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Unable to win a job for a long time

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william b Member Since: Jan 3, 2015
11 of 16

Good for you, Joan.

That's very good news indeed although, after reviewing your profile, I am somewhat surprised to hear you describe those jobs as "my best clients ever".

 

But thanks for your optimism.

 

Work smart, work safe!

 

 

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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
12 of 16

William - A couple of my best clients ever do not show up yet on my profile because I am currently working for them. Others do, however.

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Beverly N Member Since: Sep 19, 2019
13 of 16

Can I ask how long you've been on the platform and what your secret is? The platform has an option for UpWork job number and pay preference for freelance seekers. Not a great experience for a freelancer new to the platform. Are there options for hiring new talent?

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Ognjen B Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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New talents? I hope you are sarcastic. As things go now for their own sake it's better to avoid Upwork.


Do you think is it possible to be a successful freelancer outside of Upwork (hypothetically, of course)? 
If yes, how? If no, why?

Ognjen Brnjilovic
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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
15 of 16

Ognjen B wrote:

New talents? I hope you are sarcastic. As things go now for their own sake it's better to avoid Upwork.


Do you think is it possible to be a successful freelancer outside of Upwork (hypothetically, of course)? 
If yes, how? If no, why?


Of course it is. There were successful freelancers long before Upwork existed...before the Internet existed. It's just a lot more labor intensive. You have to really invest in one way or another, and usually more than one: reading job boards and other sources of potential gigs regularly, cultivating a strong referral network, perhaps cold calling or cold emailing, creating a website and maybe running Google ads or some other type of advertising to draw prospective clients...the upside to Upwork is that they're doing the work of assembling the prospective clients for you in one place, which drastically cuts down the legwork. But, there are huge numbers of successful freelancers all over the world who have never heard of Upwork.

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Ognjen B Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
16 of 16

Tiffany S.
Thank you for all these notes and your perspective on the matter.
The other question is: "Can we (freelancers) do to something to get back previous policy?"
Personally I don't believe there is no chance for something like that but I will like to hear other people's opinions.

Ognjen Brnjilovic
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