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Just finished my first Upwork order and made a killing!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Billy Batts, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Billy Batts

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    So yeah, thanks to messed up genes and stuff I can't work too long in a row at the same project so I always need to have several things going on especially now I got so much drama going on.

    While still(ugh) working on a project for the BST, some smaller projects and oh yeah hooked up a new client for a webdesign project I read some thread here about Upwork and translating.

    I never looked back at Upwork since they denied me a couple years ago but thought, well translation with software and my knowledge should be very easy and can be done fast in between projects.

    So registered yesterday with the main skill as translator and off-skills marketing, SEO, webdesign. Surprisingly I got accepted instantly so great!

    Browsed some jobs and I must say, there are some real greedy bastards on there wanting tier 1 quality for tier 3 prices. After some browsing I saw a translation job with a fixed rate and thought, fuck it, let me submit a proposal and see what happens.

    With my bomb ass social engineering skills I got the job directly and just finished it.

    So happy because after the Upwork fee I made;
    $8.....
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    Did it for the rating :D
     
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    WOW! congrats sir... you forgot to add some zeros after that 8
     
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    Money money money money money
     
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    Start as you mean to go on brother.
     
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  5. Billy Batts

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    They forgot to add some zeros but it was eight dollar hahaha
     
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    Made a killing huh?? and $8 :p haha anyways best of luck buddy :D
     
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    Yeah after you withdraw, you get less than that :D
    Upwork so greedy, too much fee. No free connect and so on.
     
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    Sending proposals all time made me pull out from the platform. Its a whole lots of hassle customizing proposals for every nukes on job listings
     
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    Just make sure not to take too many low paying jobs- people will start to think that they can pay you bargain bin prices for every job!

    I used to charge $10 an hour ($8 after fees) back in 2017 because I just wanted any little bit of money, but this got old really quick when I had people from California (where rent for a cardboard box costs $2500 a month) hiring me to do SEO, web design, keyword research, etc for $10 an hour expecting me to work until midnight.

    Last year (January 2019) I decided to go back to UpWork but I said "screw it" and charged $20 an hour right off the bat. The higher hourly cost actually worked out better than a lower cost because my perceived value was a lot higher and I also didn't need to work 10 hours a day to make a significant amount of money. I ended up making around $14,000 USD last year on UpWork alone and I never would have been able to do this if I worked for cheap!
     
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    What we gotta do for the reviews sometimes :eek: Nice $8 made!
     
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    Congrats! Whole $8.
     
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    $8 is insane dude. Teach me your ways
     
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    @Billy Batts, you're a legend, you have BHW at your feet. Go conquer the world... You're unstoppable.

    Nice $8
     
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    Any tips for sending proposals ?
     
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    Congratz man, i like your spirit :)
     
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    Lol that spoiler at the end of the post!! :D:D:D
     
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    $7 after transfer to the bank. It's all about how you look at it, I heard in some countries this is a days work so did good :D

    lol yeah forgot about that :p

    Not planning to do this often. I'm working on my own sites, hooked a new client for webdesign and later in the year from the same client I will fulfill a $2k assignment. This was more for fun :D

    Good job man what you doing mostly?

    I really not planning to be often on Upwork as I have my own projects and agency I need to focus on this year. Was planning 2019 to be the year for that but yeah, assuming you read what went down it got back tracked.

    Hustlin hustlin

    TY!! Haters everywhere hahaha ;)

    One must sign up, one must use translator as main job to get easily approved, one must then just be a good bullshitter.

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    Well I'm far from being experienced with Upwork however social engineering is pretty everywhere the same.

    Just reply in great detail and often bluff your way through it and impress them. The only downfall to that is you will have to make your bluff come through.

    lol thanks man, Upwork is just something for some pocket change atm I could do in between stuff sometimes.

    Dollah dollah bill yo
     
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    Beer ( singular ) is on you, just get 50 straws to go with it :p
     
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