Sombra has been recognised as the best Lviv IT Agency 2017 on the freelance platform Upwork. During the 2017 year, our clients highly evaluated the product quality, compliance with requirements, and adherence to the deadlines.
Also, we received the highest positive feedback from clients among all software companies operating on the platform in Lviv. Additionally, we completed over 20 projects on Upwork, delivering outstanding service and quality. All those achievements allowed us to become the best Upwork agency.
Sombra has been operating in the software development market since 2013 and on Upwork since 2014. During this time we
- completed 80+ projects;
- spend around 38.000 hours;
- received over 40 reviews, all positive;
We want to sum up the main lessons learned during our operation on the Upwork platform:
No matter what, you have to apply to new projects every day
This point is crucial for agencies because someday, you can wake up and find no projects to work on. We had such an experience. Our team had some ongoing projects, and we didn’t devote enough effort to applying for the new ones. But one day, everything changed. Our ongoing projects were over, but fresh ones didn’t appear. We were left without work. This was the turning point when we learned the truth:
Apply to the projects regardless of whether you are currently working on something or not.
Write as many bids proposals as possible
If you write a small number of bids or do it irregularly, it will not work. We write up to 20 bids daily, this is around 4000 bids during the year. Using our experience, we came up to the conclusion that systematic bid writing can give outstanding results. Of course, we don’t forget about quality. Every bid we form follows the client’s requirements, trying to find the best solution.
Success on Upwork requires a systematic approach
To get results, you must work systematically and be more efficient. We implement a systematic approach when it comes to Upwork. During all years spent on this platform, we found out what works best for us and is not worth the effort spent. We conduct the analytics of our work, always compare the results and try to improve the outcome.
Success on Upwork depends on your investments
It is difficult to receive something if you don’t devote anything. We believe that investments help to move forward. Therefore we recommend investing in your Upwork profile. And here, we are talking about time, effort, and budget. Do not save money buying new connections on Upwork because there is no other way to grow and evolve there.
We hope those lessons will help you. And, also, we are very pleased to be recognized by the biggest global platform as the best agency. Our company is constantly improving service and cooperation with clients. We will be doing our best to keep this level later on.