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VladimirG
Community Manager
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Meet our Community Featured Contributor Mikko R.

Meet our Community Featured Contributor Mikko R. 

 

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    • What job category do you work in?
      VR/AR consultancy

    • When did you begin using Upwork?
      When it was still Elance ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Tell us a little about yourself and how you got started Freelancing, or running your business online?
      I had dreamed about running my own business from sunny Penang Island, Malaysia, for about 5 years before I went solo. I just realized, one day after accepting that my startup in Singapore didn't work out, that THIS is what I could do as my own business: build new products for startups. The timing was perfect, so I changed my hometown and job... for good!

    • What do you enjoy the most/least about working online, Mikko?
      Coconuts! (#coconuts that is, haha.)

    • What was your most successful project/contract?
      I suppose it was that $8K Kinect product demo on the good old Elance site that I finished just before Upwork came about. That track record made me Top Rated from Day 1 of Upwork, and it's been great ever since that in December 2015!

      • Do you have any advice for other users on Upwork?
        Pick your niche VERY carefully. Start with something that is not a saturated market so that you can avoid most of the competition. Follow Sun Tzu: "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." I had one keyword and did just one type of projects for the first 3 years as I managed to get all the best gigs!

      • Anything else you want to add? You can also share some fun interesting things about you Smiley Happy

 

      Don't worry if you feel horrible at times because you're outside your Confort Zone. That's freelancing in the beginning. Just keep going, don't give up, find your own way to make your success. Eventually, you will land at the Coconut Zone and I can tell you living in that zone permanently feels so gooood!

 

~ Vladimir
Upwork
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feed_my_eyes
Community Member

Congrats, Mikko! Enjoy your reign.


Christine A wrote:

Congrats, Mikko! Enjoy your reign.


Screw "reign", long live coconuts! Smiley LOL

 

Thanks Christine. Smiley Happy

Congrats Mikko, also thanks for your valuable advice on the community forum! 

 

 

 

johnchristopher2
Community Member

Oh my... Is this an HP advertisement hehehe. Just kidding. You deserve it. Congratulations!!!

John, if it is, they certainly didn't sponsor me any coconuts!

(Not that I need a single one more, actually...)
8068666a
Community Member

enjoy your region

Congratulations, Mikko!

"Certa bonum certamen"

MURGA

Make Upwork Really Great Again

Ravindra, I'm inclined to go with Sun Tzu's ways, still:

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."

Why bother with a fight? It takes so much energy! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I'd rather spend all that energy for opening coconuts. ๐Ÿ˜‰:desert_island:๐Ÿ˜‹

Jawad, you mean the coconut region?

... because, yes, I am TOTALLY enjoying that very region. ๐Ÿ˜‰:desert_island:๐Ÿคฃ
devidpatel11
Community Member

Congrats Mikko

gfxpreceptor
Community Member

Congratulations.

zohaibsultan007
Community Member

congratulation

orina1013
Community Member

Cool, I hope one day I could realize my dream that to be a real freelandcer.


Huo O wrote:

Cool, I hope one day I could realize my dream that to be a real freelandcer.


What's stopping you, Huo?

b2c05a41
Community Member

Congrats

rhythom_sp
Community Member

Congratulation  Mikko

saraqasim780
Community Member

Congrats Mikko

b9bb1d24
Community Member

Hello Mikko!

I hope that you are keeping everything well. I am the team member of Agency named **Edited for Community Guidelines**, owner account name is **Edited for Community Guidelines**. Due to some technical reason agency's plan renewel was declined as the Bank updated the card details like expiry and CVC code. After this there's a financial limitation on agency acccount. While we added another payment method and Upwork has debited the remaining amount. It's been a month but still the limitation didn't lifted while the owner of agency is unable to reply with the community disputes.
I'm here to request you that please look into this and help us out.

I will be waiting to hearing from you.

Thanks & Regards:

Mohsin **Edited for Community Guidelines**

BojanS
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Moshin,

 

I checked this for you and our team have reached out to agency owner regrding their asccount status. Please advise them to check the ticket they received from our team or to check the last email sent to them by our team which details what steps they should take to lift the hold on their account. 

 

Thank you!

~ Bojan
Upwork
b9bb1d24
Community Member

Hello!
I really appreciate that you looked into this problem, I have attached the
last email which was received by the owner of **Edited for Community Guidelines**. After this
the billing method has been added and the amount is debited, but still
shows that the agency account is suspended.

Thank You

Hi Moshin,

 

Be advised that we won't be able to discuss the status of another user's account for privacy and security reasons. Please let the agency owner know that they can reply with this information to their support ticket and the team will gladly assist them.

 

Thank you.

~ Luiggi
Upwork
b9bb1d24
Community Member

Hello!
The owner of agency trying to reach community from their personal account
but it seems like they are not allowed to reply on community messages and
to contact any community contributor.
Please give us an email address where they can raise this query by
themselves.
Thank You

Hi Mohsin,

 

The Agency owner can reach out to our team via our official Social media channels and our team will be more than happy to assist them further. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
8a7e1746
Community Member

That's so awesome Mikko! You are da boss!! Congratulations on your achievements and cheers to many more! 

thecreativedevs
Community Member

Congrats Mikko!

 

Those are some inspiring works. 

 

md-shohag_hossai
Community Member

Congrats Mikko. Thanks for your advice Heart

orina1013
Community Member

May I know why I can't find my name in freelancer list when I searched by clients status. 

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