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weka007
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what is the most relevant advice's for a beginner in upwork community ?

what is the most relevant advice's for a beginner in upwork community ? 

khaledalwakeel
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imakeinternet
Community Member

What kind of advice are you looking for specifically?

booksist
Community Member

Taking the time to check out the links on the sticky thread on this section of the forum -- and to read everything -- will save you a lot of time and energy.

nkocendova
Community Member

Hi Khaled,

One of our fellow moderators Vladimir posted thread with very useful information for new users who are just getting started on Upwork that you can check out here.

~Nina
kat303
Community Member


@khaled a wrote:

what is the most relevant advice's for a beginner in upwork community ? 


 

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IMO you should know all of the scams that occur here.  Click on this link https://community.upwork.com/t5/New-to-Upwork/Tips-to-Avoid-Questionable-Jobs/td-p/240833

 

Also search these forums for scams, you'll find at least one, if not more freelancer posting each day about how they got scammed or some other information concerning scam jobs.

 

Short list - any invitations you get that you didn't apply for are scams. Mention of Google hangouts. offering payment off site (send you a check, or deposit into your paypal account) Asking for payment for country work tax, job registrations, computers/laptops, payment for anything. Asking for personal info, passport, bank, credit card, auto tags, SS #, mothers maiden name, address (unless they are mailing material that is relevant to the job (such as business cards to be inputted into a spreadsheet.) and asking for mockups, samples relevant to what they need, tests (unless you are paid for any of them)

Make sure, for hourly and fixed rate jobs, that the clients account is verified BEFORE you start working and additionally, for fixed rate jobs, make sure escrow is FULLY and I repeat FULLY funded either for the entire job or for each milestone as they come up BEFORE you start work, no matter what the client says or promises you.

All above are scams.  

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