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Stephen A Member Since: Dec 26, 2016
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I am new to Upwork and I seem to be asking myself a lot of questions. Is patience the key when waiting for an acceptable or am I referred by someone or is it a luck/ hope sorta thing. I would love to just understand how the system works.

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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I'm trying to remember what I did on Elance when I started. I think I bid some crazy bids, quit for a while, then came back and read the forums. Read some of the docs like "how to get paid" and then read the rants in the forum and then somehow figured out how to sell a client.

 

My first project was for $1500 for a coding thing.  Way underbid (not on purpose but it's all part of the fun), but hey 5 stars yay.

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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uh I should look at profile before commenting.

 

Sooo, your profile was approved? Really?

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Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
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to the O.P. --

 

Why is an M.D. moonlighting as a blogger ?

 

Why are you advertising as a French-to-English/English-to-French translator (which, by the way, violates the industry standard) while some of your Profile appears in Cyrillic characters?

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Kathy T Member Since: Jul 17, 2015
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@Stephen A wrote:

I am new to Upwork and I seem to be asking myself a lot of questions. Is patience the key when waiting for an acceptable or am I referred by someone or is it a luck/ hope sorta thing. I would love to just understand how the system works.


 

First of all, if you translate from French to English, then perhaps you should remove the below average French to English test score.

 

So, is this what a medical doctor from Ukraine resorts to?  (Blogging, Researching and Writing)

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Kathy T wrote:

So, is this what a medical doctor from Ukraine resorts to?  (Blogging, Researching and Writing)


 Whyever not? In many countries medical doctors earn significantly less per hour than a freelancer in the same country can make doing data entry...

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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If I were a client, I would not be convinced at all by the OP's profile.

 

Also "professional freelancers" usually put their educational qualifications if they have them.  If I were a doctor (or studying to be a doctor), I would at least put my alma mater and the type of degree conferred (or to be conferred).

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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lmao his MD went poof.

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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@Jennifer M wrote:

lmao his MD went poof.


 Then it must have come back, but, "MD in Medicine" seems redundant or non-specific.

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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He graduated again!

 

Oh I see. Forgot about his description text but removed from education. Oops. gotta keep track of this stuff op!