Meet a Six-Figure Upwork freelancer Ross Jenkins, the founder of DigitalME
There are twelve million registered freelancers and five million registered clients on Upwork, one of the largest freelancer platforms in the world. Ross Jenkins, the digital marketing expert and the founder of the marketing agency DigitalME, which has generated over $200,000, has also made over $200,000 as a freelancer on Upwork. He’s ranked #1 on Upwork for his skills within the digital world.
Now before you craft that resignation email and quit your job, you have to know that being a freelancer is not for everyone.
Freelancing is not for everyone
You have to work for your money when you’re a freelancer. Have you ever had a job where you come to an office, have your morning coffee, then the usual morning meeting, you answer a couple of emails, have your lunch break, go to another meeting and the next thing you know it’s time to go home? And you still get paid. Sometimes you wonder if anyone noticed if you spent all day long doing absolutely nothing.
The story is different if you’re in one of the managing or executive roles. You are under so much pressure that you can’t even dream about a work-life balance, you skip your annual holidays because you have to catch up on work and your boss still hardly ever acknowledges your hard work and dedication. But you continue the rat race because that cheque makes it all worthwhile even if you absolutely can’t stand what you’re doing.
You have to do the work
At the time you were mastering PlayStation skills, Ross Jenkins was building, marketing and selling websites. His career has begun at the age of 14. That lead to a number of full-time jobs where he’s made a name for himself as an expert in the digital marketing industry. However, soon did he learn that having a boss is not something he enjoyed. That’s how his freelancing journey started. And now he can’t imagine himself going to a nine to five life.
He said, “Since going freelance, I’ve been enjoying my work more than ever. Now I know the projects I take on are the ones I want to do and not something mandated by a boss or executive decision. I feel like freelancing gives me flexibility, and not just regarding work-life balance. I’m free to dive as deep as I need to into a client’s needs and set them up for future success. I can be as creative as I want, and clients know they have someone dedicated to them.”
Enjoy a smarter way of working
“Enjoy a smarter way of working” is what Ross Jenkins and his digital marketing agency DigitalME stand for. His years of working for multiple companies across England, Ireland, Qatar have taught him that clients value someone who’s not only driven by success and can provide a personalized service, but who also keeps in mind company’s brand messaging and can explain how CRM techniques and InfusionSoft work in a way that even a 12-year-old would understand.
One of the most valuable lessons Ross Jenkins has learned as a freelancer on Upwork is that if you don’t provide exceptional service your client will take their business somewhere else. He swears by that. Visit DigitalME.cc to learn more.
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