I haven't gotten it yet I've been around for 2 weeks, when I said one job was going to be complete,my client chose another, saying that he responded very quickly
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Correction: I just went through my contracts list and the contract below was actually my 3rd contract, but the 1st that I completed. My 1st contract was "Design a rear quarter glass replacement molded plastic air intake for Porsche 911 1973 - 1989" (i.e. try to remodel a rear side window from a 3D scan of mostly the gasket and add an air intake element) for a hobby car project.
Mine was a super basic convert DWG to PDF. Although it took more work than I anticipated because the people who created the DWG used the absolute worst color scheme that I've ever seen for printing - so I made some adjustments just to be readable.
I applied to the job within minutes of it posting, which is the main reason that I got it. It had been 2 weeks of full-time job hunting and bidding since my ID had been verified. Moral of the story - apply to the jobs for which you are overqualified and are inexpensive. Also, it is okay to ask for excellent reviews/feedback on those first jobs (really, on any job, although some people on this platform politely disagree).
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I am trying to bid cheaper than the offers given and get the job, confirmation of my identity is very valuable to me right now, even having at least 1 sale, it is very pleasant to make an offer and to wait with hope
I'm offering cheap, but it's probably among the mistakes I've made again, I almost do what you want and even send it just so that he knows I'm doing it : (I think I might be Decoy if I do it more
I also want to have clients so I can have my experience as a virtual assistant but even if you have the skills you know that the competition is huge, so we really need to make outstanding profiles to exceed more.
Mine was creating a very tough template on a website called BlogSpot (Google Blogs), it was template that required to be editable and with dynamic allocation of certain ads. Also, I had to change the admin panel and the documentation of BlogSpot (blogger) is terrible that I had to stay days reading it as it was outdated (forums going back to 2011 or something) 🙂 Got my 5 stars though!
2nd one was a Payment Gateway on Wix for a payment gateway in SouthAfrica
My first job and the only job on upwork till now was of 'Urdu Voice over.'
I was searching for work since a month and was too frustate that i send proposal without even given a thought and it got approved. I wasn't interested in doing that job but as it was a first hit i thought maybe canceling it would result in low ranking of my profile.
Hey Qudsia, congrats on getting your first job. A lot of us had first jobs that were undesirable. I recommend you work on improving your profile some more - fuller description, more keywords in your title, some side-by-side translation work in your portfolio.
Best of luck!
Thanks Jonathan. I took almost an year break after first job. Now that i am back again working on ranking my profile. I published first project 2 days ago and planning to set more relevant projects as job hunting and writing proposal really sucks.
It was a creative illustration with no brief two years ago, I have delivered it, but the client forgot to close the job even though I had mentioned to him. So the job looks still in progress and I do not wanna remove it. It is like the representation of a tradition where you hang your first earning on the wall in a frame. still there...