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Re: Please help me get in contact with a client

arian_a
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Arian A Member Since: Jan 28, 2018
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Hello.I saw a job post yesterday and that looked like something I can do a great job at. I wanted to apply for the job with a work in progress so that I can excite the client with my proposal. So I started working on it today, but when I tried to apply the job was private and it says Only freelancers invited by client can view this job.Here is the link of the project **Edited for Community Guidelines** there a way to get in contact with the client because I spent many hours working on the model and I don't even have a chance to show it to the client Smiley Sad

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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No, Arian.

That is not how this works.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Arian A wrote:

Is there a way to get in contact with the client because I spent many hours working on the model and I don't even have a chance to show it to the client Smiley Sad


No. In future, apply when you see the job. Right away.  Not a day later, and certainly not after having done hours of free work.

hardorff
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Dimitri H Member Since: Feb 9, 2018
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Why would you start working on a project, you're not hired for?

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Arian:

The good news for you is that you created something on your own. You were not paid for it by anyone else.

 

This means that the project you spent time creating is something you could post in your Upwork portfolio.

 

(* Caveat: Unless what you created is based on somebody else's intellectual property. For example, if you created a model of a "cute alligator," then you own the rights to that. Because nobody can copyright the concept "cute alligator." But if created a model using detailed project specifications posted by a client in a job posting, using concepts they own the copyright to, including their logo and 10 distinctive shoe designs, then you would not want to post the project without the copyright owner's permission.)

martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Arian A wrote:

Hello.I saw a job post yesterday and that looked like something I can do a great job at. I wanted to apply for the job with a work in progress so that I can excite the client with my proposal. So I started working on it today, but when I tried to apply the job was private and it says Only freelancers invited by client can view this job.Here is the link of the project **Edited for Community Guidelines** there a way to get in contact with the client because I spent many hours working on the model and I don't even have a chance to show it to the client Smiley Sad


If you feel you absolutely MUST provide free work, by all means send a proposal right away and tell the client you are already working on a draft for him. THAT would entice him to contact you, if he likes. Of course it also entices him to expect free work, but that's a whole other can of worms.