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Re: Nigerian Freelancers

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Alo O Member Since: Jan 23, 2020
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Hi Akinbode,

I just joined upwork few days ago and I have completed two orders as a graphic designer.. When I tried to access my balance with 'Get paid', I get this information:

Before withdrawing funds, all non-U.S. persons must provide their W-8BEN tax information.

 

Legal Name of Business: (Provide the same name as shown on your tax return.)

Please, what to do? Can I just put my graphics name or do I have to kind of visit a tax office or something? Does that mean Tax will be removed on the little amount I'm making? I'm confused. Please help!

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Olumide A Member Since: Feb 1, 2019
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Hi.
You can just put your graphics name in there like i did and it should be good!
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Alo O Member Since: Jan 23, 2020
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Thanks a lot for your response..

I need your help please!! I was submitting proposals and on my first day on Upwork which was about 4 days ago, I got two contracts. Since then I havent gotten another.

I believe it's my cover letter which is not good enough.

Please, can you help me? Do you have any cover letter template you use which I can follow and edit for my usage? Please help a brother. Thank you!!
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Chelsea O Member Since: Dec 14, 2019
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You landed your first two jobs on your first day. Be grateful for that first. Never stop being grateful for that. When you hear the stories of others, you would know it's a testimony. Secondly, don't give up. You got your first jobs easily. Now you have to push harder. Keep trying.

Improve your cover letter and keep trying.
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Alo O Member Since: Jan 23, 2020
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Wow!! Thanks for this response.. I so much appreciate that. I’ll keep working harder and hoping for the best. Thanks a lot!
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Akinbode A Member Since: Nov 1, 2016
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Hi Alo,

 

First of all "NEVER USE TEMPLATES FOR YOUR PROPOSALS". Write a unique proposal that fits  each job description.

 

You got two jobs on your first day, I think that calls for celebration. I signed up on Elance(ODesk, before Upwork bought it) in 2011, I got my first job in 2016. That was what actaully made me start this thread back then. But here we are, our jobs and reviews are speaking for us.

 

I'd advice you to keep writing great proposals selling yourself and your skills, how you will handle the job and how soon you will deliver. You may mention your tools and years of experience. Trust me your clients are out there.

 

Kind regards,

Akinbode A.

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Olufemi A Member Since: Feb 25, 2020
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Hi,
I am less than a month here but my experience is quite different. I had written some proposals and I have a potential client who requested for my sample.
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Goodluck D Member Since: Mar 27, 2020
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Am new here pls how do I get jobs
my name is Goodluck Didia..am a social media marketer and i can help promote your profile,page and business to prospective audience for just $15 payment.. I also help boost sales on social media..
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Akinbode A Member Since: Nov 1, 2016
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Hi Goodluck,

You are welcome to Upwork. The two ways of getting jobs is by application and invitation. You apply for jobs to land one, deliver an awesome service and keep good relationship so your client can hire you for same type of job. These are the two major ways I know of. Learn some proposal writing skills to have a better chance.

 

Kind regards and goodluck,

Akinbode A.

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GIft F Member Since: Apr 10, 2020
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Good Evening, I am new to Upwork. I need help with a sample of a good cover letter. Regards
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