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Work From Home By Freelancing On Upwork

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10 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      2:38
    • 2. Best Freelancing Job Sites

      4:35
    • 3. Introduction to Upwork

      3:13
    • 4. Let's Build Your Upwork Profile

      8:21
    • 5. Why 100% Complete Profile Is A Must!

      7:09
    • 6. My Feed & Jobs Notifications

      7:19
    • 7. Jobs Proposal & Client Messages

      7:19
    • 8. Upwork Identity Verification

      2:15
    • 9. Upwork Connects & Service Fees

      3:18
    • 10. Final Words

      1:22
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My name is Nitay, an Instructor with one main wish!

Bringing your knowledge of freelancing to a whole new level through a series of fun video lessons.

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Uncover Pro Methods From An Expert: Learn From An Experienced Freelancer on Upwork For More Than 5 Years.

Discover The Biggest Market For Freelancing Jobs: Learn How To Get Freelancing Jobs On Upwork, Exclusive Information You Won't Find In Any Other Freelancing Course.

Time Is Money: Become An Expert Freelancer Within A Few Hours Of Content-filled Lessons, Instead of Wasting Precious time In Search Of Incomplete Information On The Web.

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During the Upwork Course You’ll Learn:

• How to Apply Before Everyone to New Job Posts Using Phone Notifications

• How to Ensure Upwork Approves Your Profile

• What To Expect In Upwork Identity Verification Process

• How to Look Professional, Experienced, and Friendly in Front of Clients

• And Much More!

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When I learn something new about the topics covered in my Upwork course, I add it to the course - at no additional cost to you! You have my guarantee that you will love what you learn in this freelancing course.

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See you on the course!

Sincerely,

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Who Am I?

My name is Nitay. I'm an English and Hebrew translator, proofreader, and transcriptionist at Upwork.

I have wide freelancing knowledge and several years of experience working for numerous leading global companies.

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As an instructor, I have one main wish! To help you save time and start earning right away by learning knowledge that, sadly, I didn't have at first.

