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Vitaliy K Member Since: Jul 25, 2017
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But I lost my Job Score after resuming.

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Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
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Hi Vitaliy,

 

Was your JSS showing before because of you agency? Because you don't have enough contracts to have a JSS yet. It's possible when you saw a JSS score in the past it was due to a bug with agency scores displaying. 

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Gary Val T Member Since: Mar 28, 2018
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My account says "Locked Private". How am I supposed to "unlock" it and change it back to "Public"????

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Jo-An B Member Since: Aug 2, 2016
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Hi Gary,

We’ve reset your profile visibility back to public. Freelancers with no earnings in 30 days will have their profile set to private (locked) automatically. To avoid this, you can resume earnings on a new contract or upgrade your membership to the Plus plan. You can check out more info about this here. Hope this helps.

~ Jo-An

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Gary Val T Member Since: Mar 28, 2018
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Thank you Jo-An. Much appreciated.

I agree with the opinion of the other freelancers that the problem isn't really the fact that UpWork switches accounts from Public to Private. The problem is that they're basing it on the wrong criteron. It should be based on a lack of "Activity" for a given amount of time (say 30 days, for example, not on "Earnings". That way UpWork accomplishes its intended goal without causing the problem that I, and many others, have encountered.

 

Thanks again,

Gary

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Abdul R Member Since: Dec 4, 2014
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Hi Gary,

 

Can our opinion force Upwork to change it?

 

Best,

 

Abdul

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Ken J Member Since: Nov 29, 2014
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I agree. A thinly disguised way to coerce current freelancers to pay for the Premium level. 

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Ken J wrote:

I agree. A thinly disguised way to coerce current freelancers to pay for the Premium level. 


Can you elaborate? I read the initial post again and I don't see why anyone would need the Premuim plan here...

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Jason F Member Since: Jul 9, 2017
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You hit the nail on the head. IMO there is a lot better options out their to work out if someone is inactive or not. For example instead of looking to see if someone has made any money how about look to see if they have applyied for work. If they havent applyied for work in more then 30days then that is a good indication they are inactive. The current way is punishing freelancers that are struggling to find work.

 

Point in case. I got an hourly job on Friday have been logging hours over the weekend (havent been paid for this work yet), two days later I get an email saying my profile has been switch to private because I am inactive. I actually fail to see how the system can determine I am inactive. Oh wait no I dont, I didnt make money so I am inactive regardless of the fact that I have a job and have been applying for work. The way they determine doesnt actaully work and seems more of a way to make people upgrade to a paid account.

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@jason F wrote:

The current way is punishing freelancers that are struggling to find work.

 


Yes, it's the idea.

 

While punishing is not the right word since it's not personal, Upwork don't want people who struggle to earn money. They want people who earn money.

 

It's like a shop. If one specific product doesn't sell, you remove it from the shelf. There is nothing personal against the maker of the product. It's just not selling so it has to go.

 

People who send out endless proposals and never get hired only make noise and jam clients' inboxes.

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