Wanted to see if anyone had any luck with Upwork. I have tried couple of time but not have hear back on any of the jobs I submitted my request for. Would need tips on how to get proposals

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I’d say watch some videos on YouTube. I use Upwork on the paying side for lots of little things I can’t do. I’d say what attracts me is a “Bottom Line Up Front” approach with a concise bulleted offer I can glance through and details below. Sometimes I slog into the details and just have to move on.

I also like to see links to relevant portfolio samples that demonstrate versatility because this lets me know the person can likely translate my mental image into reality.

Finally, timing. I usually only look through the first five or so submissions because I usually find what I want there.

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As they say, your first job on Upwork is always the hardest to get. Things have changed quite a bit since I joined a few years ago, but what helped me was taking skills tests (they're now Credly certifications) and getting my profile as complete as possible. I believe you can add non-Upwork related items to your portfolio as well. And, it might be worth applying for jobs from newly-joined clients as they might be appreciative of you taking a chance on them as they are of you. It does get easier as you build up your reputation and if you continuously over-deliver and get 5-star reviews, then soon you'll be turning down work ;)

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I've had a lot of luck with Upwork, but I'm very particular about which jobs I apply to. I almost always narrow it down by verified payment and I check the status of when the client last viewed the job posting. In addition, looking at if they sent out hundreds of invites for the job can be a red flag. Once you get your search criteria narrowed down the way you want it, it should be easier to land your first gig. If you get the top-rated badge, oftentimes clients are coming to you to request your services.

I applied a TON before I started getting anything. It's hard when you're just starting out but it does get easier over time!

I have had a little luck. I do like it alot.

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