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Re: Which job skills do you recommend?

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Roxanne W Member Since: Dec 4, 2018
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I would like to earn $1000 US by the end of this month as I want to be one of the top rated on Upwork. Which job skills do you think I should search for? Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Any tips on how you reached a $1000 US would be helpful. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Roxanne W wrote:

I would like to earn $1000 US by the end of this month as I want to be one of the top rated on Upwork. Which job skills do you think I should search for?

That's not how it works.

 

What skills do you actually HAVE? You've made about half of what you are planning to make in just over 2 weeks in the past year, so Good Luck with that...

 

You also have a JSS of 80% - so you can't be top rated until you have had a JSS of 90% or above for at least 13 out of the last 16 weeks.

 

 

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Roxanne W Member Since: Dec 4, 2018
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Hello Petra, I have data entry skills, internet reseach skills and call handling skills. I will work on increasing my JSS to 90%. 

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
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Roxanne W wrote:

I would like to earn $1000 US by the end of this month as I want to be one of the top rated on Upwork. Which job skills do you think I should search for? Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Any tips on how you reached a $1000 US would be helpful. 


- Created the strongest profile I could manage, highlighting ways that my strongest skills could provide value to clients.

- Did homework on and off the platform to see what rates and fees FLs with comparable experience & credentials were getting.

- Searched UW job posts more or less daily for several weeks, used my first 60 connects.

- Landed a small hourly contract at a rate somewhat lower than I was ultimately aiming for.

- Learned to search more effectively, used my second 60 connects more selectively, no new clients yet.

- Completed first hourly contract and client hired me on a larger, fixed-rate project that put me over $1k.

- Kept grinding away, connected with a new client in my third month who hired me for several projects. Didn't really start building momentum for another six months. 

 

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Roxanne W Member Since: Dec 4, 2018
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Thank you for your valuable feedback Phyllis. I will bear them in mind. 

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Roxanne W Member Since: Dec 4, 2018
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How do you effectively carry out a search to get responses from your proposals?

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Roxanne W wrote:

How do you effectively carry out a search to get responses from your proposals?


What do you mean? Search for what?

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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I think neurosurgeons are well paid.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Rene K wrote:

I think neurosurgeons are well paid.


A lot of surgical interventions are computers supported nowadays, the surgeon could be in a different country, or a different continent even. Rene, you are really on to something here. What do you think, hourly or fixed price? 

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Lisa B Member Since: Dec 29, 2015
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True, but the OP can get fast hands-on training to be a neurosurgeon at Trump University...  just in time for the next JSS update. 

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