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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by SarutobiEky(m): 2:19pm On Feb 16
Codedboy95:
I got the 'top-rated plus' badge today

Congrats boss. I saw it this morning. Kudos

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by ekrizz(m): 5:24pm On Feb 16
Karleb:


Why exactly do you people like moving everything to whatsapp and telegram? What can be discussed on those platforms that cannot be discussed here?

It brings more proximity among us
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Femolacaster(m): 8:09pm On Feb 16
Codedboy95:
Hello guys, Someone suggested we have an official Upwork Thread so i decided to create one. If you have any questions or need any help with upwork this thread is for you.

About me: I'm a top rated plus freelancer on upwork , I started freelancing on upwork 3 years ago and i can say i understand how it works.

Hi, thanks for opening this thread. I started as a freelancer on Upwork last week, though I've been working on Fiverr and fivesquid for a number of years.
I have some questions:

(1) Is buying of review possible on Upwork just like we do on Fiverr?

(2) I was asked this morning to do verification within 7 days, but my voter's card has faded, and I don't have driver's licence or int'l passport. Though I have NIN slip, pls I need your view on this.

(3) Do you suggest using picture as dp or logo?

Thanks in anticipation of your response.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Codedboy95(m): 8:28pm On Feb 16
Femolacaster:


Hi, thanks for opening this thread. I started as a freelancer on Upwork last week, though I've been working on Fiverr and fivesquid for a number of years.
I have some questions:

(1) Is buying of review possible on Upwork just like we do on Fiverr?

(2) I was asked this morning to do verification within 7 days, but my voter's card has faded, and I don't have driver's licence or int'l passport. Though I have NIN slip, pls I need your view on this.

(3) Do you suggest using picture as dp or logo?

Thanks in anticipation of your response.


1) no please don't buy reviews, instead invite a client to upwork to hire you,

2) Try upload your nin slip, i know someone that used that to verify her account, but it seems it doesn't work every time

3)use your picture, not logo, you will be asked to do video verification where you will show your face, Infact you shouldn't be able to upload anything other than picture

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Femolacaster(m): 9:04pm On Feb 16
Codedboy95:


1) no please don't buy reviews, instead invite a client to upwork to hire you,

2) Try upload your nin slip, i know someone that used that to verify her account, but it seems it doesn't work every time

3)use your picture, not logo, you will be asked to do video verification where you will show your face, Infact you shouldn't be able to upload anything other than picture
Thanks a lot for your response. I'll definitely try that out and see if it'll work.

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by FanOfMyself: 12:21am On Feb 17
How saturated are the following stacks on Upwork
Vuejs
Node/Express
Firebase
Mongodb

Can I get approved easily?
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:20am On Feb 17
FanOfMyself:
How saturated are the following stacks on Upwork
Vuejs
Node/Express
Firebase
Mongodb

Can I get approved easily?
You will get approved but finding work as a mevn stack developer is something else.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Crazeworld(m): 6:35am On Feb 17
Codedboy95:
I got the 'top-rated plus' badge today
Congratulations. Any tips for those of us without a badge? I know you encountered some nasty clients who are not satisfied after you've delivered job, will go AWOL after job delivery without releasing payments, etc. How did you deal with them all?

Also, what are the tips you will advise for those aiming to reach the same milestone you just did? What challenges are worthy of mention and how you overcame them? I'm not talking about how to apply for jobs. I am asking from a perspective of someone who has a long-term plan on Upwork.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by FanOfMyself: 7:04am On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:

You will get approved but finding work as a mevn stack developer is something else.
Thanks sir for your response.
What about MERN? Because I can also use React.
Moreover I am thinking of going for either frontend gigs or backend gigs depending on the availability... not really full stack.
What do you have to say on this too?
Thanks once again
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Codedboy95(m): 7:34am On Feb 17
Crazeworld:
Congratulations. Any tips for those of us without a badge? I know you encountered some nasty clients who are not satisfied after you've delivered job, will go AWOL after job delivery without releasing payments, etc. How did you deal with them all?

Also, what are the tips you will advise for those aiming to reach the same milestone you just did? What challenges are worthy of mention and how you overcame them? I'm not talking about how to apply for jobs. I am asking from a perspective of someone who has a long-term plan on Upwork.

