The number of jobs posted on Upwork by clients on a daily basis is alot. This however does not reflect the ease of landing a job especially if you are a newbie (new freelancer). This is because a newbie has no Upwork job history or feedback. Other than not knowing how to build a compelling a profile and crafting a converting cover letter, newbies have problems landing jobs because they are unaware of the types of freelance jobs to look out for.
Upwork has been suspending freelancing accounts from the U.S. to India, Ukraine to Kenya; this is happening worldwide and not limited to any demographic region.
Why does Upwork reject my profile immediately after submission?
“We’ve reviewed the updated skills and experience you added to your profile. Unfortunately our marketplace does not have opportunities for you based on your combination of skills and experience and we will not be able to accept your registration. We thank you for your interest.”
“How do I get long-term clients on Upwork ?” Yes! Finally, someone asked me. The one question that rocks my inbox all the time is this and for all times sake, I need to dissect this topic on some of the easy ways I have resorted to getting long-term clients on Upwork. P.S. I have Upwork clients from back in the day, 2012 to be precise, and they do pay me well. The nature of freelance work is for freelancers to do quick jobs that are not secure and long term as being in a formal employment where you know you will have a salary at the end of the month.
The Roadmap to Upwork Success is a seminar that was held on May 7th, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya and some of the areas that were covered are listed below
In this day and age, freelancing is the new norm of work and for any new freelancer my number one recommendation site is Upwork. It is depicted that in the next 6 years, Upwork will increase it’s annual freelancer revenues to $6 billion from $1 billion today. It is hard to ignore this numbers but I am not here to talk about numbers. Freelancing on Upwork comes with its ups and downs but today let me focus on the benefits of freelancing on upwork.
I remember when I started out on freelancing way back in 2012. I got my odesk account suspended faster than I landed any job. I was making mistakes left-right-and center. I needed help but I was alone in an open sea with countless freelancers bidding day and night. I was getting frustrated and before I figured out the mistakes I was making I was on my third suspension. That is my story.
The reasons why you are not getting hired on Upwork, Freelancer are many and bidding for jobs can be frustrating.Clients are interested in freelancers that will give them a value for their money, and there are a couple of reasons why you are not getting hired.
What is your idea of a great job? Think of it and find your answers with online freelancing. When the Fear of the Unknown comes into play, your mind can play lots of tricks on you but freelancing is not only easy because you get to do what you love, but because you do it at your own convenience and where you want to do it. In this blog post I will give you my five reasons (and should be yours too) as to why you should Start Freelancing Today and they are the same reasons I jumped into freelancing.