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1. Course Introduction: Hello, future expert finances on our pork. That's right after the schools, you will be expert when it comes to Apple. But who is your future instructor and how does he know our voxel? Well? Well, my name is Nick tie in English and Hebrew translator at Upwork. We've five plus years of experience and white financing knowledge. After walking on Apple for several years, following how the platform changes from time to time, I can ensure you a comprehensive and complete course about how to become an expert freelancer on Upwork. So what we learn in this awesome course, first, I'm sure that for some people, are Pokemon be a great option, maybe because excessive competition in the field of work or other reasons. Therefore, I have made a lesson about the best freelancing websites, so you should definitely check it out. The second lesson will be a short introduction to Upwork and explanation how it works. Next, we will propel your professional profile. Efficient net that will catch as many clients as possible. And later, I will teach you how to complete 100% your profile and how to get notification on your phone whenever a new job is posted. After that, you will receive pre-made messages for discussing with new clients in a professional manner, as well as pre-made proposal to send when applying to jobs. And finally, we will go through a Borg identity verification process, how to use connects while applying to jobs and how much service fees up uptakes profile answers. Now I want to tell you why exactly I made this course. Some of you will say, why should I buy this course I can learn is by myself. However, that's a great mistake. I've tried searching for this information, but sadly, there weren't any straight answers to be found on the web. In the end, I started walking much later than expected, wishing they already knew these things from the very start. So I decided to make this course to teach exactly that hidden information and save people precious time. Acquiring the essential knowledge, the information that you will find and learn in this course took me several months of extended searches to discover by myself. Fortunately for you, All that and more can be found right here. Thus, you will be able to start your journey much faster and sooner. Don't make the same mistake I did. So what are you waiting for? Joined my full curves and become a true expert freelancer on Apple. 2. Best Freelancing Job Sites: Hello everyone. In this lesson, I will showcase for websites including our pork, and emphasize the main differences between them. I will explain how you can get jobs on each of them. How much service fees do they take, and is there some entrance requirements for joining? So let's get started. Fill-in answer. As the name implies, it's a site for freelancers of all kinds to beat for a variety of jobs posted daily on the platform. How does it work? Like most freelancing sites, clients post jobs, and freelancers need to send a proposal to show that they're interested and the bead on a payment that suits their job and their skills. After joining the platform has a free member, you receive eight beats per month. Each read can allow you to apply on one job. And if you're out of bits, has a free member, you will need to wait for the end of the month to receive eight more. Now let's talk about service fees, the amount of profit, the platform texts from each payment you get from clients. On freelancer for fixed price projects, 10% of five US dollars, whichever is greater for our early projects, 10%. As you can see on finance cell, you will find the lowest service-based Out of all websites. But I must say, from my experience, most jobs don't pay so well and clients come to fair answer expecting low rates from freelancers. But maybe that's only in translation jobs. There are no entrance requirements to join the site. Alright, let's talk about people per hour, similar to free answer clients post jobs, and unit to apply if you're interested. The only difference is that you get 15 beats or credits, as it's called there for applying for jobs. Now let's do conservatories. You will be charged 20% fees on the 1.75th, $322% on the remaining earnings with that client. With each new clients you work for, your service fees will be 20% until you get paid more than $322 by your client. When your total earnings with that client assets that amount, your service fees only with that client will drop to 7.5%. Those service fees are very good if you find a long-term client who gives large jobs. But if you count on small jobs here and there, which is usually the case at the start, then 20% is all you're gonna see. Fiber. Most of you probably hear that name before. For getting jobs, they're a freelancer, needs to publish a gig, which is a page describing his service and the payment required. But how do you get jobs on Fiverr? Well, a client comes to the site, search a type of work, and sees a list of gigs he can choose from. So instead of real answers, applying for clients jobs, the clients need to choose a freelancers good that they like. Service phase are 20% and there are no entrance requirements. And lastly, Upwork, similar to free answer and people per hour collides post jobs and you apply new freelancers and received 20 connects for free. To get more, you will be required to purchase additional connects. However, some jobs require more than one connect to apply for them. Depends on the scale of the job or the payment. Applying might require 24 or even six connects. On Upwork, you will find the normal 20% service fees and it's only lowered to 10% when you earn more than $500 with a client. As for entrance requirements upon doesn't like effortless profiles and won't approve you if you don't convince them that you are professional in your field of work, I will explain in a future lesson how to get better chances for your profile to be approved. For beginners. This both sides could provide a great opportunity for entry level jobs into gain essential experience in the field of work for professionals on Apple cumulative and find long-term, well-paying jobs. So it's definitely worth to give it a try. That's it for this lesson. I hope you got a wider picture of places you can start searching for jobs online. In this course, I intend to go through everything you need to start your journey on Apple, which is the place I got the best results. So I'm waiting for you on my full course. 