Overall Ranking: 5 out of 10
Price: free to sign up with a 5% to 20% service fee
Owners: Stephane Kreisel
Does upwork work?
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Upworks was started in 2003 when two companies merged, odesk and elance. As a total, they have over 8 million registered users, so they must be doing something right.
This site is a great place to earn extra bucks if you think yourself good at “writing content”. I’ve used their service a few times and have no complaints. Very hard to build a lasting income from freelancing, though.
Freelancing is where you offer your work to someone who needs it. Most of the time these clients are people or companies that have money and can afford to pay you to make content for their websites.
After you sign up you can immediately look for jobs you want to apply for and wait for the employer to contact you. Sometimes they may contact you while most of the time you will need to spend time applying to contract requests.
When starting out, you will have no reputation and will need to apply to entry level contracts with under 90% success rate. Once you get reputation from clients, you can apply to better-paying contracts.
the great short term income
They find clients for you
Real-time chat feature
Your building their content, not yours
You deal with several different clients with different opinions
upwork takes 5% to 20% of your income plus PayPal’s fee.
WHO IT IS FOR
Upworks are for those who are either looking for extra cash and have extra time to give. Making a full-time income from upworks is very hard, due to their fees with PayPal fees. It is possible, but from my standpoint, I don’t see as very likely.
They have a very large network of freelancers on this site that provide help in terms of blog sites. You will find a getting started the blog where you will learn a lot about what you need to do to get started.
You have to go through a few loops before actually contacting someone, I’m at this moment still waiting on a response for my question. According to reviews, the level of support from upworks has gone done so I’m not expecting a quick response.
Becoming a freelancer for upworks is free, though there is a 5% to 20% upwork fee on contracts excepted.
This site is very legit, just very hard to make good money in. Check out my review on Wealthy Affiliate, it is also free to start and in my opinion, helps you build something for yourself that will last.
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