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Meet our Community Featured Contributor Bill H.

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

 

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  • What job category do you work in?
    Business Consulting


  • When did you begin using Upwork?
    Around 2006 as Elance.


  • Tell us a little about yourself and how you got started Freelancing, or running your business online?
    I was a gun-for-hire root-cause analysis since 1976. Offline work was word of mouth until I realized I could fill in temporary down periods with online work.


  • What do you enjoy the most/least about working online, Bill?
    The chance to learn. For the last 10 years I've limited work to where I can learn.


  • What was your most successful project/contract?
    Turning around a small from a $12M loss to a $16M profit in two years.

 

  • Do you have any advice for other users on Upwork?
    Freelancers are business owners agreeing to mutually-beneficial arrangements with other business owners.


  • Anything else you want to add? You can also share some fun interesting things about you Smiley Happy
    I've largely ceased consulting for health reasons. It's liberating to know you've got 14-16 months left.  

    My focus today is on helping people establish their own businesses to establish socioeconomic mobility. Part of that is a series in a private forum in which I'm encouraging people who do not find fulfillment in working for others to consider a freelancing career. To do so online is, today, a necessity because few people are acknowledged experts AND work for someone else. It is difficult to make that first sale without access to worldwide opportunity. I'm not an expert in Upwork and its processes; I am an expert in freelancing, in which online freelancing boards are prominent but constitute a very small drop in a very large bucket.
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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Congratulations, Bill, on the recognition.

wendy_writes
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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Seconding Michael's congratulations, Bill.  I doubt if there are more knowledgeable FL/Business people on the platform and your long-term history of mentoring is more than praiseworthy.

ravi_iitian
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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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Congratulations, Bill.

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
fcca14
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Ejaz u Member Since: Jan 13, 2018
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As an accountant it was nice and inspirational to know about your most successful project...

btw, why do you say "you've got 14-16 months left"?

abinadab-agbo
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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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New to the fray: Bill was told he got Alzheimer's. Bill told that to the Community a few years back.
I think it was just about the same number of months they told him then.
Like the proverbial cat, Bill undid death again, who knows if he'll outlast these 14 months again?
We hope he does.
resultsassoc
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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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"New to the fray: Bill was told he got Alzheimer's. Bill told that to the Community a few years back."

 

I have normal pressure hydroephalus, which is a one-way ticket to non-Alzheimer's dementia. I don't believe I"ve ever claimed to have alzheimer's.

abinadab-agbo
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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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Bill H wrote:

"New to the fray: Bill was told he got Alzheimer's. Bill told that to the Community a few years back."

 

I have normal pressure hydroephalus, which is a one-way ticket to non-Alzheimer's dementia. I don't believe I"ve ever claimed to have alzheimer's.



Oh, I see.

Thanks for the clarification, Bill.

bicycleboy
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Glenn C Member Since: May 1, 2021
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Well you know when handed lemons I usually try to make lemonade. Then I
write about it, for a learning tool. Apply as a variable factor, with
sensitivity for severity of Alzheimer's. Get better soon. Sincerely Bicycle
Boy.
resultsassoc
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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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I'm tracking a number of indicators such as incidents of aphasia, weight loss, how often I get lung infections, etc, and the indicators all cross from "Probably will wake up tomorrow" to "probably wont" next June/July. That's the basis for having 14/16 months left.