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How to Get First Job on Upwork

So, you a graduate and completed your studies right. Being a skilful and sitting dull is contrary to wisdom. Let’s assume you’re jobless and struggling to get one.  You are well educated, skillful and experienced in your field. Then why you’re waiting for someone to hold up your hand and grab you in to testify you. Believing in your potentials is something very important that you should exercise. Actually, many of us don’t analyze inner abilities with which we are good enough to at least earn a three-time meal. Here I’ll tell you the few secrets how to get the first job online that I myself adopts in the whole career. You can also say it as how to get first job on Upwork or on other online working platforms.  

And every wise apply this, but merely share. So, let’s jump in.

The Basic Requirements to get the first job online

There are many, but most important your attitude, communication skills, the idea of how to present, past experience, and quality of ownership interest conveyed to the buyer.

Let’s discuss these in details.


Showing a positive attitude in your talks plays winning role and uplift the chances of being hired by the client at online platform. Your prime responsibility should be to maintain respect. Way of talking should be respectful.

Communication Skills

Language and selection of words are the key factors to impress your client. Write a good cover letter with a proper salutation. Mention your skills required for the particular job you are applying for. Listen to the client’s requirement, understand the needs and act accordingly.


Hire success rate lies in your project presentation. Work-out on your client’s project and prepare a beautiful presentation on this. If you have already worked on such project earlier, then don’t forget to mention it with incremented version. You should make a presentation on Microsoft PowerPoint and deliver. Interviews are somehow big hurdle for under-confident people. You should be confident in yourself.

How Past Experience Play its role in online job

Your past is much influencing for you to be considered for a particular job online. For instance, you are applying for an SEO project of a website. The client may ask you about your previous experience. So, should have complete project details of your previous successful milestone that you achieved. Well at online platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer, your profile acts as the shop. So, design your shop and write you complete details of education, skills, and most importantly experiences.

Quality of Ownership

It actually enhances your re-hiring rate and returning customers. It is most important, I feel, you should work on each task as your own, for you are detailed too. Let’s say as a web-developer or in the software development industry, you should work as the owner of the business. You should adopt ownership quality taking the project as a challenge.

Don’t feel work as a burden and provide real-time customer support for your clients even after completion of the project. Your clients will be happy with you and will feel blessed that he hired an obedient worker.

Shehbaz Malik
Shehbaz Malik
A computer science graduate. Interested in emerging technological wonders that are making mankind more approachable to explore the universe. I truly believe that blockchain advancements will bring long-lasting revolutions in people’s lives. Being a blogger, I occasionally share my point of views regarding the user experience of digital products.


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