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Re: Nigerian Freelancers

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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Lois,

 

Welcome to Upwork! You can find more useful information and advice on the freelancer resources we have compiled here to help you get started on Upwork. Also, please check out the following links to help you improve your profile and increase your chances of getting hired:

 

- How to Make Your Freelancer Profile More Visible & Appealing to Big Clients on Upwork

-Enhance Your Upwork Freelancer Profile for Greater Success

-How to Create a Proposal That Wins Jobs

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. We're here to help. Thanks!


-Joanne
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Henry N Member Since: May 28, 2020
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Hello Sir, I'm so encouraged by what you said, I just updated my profile on upwork, what should I do to start getting jobs?

I do Wordpress web development, Wordpress e-commerce, Mobile apps as well. 

Please guide me. 

Thank you Sir

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Tonia I Member Since: Nov 16, 2016
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Hello Akin,

 

I can understand with you on the challenges you are facing but I still refuse to tie it down to my nationality. Perhaps because I am open-minded. In any race, tenacity is key. 

 

I have joined upwork since November 2016 and I have not been given one project (job). As a matter of fact, about 80% of my applications were declined by the clients. As per all interview invites where I was contacted directly to accept interview invites, 100% of all the clients declined without notice or reason. They simply kept silent. But that does not stop me. 

 

It would be a good idea to connect with the community discuss your challenges and still keep doing what you do. Perhaps there are areas where you require improvement. My profile has long been approved. Yet I still have challenges getting the first job in upwork. Let us continue while keeping an open mind.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Tonia Imasuen

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michael o Member Since: Mar 16, 2017
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Hi everyone

 

am new to this platform. i need help on how to go about W-8BEN tax as a Nigerian

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi michael,

 

Please enter your full name and other required details in the form in order to enable withdrawals on your Upwork account.

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michael o Member Since: Mar 16, 2017
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Thanks Vladimir,

 

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Femi O Member Since: May 2, 2019
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Hi Vladmir,

I've been having difficulties with getting my profile approved here on Upwork despite having a 100% profile completeness. I've even taken the Upwork readiness test along with other test to prove my skills. Could you kindly review my profile and advise on what could be wrong or what I could change. Thanks
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Akinbode A Member Since: Nov 1, 2016
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Hi Michael,

 

Kindly fill the form accordingly with your

 

- Legal Name (usually the name on any of your government issued identification, maybe Birth certificate, Drivers License, PVC or International Passport).

 

- Residential Address (just as you write it)

 

- Federal Tax Classification should be Non-US. This is because you are not a US resident.

 

 

I hope this helps. Happy Freelancing.

 

Best Regards,

Akinbode A.

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Bukola O Member Since: Dec 23, 2016
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I agree with Tonia. It's not easy being Nigerian here thanks to our scam artist brothers in Lagos and Owerri. It hard to convince clients of your skills and integrity. The best you can do is land the interview and ace it. Write a killer proposal. Try to be among the first five to submit. It helps. 

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michael o Member Since: Mar 16, 2017
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Thanks Akinbode A,

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