Juraj D wrote:
Thanks for explaining.
I know I've made a mistake. But common, these mechanics should be explained to the freelancers at the start. Right after registration the freelancers are pushed to create their CV set up profile etc.. But ultimately the freelancers just want their money and that is forgotten a bit.
Everything is explained to freelancers, but only if they choose to check out all the many help topics available to them - pinned at the top of forums and under the ? icon on their account page. Quick forum searches bring up scores of posts that will help you learn.
That so many new freelancers do not bother to understand how things work is not on Upwork, it's on the freelancers. Contracts are a part of freelancing, both here and in the real world. It is common knowledge that for the most part, and especially when working online with complete strangers, it is not wise to work without a contract.
Upwork cannot realistically take the hand of each and every freelancer to teach them how the site works. You are an independant business owner, the responsibility is on you to learn how to work safe and get paid. Preston is correct, learn from this mistake and move on.
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