This was several years ago when I first started on the platform. I was like most everyone else who joins Upwork. When I first heard about it, I thought it was too good to be true… but there it was.
So, I excitedly joined — thinking this could finally be my ticket out.
At the time, I was working easily the most mind-numbingly boring job I’ve ever had — a line worker in a window factory. My job was screwing the same three screws into the same three holes on the 200 windows that flew by me everyday.
I wanted to stab myself in the eyeballs.
So, Upwork felt like a golden ticket to me. I’d been teaching myself web development and I felt like I could handle some smaller projects and then build from there. A site that promised to send new clients right to my inbox?
I couldn’t sign up fast enough.
I uploaded an old picture, haphazardly filled out my profile, left my portfolio completely blank and sat back waiting for the clients and money to rooooooll in!