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muddasar-raja
Community Member

Ask me anything about Upwork

Hi everyone!

I am creating this post to welcome all new as well as existing freelancers here on Upwork. Those who are new here I welcome you all! Please feel free to ask me as many questions and concerns you have related to upwork and I will answer them.

 

Looking forward to collaborate here with talent.

 

Best Regards

Muddasar

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williamtcooper
Community Member

Muddasar,

 

Why do you have your Earnings Private versus Public since potential clients can't see the size of projects you handle? Thanks!

Hi William!

I believe your job success score and clients ratings are more important than overall earnings. But I really liked the question you asked ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

martina_plaschka
Community Member

When do you think upwork will turn a profit, and what measures will they take to achieve it?

Could you explain it a bit more?

 

Thank you

Explain that upwork never made a profit? 

I really can't explain it. 

My question to you was when they will turn a profit and how.

the-right-writer
Community Member

What is the best way to find an alternate source of revenue for Upwork if people don't like connects? Is it an equal income if Upwork were to raise the cost of connects, considering some will not be able to afford them and they will drop out? How much would Upwork need to raise the connects to equal the funds they are making now, while eliminating many garbage proposals?

 

Why are you setting yourself up as an expert, when Upwork already has the work presented in easy to consume segments? How soon will this be monetized? Just asking now to save time.

 

Do you inform your clients that you use other freelancers?


Jeanne H wrote:

Do you inform your clients that you use other freelancers?


What is that (implied) allegation based on?

working on a screenshot for the post

It's nearly impossible to try and do screenshots.

IDK about MacOS, but Windows is pretty easy: Windows + SHIFT + S

for mac its command + shift + 4

I truly agree about what you said, that Upwork has many sources available for freelancers, however I am here to help people who are mostly new and they have confusions.

I don't use other freelancers, I just work on projects all by myself.

I also have no idea, why you think that  I am using other freelancers. I would be really greatfull, if you can eloborate a little bit.

You didn't answer my questions. I was serious about my questions, which you didn't answer, and now you are asking me questions unstead of answering mine.

 

As I said, why do you set yourself up as an expert for newcomers when the information is already there? It is an honest question.

I understand your question. My post is for community of freelancers here in Pakistan and as far as I know most of newcomers don't go and read out things provided out here. They always look for the shortest ways possible to get things done, specifically when it comes to information related to freelancing platform. They will look out for some youtube videos, or some other videos they get from other people, or sometime they have questions in their mind which they want to be answered by someone who has a little bit of experience related to that certain platform.

I am truly not saying that I am THE expert. But I am here to help as much as I can and with honesty. Hope this answers your question ๐Ÿ™‚

allpurposewriter
Community Member

Tough crowd. 

I thought so, too. Some itchy clicker fingers

fa276601
Community Member

It's the era of Ai tech. What is the future of freelancing?

AI can't replace each and everything. Freelancing is growing comparatively to other occupations, I believe

Freelancing isn't an occupation. It is a business model.

Agreed, by choice people opt it as an occupation here in Pakistan

bilal1983
Community Member

Its good of you to offer help for newcomers on the platform. Just make sure what you say is accurate and up-to-date. There are help articles available but so many newcomers just don't put in the effort to go through it all, and just want a quick answer to their question, or a quick solution to their problem, so your thread could be helpful.

Thank you so much Bilal, and this is what I intended and started this topic. Too many freelancers don't read and try to jump in without having a basic knowledge of platform and what it is offering.

Thank you once again

Do you really think it is beneficial to save them from that, or would it be better if they learned to do their homework and became better equipped to run successful businesses? 

You are absolutely right, again I want to mention that people here do less homework and try to get much more from someone who has experience, which can save them time to avoid mistakes or anything that many newcomers make.

And I am specifically talking about Pakistani Community.

Even experienced freelancers can give wrong information. Why not send people to the original source?

I always verify information that I want to convey. I truly believe if someone is asking for help there is nothing wrong in helping them, and I am sure as a freelancer you are helping alot of people who are trying to get knowledge about freelancing.

This is what I intend to do here. And I welcome everyone on this post, if they see anyone asking anything, everyone is welcome to answer any question..

 

 

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi All,

 

A friendly reminder to keep the discussion friendly and civil. Please, refrain from ad hominem attacks and public accusations of misconduct. If you see something that may be a violation of Upwork TOS or Community Guidelines, please use appropriate tools to flag it privately.

It is totally okay for members to proactively offer help and share their experience using Upwork. It may not be helpful to some but may be very helpful to others. Just like there are many approaches to using Upwork, there are also many ways to learn about this platform. 

 

Thank you. 

~ Valeria
Upwork
miriam-ocampo
Community Member

Why do the scammers appear as payment verified? and why do the same ones keep appearing over and over? Does that mean they are never taken off the platform?

Not necessarily. Scammers use the same script, and copy (steal) scripts from each other. They could be a handful of people in an apartment somewhere, or hundred in a call center setting. 

Payment verified means only that a credit card was verified with a very small amount. That credit card could have been stolen. 

Yes, sometimes, I agree. I adjusted my search and it stopped for a while, but now they have learned and are publishing jobs in a way that you can only identify them when they say: "please send me a telegram for further instructions", by the way, why do they prefer telegram? 

Upwork takes certain measures to take off such people from platform, and I believe its our duty to report them. This is why upwork always mentions to keep conversations on upwork, get contract through upwork and try not to go outside of the platform even if they are offering you thousands of $s.

nahidhasan771
Community Member

Hi Muddasarโ€š

Is it possible to hack upwork account? I've seen some posts on forums where someone says, "My Upwork account has been hacked." How can I keep my Upwork account safe from hackers?

 

Thanks 

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