Why I Quit Freelancing After Discovering Works

Having been a freelancer for several years, I can confidently assert that the process of procuring work, meeting tight deadlines, and collecting payment can be exceptionally challenging.

After conducting a thorough review of the various freelancing websites available (Guru, UpWork, Freelancing.com), I quickly realised that there was a great deal of competition and the hourly rates were not particularly favourable. Furthermore, many of the clients I encountered had little to no understanding of the complexities associated with the development of a mobile application or a web application. This meant a great deal of difficulty in my work and my remuneration did not accurately reflect the fact that I was often providing both design and development services for the same price.

This used to drive me crazy!

After realising that I was not going to receive the recognition and financial rewards that my talent and hard work deserved from the businesses I was considering, I decided to take matters into my own hands. To this end, I created a professional website, improved my LinkedIn profile, and launched a blog in the hope of finding the right employment opportunity. I am now eagerly awaiting the results of my efforts.

I had not taken into consideration that this was only part of the whole process. Ultimately, I had to be compensated for the work I had done, however, most customers would not remunerate me until they were convinced that their product was ready. Unfortunately, they never seemed to be content with their product, continually adding more features and refusing to account for the additional labour.

In other words, I was working really hard but yet failing to earn a decent living.

Prior to discovering Works, I was unaware of the amount of effort required to successfully complete their qualifying examinations. For those who lack coding experience, these tests can be quite challenging. However, for those with the necessary skills and knowledge, the effort involved in becoming eligible to join the Works platform is definitely rewarding.

I’ve been working with Works for a year now, and I’ll never go back to the agony of freelancing.

I was delighted to be successfully “matched” to an American tech business through Works and began working two weeks after the interview process was completed. Working with the team has been an incredibly positive experience; every individual is highly professional and has been very helpful in providing guidance and sharing their expertise. Additionally, payments are always processed promptly and accurately, and are sent directly to my bank account on schedule. It has been an incredibly positive and rewarding experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a remote software job and has experience with front-end, back-end, full-stack, React, Node, Angular, Swift, Python, or any of the almost 100 talents offered by Works‘ platform. By taking their exams and having an interview, you can start earning what you are truly worth.

Table of Contents
Join our community of the world's best developers and designers on FacebookSee our recent updates on principal of designs and best UX practices on TwitterGet in touch with us to hire top skilled software engineers and programmers on Linkedin

Join the Top 1% of Remote Developers and Designers

Works connects the top 1% of remote developers and designers with the leading brands and startups around the world. We focus on sophisticated, challenging tier-one projects which require highly skilled talent and problem solvers.
seasoned project manager reviewing remote software engineer's progress on software development project, hired from Works blog.join_marketplace.your_wayexperienced remote UI / UX designer working remotely at home while working on UI / UX & product design projects on Works blog.join_marketplace.freelance_jobs