Upwork readiness test questions answers 2020

 

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
Which items help you create a 100% complete profile? (Please check all that apply.)
  • A professional-looking profile photo of yourself
  • A title, overview, and employment history
  • A list of your top skills
  • A portfolio of work
Which of the following statements about starting to work on a job is true?
  • Start the work as soon as the client has sent you a message through Upwork
  • Start the work only once the client has sent you an offer, you have accepted the offer on the platform, and your contract appears in the My Jobs > All Contracts tab
Which of the following statements about your Job Success Score on Upwork are true? (Please check all that apply.)
  • Your Job Success Score measures your client’s satisfaction with your overall work history on Upwork
  • Longer-term relationships are a plus and can help boost your score
  • Jobs with higher earnings weigh more and will have a bigger impact on your score
Which of the following statements about Upwork’s Terms of Service are true? (Please check all that apply.)
  • You commit to keeping client relationships on Upwork for at least 24 months, unless you or your client pays a conversion fee to take the relationship off the marketplace
  • Soliciting or accepting payment from an Upwork client off the platform is a violation of Upwork’s Terms of Service
  • You can only have ONE Upwork account. This one account gives you access to any account type you may need including: freelancer, client, agency
  • You can share your account credentials with other users
What are the best practices for submitting a winning proposal through Upwork? (Please check all that apply.)
  • Write a personal and professional greeting
  • Describe your relevant experience in key areas listed in the job post – demonstrate you’ve 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
Which of the following describes your responsiveness score? (Please check all that apply.)
  • Your responsiveness score is based on how quickly you respond to (accept/decline) clients’ invitations to jobs
  • Your responsiveness score appears on your profile for clients to see
How does Upwork’s Payment Protection for fixed price jobs work (using Escrow)?
  • The client deposits (pre-funds) a milestone 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
What do you need to qualify for Upwork’s Payment Protection for hourly jobs? (Please check all that apply.)
  • You must have an hourly contract
  • You must have a client with a verified billing method
  • You must log your hours with the Upwork Desktop App
  • You must write out activities performed in the Work Diary with memos or activities labels
  • You must exceed the contract’s weekly time limit set by the client
Which are requirements to achieve Top Rated freelancer status on Upwork? (Please check all that apply.)
  • Job Success score of 90%+
  • $1,000 earnings in the past year
  • 100% complete profile
  • Up-to-date availability status
  • Passed interview with an Upwork representative
  • No recent account holds
To prevent falling victim to payment scams, which tips should you follow to protect yourself from suspicious activities?
  • Share your bank information with your client
  • Accept mailed checks from your client
  • Contact Upwork’s customer support when a client offers to pay you directly via PayPal, Western Union, or another method outside of the Upwork payments system
  • Accept a job where the client asks you to pay money to get a job

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