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regional pricing?

b_scholler
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Barb S Member Since: Aug 20, 2018
11 of 14

Thank you, Jennifer.
I'm considering this. I am exploring the site.

In my enthusiasm to learn more about the service Upwork provides, I've been reading quite a bit. I have read a whole gammit of pros and cons here, so far. I am also bookmarking the most helpful of postings.

jr-translation
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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
12 of 14

Just remember the unhappy freelancer shout the loudest, these are often also those that won't last.

 

I believe Upwork is like every other job where you deal with different people all the time with the important difference that you usually cannot see the person you are discussing with. You have to learn to read between the lines and use clients histories.The big difference is that you have to sell yourself in job interviews again and again instead of only once.

 

Most freelancers just start working without exploring first and that often hurts. Once you get started you have a great advantage because you invest your time now.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
13 of 14

@Jennifer R wrote:


Um, okay. But the purpose of Upwork is not to help you maintain your standard of living by staying at home and doing stuff on the computer instead of going out and getting a regular job.

 Maybe I misunderstand the viability of working through Upwork altogether.


I am pretty sure Preston did not mean to be offensive, but there are some wannabe freelancers who thing it would be nice to stay at home all day and get paid for it.


 Of course. Nothing wrong with that at all!

I think it is VERY nice to stay at home all day and get paid for working from home.

Would it be more heroic if I hated it ?

 

colettelewis
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
14 of 14

@Barb S wrote:

 

' re: "Is there no regional, country or demographic separation feature available to freelancers?"

 

No.

 

re: "If so, please explain. If not, why? We all have regional Cost of Living standards to attain."

 

Um, okay. But the purpose of Upwork is not to help you maintain your standard of living by staying at home and doing stuff on the computer instead of going out and getting a regular job.

 

Upwork is a company, and it's purpose is to make money.'

 

As someone who is medically unable to work outside my home, I found your tone offensive, Preston H. My initial impression has been that I can still offer my hard won skills here instead of applying for disability. Maybe I misunderstand the viability of working through Upwork altogether.


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Barb,

 

There are many people on Upwork who have disabilities of varying degrees of seriousness and some are doing very well indeed. I'm sorry to be so harsh, but even if Preston had known of your disability, his answer is still valid. Upwork welcomes anyone on board, disabled or not, particularly when they offer skills that will make money for both the freelancer and the site. 

 

However, Upwork is not a nanny state. Whatever your disability, you are still expected to deliver and keep up the standards Upwork requires of you, otherwise you become a financial liability. And this applies accross the board - nothing to do with medically able or not able. 

 

At the moment, your questions are entirely academic, as you do not yet have a profile. If you have the skills that you know you can exploit, then I am sure, whatever your disability, you can earn money on this platform. However, remember that "floating" clients are not like B&M bosses who (for the most part) have a duty of care toward the disabled people they employ.