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Welcome to the Writers & Translators group at Upwork!

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We’re excited to have you with us!

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Well appreciated!

Am only finding it difficult to sale through on the upwork platform as a beginner and would need guidance just to get an interested client 

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I  am also a beginner on upwork

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Hi everyone,


My name is Laila. I am a native German, bilingual in Spanish and new to Upwork! 

I would love to learn from others how to be successful as a language specialist in this plattform. I have been working with language for over 15 years. My specialties are translations, proofreading and editing of texts fro English or Spanish into German, but I also have extensive experience training non-native speakers into German customer facing roles. Voice overs and simultaneous translation are new areas I am looking to expand  into...I have started outside upwork with good results so far.


My most pressing questions:


  • How to send succesful proposals, how to fix your rates...how to win over long term clients?
  • How do I best set up a winning portfolio? I never care about getting permissions for samples in the past and now I do not have much to show.
  • How do you showcase work for voiceovers or simultaneous translation?


Looking forward to learn from all of you,



good idea laila

Salma bibi
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Hello Bethany,


I'm new here.How you start your career would you like to talk your experiences about to be a freelancer?There's too much information I readed already but there can always be some concern in the first step :): I'd be happy to hear your story about it.Would light my way...Ä°f you like to talk about it of course!


Good day ...

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what th probelm of entery level

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Hey Bethany,


I have been using Upwork for the past five years and have completed 320+ Jobs and Earned $880k with 5-Star Reviews as a Marketing and Sales expert. Almost all of my projects contain Sales Copywriting.


I wanted to pass on to the Community some of the top secrets that I have learned along the way. These are my experiences and of course other Freelancers may have different experiences.


PROFILE: Always complete your Upwork Profile before applying for Jobs. Create a Title and Skills to apply for Jobs to match what Clients are searching for. Use one or two of the Skill keywords in the Title to emphasize what you bring to the table for the Client. Create 3 or 4 short paragraphs in the Summary. If the Summary is too long, most Clients will not read the rest of your Profile; too short then there isn't enough information for a Client to hire. Use all 15 Skills IF they apply. The Skills are used to assist a Client in locating your Profile via search. Add your Portfolio and always use a colorful image. Consider adding a Project Catalog if it applies. By the way, it goes without saying make sure that your Profile Settings are on Public not Private so others can view the Profile.


COVER LETTER: Create a flexable cover letter that is less than 100 words. Long cover letters rarely get read, but instead are ignored. Break the cover letter into four sections. Section 1 : Acknowledge the job that you are applying for such as "Looking forward to discussing your graphics design project". Section 2: Highlight your validations stamps IE skills that are brought to their project. Section 3 Explain how you will solve their problem and the final section request an Upwork Zoom call to discuss their project.


JOB SUBMISSIONS: Tips - Only apply to Jobs that you are highly qualified, don't Bid for the top 3 spots unless you are an exact match and have a high probablity of getting the job, don't immediately apply for jobs, but instead wait at least a few hours so your bidding is more accurate, don't get into bidding wars because serious Clients will view most applicant's cover letters, don't apply for Jobs that have 20 - 50 applicants in less than 24 hours. If a Client gets 50 cover letters, there is only a 2% chance of being hired; bad odds.


OVER DELIVER: Always over-deliver based upon the Client's expectations. Do such outstanding work that the Client can't but help to give 5-Stars and a raving Review. Great Reviews have most Client's sold on hiring a Freelancer before even talkinig with them. I can't mention the number of Clients that started their interactions with me about how they couldn't wait to start working together on their project based upon my Reviews. After 320 Upwork Jobs, I have maintained 99% 5-Star Reviews and only 1% 4-Star Reviews which continues to draw in more clients.


SOCIAL MEDIA: Use your social media footprint to promote your Upwork Profile especially LinkedIn. Create a Post on LinkedIn highlighting your Upwork Profile containing a link back so prospects can review. Small businesses that I want to begin a business relationship with are better served on Upwork due to the Upwork's system and billing. I have 2.5 million very engaged LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Followers. They are a great source to promote my profile on Upwork.


HELP OTHERS: Always uplift, encourage and love other users on Upwork. Remember everyone has to start somewhere as you did. Others helped you along the way, so assist users that have questions.


THANKS UPWORK: Thanks Upwork for being a blessing to me on this site and I hope to do so for others!

This is a great summary information on how to win jobs on Upwork.


can you give me a work for translations

Ali Abbas
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Is everyone has rights to talk and feel free to ask something without hesitation?

I want to learn and just share my experience 




Congrats on joining the Community! If you have any questions, let the community know. Have a great day!

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Data entry

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Thank you! the pleasure is mine. 


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Hey I'm new here my name is Ahique Ali i want work at home.


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Hello everyone!

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hii, can be with you? 

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Hi Bethany and everyone

Thanks for the warm welcome and behavior code

I hope I can contribute somehow to this group's growth in knowledge about translations, and of course I also hope to learn a lot




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I'm new here. will be happy to meet new friends and offer any assistance I can give 

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I am Saliha Asif  from Pakistan,Punjab. I am an educational content writer. I can write above 500 words on a single topic with zero plagiarism and without any copy-paste work. My contents are unique and 100% accurate based on research policy. I am a hard-working talented freelancer. Moreover, I  am a translator who can translate passages from English to Urdu and Urdu to English.  

But I did not get any work yet. So, would you like to help me to start p my career.

I will be thankful to you.

Thank you

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Thank you.

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Hi. I am Nolan Aspden from South Africa. I am a Freelancer with experience in Writing and translating. New on the group about 2 weeks. No jobs yet but I have a direct contract. Sent the Upwork contract. Client filled it in. I accepted it, but now the client says he hasn't received it to accept the proposal. Chatting to a robot support got me no answers. I don't know how to confirm if the client actually received the email. Any thoughts or suggestions?


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I would like to join and interested in scientific writing. Thanks. Dr. Ajit Kulkarni

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Hi everyone!

I am Bushra. I am a content writer and new here on upwork. I wish to learn more from fellow freelance writers. I hope to land my first job asap and increase my social network.

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Good morning.  I am now registered on Upwork for several months.  Everytime I apply for a typing job, the job gets cancelled and my connects refunded.   Is it even possible to find any typing jobs on this site?

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Hi everyone,

I am ajmal,

I am from Kerala.

I came here looking for job for my study expenses, I need a lot of money for exam and other seats, so everyone please help me,

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Hello Everyone, I am new to Upwork. Delighted to join this community.

Looking forward to get valuable guidance from you all. 

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PLEASE add me in your community 



Thank you
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Am very new here, , need help in understanding the ways to connect with others, , anyone?

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This is actually my first time joining and engaging in the community. I can't promise I'd be active but I am definitely not going to do anything bad.

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Its my profile link please help to get client I am new to this platform.


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Hello, I am  a new in this community and I would like to have guidence to get clients

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I am a experience translator can give me any work for translatios

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Help me i,m new in this field 

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That is good but may you talk the procedure for intering in your fold.

im available
Salma bibi