Hi Everyone !
I am here on Upwork exactly from one year. In one year I worked for 1,111 hours on upwork with 99% job success rate. I remained a lot of busy during the year with some good clients. I am now free from yesterday and started looking for fresh jobs. I have following three problems:-
1. Getting completely wrong jobs invitations (not matching my professionality).... Why this is happening?
2. Can't apply with my default profile payout rate of $3.00, so I increased rate to $3.33. Is there any change in lowest payout rates?
3. Searching for new jobs are completely different now. I have to wait the browser to auto update the fresh jobs ? because I can't refresh jobs in browser?
Waiting for some professionals reply on this.
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To quickly answer your questions (forgive my not-so-profesional reply)...
1. The algorithm is bad, it's the same for everybody.
2. I don't know, but with so many hours, I'd try and raise my hourly rate a bit. If the category isn't one that pays well, maybe try to slowly change it?
3. I've only been here for a year, but I know that hitting the refresh page will make jobs appear faster
My reply may not sound professional, but I will write it anyway.
You have a good profile with an amazing job success score. My first suggestion is to increase the hourly rate. You deserve more than 3$/hour. It may take some time to land a high paying job, but still it is better than many low-paying jobs.
Second, your profile focuses on your dedication, hard work and not much on your skills. By this I mean, your profile does not seem to have many keywords. Upwork has a search engine and we must learn to add keywords according to their algorithm.
Add 1-2 keywords in the first line of your profile. Do not add too many keywords. Add some testimonials in the beginning.
Check the Upwork search suggestions in the "find freelancers section".
I personally receive many unrelated job offers, but I have gained 4 valuable customers from these invitations. I think that relevant keywords will increase the quality of job invitations because we are dealing with search engines and not humans.
If a client doesn't find you in first 2-3 pages, he/she will not hire you regardless of your dedication, job success or impressive reputation.
I do not have to refresh my browser to see new jobs. It happens automatically.
Here are some answers for you questions.
1- It happens to everybody (i think it's system problem).
2- Upwork's current lowest rate is 3.33/hr, i was not here this time last year but i think there was probably lower rates than the current 3.33/hr.
3- New jobs appear in my job feed without refreshing the pagem, but they are hidden however once you click on the link that says "1 new...." it will appear.
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