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Meet our Community Featured Contributor Ashraf K.

vladag
Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Meet our Community Featured Contributor Ashraf K.

 

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  • What job category do you work in?
    Financial Modeling, Excel Automation & Visualization


  • When did you begin using Upwork?
    Been active since Octiber 2020!


  • Tell us a little about yourself and how you got started Freelancing, or running your business online?
    Covid-19 made me think of and consider freelancing as a serious career option. And I am glad I did it! Before that, I spent about a decade in Investment Banking in the Middle East; when I returned to India, my home country, I set up a financial consultancy in India. Being a business owner, I never got the chance to take a break or vacation, which I finally did in Dec-2019. When I returned to India after the vacation in Mar-2020, everything would change because of Covid-19. A few months later, I logged into my Upwork account I created just before going on vacation. I started sending out proposals and winning jobs!


  • What do you enjoy the most/least about working online, Ashraf?
    Since my consultancy days, I have been the boss of my own and many others, but that still required me to wake up early and go to the office in the morning! Working online gives me the flexibility to work late in the night and wake up when I want to!


  • What was your most successful project/contract?
    I have tried a few other freelancing platforms, but hands-down, I found the quality of clients on Upwork to be the best! Most projects have been successful; I can’t recall any that stands out!

 

  • Do you have any advice for other users on Upwork?
    Yes, I have an advice, and it is just common sense: It is disheartening to read, on the forum, how a fellow freelancer lost money by working on an unfunded milestone trusting the client! Don’t to do this, Upwork can’t help you if you do not follow the rules. If your client explicitly allows you to log manual hours, be ready to lose the earning from those hours. Use the time tracker! Follow the rules and you’ll be safe!

  • Anything else you want to add? You can also share some fun interesting things about you Smiley Happy
    Now that the Covid-19 is slowing down, I am missing the lockdown period. Nothing really fun about me, I am very boring person who does not socialize much nor do I go out much! When I am not working, I am watching random stuff on YouTube! --- Upwork probably has the most active Community providing instant expert answers or opinions. And I really appreciate the contribution of Petra R & Preston H, thank you.
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dd63c576
Community Leader
Saddam H Member Since: May 19, 2021
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Congratulations and Celebrations. I am happy to see him. I hope one day I will be a part of this great community helping people. That's why I am engaged here, just to help new comers specially. 

Moreover, I am happy too see people here from Asian side like India, Pak, Bengladesh or Afghanistan because sometimes some freelancers with great talent can't understand English much, so these Gurus and leaders will give them much smooth path using Hindi or Urdu language.

ashrafkhan81
Community Guru
Ashraf K Member Since: Oct 15, 2019
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Thanks, Saddam!

You are already a part of this community and I have noticed a few of your replies trying to help fellow FLs.

 

Best wishes for all your future endeavors!

 

dd63c576
Community Leader
Saddam H Member Since: May 19, 2021
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Thanks Ashraf Bhai, People like you are my proud and courage. God Bless You. 

rizichat
Active Member
Rizwan S Member Since: Jan 13, 2018
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Congratulations Dear. Happy to see you as featured contributor.

martina_plaschka
Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Saddam H wrote:

Congratulations and Celebrations. I am happy to see him. I hope one day I will be a part of this great community helping people. That's why I am engaged here, just to help new comers specially. 

Moreover, I am happy too see people here from Asian side like India, Pak, Bengladesh or Afghanistan because sometimes some freelancers with great talent can't understand English much, so these Gurus and leaders will give them much smooth path using Hindi or Urdu language.


Since it's not allowed on the forum to post any other language than English, this ain't gonna happen. I assume you have good intentions, but your advice is very often wrong. Spreading misinformation is the least the forum, especially newbies, need. Maybe hold off for a while until your have acquired more knowledge to be really helpful. 

ravi_iitian
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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Congratulations, Ashraf.

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
ashrafkhan81
Community Guru
Ashraf K Member Since: Oct 15, 2019
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Thanks Ravindra Smiley Happy

b24b3bee
Active Member
Eventis M Member Since: Sep 6, 2021
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It was heartening to know someone on upwork with real life transformation story. good to hear from you. I have joined the platform recently and found it way ahead of others in terms of quality of people and professional approach most of themm apply while interacting. Best wishes from Pakistan

mahmud_hasan_ag
Active Member
Md Mahmudul H Member Since: Aug 15, 2020
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Congratulations from Bangladesh. I am active on Upwork since the beginning of the year. Alhamdulillah, I'm on the right track. I especially thank Upwork for creating such an opportunity for both parties of freelancers and outsourcers.