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e6e0be28
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Project Catalog

Hi Upwork team, 

I submitted the project on 6 march and second on 26 March but they are still in pending for approval. Please check their status and guide me. I'll be thankful for your kind cooperations.

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Hi Ak,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. Allow me to explain how  Project Catalog works. Firstly, we review all project listings, including consultations, before publishing them on Project Catalog to help ensure a quality platform that helps you attract quality clients, and we promote Project Catalog on client pages.

 

Once your project listing is published, the project will display on your Upwork profile. You can also share the projectโ€™s URL in your profileโ€™s description and on your social media accounts for even more visibility. Your projectโ€™s overview consists of its title, category, project attributes, and search tags. The information you include here is your first impression to prospective clients, so youโ€™ll want it to shine. Feel free to check this help article for more details. Please allow up to five business days for your project to be reviewed.

 

 

NOTICE:

We are currently receiving more projects for review than usual. Please allow us longer than usual to review your project.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

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Ranking your project on Upwork's project catalog involves a combination of strategies to improve visibility and attract potential clients. Here's a solution-focused approach to help you achieve better project ranking:

  1. Optimize Project Title and Description: Craft a clear and concise project title that accurately reflects your service. Your project description should be detailed, outlining the scope, skills required, and any specific requirements. Use relevant keywords to enhance discoverability.

  2. Choose the Right Category and Subcategory: Select the most appropriate category and subcategory for your project. This ensures that your project is displayed to the right audience.

  3. Use Relevant Tags and Keywords: Incorporate relevant keywords and tags that potential clients might use to search for your type of project. These keywords should naturally fit within your project details.

  4. Complete Your Profile: A complete and well-rounded freelancer profile can positively influence your project's ranking. Include a professional photo, comprehensive skills list, and a compelling bio.

  5. Maintain a High Job Success Score: Successfully complete projects, deliver quality work, and earn positive feedback. A high Job Success Score boosts your credibility and ranking.

  6. Price Your Services Competitively: Set your project pricing based on the market rates and the value you offer. Being too expensive or too cheap could affect your project's appeal.

  7. Include Relevant Portfolio Items: Showcase your previous work that is relevant to the project you're offering. This helps potential clients assess your skills and expertise.

  8. Regularly Update Your Availability: Update your availability status to show that you're actively looking for new projects. This can improve your visibility in Upwork's search results.

  9. Respond Promptly to Inquiries: Timely responses to client inquiries demonstrate professionalism and eagerness to work. Quick responses can positively impact your ranking.

  10. Request Client Reviews: After completing a successful project, kindly ask your clients for reviews. Positive reviews can enhance your reputation and project ranking.

  11. Utilize Upwork Tests and Certifications: Take relevant skill tests and earn certifications offered by Upwork. These validate your expertise and can boost your credibility.

  12. Use the "Promote My Project" Feature: Upwork offers a paid feature to promote your project to a wider audience. Consider using it to increase visibility.

  13. Stay Active and Engage: Participate in Upwork's community forums, contribute valuable insights, and engage with other freelancers and clients. Being active on the platform can positively impact your overall presence.

Remember, improving your project's ranking takes time and consistent effort. By implementing these strategies and delivering high-quality work, you'll increase your chances of attracting clients and achieving better visibility on Upwork's project catalog.

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hamzapervaiz5
Community Member

Hello, I'm Hamza Pervaiz. I have created my projects before 10 days and upwork take 5 bussiness days to approve it but thay are still underreview. Kindly tell me how much it take time to approve it and why it is still under review.

 

Hi Hamza,

 

Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear about the delay in reviewing your Project Catalog. Currently, we are receiving a high volume of Project submissions. Our team will review and update your project as soon as possible.

 

Thank you,

Pradeep

Upwork

Several factors can contribute to the extended review time:

  1. Volume of Submissions: If there is a high volume of new project submissions, it might take longer for Upwork to review each one thoroughly.

