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A Lesson in "Control" (from CENTS)


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So today I got an email from Upwork saying that my account is frozen. I am going to guess it is because I login from a lot of different places since I am traveling and working at the same time.


Freelancing on Upwork is not exactly a "business" but I guess it can be dangerous relying on a platform like that for jobs.

Basically, I pay the bills via Upwork freelancing (check out SinisterLex's thread for some good info on that) so losing Upwork would be a hit for sure.

Even if you're one of the top-rated freelancers on the site, they might not need you as much as you need them :rofl:

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It's a channel. Just like Amazon. When Amazon is your only channel, you take a risk that it will remain your only channel. Sure you can make a TON of money, but it's still a Control violation and a risk.


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This is why you should after some time get your clients' contact details. I would say take the clients off upwork as soon as possible, but I feel this statement isn't morally right.

However, after a while, and if stuff like this happens, it helps to have a list of clients whom you could contact easily. Hell, I take every clients' skype/e-mail, even if we're not working together - just in case.
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Let it go/give a F*ck.

You're clearly angry. Handle it like a man. Let the liquid pour over.

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