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Webinar: Beginning Your Freelancer Journey on Upwork

samantha_huls
Upwork Staff
Samantha H Upwork Staff Member Since: Dec 10, 2020
21 of 34

Ashley B wrote:

Hi Samantha!

 

Thank you for the webinar! I have a couple of questions:

 

1) In regards to verified payments you said that we shouldn't start work until there is money in the milestones. However, with hourly jobs on your slide you said that we are billed on a weekly basis. Will that money be in escrow too? Should I ask the client to verify payment before beginning hourly work?

 

2) You said not to include work experience that is unrelated to the job in my profile. Although I have retained the knowledge, the last time I worked in an office was 10 years ago and most of my professional experience is in restaurants. As a manager I have worked in Excel, Adobe PDF editor, Word, payroll, and scheduling along with many other skills learned in restaurants and I feel ignoring that would be a disservice to myself. As a server/bartender I have exceptional costumer service skills. Do you believe that including that kind of information would be helpful or hurtful to winning proposals?


Hi Ashley!

 

Looks like Andrea got the 1st question - thank you!! :-)

 

As far as the 2nd question:

If you feel like the work is relevant, I think you should include it. I really want to clarify that work that is irrelevant would have nothing in common with the service you'd be providing on Upwork. I think in your case, which is unique since your previous industry/roles have had such a broad reach, I think you could include it if you wanted to. Just be sure to clarify what relevant work you did and why it's relevant. I think as long as you can show how the two are related, having diverse experience is great! :-)

em-laiheang
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Em L Member Since: Jan 2, 2019
22 of 34

Hello, Samantha H

Thank you for the information about Freelancer Journey on Upwork. 

I am very happy to be on a team of Upwork freelancers. I will do my best and cooperate to build our team to be successful forever.

Best, 

Laiheang

samantha_huls
Upwork Staff
Samantha H Upwork Staff Member Since: Dec 10, 2020
23 of 34

Em L wrote:

Hello, Samantha H

Thank you for the information about Freelancer Journey on Upwork. 

I am very happy to be on a team of Upwork freelancers. I will do my best and cooperate to build our team to be successful forever.

Best, 

Laiheang


Best to you in your journey! :-)

rukmalmf
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Rukmal F Member Since: Jan 16, 2021
24 of 34

Hi,

I just need to know how i can i start with upwork with finding my first job.

Thank you.

wangechik
Active Member
IRENE K Member Since: Jan 17, 2021
25 of 34

How do I come up with a proposal to upload while looking for my first job on Upwork ?

I havent done any job on upwork before, I need some initial guidance.

bstojadinovic
Moderator
Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
26 of 34

Hi IRENE;

 

I would recommend that you check out these topics to help you create proposals that win jobs, and help you boost your career on Upwork: 

 

Also, you'll find great webinars here, feel register for the ones that suits you.

 

Happy working! 

~ Bojan
Upwork
57d41c1b
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Salome Seleyian K Member Since: Feb 2, 2021
27 of 34

Hey Samantha,

why is my money still pending and some stilll in review?

How long will it take for them to be released to my account?

Thank you

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
28 of 34

Hi Salome Seleyian,

 

I checked and it looks like you're referring to an Hourly Contract. In this case, you are paid based on the Weekly Billing Cycle:

 

Week 1 – You log time using the Upwork desktop app and Work Diary.
Week 2 – Hours within the weekly limit invoice to your clients on Monday. They have until Friday to review the work. Then the review period ends.
Week 3 – Earnings become available on the following Wednesday.

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
Upwork
voiceoverdj
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Jeff W Member Since: Mar 9, 2021
29 of 34

Where do I go to add my testimonials?

samantha_huls
Upwork Staff
Samantha H Upwork Staff Member Since: Dec 10, 2020
30 of 34

Hey Jeff! You can find your testimonials section on your profile. You should see a "request a testimonial" button in section that is labeled "Testimonials" in the middle of your profile. Just click on that and it will guide you through requesting a testimonial! :-) Hope this helps!

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