Upwork, previously referred to as oDesk, is an online platform that brings together skilled workers and business owners from different parts of the world.
How to join upwork.com
The website offers free membership thus joining the site will not cost you a thing. To get started, you can visit upwork.com and click on the sign up button. You can also register on the site by using your Linkedln, Google or Facebook account.
After you have signed up successfully with the website and your freelancer account has been created, you will be required to update some details on your profile including your location, skills, and personal information. Be sure to supply only truthful and accurate information.
How do you Earn money on Upwork?
After registering with the site, you can apply for available jobs that match your skill set and wait to be contacted by the employer. If you get hired, there are two ways you can charge for your services – per job basis or per hour basis. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. You are paid only after the owner of the project is satisfied with the task.
Freelancers can receive payments through several options including Skrill, Payoneer and PayPal.