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Upwork Freelancing: It's Not For Everyone

I frequent Upwork groups on Facebook, and while browsing the other day, I saw Florence's Facebook post. He said: I think this Upwork platform is for those that have started working there already. Not for beginners! How can a newbie get a job? Even after shuffling the requirements to entry-level, those hirers would still be asking for 90% JSS with past works, and it's so annoying... I don't think the platform is well-organized, and it's also full of scammers. Please, I will be glad to know if you have any other Freelancing platforms that are better. Niche: Accounting, Finance, Data entry. The post piqued my interest, so I asked permission from Florence if could get a screenshot of his FB post and write an article about it. Why? Because it's loaded. In this post, I will answer some of the points he raised in the hope of sharing my learning and experience with others who might also be frustrated with not finding clients on Upwork or any other platforms. 

7 Ways to Avoid Hurting your Reputation as a Freelancer

If you want to succeed as a freelancer, you must avoid falling into traps that are too easy to fall into when you're just starting. When you're thinking about earning money as a freelancer because bills are due, you need to put food on the table, or you have medical bills, reputation isn't the most important thing on your mind. After all, what could you lose, right?  Here is a short answer:  You can lose everything if you don't build a good reputation. The best way to protect yourself is to get a good reputation. Here are seven ways you can avoid hurting your reputation as a freelancer 1. Freelancing is a business venture Like any other business, you must manage your freelancing endeavour carefully. There is much competition in this market. You need to get an excellent online reputation like any other business. Otherwise, you might be missing out on clients. Would you do business with someone with a poor reputation? No, right? If you don't protect your