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Anything you want to ask a freelancer? Ask away!

leogodin217
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Leo G Member Since: Oct 4, 2019
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I see a lot of frustrated clients on this forum. Do any of you have questions you would want answered by freelancers? I'm an open book. 

ashobiz
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Ashok K Member Since: Jan 5, 2020
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1. Is it easy to get projects with JSS of 89%?

2. If the client closes projects without completing (because they don't want the project, no mistake on me), does it affect my JSS?

 

Thanks

leogodin217
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Leo G Member Since: Oct 4, 2019
3 of 12

Hey Ashok,

I was hoping to get questions from clients, but theses are also good questions. 

 

In my line of work (Data analytics/management), it is easy to get jobs once you have a JSS. Your experience may vary. Everything I've read suggests you should be fine with 89%. Of course, you always want it to improve. You have excellent feedback from clients. 

 

I do believe that contracts closed without payment can hurt JSS. Though, I don't have access to the formula Upwork uses.

robin_hyman
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Robin H Member Since: May 28, 2019
4 of 12

Ashok K wrote:

1. Is it easy to get projects with JSS of 89%?

2. If the client closes projects without completing (because they don't want the project, no mistake on me), does it affect my JSS?


I wouldn't say getting a job at any JSS is "easy".  It takes time and dedication to craft the right proposal to get noticed.  The good thing is, the more you apply and read about other people's experiences using Upwork, the better off you will be.  

 

If a client closes a project before completing, it will definitely hurt your JSS.  By how much depends on so many factors - # of projects closed, private feedback of your previous jobs, # of projects in a 12-month, 24-month period, etc.  

 

As for the OP, many clients don't hire, others will interview you and then ignore, and some just can't be bothered to ask questions.  If they have a question, they will go to the clients tab or reach out to customer support.  

 

If you have advice to give, try writing a blog :-). 

ashobiz
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Ashok K Member Since: Jan 5, 2020
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Thanks...
blancgwen
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Gwendolyn C Member Since: Sep 30, 2019
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I'm wrapping up my first contract and the employer has funded it already. How long before Upwork pays me?

robin_hyman
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Robin H Member Since: May 28, 2019
7 of 12

Gwendolyn C wrote:

I'm wrapping up my first contract and the employer has funded it already. How long before Upwork pays me?


Gwendolyn:

 

Your answers can be found with a simple Upwork search.  Here you go:

 

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211060918-Manage-How-You-Get-Paid?flash_digest=863b8c6c...

yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
8 of 12

Gwendolyn C wrote:

I'm wrapping up my first contract and the employer has funded it already. How long before Upwork pays me?


Gwendolyn, sounds like you have a fixed price contract. In that case, the client has to approve a milestone in order to receive payment. Most clients will do so without any prompting once you notify them that you've completed the milestone, but if nothing happens after a few days, you should request milestone approval by clicking the appropriate button, and then the client has 14 days to approve it or request changes, and if they do neither, then it's approved by default. Once a milestone is approved, it's placed in a 5 day security hold, and after that it's available for withdrawal.

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lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
9 of 12

Leo G wrote:

I see a lot of frustrated clients on this forum. Do any of you have questions you would want answered by freelancers? I'm an open book. 


oooh an AMA!

 

Chocolate or vanilla? Choose wisely.

 

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leogodin217
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Leo G Member Since: Oct 4, 2019
10 of 12

One scoop of each. Whay limit myself!

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