Are You Being the Best Upwork Client You Could Possibly Be?

I turn down work for many reasons through Upwork. Leaving aside those of too low a budget and jobs for which I have no experience (I get invited to translation and PPC advertising roles for which I have no experience let alone interest), sometimes I reject them purely because of the client. If I get … Continue reading Are You Being the Best Upwork Client You Could Possibly Be?

The Upwork Jobs You Should NEVER Take

Whichever way you look at Upwork, it’s either a boon for freelancers wanting quick access to work or it’s a pit of scammers and freeloaders. I won’t knock it; Upwork (and its precursors Elance and Odesk) are the reason I was able to make a career as a freelance content writer at all with no … Continue reading The Upwork Jobs You Should NEVER Take

How To Create a Great Upwork Freelancer Profile

Greetings new Upworker or seasoned veteran! How long have you been on Upwork? One day, one month, one year? No matter how successful you are, Top Rated or Rising Star, you’re probably doing something wrong on your profile. If it’s been some time since you updated it, you might find there are a few more … Continue reading How To Create a Great Upwork Freelancer Profile

0% Commission for New Clients at Upwork?

I received a rather surprising email from Upwork the other day. It offered me 0% commission rate (forever) if I moved my non-Upwork clients to Upwork. I don’t know whether this is just for Top Rated freelanvers or whether they are rolling this out to everyone. This seems an odd move on their part but … Continue reading 0% Commission for New Clients at Upwork?

How To Come Up With Effective Upwork Tailored Questions

Upwork can be a great resource for connecting clients and contractors. While there is certainly a lot of rubbish (on both sides), I will not knock it; it’s where I found the majority of my present clients. The good and bad clients are relatively easy to identify. There is one area where most organisations fall … Continue reading How To Come Up With Effective Upwork Tailored Questions

How to Create a Great Upwork Job Listing

Hello there, potential Upwork client! Are you feeling a little confused about how the site works? Still concerned about how to attract the right freelancer? I know how it can be. I am a contractor but I have also hired on Upwork too. I know the difficulties of getting your job noticed to the right … Continue reading How to Create a Great Upwork Job Listing

The New Upwork Charges – Your Options

Since July, Upwork has changed how it charges freelancers commission for its service. There used to be a flat 10% deducted from your earnings whether you charged flat or hourly rate. Now, they have a staggered system that about which many people are still not happy.

Weighing Up-work Pay Methods: Hourly vs Flat Rate

One of the biggest debating points that you will have with yourself (and with fellow Upworkers if you get involved in the community) is how you will charge your clients. Upwork offer two methods: hourly rate using time logging software, and flat rate. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. In this post, I am … Continue reading Weighing Up-work Pay Methods: Hourly vs Flat Rate

Coming Up With Ideas For High-Volume Clients

If you’re lucky enough to have long-term clients on Upwork who want content from you every week (in some cases 2-3 articles per week), you will sometimes run out of ideas. Your client will come back with answers like “I already have a lot of content on that topic” or “not really part of my … Continue reading Coming Up With Ideas For High-Volume Clients

How To Be a Terrible Upwork Client

Let me start by saying that the overwhelming majority of people I have worked with and for have been superb, a pleasure to work with. Sadly, there are those whose standards of professionalism are nowhere near as high as our own. We’ve all had them – the nightmare clients who act as if they are … Continue reading How To Be a Terrible Upwork Client