Upwork allows freelancers to find work. It also allows companies to post jobs to hire freelancers.

You can work as much or as little as you want on Upwork.

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You can work 1 hour a week or 100 hours a week on Upwork; it’s totally up to you.

Make $5 a year on Upwork or $500,000 a year on Upwork; again, it’s totally up to you.

The sky really is the limit when it comes to freelancing or contracting on a website like Upwork.

Why To Care

If you’re interested in a second income or even going full time as a freelancer you should be interested in Upwork.

A few nights ago I was looking for a good project that I could complete in under an hour. I had an hour to waste and I was playing a video game so I figured why not. I found a posting asking for a website review for a medial website. I applied for the proposal and was hired. Within 20 minutes I answered the guy’s questions about his website. I told him what I suggested he do from a design stand point, how to speed up his homepage, and even gave him a few tips on wording and verbiage used in the website.

I could have done many other things to waste time instead of further building my portfolio on Upwork. This will help me acquire future work on Upwork.

You can make a decent side or second income from freelancing work. If you build your freelancing career you can eventually become a full time freelancer.

When working on Upwork you can work as much or as little as you’d like and you can make whatever hours for yourself you’d like.

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Getting Started

You’ll start by creating your login credentials. You’ll enter basic information and create your password.

The next page will ask you about what you want to do on Upwork. Your choices are either to post jobs and hire people or find jobs and work for people.

If you’re wanting to freelance, you should choose the option that allows you to work for people and companies. On the other hand, if you want to hire freelancers then you should take that route.

Freelancer Route

You’ll begin by putting in information about your work and employment history in your profile.

Here’s a list of information on your profile:

  • Work History & Feedback
  • Portfolio
  • Skills
  • Tests
  • Certifications
  • Employment History
  • Education
  • Other Experiences

These are pretty standard fields for any resume or website profile that aids in getting a job like LinkedIn.

After filling this out and submitting your profile you’ll have to wait a few days for Upwork to look through your application (profile) and determine if it’s good enough for Upwork.


You’ll be fully permitted to find work on the site!


If you are denied you can always revise and add to your profile to make you more qualified and then you can resubmit your application.

Hiring a Freelancer

If you choose the other side of the site and elect to hire a freelancer you’ll begin by putting in company information.

After that you can actually begin posting job positions and hiring people.

When you hire someone and they complete the job you’ll have to pay them. You do this by adding a payment method. You have to pay someone via Upwork.

Wrapping It Up

I’m keeping this post short and sweet. I highly suggest Upwrok and I believe it’s a great addition to your income and further builds your overall experience.

Best of luck with your future Upwork jobs or hirings!

Written by

Knowledge is everything. Software Engineer, Coach, Writer. Helms Media Founder. Much love.

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