In this article, I will tell you is upwork legitimate and my experience working with the best and the most popular freelancing on upwork.
IS UPWORK LEGITIMATE?
The largest freelancing website in the world makes it easier for the freelancers and the businesses to come together and work without worrying about the barriers of place and time. The businesses can get the help of the professional freelancers skilled in more than 3500 different skills. Annually, the freelancers earn more than one billion dollars through this website. And hence, this website gives you a huge opportunity to earn money online.
How did I earn at UPWORK?
UPWORK was previously known as ODesk. I heard about the site after I completed my graduation and was working in an MNC. I decided to give it a try and signed up on the website and completed my profile set up and started to look for some projects related to content writing and began bidding.
I didn’t know that getting the first project on the freelancing on upwork is always a hard nut to crack. I started to bid regularly on the website and was hoping to get at least one project from the website. After a few months, I started to lose my hopes and decreased my biding frequency. I appeared for many tests related to my skills on the website to improve my profile score.
At last, after a few more months, one of my proposals was accepted and I got my first opportunity to work as a freelancer. Though the work was short and ended in a few days, I got a five-star review from the client.
The work and feedback I received from the client worked as a booster for me and I started to bid on the projects with double excitement. Soon, I started to get more clients on upwork and started to work on freelancer alongside my regular job.
While working part-time as a freelance content writer and a full-time employee in a company, I decided to hone my skills to get better opportunities in the freelancing websites. By updating myself with new skills, I explored new opportunities at freelancing on upwork and was able to get more projects with different skills like academic projects, SEO writing, and many more.
As I was now getting better with the content writing, I decided to quit my current job and started to look for a content writing job. I used the skills I got from the freelancing to grab the opportunity in this new field. Within a few days, I got a job in a company as a full-time content writer.
Meanwhile, I was also working as a freelancer content writer upwork and was getting a lot of projects. Soon, I was able to earn more income in freelancing than my regular job. With more projects in my hand, I was unable to focus on both jobs. So, I made up my mind to quit from one side. I decided to leave my job and concentrate on working as a full-time freelancer.
After, quitting the job, I dedicated my full time freelancing on upwork and also started to explore other freelancing websites like freelancer, TrueLancer, and Fiverr. Now, I have been earning more than I could have earned from my regular job and is completely focused on working as Freelance Content writer handling a number of projects like book reviews, blogging, academic writing, technical writing, and research and report writing
So, IS UPWORK LEGITIMATE?
FINAL VERDICT: A BIG YES! Upwork is definitely legitimate, but getting started with it is most struggling, once you get a job, your journey will be breeze then.