I am doing part time freelance web development works besides my job. I get a small amount of time to enrich my freelance career so much. I am trying to make a freelance job as a permanent one. But, as the payments are not so big, I am waiting for the time when the payments will be equal to my daily job.
The problem is- I got a couple of freelance works at UpWork but they are of the low budget. As I wasn’t getting works at first, I bid to almost everything. I did 5$ work too. This 5$ or 50$ won’t help me to afford my bread. But, all 100$ or 200$ or more payments are so hard to get. Even sometimes I see 50-50+ applicants on those.
In that busy highway, how can I get away? Should I build a strong portfolio and wait for completing it and then bid? Or, should I continue doing low budget works and move ahead with that?