How To Use Upwork Effectively As A Beginner To Make Money (On Website)

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Upwork is a job giving platform which connects individuals to businesses. It was earlier known as Elance-oDesk but, later, its name was changed to Upwork. 

In this article, we will talk about how to use Upwork effectively to earn money. I decided to make this post because Upwork is a professional platform and a beginner always struggles while using it.

Here I will discuss things like what is Upwork, the meaning of Freelance jobs, how does Upwork work, how to register on it and also how to sign-in.

Last but not the least, I will talk about what kind of jobs will you get here and how you can use it effectively along with a short note on Upwork.


Upwork is a freelancing platform. It provides jobs to individuals from the company. It connects with companies who want to hire a workforce for their work and gives its platform to connect the individual or professional with the company.

It is different from other freelancing platforms as others are too easy to use. Maybe this setup is because they want only professional to use their platform. 

What Is The Meaning Of Freelance Jobs?

Freelance jobs are those those part-time or full-time jobs in which you work for someone only for a specific period. You are not bound to work for a company for years.

There are many benefits of freelancing jobs due to which it is becoming popular among youth nowadays. In freelancing, you can work whenever you want, take holidays whenever you want, and you can also do the type of work you want to do.

It makes you your CEO. You don't work under anyone. 

People are earning lakhs from freelancing only by working from home. It seems like freelancing jobs will be the future of traditional jobs.

How Does Upwork Work?

The work of Upwork is very straightforward. It gives a platform where the employer finds employees and Upwork charges some money from both employer and employee in return of providing this platform.

It is a professional platform, and you can be restricted from using it if you do not follow its policies. It strictly registers users who are professional and tests them on several criteria to do so.

It is not an easy platform to work on, but if you learn how to work on it, you will earn a very good amount of money.

How To Get Registered On Upwork (Sign-up)?

When you open the website of Upwork (click here to open) you will see the home screen like this.

Step 1: Open The website


There are two sign-in options. Either you can sign-in with google directly, or you can use your email.

Next, it will ask if you want to join your company account. If you don't want to join the company account, then you can click on the option- 'No, thanks. I'll create my own account.

Step 2: Account Setup


Now, it will ask for some basic account information where it will ask you to fill your name, password and user id.

You also have to select at this point if you want to work as a freelancer or hire for a project.

Step 3: Verify Your Email

email verification upwork

It will ask you to verify your email. You can only go further if you verify your account. You will get an email regarding this.

email verification of upwork

Click on Verify email and your email will be verified.

Step 4: Fill Your Profile Perfectly

email verification of upwork

Since the competition is tough, you need to fill your profile perfectly. Fill every detail as much as possible in simple language.

Also, upload professional picture to make sure that your profile gets selected. Blur profile picture or a picture that does not meet the criteria of Upwork is the reason why most of the profiles get rejected.

Step 5: Fill All The Data


Here you will have to fill almost all the data about you. You have to fill these data: xpertise, 

  • Area of expertise
  • Expertise level
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Languages that you know
  • Your hourly rate that you will charge
  • Title and overview of your profile
  • Professional profile photo
  • Location
  • Phone number

All done!

Now, when all the steps are completed, you will get a notification saying that your profile will be checked within 24 hours. Till then you can browse the jobs available there.


Login on Upwork

It is very simple. Just click on the option of 'Log in' which is on the right upper corner of the website homepage and fill your email and password there. You will be directed to your account.


How To Use Upwork As A Beginner?

It is very tough to work on Upwork as beginner. Here are some simple guidelines which will help you through this journey.

Make Your Profile Look Professional

Make sure that your profile looks professional. If you don't do it, then there are chances that it will be rejected by Upwork team.

Your profile title and description must be impressive enough so that your it gives a positive impact on your employer.

Upwork Jobs For Beginners

There are hundreds of jobs available on Upwork, but most of them are professional jobs. If you are a professional, then you can directly apply for a job out of these.


But if you are a beginner, then you can apply first in the simple jobs like writing, translation, slogo making, etc. This will increase your experience on how to work on Upwork.

Follow Upwork Rules

If you want to work smoothly, then always follow their guidelines. This is very important.

If you do something against the guideline, then they can ban your account directly.

Work Consistently

You need to work consistently to get regular job on Upwork. More hard you work, more up you will go in freelancing.

If you don't work and search for jobs consistently, then you will not get good job opportunitites and your earnings will be low.


Now when you have known all about Upwork, you are ready to apply on it and start earning.

I like this professional website. The only cons are that Upwork charges 20% of your earnings and this is too much. Who takes 20% of total earnings! Also, the selection process is very tough. Genuine professional people also do not get selected many times because of their poor profile.

If you want me to write about how to make perfect profile for Upwork, comment below. Hope you liked this article.

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