  2. Manual Review: Some projects might undergo a manual review process to ensure they comply with Upwork's policies and guidelines. This can add extra time to the approval process.

  3. Complex Projects: Projects that are more complex or have specific requirements might require more time to review and verify.

  4. Holiday Periods: During peak holiday periods or weekends, the review process might experience delays.

  5. Verification Checks: Upwork may perform additional checks to verify your account information, payment methods, and project details.

To get more clarity on the status of your project approval and the reasons for any delays, I recommend reaching out to Upwork's customer support. They can provide you with more specific information about the review process for your projects and any potential issues that might be causing the delay.

You can contact Upwork's customer support through their website or by sending them a direct message. Remember, their support team is there to assist you and provide you with the information you need to get your projects approved as soon as possible.

96623ac3
Community Member

Thank you for response,please make it quick

Dont worry, Its take time but after some time its approved.

6b71d370
Community Member

The time it takes to get approval for a project catalog on Upwork can vary depending on a few factors.

First, you'll need to ensure that your project catalog meets all of Upwork's guidelines and requirements. This includes having a clear and detailed project description, relevant categories and tags, and high-quality images or videos.

Once you've created your project catalog, it will go through a review process by the Upwork team. This process typically takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the volume of catalogs being submitted and the complexity of your project.

During the review process, Upwork will check your project catalog for compliance with their guidelines and may ask for revisions or additional information if necessary. Once your project catalog has been approved, it will be visible to clients on the Upwork platform.

Overall, it's difficult to give an exact timeline for project catalog approval, but you can expect the process to take at least a few days and possibly up to a few weeks.

d2a6cf28
Community Member

I never get any responce from my project that i uplode since 20 days ago what i do now please help me with that problem.

Hi Mozammal,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. I have checked and I can see your first Project was submitted last 25- March for review. Please note that we have an increase in the number of submitted projects and reviews are currently taking a minimum of 10 business days.


Rest assured that all project submissions will be addressed on a first-in, first-out basis. Should we need more information about your submission, our team will send you an email with details on how you can edit the project for approval. Feel free to check out this page to learn more about Project Catalog.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Hey its been 18 days since i submitted , please replay asap

arooj78
Community Member

Hi There. 
I am facing this problem 1) Review is not appearing on my profile although the contract has ended, reviews are given from both sides & it's more than 24 hours.
2) Project is not getting approved, it's been the 7th day.
3) Consultation is under review, it's been 13  days.
Kindly, solve this for me. Thank You.

Hi Arooj,

 

I checked your account and saw that you submitted your project on March 31st. We are currently receiving more projects for review than usual. Please allow us longer than usual to review your project.

~ Joanne
Upwork

That's fine. 
And what about the review of the completed job? 
Thanks, Joanne.

Hi Arooj,

 

I apologize for missing answering this question. For reviews on completed jobs, new feedback can take up to 24 hours to appear on your profile. Please check out this article for more information.

~ Joanne
Upwork
4d1c73d8
Community Member

Hello,

I understand your concerns, and I'm here to help address these issues. Let's go through each of the problems you're facing and discuss possible solutions:

  1. Missing Review on Profile: If the review is not appearing on your profile despite the contract ending and both sides providing reviews, there might be a technical glitch or delay in the system. To address this, I recommend reaching out to Upwork's customer support. They can investigate the issue and ensure that your reviews are properly displayed on your profile.

  2. Project Approval Delay: Waiting for project approval beyond the standard timeframe can be frustrating. While Upwork generally aims to approve projects within 5 business days, sometimes it can take longer due to various factors. Given that it's been 7 days, I suggest contacting Upwork's customer support to inquire about the status of your project approval. They can provide you with more information and assist in resolving any issues that might be causing the delay.

