Has anyone heard of or worked with **edited for Community Guidelines**? I just received my first hit on Upwork, and I want to make sure this is legitimate. See attachment of job description screenshot.
He pointed me to his admittedly sparse website that only goes to a contact form when clicked. I told him that I'd get back with him tomorrow, but I want to be sure.
Website: **edited for Community Guidelines**
I could find no reviews (other than the one on Upwork) and no other social media presense. My spidy senses are tingling but not sure if it's warranted.
Thanks for any support you can provide,
Having a UPS Store address doesn't necessarily mean anything, as most of them offer PO boxes. That's a rather common thing for someone running a business out of their home, but they don't want their home address listed (a smart move, IMO). Another reason people would have one is to have a secure, monitored location to receive mail and packages (being in an IT or developer field can sometimes mean getting expensive packages that you don't want left on your doorstep for anyone to walk off with).
It costs nothing but time to hear the potential client out and see what he wants you to do. Remember that interviews are not just about an employer/client seeing if you're right for them. It's also about seeing if they're right for you.
Thank you for the UPS Store description. That was immensely helpful. I use my home address, so now I wonder if I should get a PO Box too! LOL
I already have my list of questions for him. Praying it's legitimate, because it's a perfect job for me.
You looked at the client's Upwork history and saw they are a good client.
That is smart.
You googled the client, which led you to some incorrect assumptions.
Not such a good idea. I have made a lot of money on Upwork by not googling clients. Ever. I don't do that.
Many of my clients have zero web presence or social media presence. That usually means they will be a good client. They have money. That is what matters.