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Top Freelancer with 100 % success score bidding without any response

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
11 of 15

Damjan C wrote:

I don't know what happened to Upwork, but I'm thinking about switching to another freelancing site. I'm a top freelancer with 100 percent success score, 30k earned and 1700+ hours done, but literally no one is responding to my bids anymore. I'm ranked very high (when you put the filters on highest, I'm the first on the list) in the results and I'm doing my best to present my skills like I always did and had good results, but now there are none. I have a feeling that I'm throwing away Connects, and they are not free anymore...  


Why do you have to "switch"?  Go to another freelancing site and see if you can find work there and if it is the worker's paradise you are looking for.   It might have made sense to be doing this all the time and treating Upwork is just another channel for finding work.

 

If you see a job you really, really like on Upwork then I would bid on it if I were you.  It could be that the way you have always done it isn't working anymore, it could be you are going through a cycle of misses that seem to plague everyone, it could be that Upwork is failing.  I wouldn't dwell on what is the cause and instead find something that works for me.

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
12 of 15

Mark F wrote:


Why do you have to "switch"?  Go to another freelancing site and see if you can find work there and if it is the worker's paradise you are looking for.   It might have made sense to be doing this all the time and treating Upwork is just another channel for finding work.

 

If you see a job you really, really like on Upwork then I would bid on it if I were you.  It could be that the way you have always done it isn't working anymore, it could be you are going through a cycle of misses that seem to plague everyone, it could be that Upwork is failing.  I wouldn't dwell on what is the cause and instead find something that works for me.

 


no no no, that's not what you do. You have to make an announcement on the forum that you're leaving and wait for an Upwork rep to beg you to stay. You don't get it, so you take your $10/month in commissions and tell them YOU ARE DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT and do it and you know in your heart that they will regret their decision to let YOU go. Oh yes, they will regret it. Freelancers are leaving in droves, you see, and oh yes they will regret ever letting your sweet sweet $10/hour profile go.

 

Then, you wait like 6 months and beg them to reinstate your account. But oh no that's not good enough. You then explain how they are doing everything wrong because you aren't getting jobs. Make sure to mention stock prices and how competitors are doing this and that and all the value your now $0/month is lost on wrong things. Make sure to prefix everything with NOW THAT I PAY FOR CONNECTS because we need to drive that point home.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
13 of 15

Jennifer M wrote:

Mark F wrote:


Why do you have to "switch"?  Go to another freelancing site and see if you can find work there and if it is the worker's paradise you are looking for.   It might have made sense to be doing this all the time and treating Upwork is just another channel for finding work.

 

If you see a job you really, really like on Upwork then I would bid on it if I were you.  It could be that the way you have always done it isn't working anymore, it could be you are going through a cycle of misses that seem to plague everyone, it could be that Upwork is failing.  I wouldn't dwell on what is the cause and instead find something that works for me.

 


no no no, that's not what you do. You have to make an announcement on the forum that you're leaving and wait for an Upwork rep to beg you to stay. You don't get it, so you take your $10/month in commissions and tell them YOU ARE DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT and do it and you know in your heart that they will regret their decision to let YOU go. Oh yes, they will regret it. Freelancers are leaving in droves, you see, and oh yes they will regret ever letting your sweet sweet $10/hour profile go.

 

Should I make sure to mention that I was a TR freelancer with 100% JSS?

 

Then, you wait like 6 months and beg them to reinstate your account. But oh no that's not good enough. You then explain how they are doing everything wrong because you aren't getting jobs. Make sure to mention stock prices and how competitors are doing this and that and all the value your now $0/month is lost on wrong things. Make sure to prefix everything with NOW THAT I PAY FOR CONNECTS because we need to drive that point home.


 

Is it at this point that I should forget both my password and all of my security answers?

 

Thanks J, I don't know what I would do without you.  I can't wait to quit in a huff...

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Russell T Member Since: Jul 25, 2015
14 of 15

You are not alone with your thinking unfortunately and yes countless connects are thrown down the rabbit hole. The probablilty that someone will even respond with a "hello" to your connect is well......Let me say I have seen better odds in a Vegas casino. 

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Damjan C Member Since: Apr 29, 2015
15 of 15
I’ve got couple of invitations that had nothing to do with the jobs I bid on, and after generic invitation and my response in less than couple of hours, nothing happened and these jobs are still opened without hiring...
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