Make your profile 100% complete, add portfolios, take on smaller jobs for reviews sake, make sure you apply to jobs you are sure you can do 99%, once your first few jobs result in a not too good feedback from client, it won't be easy for you to recover and it will be harder to get newer jobs.

I only had one client who tried to scam me after using me for two weeks, he went on and gave me a very bad review after realizing that scamming me won't be easy, that's the only stain on my profile, since then i got wiser, i check client rating before applying to jobs, i also check clients feedback.

Tips to get badges is everything i have posted on this thread.

I didn't really have any challenge, the only one would be when i had an on-site full time job in lagos and i had to multitask

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Codedboy95(m): 7:36am On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:

You will get approved but finding work as a mevn stack developer is something else.
If he is really good he just needs to apply to hard jobs, it's the easy jobs that gets a lot of proposal, hard jobs always have just 5 - 10 proposals.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Crazeworld(m): 7:46am On Feb 17
Codedboy95:


Make your profile 100% complete, add portfolios, take on smaller jobs for reviews sake, make sure you apply to jobs you are sure you can do 99%, once your first few jobs result in a not too good feedback from client, it won't be easy for you to recover and it will be harder to get newer jobs.

I only had one client who tried to scam me after using me for two weeks, he went on and gave me a very bad review after realizing that scamming me won't be easy, that's the only stain on my profile, since then i got wiser, i check client rating before applying to jobs, i also check clients feedback.

Tips to get badges is everything i have posted on this thread.

I didn't really have any challenge, the only one would be when i had an on-site full time job in lagos and i had to multitask
Thanks. About the client that gave you a bad review, how did you recover from it since your JSS is 100%
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:12am On Feb 17
FanOfMyself:

Thanks sir for your response.
What about MERN? Because I can also use React.
Moreover I am thinking of going for either frontend gigs or backend gigs depending on the availability... not really full stack.
What do you have to say on this too?
Thanks once again
That's even worst. Look at the older posts from qtguru. If you are applying for general frontend or backend jobs anything you see you take o grin

I started hunting for jobs on Upwork as a react only developer and my head saw my ears. I learnt wordpress and Shopify and things started to look good now I only do React and wordpress jobs (jamstack). Adding Salesforce to my portfolio soon and that's just going to be it for me.

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by plantist: 9:23am On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:

That's even worst. Look at the older posts from qtguru. If you are applying for general frontend or backend jobs anything you see you take o grin

I started hunting for jobs on Upwork as a react only developer and my head saw my ears. I learnt wordpress and Shopify and things started to look good now I only do React and wordpress jobs (jamstack). Adding Salesforce to my portfolio soon and that's just going to be it for me.

Well done bros! Do I learn jamstack after I am done with WordPress? Aside jamstack, which other ones do you recommend I learn for more earnings? I will really appreciate your response.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:25am On Feb 17
plantist:


Well done bros! Do I learn jamstack after I am done with WordPress? Aside jamstack, which other ones do you recommend I learn for more earnings? I will really appreciate your response.
I hope before you have touched wordpress you know HTML CSS JavaScript PHP and React or you are just wasting your time.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by plantist: 9:40am On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:

I hope before you have touched wordpress you know HTML CSS JavaScript PHP and React or you are just wasting your time.

I understand html, css and JavaScript.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:52am On Feb 17
plantist:


I understand html, css and JavaScript.
Then you are good to go. PHP is similar to JavaScript and can be learnt in like a week. Wordpress like a month. There's other things like Magento, servicenow, Shopify et al. You can also look into them. Less competitive and the people who know them are few.

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Albertone(m): 10:58am On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:

PHP is similar to JavaScript and can be learnt in like a week.

Do you mind explaining?
Is there a programming language that can be learnt within a week?
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:02am On Feb 17
Albertone:


Do you mind explaining?
Is there a programming language that can be learnt within a week?

If you have taken months to learn a previous programming language like python or javascript, then PHP will be easy to pick up. If PHP is your first language then it cant be learnt in a week at all.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Albertone(m): 11:07am On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:


If you have taken months to learn a previous programming language like python or javascript, then PHP will be easy to pick up. If PHP is your first language then it cant be learnt in a week at all.

