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Landing a client while based in the Caribbean

a_odell
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Alicia O Member Since: Sep 9, 2016
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Hey

Going to make this short and straight to the point. 

I was browsing for work online came across this site decided to give it a try, I am from Barbados.
I've sent out quite a few proposals in response to the jobs I knew that I am capable of handling.

Some of them were declined and others no response.

 

I don't want to waste my time here when I could try to get some work elsewhere.

Do you think because I live in the Caribbean its best for me to stop trying or hang in there for a bit longer? 

 

Regards

Alicia O

 

boshoffirene
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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Nope,I don't believe it's your location. Iknow of someone living in your general neck of the woods that is a top rated freelancer.

 

I live in South Africa and manage to get some good gigs....even after people ask me "were you born there?" Yup, I was. 

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a_odell
Active Member
Alicia O Member Since: Sep 9, 2016
3 of 11

Thank you so much for your response Irene, i'll hang in there.

 

In the meantime i'll continue working on my profile and completing a few more test.

Thanks again

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
4 of 11

Alicia,

 

As you are new and you are in a category that gets targeted by scammers, you may get some dodgy invitations.

 

So read this so that you will recognize some of them at least. 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Content-Corner/Tips-to-Avoid-Questionable-Jobs/m-p/240833#U240833

 

Good luck!

wendy_writes
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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Alicia, another vote of confidence for freelance professionals living in Barbados.  There was an artist freelancer from there who did extremely well on the 'mama or papa'  of Upwork - one of the two companies that were folded into U. He ran financial circles around his competitors.

a_odell
Active Member
Alicia O Member Since: Sep 9, 2016
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Ok that's nice to know .

thanks

Smiley Happy

a_odell
Active Member
Alicia O Member Since: Sep 9, 2016
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hey thanks to you both,


I got a response from a job but i am a bit skeptical i realise at the bottom of the message it says the room has been archived and the job cancelled by client.
I was a bit skeptical about it anyway.

The name shown was :jh ggjhhj

 

Regards 

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "The name shown was :jh ggjhhj"

 

Yeah, that's just garbage. Ignore stuff like that.

a_odell
Active Member
Alicia O Member Since: Sep 9, 2016
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Thanks for the response. I really do appreciate it.

 

regards

setumonroe
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Setu M Member Since: Jan 26, 2014
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