Mohamed B wrote:
Howso? Is it in anyway acceptable that I might spend 4 to 6 connects on a job that the client stopped hiring for with noway to get refunded? And after I am left to be screwed with like that when I finally land a job after spending 20+ payed connects, I am still charged a wobbing 20%
I don't feel screwed as long as my bid gets properly sent.
Mohamed - It is very easy for you to request that your profile be made public. And the fact that you are very new to Upwork means that you probably won't be getting many invitations, anyway. When you make a bid for a job, the client is able to see your profile even if it is not public. The fact that I am top rated does not mean that I don't know what it takes to build an Upwork account. It took me a long time to get to a JSS of 100% and to be top rated and it took a lot of work to get there. And in the beginning I spent a lot of money on connects. I figured that was just the cost of starting a business. If it didn't work out, I would not stay - but it did work out. So, for you, you either have to keep at it and try to overcome the very bad feedback you got on your first job, or you will have to find some other way to earn a living. Whatever you do, most people will advise you to not count on Upwork as your sole means of income.
Mohamed - Your "4" rating is certainly not a good rating for your first job - and I considered it to be very bad because it included two "3" ratings. You will need to work hard to overcome that rating but it can be done. In addition, I think your profile could be improved. For instance, it has been my experience that clients who are looking for proofreaders don't want to hire someone who uses a program like Grammarly. They could do that themselves and, besides, Grammarly doesn't catch nearly enough.