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EP24 - The Million Dollar Freelancer with Daniel Hall

Crazy Business Stories & Over $1million as a PPC Freelancer!

Welcome to the Digital Nomad Cafe Podcast, todays guest is Daniel Hall from http://danielhall.tech/about/

Working with brands such as Toys R US & Rentokil on their PPC, Daniel has been consistently ranked first in the world on Upwork for Pay Per Click / PPC whilst working as a freelancer. He literally wrote the book on how to make money as a freelancer! See it here https://amzn.to/31PnRqd

Tune in to hear the ups and downs of working online on job sites like PeoplePerHour & Upwork as well as why working with agencies can be a great way to get recurring work or turn into an absolute disaster! This episode has a ton of interesting stories that every freelancer should hear.

Podcast Topics:

  • 0:53 - Intro to Danie
  • 1:44 - Why Daniel decided to work Online
  • 7:53 - How to stand out on Upwork in the beginning when your profile is not built up
  • 13:30 - Become comfortable challenging clients! Daniel tells a story of an upwork customer who wouldn't take his advice and then spent $17k on PPC with Zero sales with other freelancers.
  • 15:15 - Only take on jobs you know you can perform on!
  • 15:40 - Daniel won't do phone-calls! Find out why... It's a really interesting
  • 18:35 - Managing PPC for Toys R'Us in Australia & New Zealand
  • 20:45 - How Daniel charges for his PPC based on revenue spent
  • 21:05 - White-labeling your services for agencies & the benefits of working with agencies as a freelancer
  • 27:25 - Upwork Rankings - how does it work? Getting back into it after taking a break.
  • 33:00 - Disconnecting - Why it's so important to set filters for your own mental health
  • 38:00 - Having small clients vs large clients. Which is better?
  • 39:30 - Negatives of working with agencies as a freelancer.
  • 45:55 - Should you work with agencies or work with clients directly?
  • 47:00 - Choosing your battles!
  • 49:30 - Getting back into sales mode!