If you have experience running Google AdWords ads you will be interested to learn how you can apply for Google AdWords freelance jobs and earn an average of $50 per hour. This is online work that you can do on your computer from the comfort of your home through the biggest online freelancing website Upwork.
You can earn $50 per hour with Google AdWords freelance jobs on Upwork
I’m on Upwork.com right now, which is formerly Odesk and includes Elance now too. I’m looking at freelancers who have completed Google AdWords freelance jobs and I have done some advanced filters: freelancers with at least a hundred hours worked with Google AdWords as a skill and at least top 30% on the Google AdWords test.
Now what you can see is that these freelancers are earning very good money working online to help people with Google AdWords. This is something I appreciate to know how much my time is worth. What skills can I learn that can be useful for other people?
Google AdWords is a really useful skill because there are a lot of companies and people that need help with their Google ads and there is not a lot of people that can help, compared to how many people need help. There are even more people who don’t realize they need help.
I have just searched for people who are applying for Google AdWords freelance jobs today and I don’t know any of them.
In the previous image, you can see that Chris is asking for $83 an hour and has 1,400 hours worked. The second freelancer is asking for $55 an hour, he is in Croatia and has worked 900hours.
This guy in India is asking for $60 an hour and has 121 hours worked.
Here is a guy in the United States asking for $75 an hour with hundreds of hours worked.
Another guy asking for $48 an hour in Brazil with hundreds of hours worked.
Then, $50 an hour with 1,200 hours worked.
Now these people aren’t doing anything much except using the skills you can learn in my book or my AdWords course. Some have got certified, which I will talk to you about in another blog post, and some have done a lot of work for clients before, which you can get started with or continue doing when learning with me. These are the skills and what they are worth online.
When someone starts their profile with Google AdWords you can guess that’s the majority of their work.
Matthew is asking for $50 an hour and has 3,000+ hours worked. You can see that it is about 20 full time weeks of work to have worked that many hours.
Here is a lady with 122 hours, asking for $50 an hour.
You can see clearly that Google AdWords is a very valuable skill just by browsing. I would say that the average of an established freelancer is about $50 an hour for Google AdWords freelance jobs.
Now, if you would have told me, when I was a police officer risking my life out there for about half of that, that I could go take a course online to learn how to do Google AdWords and be making $50 an hour, I don’t even know if I would have believed you.
If you would have shown me the people actually doing it though, that might have helped. So I have shown you this to give you motivation that Google AdWords is worth learning and that you can monetize, or try to monetize your experience with Google AdWords on Upwork.
I don’t know if that will work for you because you notice that the people I showed you have a lot of hours worked. It can be hard to get started and get that very first client because who would want to hire someone with no hours when someone like Chris or Marco might be available? However, if you don’t get started and try to find Google AdWords freelance jobs, you can never work up to $50+ an hour or more either.
This is really exciting to me because once you get all these skills online you continue to raise your value, you continue to get up to a point where people will pay you like this almost $100 an hour to go do the work, at home with Upwork.com.
I hired a bunch of people on Upwork, they all work wherever they want and I have never met almost any of them.
This is an amazing lifestyle way to live with maybe a 20 to 40 hours a week, but you can work from anywhere, you can travel, it is an amazing opportunity and Google AdWords is a great gateway or stepping stone as a part of that.
I will show you some more about how you can actually get started working on Upwork in the next section.
If you want to get Google AdWords freelance jobs on Upwork, you have to first make a freelancing profile that accurately reflects who you are and what you can do online.
This is my freelancing profile.
When someone looks at my freelancing profile on Upwork.com they first can see my name, a title, some skills I have listed and my hourly rate.
I’m not looking for any work on Upwork so I have put my hourly rate at the maximum. I would take work at that rate I guess, but no one has been interested that I have noticed so far.
So you put the hourly rate that you are willing to accept work at and your location, and then you have an overview.
This is where you can really show off what you do. You can see that I have got a link to my Udemy profile, my website and YouTube channel.
If you have got things like that, you can greatly increase the authenticity and you can show people what you do instead of trying to tell them.
I know from experience hiring them, that a lot of freelancers tell me and promise me the world, and yet, I prefer a short profile with proof that the freelancer can help me with what I need help with.
The more impressive the resources are, the better. I link 3 resources that are the most impressive things I offer online: my Udemy courses, YouTube channel and website.
And then you have got a portfolio down here. I show a couple of things like my Facebookpage and my YouTube channel.
Then you have tests that you can show.
You can see that there is a Google AdWords test and I got top 20% on it, which all things considered is fine.
You can take these tests and then have some credibility in trying to show people what you can do. I just took the test quickly on all of these, except the Analytical Skills Test that took forever.
Now the tests have limitations though and it is really easy to just look up the answers. If you want to have good looking test results, you can just look up the answers.
I didn’t do that for any of the tests including the AdWords Test. I just did my best to see what I would get on it. This is a good way to evaluate yourself, and you can always continue learning and redo the test later.
