Competitive & low pay
FREELANCE WRITING, INDEPENDANT CONTRACTOR (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – August 13, 2018
The best thing UpWork offers is flexibility. While some employers do offer full time and long-term job opportunities, the market is extremely competitive and depending on skills sets and time on UpWork, it is hard to find more long-term jobs. Also, unfortunately, because of the competitive nature, the pay can be extremely low. There are no benefits or paid time off options.
However, the system is very easy to use both in applying for and submitting work, and UpWork's escrow model protects contractors from being taken advantage of.
I would mostly recommend UpWork for those looking for part-time work with flexible hours.