Question:

Is upwork competitive?

15 October, 2021 Samuel Redner 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: RYAN DREWS
    18 October, 2021

    You are competing with hundreds to thousands of other freelancers for any given job. The sheer volume of professionals on upwork can appear intimidating. However, there are many benefits to coming across the competition- you have more experience to pull from, people are more receptive because they need help, and you'll be watched much closer by your clients to ensure your service is consistent. Reduce the number of applicants applying for a position by implementing measures such as screening requirements or use group chats so that prospective employees see one another's credentials instantaneously. Upwork is competitive but it's not impossible to succeed here if you put in the time!

  • AUTHOR: BECKI KUCERA
    18 October, 2021

    Is upwork competitive? There are two main factors on a job site that can determine whether you have a competitive edge. Some sites allow people on the jobs marketplace to apply for a position without making an account first. If your profile is visible on these sites, your competition includes the entire world. If you have to sign in first, then your competition at least starts out as those who share similar qualifications and location (living within 5 miles of each other). The second factor is how selective companies are about their applicants- do they prefer only 5% of qualified applicants over 95%?

  • AUTHOR: MARGHERITA COBY
    18 October, 2021

    This is an interesting question. I believe so, yes. Employers on upwork are usually offering competitive pay rates to attract talent for their team. This does not mean that the competition ceases there though, as this rate can be either very attractive or quite unproductive depending on who you are competing with for said project. The most important thing is to continue learn and develop your skills in order to offer your employer the best service you can.

  • AUTHOR: JERRY HOWE
    18 October, 2021

    Yes and no. A lot depends on the experience and skillset you're bringing to the table, but if we just consider the competition for "good" jobs in this context, there's a reasonably high level of competition. Upwork pays an average $10 per hour for customer status applicants and $0.05 per hour when freelancing with or without customer status so it's not uncommon to find people bidding $1-2 dollars per hour less than you depending on what country they're from -- so don't expect to land contracts too easily without doing some work up front!

  • AUTHOR: WILLIAM REDNER
    18 October, 2021

    Yes. It has been shown in numerous studies that the average freelancer's time spent bidding on jobs is much more than they spend actually working, and a lot of their success lies in the efficiency which they can use this time to land a job. Thus it can be considered quite competitive for upwork actors to take bids from clients. It is also worth considering that you need to take into account many factors when deciding if upwork will be competitive- your skill set, your business model, your pricing, how well you market yourself etc. In short it would depend on each person, company or service provider's circumstances and own configuration.

  • AUTHOR: ANDREW MCNAUGHT
    18 October, 2021

    Yes, very competitive. Odds of success on UpWork are low as the demand is high and the supply is low. The expectation for those who succeed will be providing excellent service to those in need, providing communication and updates at all times, quick response time to messages and requirements, and quality work. You can't afford to cut corners or your client list will suffer through no fault of their own - it's crucial you understand this earlier than later so you can plan better instead of burning yourself out too quickly resulting in lost clients/business partners.