WHAT IS UPWORK: A FREELANCE PLATFORM
Upwork is an online marketplace for freelancers. There are different categories in which you can offer your services such as I.T, Accounting, Digital Marketing, Graphic Designing, Content Writing, Web development, and Mobile Applications Development. Further, these categories are divided into Hundreds of subcategories. You can choose which one suits you best.
If you have skills in the above-mentioned categories, you can work online from home by getting a passive income every month. Before Going forward it should be remembered that your communication with clients matters a lot. So be careful while choosing your words during a conversation with your clients.
BEGINNER, S GUIDE: HOW UPWORK DOES WORK?
Upwork works by contacting sellers and buyers. Different types of jobs have been posted on Upwork as we mentioned above. These jobs usually posted by IndividualS or by Companies. On the other hand, freelancers do biding on these jobs to win projects.
DIFFERENT PAYMENT PLANS ON UPWORK
There are different payment plans on Upwork to facilitate the freelancer and clients. There are Hourly job rates. fixed-job rates and Milestone creation.
HOURLY JOB RATES
Under these specific jobs client, himself sets the jobs on hourly rates. He/she specify the per-hour rates. These rates can be range from a week to a month. Mostly on Upwork hourly jobs are posted by the clients. For example, a client wants to make his work done for Mobile Application development. He sets his hourly rates for this project. Suppose he defines these jobs as $20 per Hour. Now it’s up to you whether this job is suitable for you or not.
Under this category job poster sets predefined fixed rates for a particular job. For example, we take the above example which is mobile application development. So for this job Client or job poster sets a fixed rate i.e $350 to complete this project. It means if you win this project you have to finish this project to get the whole payment instead of hourly rates.
The third one is milestone creation. It can say a blend of hourly and fixed rates. Because you can divide your jobs into different parts or processes. After completion of a process, you can get a part of your whole payment. For example, if a project costs you $2000 per month, you can divide this payment into four parts or on weekly basis. You can set $500 for every week upon completion of your project part. In this way, your payment will be more secured if there is something wrong between you and your client during this job.
HOW TO MAKE ON UPWORK?
As we mentioned above Upwork offers you different categories to sell out your skill globally. So if you really have any such skills you can make money. For that purpose, you have to create a profile on Upwork that is very simple and essay. Just go to the website. Create your account with your Gmail account. Please fill out all necessary information fields and submit them for approval. After 24hr times your profile will be published by Upwork. It will be only published and approved if your profile is eligible for Upwork community guidelines and standards.
MEMBERSHIP PLANS ON UPWORK
It offers you 2 amazing membership plans first one is Basic and the second one is Plus. If your profile is newly created you will get 80 free connects. Moreover, if you pass the readiness test you will get 40 more Connects free of cost.
Plus plan is premium-based. It cost you about $15 dollars every month and gives you amazing features of basic plans as well as many others. Like it gives you 70 more connects. Your profile will remain active due to any inactivity. Under this plan, you can also watch the bidding prices of your competitors. That is why this plan is more advantageous as compared to the Basic one. Again if you are new you should use the Basic plan.