I think this review is a bit of a joke to be honest and is almost about to turn me off the site especially as you’ll be making a fortune out of link minded creatives and their backgrounds and experience.
Kudos for the site but you wouldn’t get this ‘freeze and review’ approach off of air b n b or other service provider that rely on their talent pool for revenue.
Disappointed so far in lack of customer service or online chat Portal to fix this too.
I believe you are referring to video verification. We intend to verify all freelancer accounts on Upwork. Unfortunately, it's a step we have to take to identify fake profiles and make sure honest freelancers are highlighted and able to reach success on the platform. Also, note that you can still work on any active contracts you have. You just won't be able to submit new proposals until you verify your profile using this link.
I would like to have my own agency with my wife but she has been rejected several times despite the fact that her skill set is quite strong and at expert level. From what i ve read on the community here - even if i make an agency account that doesnt mean she will be able to bypass the individual freelancer profile process , which as i see ,is more automated than not, hence it will result in me setting up an agency only to be unable to add her as team member.
While we understand the logic behind the new approval process it does in fact completely ignore a human factor which is personality,aside from specific skillset, personality factor which has shown to make it or brake it in a customer freelancer engagement and we are ,both freelancer and client , emotionally driven beings.
Would like to understand how we can work as a team without having to run through quite a few hiccups after the agency setup? Should i invite her instead as a new member on Upwork or ?
Our review process for new freelancers is not automated, we have a team that is reviewing each application. Please note only a small percentage of freelancers have their registration accepted upon resubmission. We accept new freelancers based on the demand in the marketplace, which varies over months (not days). Having a complete profile helps us determine if there is a sufficient demand for her skills and experience, but does not guarantee admittance.
So i understand right , her not being accepted as a freelancer on upwork now means that i cannot have her added up on my team within an agency until she gets approved as an individual freelancer , is that right ?
You can invite your wife as an exclusive member to your agency. She will be able to work only on projects awarded to her from the agency but wont be able to bid on projects as a freelancer, thank you.
Thank you , much appreciated . Apparently when I try to use my local Egyptian visa card for payment (which i aim to use to setup the agency account membership payment ) it tells me "We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank" .Now the question is - am I allowed to use my wife s paypal or bak account (EU) or would that be in breach of Upwork s T&C's?