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10-04-2022

Over the last year, we have seen the Upwork Community engage and grow like never before. You have literally helped us take off! But one thing missing has been — a tr...

12-20-2022

We’re so grateful to our Community and excited for what the new year will bring. Things will be quieter in the Community over the next couple of weeks, but know that...

12-19-2022

We’re posting to let you know about a few recent updates to our Terms of Service, specifically our Privacy Policy and Fixed Price Escrow Instructions. 

12-13-2022

I’d like to acknowledge the frustration of our freelancers who may have been impacted by scam volumes earlier this year as they searched for legitimate work. Please ...

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It’s International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, an effort to promote a gender equal world. This day has been celebrated for well over a century, with the first gatherings of over a million people occurring in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Today, International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the globe.

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When asked to describe the past year in a single word, my top choice was exhausted. Like many of you, I was already working from home, but the pandemic and quarantining created a new reality. We were in Isolation (or some still are). We no longer have the outlet to interact at a local coffee shop or co-working space, visit friends and family, or enjoy our normal routines.

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Check out our conversation with our Community Featured Contributor Jamie F. and his advice for getting started on Upwork.

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We want Upwork to feel like home to you. Most folks here are focused on their work, but there are still fraudsters out there who may try to take advantage of professionals like you.  Along with the help of the incredible Upwork community, we work hard behind the scenes to take the risk out of working with people you may not know. We all have a role to play to stay safe on Upwork.

 

Here are a few things you should keep an eye out for when you’re conducting business and building relationships here. 

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To celebrate Black History Month, we’re highlighting the work and careers of Black creatives on our platform, as well as our Black team members who exemplify dedication, originality, and excellence. Join us all month long for team member and talent spotlights plus expressive illustrations commissioned from independent artists—like the one below by illustrator Cymone Wilder. You can also find these spotlights on Upwork’s social spaces, as we tell their stories and perspectives through both words and art.

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At Upwork, our mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. Alongside this amazing community, my team and I work hard to reduce the risk of working with people you may not know, whether they are right next door or across the world. We can work together to understand the risks and reduce harmful activity on the platform.

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Circumvention occurs when a client and talent meet on Upwork but choose to conduct their relationship outside of Upwork by sending payment through another means outside the platform. Circumvention is a violation of Upwork’s Terms of Service.

 

Here are some potential scenarios that you may encounter and guidance on whether it is circumvention, another violation, or not an issue

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Our mission here at Upwork is to create economic opportunities, so people have better lives. As part of that, we are focused on building relationships so you can focus on the work you love. 

Most people in our community are focused on work, and we want to empower you with more information to make sure that fraud doesn't happen along the way. Let’s take a look at some common types of fraud.

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If you recently attended the project catalog webinar, you might have some follow-up questions you want to ask. Because it’s only an hour long, we don’t always get to address everything. I’m here in the forums regularly to check-in on this thread so I can follow-up with you about anything that was discussed during the webinar. 

 

Let’s continue the conversation!

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Check out our conversation with our Community Featured Contributor Mikko R. and learn about some tips and tricks of getting started on Upwork.

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If you recently attended my “Beginning Your Freelancer Journey on Upwork” webinar, you may have some follow-up questions. It’s a lot of information that we pack into our 1-hour session together and we're not able to address all your questions in that setting. 

 

So, let’s continue the conversation! 

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Upwork and Citrix are teaming up to bring Upwork’s flexible talent solution directly to the Citrix Workspace so that we can meet clients where they’re already working and help them find the talent they need. 

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We’re excited to share that Upwork is launching two new initiatives, the “Voices of Authority” video series, and the “Back to Better” podcast, to give clients and freelancers insight from thought leaders on developments in 2020 and understand how companies are transforming themselves through the recent COVID-19 crisis.

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Come explore Upwork events and webinars for freelancers in a whole new way! We have upgraded the events calendar that was previously housed on a thread here in the Community, to a new and improved version as its own stand-alone page https://www.upwork.com/community/events.

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Check out our conversation with our Community Featured Contributor Robin H. and learn about her journey in the world of freelancing.

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We are deeply saddened by the recent events of discrimination and violence against Black people in our communities. We acknowledge George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many other Black people who have needlessly lost their lives due to racist violence and an inequitable justice system. We are outraged, and we are motivated to take action for the betterment of our communities. At Upwork, we do not condone any form of racism on our platform. Black Lives Matter and we stand with our Black community now and every day.  

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As businesses begin to settle into the “new normal” of fully remote teams, we know Upwork’s mission of creating economic opportunity so people have better lives is more important than ever. Our goal is for our customers to succeed. At the forefront of all teams’ priorities is supporting our freelancer and client communities. We also understand that many of our customers are concerned. Our freelancer community is wondering if they can maintain a steady stream of projects when so much is uncertain. Our clients are wondering if they can successfully transition their businesses to a distributed team model: Can they move key projects forward without bringing temporary professionals on-site? How can they find the best talent available?

 

The answer is that with Upwork you can.

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Check out our conversation with our Community Featured Contributor Andrea G. and learn about her experience getting started on Upwork.

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Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, one thing that has been noticeable here in the Community forums is the camaraderie and willingness to help one another. Whether you are sharing information about resources in your state or trying to help someone find the answers they need where they’re located. 

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In troubling and uncertain times like these, we find more meaning than ever in our company mission, which is to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. It is through this lens that we are responding to the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday 2/26 at 10am PST, Filing Taxes as a Freelancer, hosted by Upwork and sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks and presented by IRS Enrolled Agent/QuickBooks ProAdvisor Mariette Martinez, EA.

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The end of the year is quickly approaching. Now is the time to start thinking about taxes for 2019. Upwork recently teamed up with Intuit tax professionals, providers of TurboTax and QuickBooks, to help educate Upwork freelancers on tax laws and possible deductions so you can gear up for the year ahead. Check out a recording of the webinar with tax expert, Mariette.  You can also view the slides which are attached as a PDF on this thread. 
 
 

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Meet our Community Featured Contributor Mark, a software developer from Kansas who doesn't like crowds but ironically loves Walt Disney World! Mark thanks for all of your contributions here in the Community. 

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Upwork has teamed up with Intuit Quickbooks for our upcoming webinar, Freelancer Quarterly Tax 101. On August 22nd, Intuit tax consultants will share details on quarterly taxes and how US freelancers can prepare.

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On June 26, 2019, Upwork's product team hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the new agency profile and to help agencies update to the new profile format, as announced in our forum post here. To highlight the questions and answers more broadly, we’ve summarized the Q&A session from the webinar below.

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