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Alan H Member Since: Nov 23, 2014
11 of 18

Note to new freelancers: invest an hour into learning the rules before you start work here.

 

Back when I joined Upwork in 2011, we had to take a "readiness" test that ensured that we understood how the system works. That required downloading the Team App and studying it. We had to get 100% on the test before we were allowed to start work. Unfortunately, when I googled the "upwork freelancer readiness test" today, I got all this garbage - which is definitely NOT helping new freelancers to survive here:

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
12 of 18

As much content that gets pushed out, on one side you got Upwork's stuff that is just the basics and doesn't really prepare you for the dark side of this place, and on the other side you got stupid losers (not the person who posted the videos btw) posting YouTube content that is not only terrible but can get freelancer accounts killed.

 

the only place to really understand things is this place and the reddit sub. You get the best of both worlds. Reddit sub allows you to talk about the dark side and frauds and all that, and then this place gives you the technical side of things.

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Natalija Z Member Since: Apr 9, 2019
13 of 18

I just can't believe that nobody from the upwork team could go through the messages I exchanged with my client who ran away and see that I really did my work and that she was over the moon when she saw it. They were only interested in the working diary..that is my mistake, I admite it, but they should be more opened about it, for the sake of people working on the platform..

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
14 of 18

re: "I just can't believe that nobody from the upwork team could go through the messages I exchanged with my client who ran away and see that I really did my work and that she was over the moon when she saw it."

 

Believe it.


That is not how this works.

 

Upwork does not spend their time and resources to read through the messages of freelancers who completely disregard their procedures and rules. If they were to actually go through your messages, maybe they would feel like they need to suspend your account due to your violations of Upwork procedures.

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Natalija Z Member Since: Apr 9, 2019
15 of 18

yes, yes thank you Preston for your kind words.

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Natalija Z Member Since: Apr 9, 2019
16 of 18

I totally agree with you, maybe not a test, but deffenitely a text or a page with each term explained. 

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Horacio C Member Since: Dec 17, 2018
17 of 18

Martina P wrote:


It is a beginner's mistake. Excitement beats rational thinking. Next time you will be more careful and look out for more things, such as never accepting an offer before you have the file(s or whatever) you need to start working, because that will be bad for your rating in the long run.


How will this have a negative impact on the rating?

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
18 of 18

Horacio C wrote:

Martina P wrote:


It is a beginner's mistake. Excitement beats rational thinking. Next time you will be more careful and look out for more things, such as never accepting an offer before you have the file(s or whatever) you need to start working, because that will be bad for your rating in the long run.


How will this have a negative impact on the rating?


Let's say the client makes an offer, you accept, and you then have an active contract. But the client has not yet provided what you need to begin work--files, instructions, etc. You can't start until they provide that, and they disappear. Makes no sense but it happens all the time. A contract with no money ever paid on it is a negative element in your JSS calculation.

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