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Finding new work

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Chad K Member Since: Feb 28, 2017
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Hi, 

 

I was wondering if there is a way to find new qork without have to apply to every job ? I am new to upwork and was wondering if just liking a job does anything for you?

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Yes, liking a job works ... but only if the client has ESP.

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Chad K Member Since: Feb 28, 2017
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ESP?

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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@Virginia F wrote:

Yes, liking a job works ... but only if the client has ESP.


 Are you getting some kinda feels? Cuz I am.

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Chad K Member Since: Feb 28, 2017
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What do you mean?

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Chad, if you really "spent over $1,000,000 in Facebook marketing to teach myself the best tactics, strategies and funnel that convert in the first week", I'm surprised you're not hiring people, instead of looking for work,

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Reem H Member Since: Feb 8, 2017
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as a newbie, no not really.
However, as your profile grows you get invites and repeat clients so you wouldn't really need to apply
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Kat C Member Since: Jul 11, 2016
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@Reem H wrote:
as a newbie, no not really.
However, as your profile grows you get invites and repeat clients so you wouldn't really need to apply

That's not true. 

 

Invites ebb and flow. Sometimes, I'm pummeled with them. Other times, I have to enter the bidding jungle.

 

There are additional factors such as the industry of the freelancer and where they appear on the "recommended freelancer" rotation. 

 

So many threads on the forum complaining about a slowdown in invites, why they don't appear on the first page, how the recommendation rotation works...etc...

 

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Reem H Member Since: Feb 8, 2017
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@Kat C wrote:

@Reem H wrote:
as a newbie, no not really.
However, as your profile grows you get invites and repeat clients so you wouldn't really need to apply

That's not true. 

 

Invites ebb and flow. Sometimes, I'm pummeled with them. Other times, I have to enter the bidding jungle.

 

There are additional factors such as the industry of the freelancer and where they appear on the "recommended freelancer" rotation. 

 

So many threads on the forum complaining about a slowdown in invites, why they don't appear on the first page, how the recommendation rotation works...etc...

 


I had no idea, I always read about Top Rated freelancers declining invites because they have too many, and usually have a lot of connects because they don't really need them.

 

I thought all your dreams came true once you're Top Rated, and all your problems would turn into fries.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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@Reem H wrote:

@Kat C wrote:

@Reem H wrote:
as a newbie, no not really.
However, as your profile grows you get invites and repeat clients so you wouldn't really need to apply

That's not true. 

 

Invites ebb and flow. Sometimes, I'm pummeled with them. Other times, I have to enter the bidding jungle.

 

There are additional factors such as the industry of the freelancer and where they appear on the "recommended freelancer" rotation. 

 

So many threads on the forum complaining about a slowdown in invites, why they don't appear on the first page, how the recommendation rotation works...etc...

 


I had no idea, I always read about Top Rated freelancers declining invites because they have too many, and usually have a lot of connects because they don't really need them.

 

I thought all your dreams came true once you're Top Rated, and all your problems would turn into fries.


 To a great degree, that's true, Reem--but, it doesn't mean there aren't periods of higher and lower activity. It's also beneficial to bid sometimes because there may be more interesting or more lucrative jobs in your feed than the ones you've been invited to interview for.

 

One of the true benefits of being well-established is that you get to choose your work, whether that's based on pay scale or the type of work involved. Finding your ideal projects will typically require a mix of invitations and bidding.

 

 

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