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Proposals not getting any response

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Laura S Member Since: May 27, 2020
11 of 14


I am in the exact same position. I feel the need to scream on my profile: "Though I am new on Upwork, I'm not new to the work!" but am assuming that would be unprofessional (ha).

As suggested, I have submitted a few proposals, but the writers haven't even been online in over a week.

Do I just buy more connects? Do I wait? I'm grateful that this is my side gig. This would be devestating if this was my primary occupation.

Any thoughts, Gurus?


Laura Sebastian, M.Ed

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Suvidha R Member Since: Mar 24, 2020
12 of 14

Hi Laura,

I can totally understand your plight. You won't believe I have written that (New to Upwork but experienced in the field) in a couple of my proposals. My profile also refers to it in a subtle way. I thought of adding it because I feel clients filter proposals only on the basis of the amount earned by the freelancer till now or basis the rating a freelancer has. If this is the usual case how will we fetch any work? a newcomer shall always remain a newcomer with this practice. 


Let us hope the Gods controlling Upwork answer our prayers and we are blessed with more work. Ha Ha!



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Bhupender Y Member Since: Jul 18, 2020
13 of 14

Just Keep Your Rates Low Initially. I Guess You'll Get Some Success If You Charge A Bit Lot. 

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Mikko R Member Since: Dec 26, 2015
14 of 14
Have you checked what you're up against?

Generic editing and proofreading is one of the most competitive domains on this platform.

It would probably be better to focus on some narrower niche to improve your chances.