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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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.
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.