Upwork教學・獨立接案者Upwork接案攻略|Upwork接案賺錢:8個自由工作者遠距工作領週薪的秘密

Upwork教學・獨立接案者Upwork接案攻略|Upwork接案賺錢:8個自由工作者遠距工作領週薪的秘密

文章最後更新於 2022 年 7 月 6 日

Last Updated on 2022 年 7 月 6 日 by 妙喵 / Margot

自由接案的 freelancer 一定不陌生、甚至耳熟的美國最大規模外包兼接案媒合平台 Upwork

想在 Upwork 賺錢卻因為資料太少、英文沒有母語人士那般流利、懶得研究官方資料,

嚮往接海外專案測試自己的實力、累積作品集、想賺外匯/高於薪資的收入、增加其他主動收入,

只要你有其中一個念頭,那你就很適合了解 Upwork 是什麼樣的接案平台!

使用 Upwork 接案前先了解註冊/認證身份、運作流程、需求技能、佣金計算方式、專案類型、薪資提領方式/頻率,並附上官方導覽手冊供你下載參考。

身為跨境自由遠距工作者,想試試看自己的實力、累積作品集、增加主動收入、海外接案經驗等,使用 Upwork 接案絕對是個值得嘗試的途徑♪

1|Upwork 是什麼

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說到海外接案一定沒有人不知道 Upwork

Elance-oDesk 合併後誕生的 Upwork

擔任跨境海外接案實現遠端工作願景的自由工作者接案平台領頭羊滿20年!

Upwork 是全球最大的自由工作者人力市場,

隨著越來越多的聯繫與獨立員工轉往線上、知識工作(例如軟體、購物及其他知識類工作)同時也轉至線上作業。

這種轉變使客戶可以更快、更輕鬆地即時與人才聯繫與合作,且讓各地專業人員不必在固定時間與地點工作。

自由工作者每年透過 Upwork 賺取超過10億美元,總部位於加州山景城,並在加州的舊金山、挪威的奧斯陸都設有辦公室。

2|Upwork 的使用身分

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註冊了 Upwork 的帳號後,可以同時切換成以下這四種身份:

  1. 個人自由工作者
  2. 代理機構(仲介)
  3. 客戶
  4. 企業客戶

想以硬技能投入跨境遠距接案市場的朋友,可以選擇下面兩種方案其一。

2.1|Individual freelancer

  • 免費版的 Freelancer Basic
  • 付費版的 Freelancer Plus

Individual freelancers

For self-employed individuals and small companies that have a specific skill set and are looking to work on their own.

2.1.1|免費與付費方案比較

個人名義接案的自由工作者,Upwork 提供了 2 種身份的方案:

  • 免費版的 Basic
  • 付費版的 Plus

以下是官方提供的 Freelancer Basic 跟 Freelancer Plus 方案的比較資料:

FREELANCER BASICFREELANCER PLUS
Free14.99 USD / month
This includes a complete Upwork profile, the opportunity to buy Connects at any time, unlimited invitations to projects, and Payment Protection.Includes everything in the Freelancer Basic membership plan, including Upwork Payment Protection, plus 70 Connects per month and visibility into what others are bidding on the contract.
Buy Connects for $0.15 each*70 Connects Per Month*
Shared across the agency
*NOTE: Connects are used to apply for jobs. It costs 1-6 Connects to submit a proposal. Invitations you receive from clients are free.Buy Additional Connects
If you run out of Connects, you can buy more at any time for $0.15 per Connect
View Competitor Bids
See the minimum, maximum, and average bid for any job
Hourly Protection
For eligible hourly jobs, you're ensured payment for every hour worked
Hourly Protection
For eligible hourly jobs, you're ensured payment for every hour worked
Fixed-Price Protection
For fixed-price jobs, payments are secured through prefunded milestones
Fixed-Price Protection
For fixed-price jobs, payments are secured through prefunded milestones

2.1.2|如何升級 Freelancer Plus 付費方案呢?

升級 Freelancer Plus 方案的路徑是:

路徑:大頭照 > Settings > Profile Settings > Earnings privacy 處點選 Upgrade to a Freelancer Plus membership 進行升級付費方案

freelancer-plus
升級 Freelancer Plus 方案

2.2|Agency

擁有軟技能或不想以硬技能接案的朋友,可以參考以代理機構 Agency 身份接案:

Agencies

For companies and freelancers who have subcontractors or employees who plan to tackle projects together on Upwork.

代理機構 Agency 只有付費方案的 Plus;

types

Agency Plus 方案官方資料如下:

AGENCY PLUS
Agency Plus membership
$ 20 / month
Designed for agencies with team members on their Upwork account. In addition to a company logo and company name, this plan allows an agency owner to add unlimited team members and share Connects among their team. It also includes visibility into other bidders on contracts, unlimited invitations to projects, and Payment Protection.
Multi-Person Teams
Add and support unlimited teams and team members
Buy Connects for $0.15 each*
Shared across the agency
Buy Additional Connects
You can buy more at any time for $0.15 per Connect
View Competitor Bids
See the minimum, maximum, and average bid for any job
Hourly Protection
For eligible hourly jobs, you're ensured payment for every hour worked
Fixed-Price Protection
For fixed-price jobs, payments are secured through pre-funded milestones
*NOTE
Connects are used to apply to jobs. It costs 1-6 Connects to submit a proposal. Invitations you receive from clients are free.

發包的客戶則是有個人客戶及企業客戶兩種,

有些中文用戶推薦在 Upwork 接到案後再低價發包給別人賺取差價,

我不建議外包給別人!

想起很久以前的網路笑話中的美國天才工程師,就是把公司分配給他的工作低價發包給印度工程師,

他自己每天在公司耍廢準時下班,考績還非常好爽領高薪好幾年後才被踢爆,結果大家都說他是天才XD

2.3|為什麼我不推薦呢?

  1. 因為 Upwork 有 time tracker 會每十分鐘截圖一次你的電腦螢幕到你的 Work diary
  2. 你外包給別人也代表你同時要告訴接案者你的帳密,這會導致對方直接重設你的薪資提領帳戶把你的薪資領光、再取代你的帳戶
  3. 就算可以手動記錄工時也是要你的發包客戶同意,你的工時才會受承認進入薪資審議流程

會這樣說的人,他們應該沒有實際接案過或是他們只接 Fixed-Price project 甚至是很早期的接案者!

如果你可以克服上列這三項困難的話,當然很歡迎你接案外包給別人。

也拜託告訴我你怎麼克服這三個困難的!拜託~

只是我覺得很迂迴,又怕會衍伸出其他沒預料到的意外情形造成款項問題。

直接用 Agency 身份接案就好,收費比較有保障又不必花其他的註冊跟外包費!

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