3. Introduction to Upwork: Hello everyone. In this lesson, I will give you a short introduction of upward and how it works through several questions that I will answer along the lesson. My goal is to give you a look on the big picture of what our Cauchy's. Alright, let's begin. How do you get jobs and up for? The main way is by waiting for new job posts published on your My feet page. You look up the details of the job and decide if you want to apply for it. Another way is if a client soil profile was impressed and decided to send you an invite to his job. Of course, once you find the client that gives you ongoing work, applying for new jobs isn't a problem anymore. How their hourly jobs or an apple? Yes. You discuss with your client that time it will take to finish the job and later you use a desktop application that you download from Apple to record your log time while walking. Unlike fixed payment jobs which require the client to approve your work before the payment is sent to you? I'm only jobs on Upwork approve your log time payment automatically without the need for any approved from your client. Also, once you start to record your lunchtime, the desktop application takes screenshots of your desktop once every ten minutes to make sure you actually are walking and not faking. What disadvantages does our Polk had? Unfortunately, upon takes 20% profit from parents unless you already 500 dots with a client, which lowers your service fees to 10%. But only with that specific line. Also, after a few jumps due will be required to buy connects points that allow you to apply for new job posts. Don't worry though, connects are quite tube and once you get the client that cube x2 ongoing work, there is no need to buy any more connects. It's true that 20% is not a small amount, but for the many jobs and higher payment opportunities you can find, it's totally warfare, at least as a beginner. How can you receive payments on our call? Ibooks supports PayPal, pioneer US Bank direct payments and global direct payments. Your clients pay your payment to our book than do collect your total profit from our book by any of those options. In the next lessons, you will learn mainly about APOC and how to correctly use it. However, feel free to try your luck on any other job site you like. If you're not interested, simply skipped to the final lesson of the course. Quick note, those of you who understand the rarely spoken language will obviously have it easier than those who speak common languages. For example, English, Spanish, or French. Since there will be less people to compete with. Spoiler alerts. Next lesson we will create you're inviting profile title and start building your successful profile. So don't go anywhere. And continuous trade to the next lesson. Trust me, it's worth it. 4. Let's Build Your Upwork Profile: Hello everyone. Justice people dress respectively when they want to make an impression on others. I want you to come truly prepared when entering the apple. In this lesson, we will mainly prepare the main body of your profile using Tips and premade samples. Before I send you off to create your own profile on our poll, we should prepare beforehand some complex parts that would be necessary to be filled later. Your title and overview, portfolios and specialized profile. Since these parts are the main body of your profile and are the first thing your client sees. Creating them requires creativity, client centric thinking, professional writing, experience, and a lot of time and effort until you truly feel comfortable with your profile refined the pyramids. Fortunately for you, this lecture will provide you with pre-made templates for your overview and specialized profile, as well as show you how to edit and sued them to a specific type of work. That title. The first thing you are blind sees when choosing between freelancers. Yeah, it's pretty important. There are many different ways to write a catchy title. Here are a couple of ideas to help you out. Graft and original. And the meaningful title that captures your specializations and expertise. Make a title that's completely different from titles of other freelancers. In order to stand out, be simple and specific. Create a focused title that describes your expertise and indicates the type of projects you are looking for to help readers understand what you do, but keep it short. The ideal length for a title is eight words polis. Your goal is to write a short message that describes your general expertise. Don't struggle to insert as many words as possible, which may ball clients and leave a good impression. Be active. Showcase your title through an active action that strongly demonstrates why people should hire you. For example, let us 70 year, it grew translator maximize or Israeli customers. Here's an action to both describe yourself and how you can help your client. Now take a break and write your winning title using those three tips. Overview is the true main body of your profile. Will you introduce yourself and explain why clients would hire you for their job by describing essential skills and experience you have. Here is a quick look at your future overview. Words with an underline show where and it should be made to suit your overview to a specific type of work. Have a curriculum. Has you can see you will need to add your name and your type of expertise to this overview. Also, the section