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Are there any Upwork gurus out there that would mentor a new freelancer?

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Crystall B Member Since: Jun 29, 2016
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Good afternoon, Upworkers!

I'm a freelance newbie & am wondering if anyone would take me under their wing as I get started. I know my first goal is to become "top rated" as quickly as possible. I'm a fast learner with 10+ years of admin, writing & data processing experience.

Thanks in advance,
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Muhammad Saif U Member Since: Oct 18, 2015
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Hi CJ, Being a new freelancer your first goal should to get "Rising Talent badge" on your profile.. To get top rated badge you have to earn minimum $1000 on upwork with 90% Job success score.

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Crystall B Member Since: Jun 29, 2016
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Thanks for your response. My goal actually remains the same. That would be a step towards the goal, a "milestone", if you will. Have you done either? And if so, any tips?
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Suzanne N Member Since: Aug 15, 2012
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It will depend on if you take short term fixed rate jobs or if you take hourly jobs, short or long term. I didn't have any kind of score my first year as I worked for the same client that long. And I only had feedback because he gave me a raise and my contract changed. 


Really your first goal is to learn to write a dynamic cover letter that makes you stand out from everyone else. I couldn't look at your profile. I am not sure if you have it public or for only those on Upwork to view but I got an error message trying to view it. You may want to set your options to public so anyone can find you.


If you choose to do long term do a good job with the client you land and you will be with them for a long time. If you choose short term do a dynamic job to land some great feedback and the rest will come.