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You MAY WORK FOR FREE.
You may work for free at a local community center or church or mosque or school or homeless shelter. There are many opportunities to VOLUNTEER available in your community.
Upwork is NOT an opportunity to work for free.
Your rate is like almost free. No one has been successful on upwork working for free or at a very low rate.
Your rate advertises that you are desperate for work. Only cheapo buyers would hire you and will extract more work without paying. Or the scammers will be attracted and you could lose your own money.