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Not receving job invites

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Shweta D Member Since: Apr 3, 2018
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Hello everyone!

 

Can someone please help in knowing is there any change in the process of receiving the invitations? I have been receving regular invites but since last few weeks (about to be a month) I have not got a single invitation. Wondering what could be the possible reason?

 

Thank you

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Shweta D wrote:

Hello everyone!

 

Can someone please help in knowing is there any change in the process of receiving the invitations? I have been receving regular invites but since last few weeks (about to be a month) I have not got a single invitation. Wondering what could be the possible reason?

 

Thank you


The search algorithm changes on a regular basis, plus clients have to pay now if they want to send out more than 3 invitations. 

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Shweta D Member Since: Apr 3, 2018
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Thank you for your response Martina. Could you please elaborate in what sense the algorithm is changed so that I can improve more or work accodingly?

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Shweta D wrote:

Thank you for your response Martina. Could you please elaborate in what sense the algorithm is changed so that I can improve more or work accodingly?


That is nothing you could influence. Upwork changes the order in which freelancers appear in search results so that everyone gets a chance to appear higher up. The way I see it, it does not matter if you are top rated, how much you have earned, or if you have any earnings at all. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Martina P wrote:

The way I see it, it does not matter if you are top rated, how much you have earned, or if you have any earnings at all. 

Not true, Several factors determine how frequently you cycle to the (relative) top of the results and almost certainly also how long you stay up there.

JSS is one very strong factor, but you also tend to get more invites when you actively apply (it tells the algorithm that you are available for work) and so on.

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Shweta D Member Since: Apr 3, 2018
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Hi Petra, thank you for your message. Yes, I did replied within 24 hours for all my invitation and have accepted / declined few invitation based on requirements.

My JSS score seems fine still I am not receiving the invitation and its been a month now? Do you know any possible solution for this?

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
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Schweta, I have been on UW for almost three years, and the frequency of getting invitations ebbs and flows more or less in keeping with the factors Martina and Petra have pointed out.

 

When I am busy (I work both on and off UW), I don't send proposals here and I start receiving fewer invitations. When I need more work, I send more proposals. Around the same time that I get busy again, I start getting more invitations (which I then have to turn down). 

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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I agree with others that you gotta go out and bid in the open marketplace a bit to see invitations. I'm getting less invitations these days but they are also better targeted when I do get them so that's kinda nice.

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Ryan J Member Since: May 28, 2019
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The last month or so, Upwork have been limiting the number of invitations a client can make to a job post. I can literally invite only 3 -5 contractors to a job post now unless I pay a large fee to upwork

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