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To all freelancers looking for help

I have always had freelancers come to me for help. In the last year, the river has swelled into an enormous ocean.

 

You don't need me; Upwork provides an enormous amount of information that few ever use. If, after you have gone through all the information I provide, you still have questions, that is when you ask additional questions in the forum.

 

If you think you will make big bucks right away, you are mistaken. The majority of freelancers never land a job because they have no skills and aren't interested in educating themselves. Others believe online freelancing is a path to full-time employment. It can be, but highly unlikely on this platform.

 

Freelancing is not for everyone. It means you are self-employed and must adhere to all regulations and laws governing responsibilities, such as paying taxes. Freelancing means you are on your own. No one has your back, including Upwork. If you don't follow the rules, no one will or can help you.

 

If you are willing to work hard, follow the rules and prepared to spend a lot of connects and proposals, you can be successful, as many are on Upwork. While so many fail, it is almost always due to lack of skills and treating freelancing like employment  where the employer will make sure you do the job correctly.

 

If you want to succeed, start with the Terms of Service, then read this from Wes.

 

Then go here. Then here.  Next, check this site regularly for events such as webinars and other learning opportunities.

After that, go here for safety information, and then here. If you still need help, after you have gone through all the previous steps, you can find additional help here. This thread is dedicated to new freelancers. And here are announcements from Upwork that can help keep you up to date.

 

It will take some time to go through all the information. I'm not suggesting people should not post in the forum, I am suggesting before you ask questions and want help, you need to help yourself first.

 

 

From Prashant P: "And have relevant profile picture of your face.  Not some desks, or Mickey mouse, or full face covering." 

From Susan S: "And patience! Have patience! It takes a while to get started, even after going through all the information available."

From Martina P:  "Only one thing you forgot, namely telling people to use all 15 skills, if you have all 15 skills"

And with advice from Maria T, I will say, 

Refrain from personal messages, please read all the links I have added.

 

 

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I need help i'm new this site and i streesed where tobegan.

 

Go back to the top post. Read every word and follow every single link. Upwork provides all the information you need to know to start on the platform.

Greetings 

I know you are probably busy, if you find time could you please review my upwork page.

 

Best Regards

Bhuti, I see you have put in work on your profile. Good for you! Unlike so many, you are working to establish yourself. I recommend using the Academy to improve your profile. The introduction is weak. While it's important to tell the client your qualifications, you need to tell the client why you will do an excellent job. What do you bring to the job that's better than others?

 

Your field is crowded, and Upwork in general is flooded with freelancers, so, you have to find a way to stand out. I would add more to your portfolio, and have a photo or graphic on the samples.

 

You will hear a lot of advice on how to set up your profile, and how many words to use. You know your business and the way you want to run your business, better than anyone. I encourage all freelancers to find their way, and not be tied to someone saying use a specific amount of words. Use as many words, in the right format, as you need. Of course, be mindful the clients aren't going to read a long page of qualifications or promises.

 

Spend some time trying different ideas on your profile until it reads well, and try to be objective. Look at it from the client's perspective: the client wants a freelancer who can do the job without problems, at a fair price. Don't lower your fee in an attempt to get a job, because it locks you in to the low-paying, and demanding clients. Charge for your level of skills.

 

Your start is good, and if you improve your profile as I suggested, it will be strong. Don't be afraid to change it up. Profiles require maintenance and adaptation.

 

Freelancing isn't easy and will require a lot of proposals and connects. Such is the current status of Upwork. It has nothing to do with skills; it takes everyone a while to break through. However, plenty of freelancers have carved out a career, or more likely found a way to pay a few bills. Freelancing, like life, depends greatly on what you do with it. Good luck!

Yes!

I also want to be community member

You are a member of the Upwork community by reading or posting.

Zeeshan,

 

Turn your profile to Public so we can review.

This is not the review your profile thread. Perhaps he isn't interested in having you look at his profile. Why do you want to make this a profile review thread, when it's about teaching freelancers how to use the platform and avoid the scams? There is a whole thread that goes wanting for replies to this very subject, but only a couple of dedicated freelancers ever answer those threads, and you are not one of them.

 You are a community member by posting here.

yes

I also want to be community member... 

 

You are a community member by posting in the forum. If you want to be a freelancer, read the top post and follow every link.

Trust me. I help you. Contact me my email: smnazmulhasan22@gmail.com

No, you can't help me. I am talking about the people who pay no attention to the top post, not to anything else. You have no profile to speak of, your skills are in doubt, and you've never had a job. Exactly how do you think you are going to do anythng for me?

 

Stop advertising your lack of skills here. If you follow the rules you would know you can't advertise outside of Upwork. People are supposed to be banned for those shenanigans, but it doesn't look like that ever happens, with clients or freelancers.

 

If you want to work, learn and follow the rules, spend money on connects and client fees, and put in lots of proposals, then go back to the top post and learn.

