I have been using Upwork since November 2022. My start was very good. I got a client just in a week and am still working with that client on a long-term basis.
But here I am, applying daily to different jobs, but unfortunately, I'm not being hired by anyone. I really need the job because I'm the only one who handles my family's finances.
There is enough competition on Upwork. Clients just send invites and hire freelancers that have attractive profiles with JSS or any talent badges.
What should new freelancers do? Daily, I'm giving 10 hours of availability to Upwork and doing a continuous search and applying for jobs, but all in vain.
Really, I'm getting disappointed day by day.