. If you have some common sense and you passed the "hype" stage of "I want to become a freelancer". Save your money and go watch this on youtube for free and for less time. After that buy an actual course that will teach you to do something practical, and not just give you a good feeling of "Yea, I can do this". Again, you have a ton of that for free all over the internet. I tried to receive a refund, but you don't let me, because apparently, I watched too much of your "course"... I really tried to find value in this one, but it doesn't exist. This course is made for the "course money", that's it.
March 23, 2022
This is exactly what any new Freelancer needs to get started. The details in the course are extensive. Thank you for an amazing course.
March 13, 2022
It was a fantastic course, and I thoroughly loved it. Each module provided detailed but concise information and had access to all of the resources. Paul has not just discussed the technical aspects of outstanding freelancing, but he has also explained the mindset module, which is crucial to any successful journey. Strongly suggested!
February 25, 2022
This course seems like a good intro to Upwork. Wow, this is my second milestone review (halfway through) and I think the course is very detailed and helpful but I just need more skills to market to prospective clients online.
January 21, 2022
Excellent!!!! Very Informative with lots of Vital information and Great documents to become a Successful Freelancer!!!!
December 14, 2021
The information was present as bite size. Tons of info. The instructor is very enthusiastic - could be contagious.



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