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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.

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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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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!