In the early days of my freelancing journey, I too saw Upwork fees as a bitter pill to swallow. The deduction from my hard-earned income seemed more like a penalty than anything else. However, as I delved deeper into the freelancing world, my views began to evolve. This article unfolds a new perspective, aiming to shift the lens through which you might see Upwork fees. It's not about an expense that nibbles on your earnings, but an investment that lays down a pathway for a flourishing freelancing career. I aim to unravel how Upwork, with its structured platform, paves the way for showcasing your skills, building a robust work history, and accumulating reviews that become your freelance reputation's cornerstone. Setting the Stage: Upwork's Platform Imagine stepping into a bustling global marketplace, where opportunities to showcase your talent are aplenty. That’s Upwork for you. It’s not just a platform; it's a community where freelancers and clients come together to cre
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If you don't know how to spend your Upwork Connects, you could end up without a job or wait for the next month to get your free Connects again. Connects are the form of currency that you use to find a job on Upwork. It's a control system to prevent freelancers from applying for all the jobs posted there. If this currency system is not in place, it will be more difficult for the client to find the right person for the job. As with any legal tender, it's limited so spend it wisely. So, in this article, I will teach you how to use your Upwork Connects to their full potential. I will explain how to evaluate a job posting and choose the best one for you. I cannot guarantee that you will find a job. However, knowing how to evaluate job postings alone will ensure you have Connects ready to spend when the right job comes along. How to Use Your Upwork Connects Upwork has a monthly Connects plan. Each month, you get ten Connects, but they dry up quickly. So, you need to
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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.