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New to Upwork

Hi, I am new to Upwork. I was wondering how long it takes for a new Freelancer to get a job as this is pretty difficult! Does anyone knows or has any advice on how the new Freelancers can get a job, it's really discouraging. Thanks.

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bingiart
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Hi Stella A.,

Learn how UpWork works before wasting your time elsewhere. This will keep you safe. Getting a job on UpWork is a bit difficult, it depends on your skills.

Before starting work, Take some time and check out these UpWork Free Courses.

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Learning-Paths/ct-p/LearningPaths

You will understand more after completing these courses.

 

Some Important Links:

Check this Expert talk

Identifying & Avoiding Scams : https://community.upwork.com/t5/Videos/Identifying-amp-Avoiding-Scams/ta-p/1088711

 

Check out these articles:

Staying Safe on Upwork

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211067668-Staying-Safe-on-Upwork

Top Red Flags for Scams

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

 

If you need an answer to any question, search your question first in the community. If you don't get an answer, post your question. Because you will get late reply when you post.

 

I hope this message helps you.

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bingiart
Member

Hi Stella A.,

Learn how UpWork works before wasting your time elsewhere. This will keep you safe. Getting a job on UpWork is a bit difficult, it depends on your skills.

Before starting work, Take some time and check out these UpWork Free Courses.

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Learning-Paths/ct-p/LearningPaths

You will understand more after completing these courses.

 

Some Important Links:

Check this Expert talk

Identifying & Avoiding Scams : https://community.upwork.com/t5/Videos/Identifying-amp-Avoiding-Scams/ta-p/1088711

 

Check out these articles:

Staying Safe on Upwork

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211067668-Staying-Safe-on-Upwork

Top Red Flags for Scams

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

 

If you need an answer to any question, search your question first in the community. If you don't get an answer, post your question. Because you will get late reply when you post.

 

I hope this message helps you.

Thank you for the reply you gave to Stella A, I also benefitted from it. 

 

Thank you

Thank you so much for this response.

Hi Stella A.,

Check out some other successful Data Entry Operator profiles and initially set your hourly rate a little lower than theirs. 

This is my opinion.

f1785f8c
Member

Just apply the best practices and be patient. It takes time.

df602768
Member

Getting rejected is part of the system. Even freelancers with $400K earnings get rejected or ignored by clients. 

a645f924
Member

I'm new as well and the responses given are useful. Thank you.