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Re: Upwork is Scrooge

Community Guru
Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
11 of 16

Here's hoping that the holiday season brings peace and comfort to all of us. And even more, let's hope that 2021 brings health, happiness and at least moderate prosperity to all the world. God bless.

Community Leader
Antonia B Member Since: Feb 24, 2015
12 of 16

Yes Mary, let's hope for a good 2021 for all!

Community Guru
Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
13 of 16

May 2021 be the year when Scrooge finally has a change of heart. May his eyes open and see how unethical it is to take a cut from bonusses.

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Peggy P Member Since: Jun 1, 2019
14 of 16
Thank you, Vlad. You’re completely right. A little story I’d like to share ...

One year ago, I was facing the very real possibility of losing my home. At the time, I was writing nonfiction educational books for students, and it is anything *but* a lucrative profession. I wanted out, and although I was scared, I believed Upwork was my ticket to a new career.

Although I had only won a few projects, I threw myself into developing my editing and proofreading business on Upwork. I read everything I could get my hands on about how to succeed on this platform. I redid my profile probably a hundred times. I worked my butt off.

I’m ending this year as a (1) a Top Rated Plus freelancer, and (2) one of Upwork’s most ardent fans.

It hasn’t always been easy—but that’s life. I consider the percentage Upwork charges to be fair and the price I pay for quality clients and projects I would never have found on my own.

So happy, happy holidays, Upwork. Thank you for helping me change my life.
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Rahul S Member Since: Dec 10, 2018
15 of 16

Amazing! I also had the same kind of situation two years ago. our house is on loan and we were earning barely to survive and pay for installments. For the two years, I just earned 200$ on Upwork. I spent more on Upwork than what I earned (connects etc.).  But I knew one thing, if there is anything that can change my life, then that will be Upwork. For two years I was gathering skills and experience from full-time jobs. But I always felt those 9 to 5 jobs to be monotonous. Because those bosses, they were the one who wants to take huge part out of company profits in their own pockets and give little to staff. But I never threw my frustration here that why I am not succeeding on Upwork. But now I am living a decent life, due to Upwork and now I am a full-time freelancer. Although still, I am not that great freelancer here. But I will now try to skyrocket my work-experience and achievements on Upwork, soon. Merry Christmas and happy new year to the entire community and to the Upwork as well! 

Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
16 of 16

¡Felices Fiestas y un Próspero (y mejor) Año Nuevo!


Vlad, I warn you, if you edit the above because it is not in English, we are going to have a problem Smiley Wink