  3. Consultation Under Review: If your consultation is still under review after 13 days, it's worth reaching out to Upwork's support team to inquire about the status. Similar to the project approval process, the review of consultations can take some time due to various factors. Customer support can provide you with insights into the review process and help you understand the delay.

For all of these concerns, I recommend contacting Upwork's customer support through their website or by sending them a direct message. They have dedicated teams to handle different types of issues and can provide you with personalized assistance to resolve these matters.

Thank you for your patience, and I hope these issues are resolved for you soon. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.

a27a4767
Community Member

My products are still under review after 1 week. Please how long does it take Upwork to approve a project? 

Hi Isaac,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. We have an increase in the number of submitted projects and reviews are currently taking a minimum of 10 business days.


All project submissions will be addressed on a first-in, first-out basis. Should we need more information about your submission, our team will send you an email with details on how you can edit the project for approval. Feel free to check out this page to learn more about Project Catalog.

 

Our apologies and thank you for understanding.


~ AJ
Upwork
5dca9426
Community Member

Hello, it my second time to post thread that my proposal is going under review. It was told first that it will be solved in 5 to 8 days. But now its more then 12 days. I'm very worried about this. Kindly review this and make  my proposal live.  

Hi Mudasir,

 

I checked and can confirm that your project has already been approved. You can check the status by going here

~ Joanne
Upwork
3f9491f9
Community Member

  1. Check the project submission guidelines: Make sure you have followed all the guidelines provided by Upwork for submitting projects. Double-check that you have provided all the necessary information and attachments, and that your submission meets the project requirements.

  2. Contact Upwork support: If your projects have been pending for approval for an extended period of time, you may need to contact Upwork support for assistance. You can reach out to them through the Upwork website or app, and they will be able to check the status of your submissions and provide guidance.

  3. Be patient: Sometimes, project approvals can take time due to various factors such as the volume of submissions, reviewer availability, and internal processes. It's important to be patient and wait for the approval process to be completed.

  4. Review your submissions: Double-check your project submissions to ensure that there are no errors or omissions that could be causing delays in the approval process. Make sure all the necessary information and attachments are included and meet the project requirements.

  5. Follow Upwork's communication channels: Keep an eye on your Upwork messages and notifications for any updates or requests from the Upwork team regarding your project submissions. Respond promptly to any communication from Upwork to avoid any further delays.

f628f4b1
Community Member


Hello,
My gig status (Pending Aproval) is still pending, its almost 7 Days past.
How much time will it take to approve?

Should I create another one gig? Is it a new function on UpWork? Is it available for the clients?
anyone can help?

Thanks

Zeeshan Umer

Hi Zeeshan,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us and we sincerely apologize for the delay. We have an increase in the number of submitted projects and reviews are currently taking a minimum of 10 business days.


Rest assured that all project submissions will be addressed on a first-in, first-out basis. Should we need more information about your submission, our team will send you an email with details on how you can edit the project for approval. Feel free to check out this page to learn more about Project Catalog.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork
e8f92727
Community Member

 

Hi Ali,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. We have an increase in the number of submitted projects and reviews are currently taking a minimum of 10 business days.


All project submissions will be addressed on a first-in, first-out basis. Should we need more information about your submission, our team will send you an email with details on how you can edit the project for approval. Feel free to check out this page to learn more about Project Catalog.


~ AJ
Upwork
9322122d
Community Member

Hello I have problem I have created a project but my project is not being approved since last 10 days. I don't understand why my project is not being approved. I would have benefited if you had pointed out my mistakes. Thanks

Hi Ahsan,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. We have an increase in the number of submitted projects and reviews are currently taking a minimum of 10 business days.


All project submissions will be addressed on a first-in, first-out basis. Should we need more information about your submission, our team will send you an email with details on how you can edit the project for approval. Feel free to check out this page to learn more about Project Catalog.


~ AJ
Upwork
5de17c06
Community Member

How much time project take for approval its been around 13 day for my 1st project posted on Mar 27 i today is April 09.
its a very long time really guys very bad.

