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I love Upwork 3000.

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Francisco T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
1 of 19

I love the old Upwork! this one, not so much. This one, reminds me of my ex where its all about her and what she needs usually its $........ I wish for the old upwork to comeback I really miss her.

 

I miss the times when I was not concern for the amount of connect that I had to spend applying for a job and not worrying if the job is real or not becuse some of them are fake.

 

I miss the days when upwork and me are just working together and earning decent amount of money for the both of us, because now it feels like I do all the work and she gets all the pay.

 

I miss the nights we spend together making sweet sweet art and design and also animation, and not giving a DMN if it's already morning, and not thinking if this project is taking to long to finished.

 

Please leasten to me, your old loyal production guy, and not your new marketing guy who only thinks of how much we can get out of this freelancers,

 

Please come back old Upwork my friend and partner, please come back.......... 

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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
2 of 19

I was touched!

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
3 of 19

Yeah, breaking up is hard to do.

 

The advice columnist Ann Landers used to get letters all the time from people who wondered whether they should break up with their partners. Her advice was to ask yourself if you're better off WITH them or WITHOUT them. 

 

It was sound advice.

 

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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
4 of 19

Yeah, I loved Macromedia Flash and the times when I was an ace using it, and everybody wanted me to make them a website. Who cares?

 

You must adapt, don't struggle, be like water.

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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
5 of 19

Christine A wrote:

Yeah, breaking up is hard to do.

 

The advice columnist Ann Landers used to get letters all the time from people who wondered whether they should break up with their partners. Her advice was to ask yourself if you're better off WITH them or WITHOUT them. 

 

It was sound advice.

 


I can assure you a lot of freelancers have broken up with Upwork, made up, and will soon break up again Smiley Tongue

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
6 of 19

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
7 of 19

I was heartbroken when Windows XP finally died. I still mourn, but for better or for worse we have to move on. If it is for worse, then we have work around it ... 

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Francisco T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
8 of 19

The first step in recovery is addressing there is a problem.

 

I'm not an expert but I think windows xp was taken down because they need people to buy the new windows software, not because its not working.

 

And windows xp is basically windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 with improvements.

 

Dont you guys love the old upwork?

 

And guys this is for all of the freelancer and not just for me.

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Francisco T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
9 of 19

If we just accept the state of things and say move on and be like water then things will never get better for freelancer, it will only gets better for the people hired by upwork to shutdown the freelancer that thinks there is a problem. and I know there is a lot of them here, trust me I use to work in advertising. And the company hires people like this, I think they are refered as social media managers. 

 

If we move on and say its just the way it is then after a while I think we will be force to pay money monthly, weekly or daily to maintain your upwork profile. And if you want to add more images in your portfolio, you pay. And if you want to talk to your client, you pay. And if you want to edit your service you pay. And everything that makes upwork great and exciting, you pay.

 

There are ways for upwork to make more money like ads insted of buying connects. 

This are ways for upwork to make more money.

1. Ads ( I know we all hate ads but I would rather look at ads than pay for connects )

2. Acquiring more freelancers( You can achieve this by enticing fresh grads by going to universities or advertising upwork in social media and not just organizing a local get together to sing kumbaya to each other)

3. Acquiring more clients for freelancer.

 

4. Bonuses for top rated freelancer this can be less upwork fee or more connects

 

5. Bonuses for clients that use upwork this can be less upwork fee

 

6. Additional pay for premium members.

 

7. If you are a premium member you have large amount of connects.

 

8. premium members has the first proposal that the client see

 

9. No more 10% 20% 30% for upwork fee only 25% for all upwork fee regardless if the client is a returning client.

 

10. Only premium members can buy connects.

 

And this are just my Ideas and I'm not a strategist. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
10 of 19

I'm not sure who the old Upwork is. You mean the one we left last June?

 

I must admit I'm happy to see that people seem to be spending their connects more wisely. It's not as before, where 50 people would answer a stupid job offer that was clearly not going to work out anyway. I'm also happy to see that cheap clients seem to be getting less offers.

 

The real problem with Upwork is not the new connects policy, it has more to do with the obsession for money. And this is not a new aspect of Upwork. It's an obsession that is shared with many inhabitants of this planet, and by the way, this is the sure way to bring about the end of the planet as we know it. This might not be such a bad thing after all.

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