 

The first rule of scams is run away when some random stranger says, "trust me" when trying to sell something.

Could you help me with a step by step to have a convincing profile please.?

Read the top post.

Your post is  very helpfull, can you please review my profile as well.

Regards

Kainat Naseer

Go back to the top post, read it, and follow every single link. I looked at your profile, and it's obvious you haven't done the work you need to start freelancing. Use the Upwork resources to learn before you are scammed and lose everything. You are responsible for everything you do as a self-employed freelancer. If you don't follow the rules, no one will or can help you, including Upwork. Learn the Terms of Service and the Red Flags on Scams from Wes.

 

Typing is a flooded category, and you will have a difficult time getting jobs. Do not put things like "1.5 years" in your profile. It doesn't make you look like an expert.

 

It's up to you if you want to follow the rules and learn.

Great, thanks for the advice , i will surely follow every single line of that post 

 

Good for you!

 

Also, see if you can come up with a specialty. Even in the typing category, something like, specializing in newsletters or meeting notes (just examples) will help. You need a photo of your face. Clients like to connect a face to the freelancer.

Hello 

What will you like Mr to do for you 

I would like for you to go back to the top post, and learn. Your profile is only going to get you scammed. If you want to freelance, learn before you lose it all.

Hi Jeanne !
I hope you are healthy and doing good. 2 weeks ago I asked you about my Profile and JSS score system and asked you to review my Profile and you gave me really good advice about it. At that point, my profile was at 100% and top-rated and I got Feedback of 4.8 stars. I asked different experts about the JSS and my Badge because I am new and I don't have much information about it. Everyone said relax about it. In this journey, you will face such kind of things but its OK and Your JSS will not go down more than 90%. But in the Last Update of 12 Nov. my JSS downgraded from 100% to 75% and also my badge is removed. I am very depressed right now. I don't have any other Income source and How I can get new jobs with this repotation? I really need your help in this situation. How I can again grow my JSS? I really appreciate that. Here is the Link of my Upwork Profile If you wanna review: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/muhammadqaseem

Let me take a look and see if I can see what's happening.

My first question is why you took the Chat GPT job, when you are not  a writer? I noticed there was at least one other job like this. ChatGPT has a lot of isues, and if you don't check every single thing it "writes" you will make horrible mistakes. I do not understand why you would take those jobs when you are not a writer.

 

I can't see, just as you can't, who gave you bad feedback, but it was likely more than one client. You need to look at the jobs that have closed since your JSS drop, and see if you can figure out which jobs went wrong, and why.

 

I understand you are upset, but you still have a much higher JSS than many here, and you can recover. However, before you seek out any more clients, analyze your previous jobs. Were there jobs you really weren't qualified for, but needed the work? Did you oversell your skills? Did you not do any vetting of the client and the job? Did you work with clients you were uncomfortable with or didn't go well?

 

My best advice at this point is to take a hard look at everything that's happened since the drop. Do not, in desperation, jump on the first job you see. You have to understand what's happening. Look only at the jobs that have come in since the change. Once you have a better understanding, come back, and I will see if I have any ideas for you.

 

You still need to work on your profile. You need more information, in paragraphs. Furthermore, you're still wasting your top line. No greetings, names, etc. or your skills title, because they see that on your profile. You must use that top line to tell the client why you are better than everyone else. For example, "I will create a better purple widget, for less cost, than any other developer."  Use the post at the top to check for resources for your profile.

 

In proposals, it's only the top two lines clients see, so don't waste it with greetings or skills - tell the client why you can do it better than anyone else.

I am a bigner, graphic designer, visual artist and sculp.

please guid me how can do entry in ipworld

Prem Chokli

Prem, you need to start at the beginning. Go back to the top pinned post. Make sure to read it all and follow all the links. It will take you to all the Upwork resources and the important help from Wes on scams.

The only thing we can do which I think is great is personal development. Not placing any weight on anybody. 

Hello Jeanne. Guess what...am new !! and all the way from Mauritius ๐Ÿ˜‰

Remember, it's important to take care of yourself amidst all this demand. Your expertise is valuable, but so is your well-being. Take care

hope we get in touch ๐Ÿ˜‰

very easy..ignore

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Agreed with each word and terminology, patience etc etc. But, my experince is that it's just a matter of chance and luck. Once you get into it, then you have to play very carefully m

Good luck all 

Upwork is not luck nor chance for freelancers with marketable skills, money to work with, and time and patience.

I am working for you

If you want to freelance on Upwork, go back to the top post, read it, and follow every link.

hi my name is fayzulla . i am best pro HACKER

 

Bobur, you need to go back to the top post, read it and follow every link.

 

This is not the place to look for work, and it tells me you have not learned how to use the platform. You are at high risk of being scammed because you haven't learned the rules. It's up to you if you are safe and successful or scammed.

I admire your patiency to deal with these halfwi...

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