above the red line should be used only in case you already have experience in your field of work. If not, I suggested deleted for now. All right, now take a break and editable winning overview. You can find it in the lecture resources. Portfolios, your way to show previous work. Your portfolios can be effectively used to highlight your past and present projects. Pieces you're particularly proud of that should encourage clients to hiring. Your future goal should be to add portfolios from different projects and showcase them on your profile. Once you acquire more jobs under your belt, I suggest adding portfolios to your profile in case John's movie similar filled might combine. Such jumps will be easier to get hired fall if you can showcase the client your past work on that field and impress them. In my profile, for example, than our five pages with four jobs per page, while each page represents a different field of my expertise. The first one is about apps translation, and the second one is about financial. Then the third marketing, the articles. And the last portfolio page is about videos and subtitles, popular projects or John's you enjoyed the most, should be presented as portfolios as soon as completing a few of them on Apple. Specialized profile, your second profile, except for your general profile, which will be made using the overview entitle we talked about before. There is an additional profile necessarily to be added, which is called specialized profile. Usually, specialized profiles will be displayed when a client soldiers freelancers to hire for jobs. That's why it's essential to add specialized profile as well. As for your specialized profile title, you can simply copy the one formula general profile. However, for your additional overview, I will expand until what you should use. Similar to the previous one, you will need to add your name and expertise, although there is more to it. Let me explain. It starts similar to the first overview, but it has a section that shows your client their years of experience. You have, the different fields you are capable of handling and the central skills you possess. You should strive to feel these parts as much as you can in a manner that suits your capabilities. During your time on the platform, you should gradually add more women, new jobs finished. Here, you can place yourself and your accomplishments on the platform and show good feedbacks from past clients who had. However, I advise not adding the why should you heard me and the five-star client feedback until you actually gained experience and history and the platform. Sorry guys. And finally, this will be the last part of the overview telling the Klan to expect only professionalism and swiftness pony. Now I ask you to take a break and edit your second overly. You can find it in the lecture or course resources. Resonance may abort, might not approve your profile. Some of you might get a message saying that your profile wasn't approved. I believe it happens because APOC have too many people that make profiles on their platform and don't actually use it at the end. Also, the aim to get only professional freelancers to work for clients who come to the platform one way or another. Here are a few tips how to still get approved. If your profile wasn't accepting, try doing those things. Add more portfolios to your profile or make sure you complete your profile or a 100%, try writing a longer Profile Overview. Choose experience level experts by going to settings and then profile settings. And try setting your hourly rate at $30 an hour. The more information you have on your profile, the more apple will believe you are a serious fear answered that worth adding to the platform. Now that you are prepared to enter the APOC website and create your wing profile. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. That's it, everyone. Next lesson we will learn how to complete 100% your profile and why. Important stuff. So bye for now, and I will see you in the next lesson. 5. Why 100% Complete Profile Is A Must!: Hello everyone. Has most of you probably noticed when creating your profile, there is a completion percentage for your profile in Apple. But why should you complete your profile to begin with? And how? Well that's exactly what we will learn today. While completing your profile is recommended, important and pretty simple. There is no actual obligation to do so. Therefore, even though this lesson will help you to almost fully complete your profile, you will decide whether or not to put the extra time for completing it now or later. Aside from getting noticed by clients and getting approved by Apple, OK, there are two main advantages for a 100% complete profile. Rising telnet status and top-rated status. But what do those titles mean? Well, let me explain. Rising tides status, providing new freelancers with extra help to ramp up quickly, roll their endings, and better demonstrate the reputation to prospective clients in the marketplace. Top-rated status helps outstanding freelancers to grow their businesses and become even more successful in the marketplace. You earn the status, you will be rewarded with exclusive perks, including increased access to client projects. Rising talent status is meant to help newcomers to stand out more on the platform. While top-rated status aid more experienced finances to stand out even more and get unique rewards. Now let's see what the rewards and the requirements are there. The rising talent program aims to help new fill answers to quickly get started, rather client-based and established their feelings reputation on the platform. Here is what you can earn from this status. The rising tide badge on your profile, which helps you to stand out. And one time bonus of 33 connects for you to submit your proposal to clients. You start with 20, and instead of buying more, you can get those 34 free access to chat and ticket support from a specialist