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Anyone else noticed those "likely to get hired soon" fire things on profiles?

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Ines H Member Since: Feb 15, 2017
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Sanja D wrote:


logo design - these are rarely done quickly on upwork - because clients rarely have a clue what they want - and what they need (and usually those are 2 totally different things). Designers who work with agencies usually have high returning clients rate - but I prefer to work with business owners - finalize the work, and send them on their merry way ;-) 

Not sure if the clients can see the returning clients percentage...

Haha I'm sorry Sanja, I didn't mean for it to sound like it's a simple job - I actually hired a logo designer a couple months ago and I definitely fit your description of logo clients.

 

Clients can't see anything more on the profile than what you see when you check your own profile as freelancer (well, I guess they can see these spaceships now - I don't see them though), so the returning % isn't visible.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Ines,  Your suggestion makes sense for all genres of work.  Currently the only way to even guess at the percentage is to check on-going jobs and even that is iffy.  Many times return/repeat clients end up setting up an ongoing job vs. creating new ones each time.  This saves them the hassle of dealing with the system. 

 

The flip side is not all gigs listed under 'on-going jobs' are actually active.  Clients simply forget to close a job.

 

You could ask FLers to  send you a screenshot of their "Repeat Client Rate" from their stats page ...

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Sanja D Member Since: Dec 18, 2013
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lol, Ines - no worries

most of the  Upwork clients seem to  think that logo design is  something that can be done in 10 minutes - mostly thanks to those "create your own logo" sites

it's baffling how upwork insists on such a stupid thing - like how many times one has been invited to a project... I've been invited 20+ times. And most of those were either irrelevant, or super low budget - or client never responded. That stat tells nothing - except that in upwork freelancer rotation I landed near the top of the list. Returning clients is important thing - and that % should be visible - although mine is only 28%...I think that means I'm doing my job right - because those logos are still out there...being displayed ;-)
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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Sanja D wrote:
That stat tells nothing - except that in upwork freelancer rotation I landed near the top of the list.

Since you have been riding a rocket I wonder if you landed either on the moon or on Mars. Smiley Happy

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Sanja D Member Since: Dec 18, 2013
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My rocket crashed and is now on fire... ...maybe I'm likely to be fired soon?
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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
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Now my profile displays a star with the caption "popular with clients, invited 24 times". Since I haven't had anything close to 24 projects this year, that creates the impression that I never accept invites. The truth is that my projects tend to be long and complex, and I also work a lot off the platform. So, I cannot envision a year in which I would field 24 projects. Even more important, I do get a lot of invitations and it's extremely rare to receive one is both relevant to my skill set and in my budget ballpark.

 

It's been said before, and we are going to keep saying it until the issue is resolved: putting those inane badges on our profiles constitutes interfering in FL-client relationships. It needs to stop.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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I have a ticket open as of yesterday with CS requesting (actually more like demanding) that the cartoonish icons be removed from my profile(s).

 

I've asked that it be escalated as I don't like grousing at some CS who is only doing their job when sending perfunctory responses.

 

If  U wants to beta test something thy should have the FL's permission to mess around with the person's profile.  This has not been the case.

 

The icons are amateur hour reincarnate and do NOT belong on professional profiles.

 

 

 

 

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Sanja D Member Since: Dec 18, 2013
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Wendy C wrote:

I have a ticket open as of yesterday with CS requesting (actually more like demanding) that the cartoonish icons be removed from my profile(s).

 

I've asked that it be escalated as I don't like grousing at some CS who is only doing their job when sending perfunctory responses.

 

If  U wants to beta test something thy should have the FL's permission to mess around with the person's profile.  This has not been the case.

 

The icons are amateur hour reincarnate and do NOT belong on professional profiles.

 


I have  a feeling that they're not testing that  "feature" - judging by the lack of response from UW  people - I'd say that those awful icons are here to stay...FOREVER!!!!!

...well - at least until they come up with something even more ludicrous...

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
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I'm not opening a ticket about this yet because I have a much more important ticket open, that I'm trying to get escalated: delayed delivery and lost messages. [I recently lost out on a project after the client tried twice to schedule a call with me, because some of our messages to each other were lost and/or delayed. (I got her last one 14 days after she sent it. And no, I'm not talking about not getting email notifications of messages. I was logged in to UW every day and checking my Messages screen at least once a day.]

 

It's getting more and more difficult to maintain a professional presence here, as UW seems completely dismissive about the most critically important mechanisms by which we present ourselves and our capabilities, and establish & maintain communications with prospects and clients. The cartoon badges are, IMO, the perfect visual representation of how woefully UW misunderstands how freelancing works on a professional level. Not to mention how some of us were shanghai'd into the Popular Projects "test", and still can't ascertain whether or not Popular Profiles are live and visible to clients yet.

 

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Phyllis,

 

I'm sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. Could you please send me a PM with more information about the issue with lost messages? The name of the client will be more than enough to investigate.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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