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Re: Working on Upwork as a minor

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
11 of 21

Mary W wrote:

Her profile even says she's 14.  SMH.  How did that get approved?


Bots don't read the overview.

 

Also, have you ever seen a US based freelancer say they were not approved? No? Me neither.

 

PS: Edited to add: The profile is not approved.

denney-olivia
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Olivia D Member Since: Dec 10, 2020
12 of 21
why the attitude
mtngigi
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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
13 of 21

@Ellen Z wrote:

Really? I was told that minors could work on this site.


 Out of curiousity ... who told you that?

ellen_z
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Ellen Z Member Since: Feb 8, 2017
14 of 21

I searched up online jobs for minors and Upwork popped up on a ton of the articles that I clicked on.

mtngigi
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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
15 of 21

So the question remains ... if new accounts are being looked at more closely, how did this profile get approved? It's rhetorical people ... just shaking my head a bit.

 

Or ... I guess maybe even if a new profile has not been approved, a scammer client can still contact and "hire" someone? Hmmm.

lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
16 of 21

lol

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
17 of 21

Maybe she meant miner?

 

miners.jpg

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
18 of 21

FYI:

Miners CAN work on Upwork.

 

But they must use fixed-price contracts or manually logged time on hourly contracts. Because the time-tracker is not meant to be used as a time clock and can't track time without sufficient mouse/keyboard activity.

ellen_z
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Ellen Z Member Since: Feb 8, 2017
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19 of 21

Ok, never mind. I read the terms of service and in Section 3.1, it states that to register for an account, I must be 18 or older. I'll just come back when I'm eighteen, I guess. 

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mwiggenhorn
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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
20 of 21

Ellen, while you're waiting to turn 18, take the time to read everything available on how Upwork works, how to get paid, etc. so when the magic moment comes, you'll be ready to go!

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