I have been start working in upwork for three weeks. My little brother also wants to start working in upwork. But we do not have much more money to buy a new laptop or pc. I need to know, can my brother use my laptop for his work if he gets work?
Thanks to all.
Sure he can. Only thing is, you guys can use the laptop one person at a time. When he is working for his clients, he logs into the TeamApp and bills his hours....and when you want to work, he logs out...you login and then start the time tracker.
Since you must be very careful doing this, make it a rule that you MUST log off when you are finished and the same for your brother. One slip and your accounts could be gone.
I can understand what you're passing through. I had the same issue when I started my career long ago. Make sure to do a great job and you'll soon have more devices than your need
There won't be a problem as far as I recall. Maybe send Upwork an email letting them know - just in case they recorded suspicious activities because I think they track your IP address (which is the same for you and your brother). So just let them know you guys use the same computer in case anything goes wrong in the future you can save that email as a proof.
Beside this, ensure to create two Users on that computer - One for you and one for your brother. When you install the Team App on your windows user, select "Only Me" to have the App independent on your user. Your brother can do the same.
Wish you the best of luck.
Yes, what Wassim said. You both must have separate Upwork accounts and must NEVER use each others accounts to work. That would be cause for account suspension. You are allowed to use the same IP address, though.
You should create an application that splits the screen in half and also re-maps the keyboard so that you can type all keys with either the left or right half only, and allows two simultaneous user accounts to be logged in at one time.
That way you will be able to use the laptop at the same time as your brother.
You would probably be kicked off Upwork if you did this, but I would be impressed by your programming prowess.