Hi Bilal,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. We have an increase in the number of submitted projects and reviews are currently taking a minimum of 10 business days.


All project submissions will be addressed on a first-in, first-out basis. Should we need more information about your submission, our team will send you an email with details on how you can edit the project for approval. Feel free to check out this page to learn more about Project Catalog.

 

Our apologies and thank you for understanding.

~ Luiggi
Upwork
75147759
Community Member

I uploaded my project when I made my account on Upwork. After a few days, I checked it and it was from Under Review to Drafts. I don't know what draft means. So I made some changes to it and it's now in the draft again. will it be approved after some time, or does the draft mean something else?

Please help me out ๐Ÿ™‚

When your project is in "Draft" status on Upwork, it means that it is not yet submitted for approval and is not visible to clients. You can make changes to your draft project as many times as you want before submitting it for approval.

Once you are satisfied with your project, you can submit it for approval by clicking the "Submit for Approval" button. Upwork will then review your project and either approve it or reject it. If it is approved, it will be listed on the Upwork platform and be visible to clients who are searching for freelancers with your skills.

If your project is rejected, Upwork will provide you with a reason for the rejection and you can make the necessary changes and resubmit it for approval.

In your case, if your project is currently in "Draft" status, you can continue to make changes to it until you are ready to submit it for approval. Once you have submitted it for approval, you will need to wait for Upwork to review it and either approve or reject it.

I hope this helps! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Ok, Thanks for your reply. Now I understand what it means. Actually, I was waiting for it to be approved for many days but then my account got suspended. I contacted Upwork for a whole week then got my account back. That's why it was on draft. 

Thanks Zain ๐Ÿ™‚

87d5677d
Community Member

Dear Sir

I had created 5 Project Catalogues & submitted those for Reviews & Approvals, from Upwork Team. Kindly, check those 5 Project Catalogues & Review & Approve those, so that I can receive Projects & work, with my Respected Clients.

Waiting for your's revert.

With Regards

 

Hi Romel,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. I've checked and I believe you're referring to the Projects you submitted yesterday (09- April). Please note that we have an increase in the number of submitted projects and reviews are currently taking a minimum of 10 business days.


All project submissions will be addressed on a first-in, first-out basis. Should we need more information about your submission, our team will send you an email with details on how you can edit the project for approval. Feel free to check out this page to learn more about Project Catalog.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Dear Arjay

I already created & forwarded those 5 Project Catalogue to the Upwork Team, which I updated & modified on, 10th April. I will surely be waiting for 10 working days to get those to be Reviewed & Approved from Team Upwork. 

Thank you so much for your's information & response.

Regards

 

568c9b5c
Community Member

Please Approve my catalogue project which pending 3 weeks ago.

No One helps here. Please contact with Upwork Support Centre with all details. I hope It will be okay

Upwork's service is extremely poor. My project has been under review for a month now, and there is no way to track its progress in the review queue. Additionally, the proposal section does not indicate whether the client has viewed my proposal or not. Upwork claims to have excellent service, but they primarily care about making money by charging service and connection fees. Essentially, Upwork prioritizes profits over the well-being of freelancers.

 

I understand that this platform is not suitable for freelancers who offer genuine and high-quality services. It is more like a bidding system at a fish market, where people compete for money. In my opinion, this platform is not suitable for new freelancers. It is only for wealthy people who want to become even richer.

 

 

Hi Harsh,

 

I am sorry to learn about your experience and how you feel about Upwork. I checked your Upwork account and the 'under review' project. I noticed that the project was last submitted on March 15th, 2023. Usually, it takes about 5 days for our team to review and update your project. We are currently receiving more projects for review than the regular volume. Please allow us longer than usual to review your project. Our team will review your project and update you as soon as possible. Please avoid resubmitting your project to avoid further delay as it may reset your review time.

 

Thank you,

Pradeep

Upwork
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