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Honestly, I don't think that's a bad thing. It's sickening to see 50+ proposals on every single project, even the ones that are so specialized that probably 5 people in the entire world qualify for them.

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04-03-2019 12:47 PM
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The positive thing I can think that comes out of this is that it might discourage low quality third-world workers from flooding the marketplace with proposals.
04-03-2019 01:17 PM
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Yes this is not a bad thing. It will weed out a lot of the spam.
04-04-2019 12:40 AM
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If nothing else, this will slow down the asshole clients who post jobs, take bids, then pull the job when they can't find people who'll work for starvation wages.

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04-04-2019 01:07 PM
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I have a thought about clients who are hiring for the first time on Upwork. It seem to be kind of a crap shoot where a lot of times you'll get a person who is a waste of your connects as they'll post up a job and disappear without viewing it again. But you also get people who don't really seem to understand the system works so a lot of times they'll hire people who don't have a JSS score yet or even any work or they'll be willing to drop tons of on hiring someone on a hourly rate. I like to look at other freelancer's profiles and it's not too uncommon for me to see a profile that has maybe only 2-4 jobs but one of them is a job where they earned a couple of hundred on a hourly rate. You take a look at the client that hired them and many times it's someone who's posted one or two jobs and has never received a review from a freelancer.

If my observation is true, do you think it's worth it take a gamble on these sort of clients in the hope of landing a whale? I'm asking cause the common wisdom seems to be you should submit proposals to clients that have a history of leaving good reviews and paying out but I'm wondering if it's worth it to take a gamble on new clients. My personal thoughts is that if you look at their job posting and if the poster appears to a representative/worker for an actual brick and mortar business (as opposed to some woman looking for someone to edit her new Chuck Schumar x Nancy Pelosi erotic novel) and the job description is detailed and professional looking, it's worth the bet of 2 connects.
04-09-2019 10:35 PM
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My Job Success Score on Upwork is still sub-90% but it hasn't really been detrimental to me getting responses back from clients that I submit proposals to. If anything, I've been doing better the last 2-3 weeks than usual. Is the score not as big of a deal as I thought it would be? I've seen some other profiles that have JSS scores in the 80s but they're still getting tons of work, even if they are "write 500 words on hemorrhoid treatments for $20" type jobs.
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(04-19-2019 03:04 PM)Wutang Wrote:  My Job Success Score on Upwork is still sub-90% but it hasn't really been detrimental to me getting responses back from clients that I submit proposals to. If anything, I've been doing better the last 2-3 weeks than usual. Is the score not as big of a deal as I thought it would be? I've seen some other profiles that have JSS scores in the 80s but they're still getting tons of work, even if they are "write 500 words on hemorrhoid treatments for $20" type jobs.

I've had a past client tell me he specifically looks for job success scores that are not 100% especially if the freelancer has a lot of jobs completed. Says that its suspicious otherwise. Kind of like online reviews, a 5 star average from thousands of reviews is suspicious, while 4.37 stars is excellent, so to speak.
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