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Working on more than one hourly project in same time

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Dusko A Member Since: May 12, 2017
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Greetings,

 

Recently i bought an laptop to help me continue working on fixed projects while i do the heavy PC task of rendering for clients on their hourly contracts on my PC.

However just now i run into an article that one freelancer has been working simultaneously from several desktops and laptops on hourly contracts.

I wanted to ask if that is actually allowed? (Working in same time on two hourly contracts)

 

Kind regards,

Dusko

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Vivek K Member Since: May 28, 2016
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No it's s not ok to simultaneously book time on two projects.
If you are paid for an hour by a client, you work only on their project for that hour.
No matter if it's somehow technically possible to do on upwork system or not.
Its definitely a violation of upwork ToS and needless to say unethical and probably fraud.
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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It is NOT allowed.

And the Upwork software automatically prevents freelancers from doing this.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Dusko A wrote:


However just now i run into an article that one freelancer has been working simultaneously from several desktops and laptops on hourly contracts.


It is neither allowed nor possible. The tracker does not track on more than one device at the same time.

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Dusko A Member Since: May 12, 2017
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Thank you all for pointing that out. First, i share the same opinion as you all, which is why i am asking because i think it is not okay in first place, and it was quite, weird. But reading this guy does that, i thought to ask, because i dont want to find myself violiating any UpWork rules and lose what i have achieved in these past 2 years.

Thank you once more!

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Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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Set your projects up as fixed price rather than hourly, if that's feasible.

 

You run a higher risk of having problems getting paid by dishonest clients, but you would likely make more money in the long run. And for those clients who do pay in full and on time, you'll get paid more quickly than under an hourly arrangement.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "But reading this guy does that..."

 

Either you misunderstood what you were reading, or what he wrote was inaccurate.

 

Perhaps (as Will alludes to) the guy was talking about working on multiple fixed-price contracts simultaneously. That IS possible. And it IS allowed.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Preston H wrote:

re: "But reading this guy does that..."

 

Either you misunderstood what you were reading, or what he wrote was inaccurate.

 

Perhaps (as Will alludes to) the guy was talking about working on multiple fixed-price contracts simultaneously. That IS possible. And it IS allowed.


OR it was a very old blog post, because it used to be technically possible years ago, no still not allowed (obviously.)

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