All Things Upwork

Job Success Helps Freelancers Stand Out

August 25, 2015 by

The Job Success score has played an important role in helping more of Upwork's best freelancers connect with high quality work. Currently, when a client views your profile, they see your Job Success score alongside your 5-star average feedback. Starting September 8, we'll remove 5-star average feedback entirely, and display only your Job Success score throughout most of the Upwork site. Jeff Chen, VP of Trust & Safety, answers some common questions. Read Full Article

The Way We Work

How Technology Can Save the Labor Market

August 18, 2015 by

You don't need to look far for evidence that the labor market is out of balance with the demand for certain skills outweighing supply. A new report from McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) says technology is set to swing the labor market in a new direction. What’s at the root of this transformation? Online talent platforms. Read Full Article

Digital Nomads

A Digital Nomad Adventure Inspires The Transition to Stay-at-Home Dad

July 17, 2015 by

Inspired by his success working as a digital nomad and the flexibility it gave him to spend more time with his son, Chris Appleford decided not to return to any of his previous careers. Instead, he’s sticking with his new career as a home-based, remote contractor and entrepreneur. Here's how he made the shift from digital nomad to stay-at-home dad and his advice for keeping it all in balance. Read Full Article

What's New on Upwork

Your Job Success Score on Upwork

June 23, 2015 by

Since launching in March, Upwork's Job Success scores have proven successful at helping great freelancers stand out to clients and land more projects, with twice the number of contracts going to the best freelancers in the marketplace than before. But understanding the score has been confusing to some in the community. Jeff Chen, VP of Trust & Safety, addresses the main questions we’ve heard. Read Full Article

Online Work Tips & Best Practices

How to Set and Raise Your First Rate on Upwork

June 3, 2015 by

What are your skills, experience, and time worth? How much are clients willing to pay? These are possibly the toughest questions for new freelancers to answer, but they shouldn’t hold you back from setting your initial rate. While there is no one formula to figure out the perfect hourly rate, there are universal factors to consider that can help you get close to the mark. Check out this advice from the Upwork community. Read Full Article

Startup Resources

Mobile-Friendly Sites Get a Boost in Google Search Results

March 10, 2015 by

If mobile search engine optimization (SEO) has taken a backseat in your marketing strategy, Google just dialed up the pressure for businesses that want to stay competitive. Starting on Apr. 21, 2015, Google search results for mobile users will prioritize sites that offer high-quality information that’s formatted to fit on their devices. These tips will help you make sure your site is ready. Read Full Article