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Claudio A Member Since: Feb 3, 2019
11 of 22

Sorry but low rates is the technic that I´ve employed in other freelance websites with excellent results.

 That´s the best way to start and build reputation I really don´t know why it doesn´t work here...

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
12 of 22

Claudio A wrote:

Sorry but low rates is the technic that I´ve employed in other freelance websites with excellent results.

 That´s the best way to start and build reputation I really don´t know why it doesn´t work here...


Chances are it worked on low quality sites where clients just want the cheapest nonsense.

 

Those are likely also the kind of websites where you may get away with translating into your non-native language. This will also end in tears here.

 

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Claudio A Member Since: Feb 3, 2019
13 of 22

I have translated a book which is currently at Amazon, a sample of which I always attach when I bid. Morever, I also show the links of a website that I´m writing in english with a good acceptance... If that´s not a portaofalio I really don´t know what could be! I´m Very dissaponted about upwork

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
14 of 22

Claudio A wrote:

I have translated a book which is currently at Amazon, a sample of which I always attach when I bid. Morever, I also show the links of a website that I´m writing in english with a good acceptance... If that´s not a portaofalio I really don´t know what could be! I´m Very dissaponted about upwork


Claudio,

if the sample in your portfolio is ment serious, I would not hire you for translations into English. There are just too many mistakes. If you want to translate novels, translate into Spanish. There is a market and you might be able to stand out. But this is not good enough and will only hurt your clients reputation:

 

When she was turning on a corner she saw a lady trying to cross the street. There was also a man walking hurriedly behind her in suspicious way.

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Claudio A Member Since: Feb 3, 2019
15 of 22

thanks.... that´s totally right

 

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Amaechi A Member Since: Feb 10, 2017
16 of 22

Hi! Claudio.

Like someone else here mentioned, I think you need to specialise in English-Spanish, not Spanish-English.

 

While your English is rather good, it's still error-ridden both on your profile and here.

Most clients who post Spanish-English translations want someone who has native-level English skills, and won't tolerate one obvious error in your cover letter. This is clearly one reason why your cover letters aren't getting any responses.

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Theresa D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
17 of 22

Don't be frustrated.

Keep a good attitude. Things will turn out better for you soon.

Keep trying.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
18 of 22

Claudio A wrote:

It´s been almost impossible for me to get a job here as a writer and/or translator, although I have 6 years of experience and a good profile. I give up


Well, sorry, you are not giving up, you never made an effort in the first place. A few sentences thrown out, no portfolio, no work examples, full of typos and errors.

You have not taken upwork seriously, how do you expect a client to take you seriously?

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
19 of 22

Claudio, besides using Martina's advice to better your profile, you should also try the relevant Upwork tests. If you're happy with the results, leave them under your profile, they will help prospective clients decide whether they should give you a job or not. If you're not happy with your results, you can hide them until you get a better mark.

 

Anyhow, getting started on Upwork is difficult, there's nothing unusual about your story.

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Claudio A Member Since: Feb 3, 2019
20 of 22

Sorry?

What work could I show if I haven´t got any? Moreover I show samples of my previous jobs in every bid I send! Seems like if you don´t pay upwork you don´t get anything... Thanks god there are seious freelance websites!

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