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How many proposals can I send per day

Hello guys,

I've been on Upwork for some time now but took a break in the last few months and since my connects rolled over during that period, I have many connects (Around 200).

I wanted to use these connects but I've heard that if if you send more than 20  unsucessful proposals a week, your account gets suspended, so I am feeling very limited. I don't know to what extent this information is true and I would appreciate any advice on this.

Thank you

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aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Jennifer, 

 

In order to prevent anyone from unfairly bypassing our guidelines, we cannot release specific numbers. I can confirm that do not take action based on isolated incidents of unsuccessful proposals. Only in the unusual case we find a freelancer has been repeatedly submitting many proposals but not winning jobs (or winning few) we take action.


~ Avery
Upwork

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wlyonsatl
Member

I have never heard of a hard limit, but I am sure I have had weeks when I applied to more than 20 jobs.

 

Apply to as many jobs each day as you think fit your selection criteria and you have the skills and time to complete successfully and on time.

 

Just be selective and don't spam the same message and offer to all of them.

tlsanders
Member

They've never given a hard number, but from people reporting what's happened to them here, it seems that you may be judged more harshly when you're new or returning after a long absence, so you probably want to go slowly--don't worry about a number limit, but be very discriminating in what you bid on. Select only jobs that you're specially qualified for and have a strong chance of winning as you ease back in.

jmccpa
Member

I often send more than 20 Proposals a week.

 

My rate as a highly experienced CPA is high (Profile $175/hour) and I average about 3-5% of number of Proposals in being hired.

 

 

Joseph M. C. ,P.C., CPA/ABV


Joseph C wrote:

I often send more than 20 Proposals a week.

 

My rate as a highly experienced CPA is high (Profile $175/hour) and I average about 3-5% of number of Proposals in being hired.

 

But you've been here for a while, working consistently despite the low acceptance rate, and Upwork consistently makes money on you. Others have come here and reported having sent 20 proposals, been hired on one, and been banned before they were able to start work on the job (or even while it was underway).


 

Doest that mean that there is a limit for people who are new, or newly returned, and if so, is it less than 20 per week? I haven't submitted that many, but was wondering how many myself, since it seems that many proposals don't get accepted.

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Jennifer, 

 

In order to prevent anyone from unfairly bypassing our guidelines, we cannot release specific numbers. I can confirm that do not take action based on isolated incidents of unsuccessful proposals. Only in the unusual case we find a freelancer has been repeatedly submitting many proposals but not winning jobs (or winning few) we take action.


~ Avery
Upwork

 Do you any warning before taking action? 


Zahra S wrote:

 Do you any warning before taking action? 


They currently don't suspend for excess proposals

Even though there is no limit, we DO pay for connects now. So I would recommend any newbie to start slowly... start with just a few... get a feel for things. Be selective.

I recommend that a newcomer dive into proposal issuance.  CORRECTLY.

 

Connect fees are pocket change to anyone who lives a normal adult life.


Be assertive.  Build your profile to a position of uber-strength.  Invest dozens of hours into your profile. Show you mean business when you compete.

Customize each proposal.  Pick two or three of the job requirements, quote them in your proposal, and reflect back specific facts as to your past success working through requirements of like nature.

 

Newcomers that hang back on issuing proposals give those who do not a competitive advantage.  Giving others a competitive advantage is never a mid-term to long-term winning strategy.

Compete.  Each time, every time, each time possible.  But compete smart.

Hi Petra,

Can you tell me, on which base Upwork suspend a freelancer account, what are the reason?

 

Would be waiting to hear from you soon,

 


Mian Hussain J wrote:

Hi Petra,

Can you tell me, on which base Upwork suspend a freelancer account, what are the reason?

 

Would be waiting to hear from you soon,

 


Usually it is a violation of the terms of service or dishonesty on the freelancer profile

 

  • taking payment outside the platform
  • lying about name, skills, location, qualification, employment, education etc
  • feedback building (doing fake jobs to get feedback, usually cheap jobs that were never real)
  • being rude to clients
  • anything fraudulent
  • letting someone else use your Upwork account or tracker
  • using someone else's Upwork account or tracker
  • using someone else's withdrawal method
  • very poor performance
  • not responding to a dispute
  • not verifying ID when requested
  • non-payment (if a client)
  • not refunding in case of lost arbitration or not agreeing to arbitration if disputed funds were withdrawn already.

etc etc, those are the ones that immediately jumped to mind.

 

If you follow the terms of service and behave professionally, your chances of a suspension are very slim.

Petra ,
Thanks I noticed you directly type the answer rather than giving links to upwork's policies and other pages.
Really hard working.Great to have you as moderator.

Can you give us example of unusual case?

Thanks for your valuable information. I am new member ... So i am carefully following your instruction

HI

HOPE YOU ARE DOING ALRIGHT

I JUST BECAME A FREELANCER ON UPWORK AND I WILL WANT TO SEAK ADVICE FROM YOU ON HOW I CAN SEND PROPOSALS AND WIN THE JOB I BID FOR. I REALLY WANT TO BUILD MY PROFILE WITH MANNY STARS AND REVIEWS.

I WILL BE REALLY HAPPY IF YOU REPPLY ME.

                                                                                              THANKS

Dilan:

Please don't write posts in ALL CAPS. It is regarded as shouting or a sign that you just fell off the turnip truck.

 

As for your question... Read and follow this:

Getting Started on Upwork

I am sorry i didnt know about that

Plz send me short guideline about proposals.

I applied for seven jobs, and since then I can't.

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