customer support team. You get the ability to chat with Apple customer support for any questions or problems you might have, which is nice. And i myself used it once or twice. Reduced fees starting at 10% on future jobs. You will have a future lesson about the meaning of future jobs. Now the program requirements, There's the epoch litmus test. It's a simple test on their platform which you can find the answers to on YouTube. The test is based on walls are pork ham for its freelancers. So it's not a skill test or anything maintained among a 100% complete profile. I will soon tell you how had been active in the past 90 days or joined in the past 30 days. So after one month on the platform, you will be a suitable candidate for this status. For my experience, the status does help to attract more clients and may rise you higher in the search results. So it's definitely something you should aim to get. To earn top-rated status, you must have a proven history of success with multiple clients and delight your clients every time we've high-quality war. First, we will talk about the advantages of top-rated. And then I will explain what I mean by having a proven history of clients and high-quality work, by showing you the exact requirements for being a top rated. You will get a badge on your Upwork Freelancer profile. Reduced fees starting at 10% on future DevOps. Premium customer support, including fond and chat. Exclusive invitations to submit proposals, you might get invitations for jobs by APOC, talents, egos that help clients to find suited financials for their jobs. Sometimes, the ability to exercise more control over your job success score. If someone wrote a bad review about you, you can ask to remove this review. That way it won't affect your job success goal, but only once a month. The possibility to show more unfair answers, search results, and the opportunity to host top-rated events in your city. Now let's look on the requirement for the status. The coined job successful of 90% or higher. First hail on our book was more than 90 days ago, which means you need to wait at least three months, updated your first job. Maintain the rising talent status or a job success score of at least 90% for at least 13 of the last 16 weeks. And 100% complete profile. 12 months earnings of at least one hundred, ten hundred dollars, which meaning one Ilia need to earn at least 1 $1000. And viability and activity on the platform, sending proposals, accepting invitations, or earning in the past 90 days. You can manage your success on our bulk by tracking your job success core, 12-month burning, and more on your mice ten speed. Now, if you wish to get both rising talent and top-rated status, competing your profile 100% is amassed. So let me show you how that can be done. These items are all required to be able to read 60%. You can complete your profile if you're missing any of these five. So make sure you got all of these checked. Any combination of the following can be used for the remaining 30% of a complete profile. Simply follow those items, add them to your profile as much as you can until 100% is achieved. For more information, I advise looking on oppose article page regarding this topic, simply search create a 100% complete valence profile on Google. Unusual findings. For more information about rising talent or top-rated, simply search, become a rising talent or become top-rated on Google. And you should find our parks article pages. That's it everyone. I hope this lesson helped you out and I will see you in the next crucial lesson into my journey to become the best freelancers on Apple. 6. My Feed & Jobs Notifications: Hello everyone. In this lesson you will learn how to tell our board to only put jobs you specialize in on your Mayfield page, then I will teach you how to get job notifications on Apple whenever a new job is posted. So pull out your pop color and let's get started. Whenever you wish to check for new jobs, you can simply go to find work and do my feet page will display the newest jobs. At first, jobs from all types will appeal on your Mayfield page. Therefore, you will need to save a job sets so that there is some job posts related to your search keywords or build on your job feed real-time. Let's watch a video teaching how to do so. In this example, I only want to get jobs related to Hebrew translation. Let's When you do this same, you should write your own type of full thick SEM search and then click Save. You'll keywords were saved and from now on you're my feet page will display only jobs related to these words. One of the most crucial matters as a freelancer on up OK is applied quickly to new jobs. And before everyone else. Clients want look on all ten plus proposals. They usually receive only between the 4 first ones. Therefore, applying first is very critical for getting jobs. That's where the jumps notifications come. Unfortunately, upon doesn't have an option for live job notifications for freelancers, neither on their side nor on the app. However, after extended searches and high efforts, I have found that on their way to receive live job notifications, but also a way to get them through your phone. It starts with something called RSS rich side summary. Rss is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized computer readable format. These feeds can, for example, allow a user to keep track of many different websites in a single news aggregator. The news aggregator will automatically check the RSS feed for new content, allowing the least to be automatically passed from website to website or from website user in general are assessed allows us to create our own news feeds and updates about new posts in many types of pages online. Like you're my feed in this case. Fortunately, our book has an RSS feed option that can be found on your my feed page. First, let's copy that RSS feed link. Before we continue. Let's watch a video teaching you how to do so. We will