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What's "UP" with Upwork??
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:09:48 PM »
Is Upwork legitimate? I have heard a few good reports but also many horrible reviews. While some people claim to make a full-time income from that site, other say they work their butts off for pennies on the dollar. Have you had any experience with them? I'd like to know how it has worked for you.

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Re: What's "UP" with Upwork??
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 07:41:11 PM »
Upwork is certainly a legitimate site. You've heard of ODesk, right? That's its former name. I do not know what happened but they changed names. The interface has somewhat changed too. For the most part, the mechanics for finding an online job are the same.

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Re: What's "UP" with Upwork??
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 05:04:08 PM »
Yes, they're legitimate. I'm not on there, but I know other freelancers who use Upwork and they're generating some decent income. It's definitely worth a try if you want to start working online, with as little drama as possible. Nobody's getting rich from Upwork, that's for sure. But you could also access some decent gigs which may be worth your while. 

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Re: What's "UP" with Upwork??
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016, 05:03:14 AM »
As far as I know, Upwork is a legitimate site. I also have an account with them but I haven't really tried applying for any of their jobs yet. It's worth the try if you want more money on the side. You just have to choose which job would fit you. What I really like about Upwork is the availability of job listings every time I log in and look for a potential job for myself.


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Re: What's "UP" with Upwork??
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 02:14:56 AM »
It's a legitimate site. I used to work on Elance and now it all merged into Upwork. I just retook the freelance work I used to do and I tried checking it out today. I noticed that they had copied all of my details from my previous profile on Elance and that they also transferred my reviews which made it awesome for me. I had been making a decent living on Elance like a year ago, but for me, the hardest part is drafting the proposals! It's not one of my natural talents! I did notice that they have a different commission set up than Elance %, so check it out before signing up. I also noticed there were more low paying jobs available than I was was used to, so I ignored those. If you have any questions, let me know!

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Re: What's "UP" with Upwork??
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 01:51:59 PM »
I've just registered with Upwork as a regular member. I have not applied for any job but I've seen some available jobs that are tailor fit for my qualifications. It's certainly a legitimate site. Some people, however, may not like the idea of exposing their identity online so this may not work for them. I'm not very comfortable about having my 'resume' online so I'm taking baby steps on this one.

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Re: What's "UP" with Upwork??
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 12:18:25 AM »
As others have commented, it's definitely a genuine site. I've managed to make a bit of money out of it, though hardly a retirement fund...But one problem is the fees they take. They've just jacked up the commission levels and they are pretty ludicrous in some scenarios. I'll still use it to search for clients but once I'm comfortable with the client I'll simply drop Upwork and work directly with them.

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Re: What's "UP" with Upwork??
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 11:30:02 AM »
I registered for Upwork, but the last time I went to apply for a job on there, my profile came up with not a native English speaker..say what? I am American born and bred. I tried to change it, and could not easily access my profile. I am sure I could if I pursued it enough though. I do know someone who does quite well on Upwork, but I wouldn't call her income a full time income by any means.

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