New Freelsncer

What are the important things that a new freelancer should know before starting a job. And also when it comes to payments?

Which is better? Paid through a Paypal account or through Upwork? 

 

Thank you so much!

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cylver1z
Member

Hi Lorienel, First of all welcome to Upwork!

 

If you're looking for more helpful tips on becoming a great freelancer you can visit this link: https://community.upwork.com/t5/New-to-Upwork/Getting-Started-on-Upwork/td-p/264214

 

I'd like to share my experience when I was just starting as a freelancer for Upwork. I think it is important to build your reputation as a credible freelancer. You can do this by being honest with the information you put on your profile. Build your profile with your credentials, certifications and take on additional skills test adding value to you. Employers tend to hire freelancers that can give them more and have experience.

 

And for your Payments concern. Clients have the option to pay for your work hourly or for a Fixed price. you can refer to this link to know the difference between the two.

 

Hourly vs Fixed:

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063418-Hourly-vs-Fixed-Price-Contract-Differences?fl...

 

You can also read more about the Payment options and which one would be suitable for you. This would also show you how to set up your Payment method.

 

Payment Method:

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063728-Payment-Methods-Options

 

Goodluck! 

 

Ryan


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csjarmitage
Member

You should read this entire thread

 

Getting paid on PayPal will get your profile suspended, at the very least. All payments must be through Upwork.

Thank you so much Christy! 

cylver1z
Member

Hi Lorienel, First of all welcome to Upwork!

 

If you're looking for more helpful tips on becoming a great freelancer you can visit this link: https://community.upwork.com/t5/New-to-Upwork/Getting-Started-on-Upwork/td-p/264214

 

I'd like to share my experience when I was just starting as a freelancer for Upwork. I think it is important to build your reputation as a credible freelancer. You can do this by being honest with the information you put on your profile. Build your profile with your credentials, certifications and take on additional skills test adding value to you. Employers tend to hire freelancers that can give them more and have experience.

 

And for your Payments concern. Clients have the option to pay for your work hourly or for a Fixed price. you can refer to this link to know the difference between the two.

 

Hourly vs Fixed:

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063418-Hourly-vs-Fixed-Price-Contract-Differences?fl...

 

You can also read more about the Payment options and which one would be suitable for you. This would also show you how to set up your Payment method.

 

Payment Method:

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063728-Payment-Methods-Options

 

Goodluck! 

 

Ryan


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Thank you so much Ryan!

lysis10
Member

The most important thing to know is that it'll all be over soon enough so you can play video games. That's what I tell myself.