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How to get started on Upwork from Bangladesh

oDesk is the # 1 Freelance Marketplace in the world. But many of them are don’t know How to get started on Upwork perfectly. Some steps are very simple. But some others are tricky. 

To make a successful freelancing career on Upwork, you have to start it very carefully and sincerely. Any silly mistake can cause you a big loss. Because, it is little difficult to manage your first job on Upwork. Nothing to be worried about. Any qualified freelancer can make all these things quite easily.
English language proficiency is a major problem for many Bangladeshi freelancers. They know how to work accurately but they face some difficulties to communicate with the client. Because most of the clients are English speaking and they love to interview or communicate via telephone or skype. So it is seriously recommended that you must upgrade your English speaking ability before starting on Upwork. This is the main key to be a successful freelancer on Upwork.

Let’s Start !

Any way, if you feel comfortable with your English knowledge, you may proceed. The steps are given below. Let’s try to describe one by one.

    • Sign up a Free Upwork account.
    • Try to pass Readiness test successfully.
    • Upload a Portrait to your Profile.
    • Fix your Hourly Rate carefully. As a newbie your Hourly Rate should be below $2. It could be increased after getting your first job.
    • Make your Profile public that any Client can see your Profile. 
    • Carefully choose your Profile Title. It should be relevant to your expertise. Profile Title is very important for the search term of relevant contractors that a Client can find you to offer a job.
    • Determine your self assessed English Knowledge level. Normally it should not be below 4.
    • Write a good Objective about you. There is an example given. You may take some help from it but don’t copy it.
    • Arrange your Portfolio with your previous work if any. Please don’t give any false examples. Be honest.
    • Try to make your Profile up to 100% mark. It will increase your weekly job application quota up to 25.
    • Verify your identity though it is optional.
    • Attend some tests to relevant to your specialty. One thing should keep in mind that one test can be repeated after one month.
    • And Finally, Start applying for jobs.
Now you know how to get started on Upwork from Bangladesh/or where ever you else. Obviously all Bangladeshi Freelancers want to work on Upwork. For more knowledge you should browse all pages on Upwork. It might be more helpful for you.

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