Petra - Can you tell me how long it took you to get started on Upwork - and did you ever get discouraged in your early days? I ask because I do get discouraged sometimes, having only started four months ago. I have found, though, that the community discussions are very helpful and I probably should have started coming here sooner. Joan
Joan S wrote:
Petra - Can you tell me how long it took you to get started on Upwork - and did you ever get discouraged in your early days?
Not really, to be honest, but that was a totally different time and back then I was freelancing alongside a full-time job, so that was a totally different situation back then. It is all probably harder for newbies these days because there is more competition. It took me a couple of years to build up to a full-time income and it was, and still is, at times, stressful.
Thanks - that is really helpful. It is very competitive, I find, but I am hoping the new connects arrangement will help. I am still waiting to find out when I will go on the new connects. My new month starts June 1 and I have heard nothing.
The statistics on your My Stats page should be updated within 24-hours (UTC timezone). Let us know if this doesn't happen automatically and our team will assist you further.
My stats JS is still different from the JS on my profile. However, active candacies have told me that my lower stats JS is what appears on my profile even though when I look at my profile it has a far higher JS.
I checked and it seems that both the 'My Stats' page and your profile page are showing the same JSS. Please try clearing your cache and cookies or using a different browser.
I was 86% and that was changed to 100% yesterday on my profile. But on my Stats page, it's still 86%. I don't understand.
Can someone explain it to me please?
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