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How do I know my account has been approved

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John S Member Since: Mar 27, 2019
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I recently signed up. I haven’t received an email stating it has been approved. How do I find out if it has been approved?
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Malik S Member Since: Jul 12, 2018
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If your profile is approved then you can bid on projects. If you can't then your profile is still in review or rejected. 

 

If your profile is under reivew then you will see a notificaiton in top of your profile. 

 

When your profile approved that notifications will gone. 

 

 

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi John, 


I checked your account and can see that you should be able to submit proposals already. Welcome to Upwork! 

 

To help you get started, I highly recommend that you read up on the freelancer resources we have compiled here for great tips and insights on how you can work successfully on the platform. For more information about working safely through Upwork, please read these tips for avoiding questionable jobs.


-Avery
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Zac D Member Since: Mar 25, 2019
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Hi,

I submitted my profile earlier this week for verification and still no word back. How long does it normally take to get a reply for approval/rejection? 

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Zac,

 

I checked and it looks like you haven't completed your profile yet. Please, make sure all the fields are completed and then click Review Application at the bottom of the page. Our team will reach out to you with the results within 24 hours. Thank you.

~ Bojan
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Madeleine D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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How do I know what is missing from my profile to get it approved? I am just waiting to be able to confirm my bank account but I have done about everything I could think of.

 

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Madeleine,

 

Your application is currently under review, once the review is completed our team will reach out to you with the results. Thank you.


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Madeleine D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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How do I know what is missing from my profile to get it approved? I am just waiting to be able to confirm my bank account but I have done about everything I could think of.

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Madeleine D wrote:

How do I know what is missing from my profile to get it approved? I am just waiting to be able to confirm my bank account but I have done about everything I could think of.

 


Every single day 10.000 hopefuls try to join Upwork. 98% are rejected, and of the 2% that are accepted, the vast majority never earn a single Dollar.

Once you have been rejected once, the chances of being accepted in future are very, very slim.

 

Upwork has far more freelancers than it can possibly support and your best bet is to forget about it for a year or two and maybe see if maybe things change in a year or two.

 

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Madeleine D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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So....should I just delete my account then?
I fail to see how not trying to improve my profile and waiting a year would
help anything.
Guess I'll just have to find another platform. 🤷‍♀️
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