Upwork Readiness Test 2018 Version

Question 1
How do you earn and maintain a good job success score?
• You have 3 distinct clients in a 24-month period
• You have good outcomes with your clients- protip: exceed their expectations for an awesome job success score
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • All of the above

Question 2
Which of the following describes your responsiveness score?
• Your responsiveness score is based on how quickly you accept or decline client’s invitations to jobs
• Your responsiveness score appears on your profile for clients to see
• Your responsiveness score will not be impacted negatively if you mark yourself as unavailable
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • All of the above

Question 3
Which questions do the most successful freelancers have in mind when selecting the right jobs for them?
• Do I have the needed skills for the job?
• Do I have time to complete the job in the client’s timeframe?
• Is the job description well thought out and descriptive of the role?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • All of the above

Question 4
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • What is the safest way to communicate with your clients?
Upwork messages: it provides chat, voice and video capabilities. It also provides a record of your communication and helps to protect you in case of disputes
• Other forms of communication: Skype, Email, Google hangout

Question 5
When is it ok to be paid outside the Upwork platform?
• To satisfy the client
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • Almost never. Getting paid off platform violates Upwork’s terms of service and exposes you to risk of not being paid. Generally, you should be paid through Upwork; to legally take work off the platform, you and the client must wait 24 months or pay an opt-out fee

Question 6
How does Upwork’s payment protection for fixed*price projects work (using escrow)?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • The client deposits(pre-funds) a mile stone payment into escrow before you begin working. Upon receiving and approving the work, the client releases the payment to you
• You proactively begin working before the client has created and funded a milestone

Question 7
What are tips for submitting a proposal? (select all that apply)
Note: There may be more than one right answer
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • Write a personal and professional greeting
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • Describe your relevant experience in key areas listed in the job post- demonstrate you have read it
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • Outline how you would approach and complete the job
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • Respond to any screening questions listed in the job post
• Copy and paste your proposal to submit as many proposals as possible in a short time

Question 8
As a freelancer, what do you need to qualify for Upwork’s payment protection for hourly jobs?
• An hourly contract
• Client with a verified billing method
• An account in good standing
• To log your hours with the Upwork desktop app
• To annotate your work Dairy with memos or activity labels that adequately describes the activity performed
• To stay within the Contract’s weekly limits
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • All of the above

Question 9
What are the key elements to include in your profile?
Fun fact: 1/3 of jobs on Upwork are posted as ‘’Invite-only’’. Therefore, a good profile is critical in attracting invites from clients.
• A specific overview that includes your skills and type of work you can accomplish for clients
• A professional profile photo where you wear business casual attire, with a friendly expression, and a plain background
• An accurate title that reflects your job experience and the work that you are looking for
• Evidence of past success in targeted skills (e.g skill tests, certifications, portfolio, pieces, education, work experience)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • All of the above

Question 10
What items should a reputable client never ask you to do?
• Buy items on behalf of the client and get reimbursed later
• Work for free
• Provide personal information (e.g bank account, driver’s licence, passport)
• Click on a link that asks you to enter your login information
• Pay to submit a job proposal
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • All of the above

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