(Closed) Experience with Upwork?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I thought they did only IT work. If so, Have you tried Work Market or Field Nation?

Post # 4
7634 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve been using Upwork for about a few weeks now for freelance editing and writing work while I search for a full time job in the new city I just moved to. At first Upwork was pretty frustrating – I was bidding for tons of jobs but getting no bites, even though I have lots of professional experience. The problem was that I had no experience on Upwork…no rating on there and no reviews, so no clients who actually paid decent fees were willing to hire me.

So I stooped to new lows and took some extremely low paying jobs on there (like writing a 1000 word article on “best essential oils” for $6). I felt pathetic doing that, but it paid off, because those clients gave me good reviews and high ratings, which helped beef up my Upwork profile. Since getting those positive reviews, I have landed a few pretty decently paying editing jobs and am actually pretty busy with work.

TLDR: my Upwork strategy was to take 2-3 shitty low paying jobs, do an awesome job on them and get some good ratings, and then bid for more reasonable paying jobs.


Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

 I have found upwork to be a lot of work.  Many times you apply with a huge amount of other people.  Sometimes when there are that many people applying its just not worth it for me.

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