now copy the HTML link and save it somewhere. Ifttt. This bug form, we assist us with activating our love job notifications through phone. Here is another video teaching how to do so. After making an account service notifications on their site. What do you want is this orange box that says mobile notifications in analysis. And now you shouldn't copy Based Learning Q7 earlier. Next, you should download the IFTTT app through your phone until your account through the app, and make sure notifications for the app are active on your phone. That's it. Now, you should get notifications for new jobs that were published in the last 30 minutes. Basically the objects every 30 minutes if there are new jobs volume. So sometimes you might get noticed a few minutes after the job is posted and sometimes 20 or 30 minutes after it was posted. Depends on your lap. Also, you can end it through their website hover notifications. We look, for example, Each time you will receive a message saying Apple's new job post. That's it for this lesson. This information is really crucial because not all people who start on APOC know how to use analysis. So it certainly gives you a nice advantage over them since you will get noticed about new jobs much before them. 7. Jobs Proposal & Client Messages: Hello everyone. It's totally make your winning proposal for applying to new jobs and learn a few client messages that will keep your professional wild speaking with your client. Both the proposal and the client messages can be found in the lecture of our course resources. Alright, let's begin. Jobs proposal, or as it's called in Apple, cover letter. Speed is undoubtably crucial for getting a job. However, we vote a professional, compelling and friendly cover letter, your mitosis for catching the glands. Eyes are slim to none. Or Denali and new freelancer would craft and testes common letter several times before obtaining the one that works best in his proposal, short, professional and friendly, attempting to capture the client's attention fast. But again, luckily for you, instead of putting time and effort to do so, you will receive a pre-made cover letter for your jobs was. When you decide you want to apply for a job, you can click the submitted proposals button and at the bottom of your proposal, you will find an empty box for entering your cover letter. You will also find in the proposal are usual question asking how long it would take you and you should choose the option less than a week. Also, the client might add questions to a proposal, so be sure not to skip them and give a detailed answer for each of them. Here's a quick peek on how your cover letter will feel free throughout the lecture to pause whenever new content is shown and will now break the proposal into parts and expand each of them. Follow you. The first section of the cover letter represents your price and chose that you've read the clients jump post and understands what he wants you to do. Each time you should write well, the first underlined is the materials or subject that the client needs your systems with showing him that you have read your job description and didn't apply robotically. For the second unknown line, you should write your fair price for the job. The second section of the cover letter represents your experience on the jump sphere. For example, interviews, marketing, ads, financial, legal, medical, etc. Usually you will be required to delete this whole section unless you have a portfolio that matches the jumps field. And then you can write the field itself and the page will that portfolio can be found. If you don't fancy how this section looks or how it works, you are free to change it in case you have a better idea of how to demonstrate your experience to your client. In the last section, except for adding your name on the bottom, you should change the time required for delivering your work under the how long will it take me title? Only in case 24 hours isn't enough for you. If it's enough, leave it as it is. That's it for the proposal. You can take a break and edit your proposal now or wait after the lesson. For now, we will continue to client messages. Let's take a look at useful messages for comments, scenarios written in a professional and friendly man. This message is for telling your client that you are not interested in the offer job. Don't forget to add the client name. A message for the linear client that you are not interested in getting paid outside Apple. If you do wish to go outside that poor people climbed, we're well from being scammed or kicked from Apple. Because up OK is against taking a client from their platform outside, which means that when he pays you, they don't earn from his and your service fees. So if you're outgoing outside, don't talk about it within apples check. This message is for asking your client nicely followed higher payment. Although in most times a client will have a tight budget and don't change it. Don't forget to add your requested price and the client's name. When a client chooses to have you on our book, he will send you an offer that's more the except of a message should be used telling your client when will you deliver these tasks? So don't forget to add the client's name and beyond M, as well as when you will deliver its task. This message is for telling your client that you have finished its job. For submitting your work, go to my jobs and click Request milestone approval, then add this message and attachment of your final work. Really, really important is to ask your client to close the contract. When he does that, he will be obligated to give you a feedback, which is especially crucial for building your profile. Also, once it closes your contract, Don't forget to leave him a feedback as well because feedback 1B visible until both parties provided for each other. Ordinarily, you DEXA client one or two days to review a delivered work. However, some may take longer and so you can send them this friendly message for reminding them that they haven't approved or closed over job yet. For the record, even if a client didn't approve your payment after two weeks, our POC approves it automatically falling. After the contract was closed, it's recommended descend a friendly message. You enjoyed working foil claim. Don't forget to add the client's name them. After awhile, it's recommended to send a friendly message to an Altcoin that you will be glad to help if he had any new jobs for you. Don't forget to add the client's name. You can find all of those messages in the lesson or course resources. Your proposal and client messages could even help in other online job sites. Always making sure that you look like an expert in the eyes of your glands. So that's it for now and I am waiting for you in the next lesson. 