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Freelancer Tutorial Videos

Community Leader
Lillian T Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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We've created educational videos that cover easy ways to make yourself standout from the crowds of freelancers on Upwork. These videos are here to help established and newbie freelancers learn how to create a successful Upwork freelancer profile, set up your job feeds, and submit an application. 


Adding a withdrawal method on Upwork:

Before starting a contract on Upwork, you’ll need to add a withdrawal method, so you can transfer payments into your personal account.


Adding a payments schedule on Upwork:

After you’ve added your payment method you’ll need to setup a payment schedule for the withdrawal of your earnings.



Setting up your freelancer Job Feed:
Set up your Job Feed, so you find new clients and never miss out on those opportunities that are a great fit for you.


Message Center:

Collaboration is made easy on Upwork when you use the Message Center. 


The Upwork Team App:

The Upwork Team app is designed for collaboration, and logging time on hourly contracts.

Create an Upwork Freelancer Profile:
Building a great Upwork profile can help you stand out from the crowd. In this video you will learn how to build a professional freelancer profile.

Submitting an Upwork Proposal:
Your Proposal is how you introduce yourself, highlight your skills and experience, and tell the client why they should engage with you. It’s your opportunity to show that you understand the project and are qualified. Here’s how to write a Proposal that works well with clients and leads to interviews.




Ace Contributor
Md. Mahadi H Member Since: Nov 14, 2014
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Oh! If you feel more jealous then we (newbie) will grab some STAR from your profile......well said....

Community Guru
Natacha R Member Since: Aug 2, 2010
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Thanks! This should be a sticky thread.

Community Guru
Ronald T Member Since: Sep 14, 2009
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Well done oDesk! Kudos to Lillian! It's nice to see fresh content from oDesk that gives good insight with regard to how to do things on this ever changing platform. did she put those tags in there [the post].... In blue but not links. Maybe just for the community search feature. Time to check my community account settings for clues about tags....

Edited 01/09/2015 RT/lwm

Community Guru
Gyan D Member Since: Sep 4, 2014
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In the Job Feed video, at around 1:10, you can see that the profiled contractor has "25 applications remaining". I thought 20 was the maximum quota of active applications allotted. Right?

Community Guru
Aseem B Member Since: Dec 20, 2014
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Thanks for the awesome videos.

@Gyan... Job quota is further increased as you do some jobs based on your feedback ratings. Here is the link explaining job quotas in detail : Job Quota explanation

Community Guru
Gyan D Member Since: Sep 4, 2014
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Aseem, on that page, the upper limit is 20. The profile in the video has a quota of 25.

Community Guru
Aseem B Member Since: Dec 20, 2014
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For new freelancers it may be highest 20 based on profile completion.


After you have completed your first job. Your quota is increased based on your rating.


eg. An overall feedback score between 1.00 and 1.99 = five extra job applications. That means a total of 25 

Community Guru
Gyan D Member Since: Sep 4, 2014
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Aseem, that's not what the page says. The method of determining quota differs depending on whether the contractor has recieved any feedback or not. Those aren't extra slot allotments added after completing one's first job. I've a 4.97 rating in 48 jobs and I've a quota of 20, not 40.

Community Guru
Aseem B Member Since: Dec 20, 2014
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Yes that is true indeed. I made a suggestion by adding my own job quota and applications and forgot the fact that job applications are refreshed every 7 days. My Bad.


Anyways, it will be interesting to see if there is anything else we can do to add more job applications. Let's wait for Odesk Mods to answer this.

Or may be the video is just outdated and odesk changed its policies again.

Eg. in "Create An Odesk Profile" video seems to be missing the points about latest features like creating an intro video and attaching the portfolio items to work history and feedback.