I was recently asked to answer this question on Quora and it’s something I get asked quite a bit: Do you have to take the skill tests on Upwork.com? You don’t have to but I highly recommend you do. My answer below explains why. Upvote if you get value from it: You have to take the “Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers” test (as of when I joined). Beyond that, you don’t have to take any of the other tests. And, while some of the other commenters are right that you can have success without taking any of
I was recently asked to answer this question on Quora and it’s something I get asked quite a bit: I used to be very successful on Elance, but the same profile/strategy is performing poorly on Upwork. What are the possible reasons for this? Here’s what I think you can do to win on any freelance site, including Upwork. Upvote if you get value from it: First, I’d want to know what your strategy was. It’s possible that it was something that exploited how Elance worked that’s now been shored up with the migration to Upwork. If that’s the case, then it’s
I recently came across this question on Quora: I’ve got problems with charging my services online, so I’d like to hear how do you guys go about it. Be as detailed as possible. Want to charge more for your services? Build trust by regularly publishing helpful content. Click here to start your blog in 15 minutes or less. I always find the answers people give to be a bit vague, so I thought I’d chime in with my answer. Upvote if you get value from it: This was something I struggled with when I first started out, as well. It’s a constant
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