8. Upwork Identity Verification: Hello everyone. How book aims to be a reliable and secure site. And a big part of that is the credibility of its employees. We, the freelancer, which is why Apple asks all of its freelancers to pass a short identity verification process. And today, I will guide you through it. Apple wants to make sure it is a professional, secure marketplace that clients, finances, and agencies contrast. Therefore, there are the coiling on earning freelancers to verify their identity. Once vilified, you will receive an identity vilified badge on your profile. And the badge, you must pass two stages of level vacation. Provide a valid government issued ID, and complete a video verification code. You can complete the two stages by going to identity verification in your settings page. In middle 2019, our POC had extended the requirement for identity verification to all earning freelancers, which mean that after you start earning on apple, you'll account is going to be put on hold and you won't be able to get paid at all until you successfully verify your identity. I should note that a basic and essential part of your verification is your profile picture. So make sure it's clear and realistic picture of yourself. As far the video verification column, you should know beforehand what are poker representative will ask you what answers to prepare ahead. What is your address in for that can be found on your account. What is your phone number? And what is your email? Except for checking that you as you look on your profile picture, these are the only questions I was asked in middle 2019. However, we prepared to be asked about anything concerning your account. That's it for this one. I hope you found this lesson helpful and I will see you in the next one. 9. Upwork Connects & Service Fees: Hello everyone. Remember we talked about APOC disadvantages. Well now I want to explain more in detail about what service fields can you expect and how connects can be used to apply for jobs. So let's get started. The service fields referred to the percentage airport takes for each payment you receive. Service fees are the same, whether the contracts are how early or fixed price. Also you are charged based on your lifetime billion with each client differently. Let me explain what that means. As long as our total earning with a client is lower than $500, your service fees will be 20%. Once you pass $500 with him, it gets lower to 10%. And if your earnings past $10 thousand, it's lowered again to 5%. For example, on a $600 project with a new client and Phil answer service fee will be 20% on the 1.10th, $500% on the remaining $100 the freelancers earnings have TO face would be $490. Alright, it's time I teach you what our featured jobs. This jump posts have been paid for by an unmotivated client looking to upgrade his job posts in order to help extend out on Apple, to operate it. And rising talent for your answers will be charged a reduced fee of 10% instead of 20% on future jobs. Phi2 and jumps stand down thanks to the job bad and are clearly marked in your job feet. Just look for the blue banner that says future jumps. Connects are used to submit proposals for jobs. Submitting a proposal to a job requires 234 or six connects depending on factors such as the size and type of project. You do not need to use connects when a client invites you to read on his job or when a client sends you an offer for his job. Add-in connects connects costs 15 bucks each and are sold in bundles of 1020406080 to purchase additional connects, go to settings and then select memberships and connects. And lastly, click Add more connects, returns, connects, connects may be returned an undefined circumstances, if a project is canceled by the client without making a high unquote expired, the Kinects used on that proposal will be returned to you for years. If a job post has been removed by APOC four, terms and service violation, the Kinects used on that proposal will be returned for you to reuse. That's it for this lesson has discouraging as this may be, APOC, still provide great work opportunities. So don't give up yet. And I will see you in the next one. 10. Final Words: Welcome to my final lesson. I'm truly glad you decided to take my course and I hope you enjoyed it. So congratulation on finishing my upper courts. Again, thank you so much for applying to my course. I hope you found it helpful and informative. By the way, I highly suggest to check my other courses. One of them, for example, is called worked from home in translation. And we'll teach you how to get hired for translation jobs online. So go check them out there or even a few lectures to preview for free. In my final words, I want to say that I will truly appreciate receiving a feedback rating form you, If you enjoyed my course, check a lecture video box and the option will appear. I know how busy. So if you are not able to, I completely understand. Thanks again. And thus, I wish you good luck in your future journey on Apple. And if you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask me and I will try to help you out.