Oh okay.

Thanks
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Codedboy95(m): 11:34am On Feb 17
Crazeworld:
Thanks. About the client that gave you a bad review, how did you recover from it since your JSS is 100%
it didn't affect me, i had like 8 good reviews before then, so the one didn't count, also upwork flags client account if it has too many bad reviews, so if you get bad review from that client it won't hurt your jss. I have never dropped from 100% jss since i joined 3 years ago.

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by FanOfMyself: 12:02pm On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:

That's even worst. Look at the older posts from qtguru. If you are applying for general frontend or backend jobs anything you see you take o grin

I started hunting for jobs on Upwork as a react only developer and my head saw my ears. I learnt wordpress and Shopify and things started to look good now I only do React and wordpress jobs (jamstack). Adding Salesforce to my portfolio soon and that's just going to be it for me.
Scary, but thanks for your input
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by plantist: 12:31pm On Feb 17
tensazangetsu20:

Then you are good to go. PHP is similar to JavaScript and can be learnt in like a week. Wordpress like a month. There's other things like Magento, servicenow, Shopify et al. You can also look into them. Less competitive and the people who know them are few.

Can you share resources to learn PHP and WordPress
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by tensazangetsu20(m): 1:14pm On Feb 17
plantist:


Can you share resources to learn PHP and WordPress
For PHP I used the video from freecodecamp to just learn the basic syntax. For wordpress I used wordpress.org

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Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by ahmedsaniadamu: 7:12am On Feb 18
can I easily get a good job with this skill set: html5,css3,JavaScript, react.js as a front end developer in upwork
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Anonime1105(m): 7:55am On Feb 18
Femolacaster:

Thanks a lot for your response. I'll definitely try that out and see if it'll work.

Bro I would like to know if your NIN slip was accepted for verification cos that is all I have for now too
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Codedboy95(m): 8:34am On Feb 18
ahmedsaniadamu:
can I easily get a good job with this skill set: html5,css3,JavaScript, react.js as a front end developer in upwork
Yes you can as a frontend developer
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Crazeworld(m): 11:52am On Feb 18
Codedboy95:
it didn't affect me, i had like 8 good reviews before then, so the one didn't count, also upwork flags client account if it has too many bad reviews, so if you get bad review from that client it won't hurt your jss. I have never dropped from 100% jss since i joined 3 years ago.
you na boss o!
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Femolacaster(m): 12:47pm On Feb 18
Anonime1105:


Bro I would like to know if your NIN slip was accepted for verification cos that is all I have for now too
No problems, I've submitted the NIN slip, still waiting for their confirmation.
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Anonime1105(m): 2:14pm On Feb 18
Femolacaster:

No problems, I've submitted the NIN slip, still waiting for their confirmation.
Ok bro, when your verification is approved pls update me
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by obalala: 2:22pm On Feb 18
Hello house glad I stumbled on this thread.. I developed interest in I.T early last year and btw then and now, I have learnt Sql and basics of Powerbi, sometime last month got an MCSA in “developing sql” . The big question is “am I ripe enough to start taking jobs on Upwork “? The big challenge is not having many database files to practice with .
2. Is the data visualization space on Upwork saturated (having too many competition)
3. Should I learn a language I.e python before trying out Upwork..
Would appreciate an answer .. once again really glad I saw this thread
Re: Upwork Thread (Questions/Help/Advice) by Brukx(m): 12:24pm On Feb 19
obalala:
Hello house glad I stumbled on this thread.. I developed interest in I.T early last year and btw then and now, I have learnt Sql and basics of Powerbi, sometime last month got an MCSA in “developing sql” . The big question is “am I ripe enough to start taking jobs on Upwork “? The big challenge is not having many database files to practice with .
2. Is the data visualization space on Upwork saturated (having too many competition)
3. Should I learn a language I.e python before trying out Upwork..
Would appreciate an answer .. once again really glad I saw this thread
I've seen many questions like this. They all end up ignored. Signing up on upwork and finding out yourself won't be too difficult.

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