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Reportable, or not reportable?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
21 of 22

In a theoretical ideal world, no freelancer would be able to do any free work because every client would be ashamed to ask for such a thing, or even accept it if offered.


I realize that not all clients are ideal.


However, I HAVE HAD worked with quite a few clients who simply seemed flabbergasted at any hint of free work.


I have had worked with clients who posted jobs that I replied to or invited me to jobs, and then scheduled a time to talk. And then before they could ask any questions about their project they asked me to accept a contract offer purely for consultation time.


I have had clients who did not end up hiring me for a job, but asked me to accept a brief contract just so that they could pay me for advice I provided to them in a job proposal or interview.


I think most Upwork clients are great. I think the ones who try to get free work are in the minority.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
22 of 22

Preston H wrote:


I think most Upwork clients are great. 

I think you think this because you're in a sort of experience bubble with your rates and skill level.