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lenaellis
Community Manager
Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
21 of 57

Jake, yes the link is updated on the original post in bold at the bottom. 

Faheem, you do have to register with your name and email, then you will be directed to the video recording. 

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nikisorathia
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Nikita S Member Since: Jul 14, 2016
22 of 57

Hello,

First of all thanks Danny for the great tips!
Is there any way to get higher payemnt from non Asian clients as I think that most of the clients think we're (especially Indians) are not fit for the job.

How much fair is this?

richard-santiago
Community Leader
Kishor P Member Since: Jun 14, 2016
23 of 57

@Nikita S wrote:

Hello,

First of all thanks Danny for the great tips!
Is there any way to get higher payemnt from non Asian clients as I think that most of the clients think we're (especially Indians) are not fit for the job.

How much fair is this?


 I had same feeling. I have seen many many clients' profile. They pay 20, 30 or even 40 an hour for non-indian freelancers. and same client has 'job in progress' with indian freelancer (with TR badge) at $4.

However, that is wrong. It is all about how you pitch your client. Its all about how many 'similar jobs' you have under your belt.

janetmcmonagle
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Mary Janet M Member Since: May 10, 2016
24 of 57

Thanks for an excellent webinar. 

 

I find that sometimes clients post that they are looking for "entry level" and they have a history of paying low rates.  Yet they specify skills that are definitely not "entry level" - ie pivot tables, macros, advanced SalesForce reporting, 

What should the strategy be for these clients?  Or are they worth it?  I only apply for jobs with clients who have a track record and a verified method of payment. 

The other question I have has to do with invites.  Once I apply for a position, sometimes a client will respond asking me to send my gmail for an interview.  I am very cautious about this, but recognize that sometimes they are just trying to get it set up with a google calendar.  Still, how can I continue to be cautious about giving any information prematurely without alienating a real client? 

c789885b
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Dave G Member Since: Jul 29, 2016
25 of 57
Hi Lena

PLEASE can you get your communication in order.
I have recieved an email from you stating the webinar was recorded and is now available. I have click the link and it appears no recorded webinar was uploaded. You also advise to issue feedback via a email address "donotreply@upwork.com" maybe a good idea to use an email address that in english terms is relevant e.g feedback@upwork.com or make the communication a bit more personal and use your own email address. I registered for the webinar and could not gain access as reported by other people ...and it also stated that should i have an issue with gaining access..... to email "donotreply@upwork.com" ..not exactly professional in my view ..thanks for wasting some of my time . Dave
lenaellis
Community Manager
Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
26 of 57

Hi Dave,

 

The webinar was recorded and the link was added to the original post of this thread. I am also including it for you here. Unfortunately the webinar has a capacity on attendees, as a result not everyone who registered was able to join. We also posted a notice about the capacity on this thread. 

 

If you have any questions or comments, continue to post them here.

 

-Lena

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nikisorathia
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Nikita S Member Since: Jul 14, 2016
27 of 57

Hello Danny,

Thanks for sharing such great tips! 

I have a question..

 

It's hard for people like us (especially Indians) to get higher payemnts as clients think we're not good enough to match the skills required by them. Even if we deliver better work, we're seen with the same way.. How much fair is this? 

danny_margulies
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Danny M Member Since: May 14, 2015
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I cannot speak for all clients but I can speak for myself as a client who has spent tens of thousands of dollars hiring freelancers here on Upwork: I personally don't take into account where a freelancer lives when deciding whether or not to hire them and how much to pay them.

 

 

So either I am the only Upwork client (out of 4-million) who thinks this way, or there are others. My guess is that there are others -- many, many others. But as I said I can only speak for myself.

 

I do realize there is some advantage to being a US based freelancer. But I also encourage you to focus on things you can control. If you make a great connection with a client and impress them with your work then there's a chance for great things to happen. 

vestind
Active Member
Vasilii P Member Since: Jul 29, 2016
29 of 57

Thank you Danny! I got a lot of necessary and qualitative information! It's a super high experience!

xl_kid
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Miroslav D Member Since: Sep 22, 2015
30 of 57

Thank you guys for the useful advice. I will definitely change the way of writing proposal