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6f29d591
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it's been long on Upwork but not getting Orders

Hi Upwork Community, It's been a long time since I created an account but am not getting orders. Please check my profile and need your recommendations. Shall be very thankful to you. Toseeq Abbas

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AndreaG
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Toseeq,


Thanks for reaching out! I've pulled a few resources that may be helpful to you. Check out these articles
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~Andrea
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75f7010a
Community Member

Thank you for your advice. 

2c9ef900
Community Member

Thank you! Your suggestion will help me to get the job. 

6f29d591
Community Member

Hi Andrea 

I created my accounts according to your these resources in the start but am unable to get orders. Please look at my profile and suggest me.

Thank you
Toseeq

Hi Toseeq,

 

You can post in the Community here and ask your fellow freelancers to review your profile and share their feedback with you. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
petra_r
Community Member


Toseeq A wrote:

I am unable to get orders. Please look at my profile and suggest me.


Here are some points which would make me hesitate:

 

Most people who claim to speak 4 languages fluently and have no background in languages actually don't.


You claim to have been awarded a Bachelor's degree by a Grammar School, when that isn't possible.

That also means you can't have that Master's either...


The big issue with your portfolio not being your own work has already been adressed-

 


Toseeq A wrote: Speaking truth should be our first priority. 

Yes... That goes for all of your profile

 

2b0bcefc
Community Member

Thanks

a_bojadzjan
Community Member

Hi Toseeq,

 

I just reported one of your designs that was stolen from my portfolio on another platform and that I can prove ownership of:

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

It is not appropriate to steal other designers' work in order to get clients. Getting the work is not easy for any of us, and by no means you should rely on other people's hard work and put it in your portfolio as your own, that's unacceptable.

Hi Anait,
I also work on different platforms. And have done lots of projects. May there be familiarity but am not sure that would be like your design. I get ideas from different platforms there may some kind of familiar design.

Thank you

I have seen both of your designs. It would have to be quite a coincidence that they are identical.

AndreaG
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all,
 
A number of posts on this thread have been removed. Public accusations of misconduct, incompetence, or other wrongdoing are not allowed in this Community and will be removed. Posting in the Community forums is not the course of action to report violations. We encourage users to use flagging tools available on the site to report any suspicious content or activity directly to our Trust & Safety team privately instead. For privacy and security reasons, we won’t go into detail about our internal processes or discuss a specific reported profile, job or message.
 
Thank you,
~Andrea
Upwork

I have been flagging every single one of his portfolio pieces and notifying the original designers. Since you so quickly zapped the people who have been wronged, are you going to be just as quick to investigate the wrongdoing?

If flagging were effective and efficient this wouldn't happen. Just saying.

6f29d591
Community Member

Hi all,

Yes, I picked & placed different designs from 99design site. I admit that. What action you are going to do am ready to accept. Speaking truth should be our first priority. 

If these desigs belong to someone tell me which are these i'll delete that. 

If someone got hurted by this action i apologize for that.

 

Thank you

I agree that speaking truth should be our first priority. So do you actually know how to do any graphic design work?

petra_r
Community Member


Toseeq A wrote:

If these desigs belong to someone 


Of course they belong to somebody else. Everything belongs to somebody.

Your portfolio must only contain work you have made yourself, entirely.

 


Toseeq A wrote: ... tell me which are these i'll delete that. 

Well, it shouldn't be difficult: Surely you would know if you created any of the items? Keep anything you created 100% yourself and delete everything that you have copied from other artists.

It's pretty simple, Toseeq. I'll explain it to you:

 

If you didn't design it, someone else did, therefore, it doesn't belong in your portfolio. 

 

What were you expecting to achieve with this, man? 

versailles
Community Member

Upwork, will you do something to remove this person from the platform?

 

 

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless

I wonder what kind of work someone who's been, allegedly, using someone else's work in his portfolio, would be able to deliver, and how frustrating it would be for a client to hire someone like that, hypothetically speaking. 

 

It's hard to think about something more detrimental to the platform than this. 

 

Fixing these kinds of situations should be number one in Upwork's priority list. 

 

 

colettelewis
Community Member

It's funny really what one finds in Upwork's ToS. There is this: 

 

3.1 EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED USES OF THE SITE

The following are examples of uses that are prohibited on or when using the Services:

  • Seeking, offering, promoting, supporting, or endorsing services, content, or activities that:

[...]

    • would violate the intellectual property rights, such as and including copyrights, of another person, entity, service, product, or website;
    • [...]
    • misrepresenting your experience, skills, professional credentials or license, information or identity, including by representing a portion or all of another person’s profile, credentials or license as your own;

And this of course. 

1.6 (Under "Licences and Third Party Content")

Upwork is committed to complying with U.S. copyright and related laws and requires all Site Visitors and Users to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not use the Site to store or disseminate any material or content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third-party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by U.S. copyright law.
If you are the owner of any copyrighted work and believe your rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed by any material on the Site, you may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by complying withUpwork’s Proprietary Rights Infringement Reporting Procedures. (A DMCA)

So, for some unknown reason, violating some parts of the ToS is not a violation of the ToS.

 

That is not a problem. The problem is, there is no way of knowing which parts of the ToS are actually true and which ones are there just for decoration. They could at least put some symbols next to each one to know which terms are really a no-go and which ones are mehhh-maybe. Like in the mexican restaurant where they put chili icons. That would be very helpful.

The lack of action on this is completely stupifying. How many times does someone need to violate the ToS in the same way before Upwork takes action? And how many different people do they need to hear it from?

m_terrazas
Community Member

Wow, I see Upwork still doing nothing about the image theft. It doesn't matter if the creator of one of the stolen items shows up and reports it.
I have heard from Upwork the strangest excuses for not doing anything with this issue, but that the freelancer himself recognizes that he has stolen the images, that these and his portfolio have been flagged and that the freelancer can continue with his account intact and with the same portfolio completely full of stolen images is not excusable.
We are many designers, animators, illustrators, etc, who work hard here and in other portals so that anyone can come, steal our work and stay calm, because nobody will do anything.

 

ETA By the way, in the "Flag as inappropriate" tab there is an option to flag stolen/plagiarized content. What is it for if not for this?

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