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Need someone to do the work in my home

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Jacqueline D Member Since: Sep 12, 2019
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Due to the nature of what I want the person to do, I need the person to come to my home.  Is that a problem?

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Jacqueline D wrote:

Due to the nature of what I want the person to do, I need the person to come to my home.  Is that a problem?


I wouldn't go to any client's home, but I can only speak for myself. You might be better served by posting an ad in your local paper or online platform for local jobs. 

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Jacqueline D Member Since: Sep 12, 2019
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Thanks for your ideas.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Jacqueline D wrote:

Due to the nature of what I want the person to do, I need the person to come to my home.  Is that a problem?


I work remotely.  I have a client in my same city that I have never seen face to face.  I have thought about asking him to lunch but that is it.

 

I can't speak for everyone but I do not really want to even work out of someone else's office.  My chair fits my bottom perfectly and I prefer to sit in it.

 

I would also be concerned for you.  I think before I invited someone into my home to work on something I would very much want a personal referall of some kind. 

 

But if you can find someone local and they are willing to do it, I don't think it is a problem.

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Jacqueline D Member Since: Sep 12, 2019
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Thanks for your help.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Jacqueline:

Having somebody work in your home?

That is NOT against Upwork rules. So in that sense, it is "not a problem."

 

However, Upwork's emphasis has always been on remote work. It doesn't even have specialized tools for finding local freelancers or posting local job listings.

 

As a practical matter, you may have more success using a site that excels in posting jobs based on local community locations. I routinely use CraigsList to hire people who work in my home.

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Kathy T Member Since: Jul 17, 2015
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Preston H wrote:

Jacqueline:

Having somebody work in your home?

That is NOT against Upwork rules. So in that sense, it is "not a problem."

 

However, Upwork's emphasis has always been on remote work. It doesn't even have specialized tools for finding local freelancers or posting local job listings.

 

As a practical matter, you may have more success using a site that excels in posting jobs based on local community locations. I routinely use CraigsList to hire people who work in my home.

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Preston, Upwork Does allow for client to specify that they are looking for freelancers in a certain location. They can post it as a local job, and also the required location of the job. Whether or not they will get responses is another matter 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Upwork does allow for client to specify that they are looking for freelancers in a certain location. They can post it as a local job, and also the required location of the job. Whether or not they will get responses is another matter "

 

I did not know that.

Thank you for your post.

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