These tests have some limitations as to how great they are and yet employers like to see them on a profile to offer you Google AdWords freelance jobs. I like to see if people have actually taken the test because I know then that they have at least invested the time to do it and make a great profile to show me what they can do.
You have got tests like the US English Basic Test or the Social Media Marketing Test and many more where you can put all of your skills up. I think this is a fun thing to do just to get to know what your skills are and to concretely define them.
The more I can concretely define my skills, the more other people can approach me and concretely ask for help with those skills. When I was first starting out, I would promise that I could help with everything when I usually hadn’t done anything and it was hard to get Google AdWords freelance jobs or any other kind of online jobs.
If you can zoom in on exactly what it is you can help with effectively and not try to just offer to do everything, then you can show people that you really know what you are doing. The skill tests can be a good place to do that.
At the bottom of the profile you have got Employment History and Education.
I have shown you here what to do with your profile and I hope this is useful for you in seeing how you can get started working on Upwork by setting up a good profile.
If you want to get Google AdWords freelance jobs on Upwork, here is how to find them.
Once you got your profile set up click on “Find Jobs.”
My profile is set up to automatically get me job offers related to what I’m doing. When you get your profile set up right, Upwork will make sure that related jobs are showing up in your job’s feed, that you can also customize.
If I wanted to apply for some Google AdWords jobs, I could do a search.
There are tons of jobs right here already:
- Want someone to run my AdWords campaign
- Pay per click consultant needed
- Google AdWords expert
- Hotel marketing
- AdWords pay-per-click specialist
- Experienced AdWords specialist
Tons of projects that you can use your Google AdWords skills to apply to.
On the left sidebar, you can see some of the different filters that you can set. You can selectfix price or based on budget. You can do certain locations and budget required, there are lots of different options you can choose from.
You can even sort by newest, so you can see the jobs that have just been posted.
The newest Google AdWords freelance jobs can often be the best to apply to because they don’t have the most applicants, and because then the client is more likely to be looking for those immediate responses.
You can see that the newest job offer was posted an hour ago. The next one was posted 2hours ago and then there are more from 4, 5, 6 and 8 hours ago. There are 1,219 jobs in total found and that shows there is a ton of demand for help with Google AdWords.
What you can do is go over to Client History and take out the clients with no hires because then you can often eliminate a lot of wasted job applications.
However, when you are starting, you probably want to apply to jobs from clients with no hires because if you have not worked with anyone before, it might be easier for you to get a job working with a client who has not hired anyone before either.
You can just try out finding different jobs and then you click on the job offer. Here is one, which is only for $50 and the advantage is that you are likely to not get a lot of great people apply.
You can guess that the competition might not be very high. There is only one applicant on this job offer so far.
He is at $15 an hour and he has got a few skills listed when you go look at his profile. There he has got his portfolio set up and some tests taken. He is top 10% on the Google AdWords test.
That might be the level of competition you are getting for a job like this. The key is to get in and get that very first job work successfully, even if it is a $50 Google AdWords freelance job, whatever it is, you get that first job done because the biggest difference for a freelancer on Upwork is one that have worked no jobs at all and one that has worked at least one. This is a gigantic difference.
If you are just getting started, it is worth doing whatever it takes to get a job, and then what you can do is keep working your way up a little bit at a time, keep trying to get better jobs.
Now, if you don’t want $50 fixed price jobs, you can uncheck it on the Job Type.
You have now only hourly jobs showing up and once you want to apply to a job, you click on it and then click on “Submit A Proposal.”
Then you have to go through the Submit a Proposal page and meet all the client’s requirements. You can submit a cover letter and answer to questions at the bottom of the page.
Upwork has a system called “Connects” that allow you to apply to a certain number of jobs according to your membership plan.
I could use two of my connects to apply to this job.
For the cover letter and the additional questions, I like to keep things fairly short and I like to show rather than tell. If I wanted to apply to this job I might write something short and give them a link to my Google AdWords tutorial on YouTube.
If you have any video showing your experience working with Google AdWords, then all you have to do is put that somewhere in the cover letter.
I could write: “Thank you for reading this. You can see I have a three-hour Google AdWords tutorial on YouTube with over 300,000 views and have confidence in knowing this, that I can help you with what you need.”
Write something simple like that and then link to the video.
Does this work all the time?
No! Different strategies work for different people.
Then you have questions specific to the job posting that you can give a simple answer.
You don’t want to spend a ton of time writing a really long cover letter and give really long answers. I don’t want to read that as an employer and I like working with people who have established proof that they can do whatever it is that I need to be done.
Then when you finished writing everything, you hit “Submit a Proposal” and then the client can see your proposal.
If you do this relentlessly with all the newest jobs that come up, do a little bit of it every day, you can get that first job.
Then make a good relationship with every single client, keep working for them, get reviews, there is no reason you can’t work up to earning $50+ an hour on Upwork with Google AdWords freelance jobs, working on your computer to help people with Google AdWords anywhere in the world.
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