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4a9af7e7
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Please guide me for this project. Should I propose this or not?

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I think that you should read this before you do anything on Upwork.
https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

The other thing to consider is that the sector you're looking at is probably oversaturated. So it's possible you're going to send in a lot of proposals before you get your first contract.

When you're done with that article, you should also read these:

SCAM : STOP buying PUBG, CRYPTO, NFT, etc… on... - Upwork Community

Get Started – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Upwork Legal Center

List of red flags for scams - Upwork Community

Freelancing 101 on Upwork - Upwork Community

Report Suspicious User Activity – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Understanding and Using Connects – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Tips to Avoid Questionable Jobs - Upwork Community

You should also see if you can find a video that shows the hiring process and how to understand whether or not you have started a contract. A lot of people get scammed because they think a client has started a contract with them when they haven't. Two important things to know about are fixed-price versus hourly contracts.

If you have any questions, you should search through forum topics by typing keywords into the search. If you still have questions, you can post them, but you really should do some reading first.

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yofazza
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4a9af7e7
Community Member

Why

yofazza
Community Member

Because currently this place is full of scammers. Here's the latest victim I read: 

 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/I-was-tricked-by-scammers-inside-Upwork/td-p/1057496/jum...

 

And that $200+ per hour for typing, is just too good to be true.

4a9af7e7
Community Member

Then I would I know about the real one?  Plz explain 


Kamran Ali K wrote:

Then I how would I know about the real one? 


Use your intellect.

Read the post first.

yofazza
Community Member

The link in my earlier post will explain it in a casual way. Not in a lawyer's language where even a native speaker (except some extraordinary person) can't quickly understand.

 

You should read it:

 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

I think that you should read this before you do anything on Upwork.
https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

The other thing to consider is that the sector you're looking at is probably oversaturated. So it's possible you're going to send in a lot of proposals before you get your first contract.

When you're done with that article, you should also read these:

SCAM : STOP buying PUBG, CRYPTO, NFT, etc… on... - Upwork Community

Get Started – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Upwork Legal Center

List of red flags for scams - Upwork Community

Freelancing 101 on Upwork - Upwork Community

Report Suspicious User Activity – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Understanding and Using Connects – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Tips to Avoid Questionable Jobs - Upwork Community

You should also see if you can find a video that shows the hiring process and how to understand whether or not you have started a contract. A lot of people get scammed because they think a client has started a contract with them when they haven't. Two important things to know about are fixed-price versus hourly contracts.

If you have any questions, you should search through forum topics by typing keywords into the search. If you still have questions, you can post them, but you really should do some reading first.

Do you ask for forum advise before sending proposal to each job? I dont think so....the fact you are asking for advise means you smell something is not right, and rightly so...

petra_r
Community Member


Kamran Ali K wrote:

Why


Because nobody in this (or any other) universe pays $250 an hour for data entry.

If you need to ask why this is a scam, then you are not prepared to be a freelancer here. You should stop sending proposals until you fully understand how to use Upwork. Start here, and especially make sure you understand how fixed price and hourly payments work. https://www.upwork.com/resources/how-to-get-started-on-upwork-as-a-freelancer

 

Also read this: https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

 

So what should be the hourly rate according to you? And should I apply for those jobs who have unverified payments?  Or I should always apply for the verified payments plz guide

The hourly rates for data entry range from $3-$7-$10-$15. NOT $250.

 

Data entry is basically as easy as it gets, so there's no way someone's going to pay you $250/hour for it. You do understand that these numbers of dollars have value, right?

 

Why don't you do this - Educate yourself regarding how freelancing works here on Upwork?

petra_r
Community Member


Kamran Ali K wrote:

So what should be the hourly rate according to you? 


Basic easy data entry usually goes for $3 an hour to $5 an hour. 

wlyonsatl
Community Member

$250 - $300 for hourly data entry work?

 

Are those US dollars? Canadian dollars? Mexican pesos?

 

It would be helpful to know, if only for curiosity's sake.

martina_plaschka
Community Member

Please don't send me PMs that you need my help getting your first job. 

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