Upwork is a website based in California for freelance writers and was founded in the year 2015. It is one of the largest websites for freelancing according to their LinkedIn page, where each individual writes what skills they have and businesses contact the person based off of their profile. Many businesses use the website and hire web developers, writers, and more. An article by Nerdwallet.com writes about how people can make money on Upwork and gain valuable experience. The profile is a good step to start from and making it honest. Without it, clients will not be able to hire the individual for projects so it is necessary for highlighting the skills and it’s important to be honest with it because lying about it will look bad and when someone can’t do the work requested it will cause the individuals account to be shut down or suspended. People can personalize their profile with their credentials and other work experience, after that it will take about 24 hours to be validated by Upwork.
Jobs can be requested by gaining tokens via the website, 60 are given at the start. Businesses will hire if they see notable experience and a complete profile and it can be important to research the person that is hiring them to get a feel for them. There is a rating system in place on Upwork for businesses and freelancers to rate each other and can affect picking up more work. People can choose how much they want to get paid as Upwork takes a certain percentage of the profits. People can get paid by the hour or a fixed rate. Negotiations can be made with businesses over payment too. Freelancers can choose to get paid over Paypal or direct transfer on a weekly basis. If some work is dropped Upwork does have a protocol in place.
A dispute can also be filed against a business if they fail to pay for the completed work. Upwork is a site to earn money from businesses and clients but freelancers need to follow these steps to be successful.