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Is upwork dying slowly?

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Ajay S Member Since: Sep 9, 2018
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Yes this is the funny part with upwork.

Any free user can post a project.
Budget is $5 - 6 months - 6 Credits.

Very simple. want to survive here - need lots of credits and patience.

Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Shamima,


Connects are returned when a client closes their job without hiring or we find a job post has violated our Terms of Service.


Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Sara R Member Since: Oct 25, 2019
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Yes, except some contract from big company, nearly all other projects are aiming to spend low amount and have really quality job. I feel that the platform should introduce some regulation about too low budget offers, not only the possibility to notify them. 


Hoping in some improvment that could help freelancers and agency to earn an amount that correspond to the value provided. 





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Kibuh G Member Since: Nov 19, 2017
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Yeah, I personally think Upwork shouldn't even post un verified jobs, some of these fake jobs are from developers, when they get stock with a problem, they post on upwork as a job and ask the freelancer to do a demo app, and later they will ask you to explain the demo and when they get  your solution, they stop replying to your  messages. I just recently joined Upwork and I have never gotten a job. one client just did that to me.  Moreover verifying the payment is not enough and upwork should even give the client a limited time to must have choosen a freelencer to do the job without which charges will be levied on the money. Because it is inexplicable that, given the large number of freelancers on upwork someone will post a job that can only take four hours to be done and in one weeks time, he still haven't gotten someone to do it. I think that way, only serious client will come to that platform. Thanks. 

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Balbir B Member Since: Sep 26, 2017
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Exactly same story here. Looks like they are doing it mainly to Indians. Also, they have now a separate site for US only. I have earned over a million dollars since elance and now all bids go in vain.
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Ajay S Member Since: Sep 9, 2018
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Hello Mr.Roy,

      Thanks for the valuable suggestion.


Imfact i planned it last year. - not getting time.  as am busy with my email business.


Thank you.


**Edited for Community Guidelines**

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Balbir B wrote:
Also, they have now a separate site for US only.

They don't. Clients can set their jobs to "USA only" - but there is no separate site

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Roy S Member Since: Jul 28, 2020
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Since early 2020 we've calculated that it's cheaper, more efficient, and better quality control to hire In-House developer team rather than outsourcing the work. That also create an Added Value for our community and that brings in more value to our business since we're a Communication Provider **Edited for Community Guidelines**... Smiley Happy

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Fahad J Member Since: Nov 11, 2020
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Its downwork now. Not worth it at all.

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Valerio Q Member Since: Apr 22, 2021
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Personally I loved Elance (Upwork's ancestor) but since it became Upwork many problems arised. Now I don't use upwork anymore. I rely on freelancer and Fiverr.