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52bf3193
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Got invited by Upwork Talent Specialist

Hello. It's my 82nd day on Upwork and today I've been invited by an Upwork talent specialist to send proposal for a job and to connect me with enterprise clients. This sort of made me happy and I'm so glad to wake up to this even though I couldn’t reply right away becuase my time zone is different and I was asleep when I got the invitation. However, I sent my proposal about 5 hours later. (I usually always respond within an hour)

 

How was the first time you got invited? How did it work for you? 

 

Also, how often can I expect these invitations along the way? I would like to know more about the significance of getting invited by Upwork talent specialists. 

 

Thank you for your time! 

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christopherbudde
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I don't think I have ever received an offer when invited my talent specialists. Some have been so far off what I do it's like they didn't read my profile. 

I didn't get successful until I stopped bouncing around and began to specialize. I now do 90% packaging and 10% helping clients out with minor problems, like slide decks and photo touchup. My repeat business is about 60%. I say this because you have listed about 30 things you do. There is an old saying, said by old people like me - " if you chase 2 rabbits, you'll never catch either "


Christopher B wrote:

I don't think I have ever received an offer when invited my talent specialists. Some have been so far off what I do it's like they didn't read my profile. 

I didn't get successful until I stopped bouncing around and began to specialize. I now do 90% packaging and 10% helping clients out with minor problems, like slide decks and photo touchup. My repeat business is about 60%. I say this because you have listed about 30 things you do. There is an old saying, said by old people like me - " if you chase 2 rabbits, you'll never catch either "


Hello Christopher! Thanks for taking the time to respond!

Your advise is duly noted and I'll keep that in mind. As it's just my 3rd month (almost) in Upwork, I'm exploring different approaches and seeing what works best for me. The things and skillsets listed in my profile is to attract clients with diverse needs/requirements. While, I'm always open to suggestions from the experienced professionals, I also prefer to do my own experiments and so far it has worked pretty well for me in a very short time. But I get what you mean. I've been focusing on few skills that I'll be delivering in the long run. 

Thanks again. 

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