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Re: Nigerian Freelancers

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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:


Graphic Design

Web Design

Music production

Data entry


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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Henry O Member Since: Jun 5, 2019
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I'm with you..... That's so true 

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Theresa D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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To be successful on Upwork, you need to be professional.


i. Get a portfolio of the niche you are interested in.

ii. Write a 'human portfolio for each job

ii. See through your client's eyes

iv. Be determined to get the job and be excellent and extraordinary

v. Negotiate a good fee, this will also encourage you to put in your best.


If you have a great profile that looks professional or capable, your nationality does not matter.

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Adefola M Member Since: Aug 25, 2017
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Have been here for 2yrs and have not been able to make any sales.Smiley Sad

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Adefola M Member Since: Aug 25, 2017
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Pls is it possible to buy upwork connects through local bank naira  debit master card.thks

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Oluwafunmilade A Member Since: Apr 17, 2019
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This comment is not it, chief.
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Theresa D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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Upwork has rules that protect you from getting cheated out of money you worked for.

1. Clear communication where everything is talked about and agreed.

2. Money in escrow before work begins. Never start any job until money has been placed in escrow.

3. Maintain communication with your client so that you are able to meet their requirements.

Sorry you got cheated. Try again. Try to follow the rules. Be patient.
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Onoriode E Member Since: Dec 25, 2019
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Please i am pharmacologist and i have joined upwork almost a year now. I am yet to get a job. I have submitted about 3 proposal but no feedback.
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Olumide A Member Since: Feb 1, 2019
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Im also quite new here as i just joined about two weeks ago. 3 proposals is quite small to wait for replies.
Ive submitted over 10 proposals the past week, and i got 3 jobs from them.
So I’d say the more the proposals, the higher your chances.
Good luck!
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Akinbode A Member Since: Nov 1, 2016
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Hi Onoriode, 


3 proposals is nothing to what you should be doing. You cn do better. Due to the new membership rules on Upwork, I'd advice you upgrade to the plus plan so you can get enough connects to apply for jobs. 


Also try to review your proposal writing skills. Kindly check through this thread to get some tips.


Kind regards,

Akinbode A.