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Upwork Plus Client - Payment unverified

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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
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Hi everyone. Could someone please explain how somebody is able to register as an Upwork Plus client (which I understand they have to pay for) but not have a verified payment account?

 

Yep, I'm still at that stage where I am submitting proposals into the open marketplace and (rightly or wrongly), I don't like pitching for jobs where payment is unverified. How can this be the case if they've already paid (via some method), to be an Upwork Plus client?

 

 

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Verification is a completely separate process which can take a couple of business days. Making a payment does not require verification.

 

On a side note, I don't know what you do, but if you are a highly skilled or specialized freelancer, you are cheating yourself of many of the best opportunities on Upwork by avoiding clients who aren't verified at the time of posting.

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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
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Thanks Tiffany, no need for your view on which jobs I decide to apply for, but I very much appeciate your help.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Richard S wrote:

Thanks Tiffany, no need for your view on which jobs I decide to apply for, but I very much appeciate your help.


That's not what Tiffany is doing - she is telling you, and I am too, that some of the best clients we get are brand new and shiny. And if you get them from the start, there's a good chance they'll become repeat clients, because once they've latched onto a freelancer they like working with, why not stick with them.

 

Unverified is only a problem if you start any work before they're verified. Something like 80-90% of my clients were new ... and I have never not been paid.

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Pretty much all of my clients were payment unverified.  When they hire me, I tell them I can start just as soon as they get verified.

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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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Hi! Richard.

Those kinds of clients are enjoying one month free trial of Upwork Plus.

No credit card required to enjoy the trial.

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