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Get work on Upwork? Worth it? Tips and Tricks?

simpletechITsimpletechIT Posts: 3subscriber Member
Let me break the ice, is Upwork even worth it? I just joined. I am a Network Consultant and my company SimpleTech (simpletech.us), provides I.T Services. I joined with the intention of getting hourly work and trying converting them to monthly reoccurring customer. My profile is pretty solid and I have found some interesting gigs. However I noticed a couple things.

-You have to be rated 90% or better, which how can you be when your new?
-Alot of proposals. 10-50 per gig and even if the gig is $15.
-Jobs seem more like jobs and not gigs.

I want to put more time and energy into Upwork, but I'm not sure its worth it? Opinion?

Thanks

Comments

  • Ryan O'BlenessRyan O'Bleness Birmingham, Mich. Posts: 832administrator Site Admin
    edited November 29
    @simpletechIT, have you looked into alternative freelancing sites such as Fiverr, Toptal, Freelancer or Guru? 

    Upwork has kind of taken over the space, but my advice would be to put your profile on these other sites, take a few gigs on each and then compare and contrast the websites to see which one is best for you. 
    Ryan O'Bleness
    Community Moderator
    StartupNation, LLC
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