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Are Agencies on Upwork fair competition?

reichstephen
Community Guru
Stephen R Member Since: Jun 19, 2015
11 of 16

Petra,

 

Yep thats what I have been doing.

geigerj
Community Guru
Julianne G Member Since: Oct 21, 2015
12 of 16

I think my portfolio is the same as my agency's portfolio.  Why wouldn't it be?  It's exactly as it transferred over from Elance, which was all one portfolio. Is it not supposed to be this way? Or am I misunderstanding what you are saying?

 

 

reichstephen
Community Guru
Stephen R Member Since: Jun 19, 2015
13 of 16

Hi Juliaanne,

 

I am refering to agencies who have many Graphic designers and they have the same portfolios.

 

I am going to show you an example.

 

This Agency which resides in a South American Country that begins with an "A".

They have 8 artists and one farmer tilling the Upwork soil. They use the same portfolio but shuffle around the art pieces so it is not obvious. They also hace a fake U.S location where they say they do graphics. These frauds should be banned but they continue to work the Upwork. Dosent take a brain surgeon to click on websites to find this out. 

 

Here is the example of 2 artists one portfoilio.Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 3.52.07 PM.png

 

 

reichstephen
Community Guru
Stephen R Member Since: Jun 19, 2015
14 of 16

Another Agency example.

2 artists the exact same overview and hours.

This is ok with Upwork?

 

Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 4.11.08 PM.png

 

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
15 of 16

Hi Stephen,

 

Agency freelancers are allowed to show work done by their agency on their own portfolio as long as they were included or a part of that specific project. If there is evidence that that's not the case, actions can be taken against such profiles.

~ Valeria
Upwork
reichstephen
Community Guru
Stephen R Member Since: Jun 19, 2015
16 of 16

Good to know Valeria.

 

I'm sure they all have the same samples.

I will check and follow up with Upwork.

 

Thank you

 

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