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Re: Nigerian Freelancers

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Opaola B Member Since: Jan 24, 2018
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Yes I agree with you Sir, have struggling and trying my best Sir, to get it but it seems sturborn.

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Akinbode A Member Since: Nov 1, 2016
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Hello Gabriel,

 

First of all, congratulations on your profile approval and welcome to Upwork. There are various ways you can get paid here on Upwork. However, the fastest and most convenient way is the Local Bank transfer.  It's the fastest because it takes less than 3 hours(for me, I use GTB)  to get credited, most convenient because you get the naira equivalent, no hassle of trying to sell your dollars. Finally, it's quite cheap, the transaction fee is less than $1.00.

 

Just add your bank details and your bank swift code(search the internet, its there) and within a few business days, your account will be confirmed. Note: Your account name and Upwork account name should be the same.

 

However, if you need your earnings in dollars, probably you want to make some transactions in dollars directly or you have an easy way of reselling the dollars, you can go Payoneer.

 

For now, your key focus is to land those jobs and build your job success, getting paid is one of the easiest processes on Upwork. Once again, you are welcome and good luck.

 

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work."

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Oladimeji T Member Since: May 13, 2019
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Thanks Akinbode for this info. But my major confusion here is, do I need to have a domiciliary account to receive payment?
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Karima U Member Since: Nov 24, 2018
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I agree 100%

 

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Akinbode A Member Since: Nov 1, 2016
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Hi Afolabi,

 

Firstly, I do not think profile approval on Upwork is controlled by humans but by alogrithms for the first stage before the humans do the once that came through the first stage.

 

However, checking your profile, it is too weak if I may say.  You still need to go back and tweak it. You should not just resubmit after being rejected. I will list some things I feel you should brace up on your profile.

 

  1. You do not have a portfolio
  2. There are no tests at all. Take tests that are relevant to your skills and the Upwork readiness test too.
  3. One line or two line sentence for your experience is not enough. Explain what you do or did.
  4. Make sure you have 100% profile completeness.
  5. Is your email a professional email? I mean it includes your name and not some fancy aliases.

These are just tips and doesn't gurantee the approval, but I wish you success.

 

Kind regards,

Akinbode A.

 

 

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

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Martins N Member Since: Dec 7, 2018
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Hello everyone, its been really difficult to land jobs for me. Have got my profile working for a long time now still no jobs come by where am i making mistakes. Any help thanks
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Bukola O Member Since: Dec 23, 2016
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Keep trying, no one trusts Nigerians but we still push. All I can say is keep pushing bro... You'll land something soon. That was how I started and I'm still struggling...

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Umar A Member Since: Dec 26, 2018
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ok bor tnxs i will,😊
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Vivian U Member Since: May 20, 2019
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Ok, I'm new to upwork, I joined about 3weeks ago, I have submitted over 40 proposals got two replies and only one job from a Nigerian. I have this fear that people avoid me because of my nationality. I would be glad if someone can look over my profile, tell me I should do to get jobs. Thank you, would be glad if someone can mentor me here too.
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Remi O Member Since: Jun 6, 2016
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Hi Vivian.

Congrats on getting your first job, you also got a great review so hopefully, that helps in getting more opportunities.

I do have a suggestion. It might be best to pick two of the many skills you listed and focus on those. Create specialized profiles for those two and focus on getting jobs in those categories. Clients may have more confidence in your ability when they know you're focused and can deliver the best in the category they're hiring for.

 

Right now you've listed:

Writing

Graphic Design

Web Design

Music production

Data entry

Transcription

Video editing

 

This probably has the opposite effect you're hoping for.  Clients want freelancers who are the best at what they need, not the ability to do many things relatively well.

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

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