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How long did it take you to get your first job on Upwork?

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Carly C Member Since: Oct 18, 2016
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So, I have my profile ready, took a few tests and plan to take a few more, and now it's on to the scary world or actually looking for work! I guess I just wanted to know, how long did it take to actually get that first job?

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Liliath P Member Since: Apr 16, 2016
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For me it was only two days after they approved my profile. However, afther that first job it had been kind of slow for me. 

 

Now for the last two month I seem to be picking up a pace. let's hope it stays that way.

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Carly C Member Since: Oct 18, 2016
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This is really great to hear! Any tips or horror stories? 

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Oumaima T Member Since: Oct 1, 2016
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2 weeks, now I have 7 projects. I started working 1st september 2016

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Carly C Member Since: Oct 18, 2016
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Two weeks...did you look up jobs every day or just a few days out of the week?

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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I'm not exactly sure anymore, but it was a few weeks  Then it became steady pretty quickly, though

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Karlo V Member Since: Mar 26, 2015
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I think that this depends on what kind of job are you looking for. In my opinion you should apply on smaller projects at first that are not payed that much. Anyway, in my case it took me quite some time to get first job. But there might be some problem in the way I was applying for the jobs. I am not sure. But as soon as you get your first job it should be much easier. 

However I suggest you that you keep applying even if sometimes it looks that it is useless. Something will come in eventually. 

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