Good time of day.
Responding to a question.
The number of orders at the moment, at apwork customers popular PHP/Wordpress/Laravel, WP apart from the competition.
In the direction of the JS have a lot of orders for React/Angular/Node.JS smaller in Vue.
If you talk about what you need, starting from the bottom from WP now can't go anywhere, just skills HTML/CSS for opforce anyway is no surprise.
On JS/React/Node.js orders above the level, with no experience and a good portfolio to take them harder than the same WP.
About perfect English - not true. Know it was needed, but the intermediate level altogether.
About small bets and be the first too, not quite:
• Firstly it is not a well-known cesspool. Yes, customers are different, but on the basis of mass want to pay a specialist, do not hold the mentality the customer from USA with our, it does not fit, that the specialist sets 5-8$ an hour. On average, everyone starts in the range of 12-15$, want can and 5$ to start, but it is better to get used to appreciate his work. And you will appreciate in return. Example from install of WP and theme without customization and other things went for 35$/hour, when asked why, the customer said, because I see that you make per hour, a person will be for$ 7 to put it to me a week, the customer may not be right, but this train of thought many. Again there are other cases, but then often in Job feed to see - "I give upwork last chance to do my job, the previous freelancer failed".
• Second, there must be an answer within a specific time, usually the window is about 10 minutes. Your cover letter is built from the customer relevant to your skills, portfolio, recent execution of the works, but not depends on you answer the first or the tenth.
In any case, do not, under any circumstances, work for review and for a very small bet, crooks and bastards, a large number. In the case of work for$ 5 two months in the ground. It all started with small changes, and promises to leave a good review, and then in the process you learn what the JSS, what is the hidden feedback. And so people were working.
Try to avoid customers from Pakistan, India. Russian try also to avoid, in General, look for orders in countries from Germany and the West.
In any case, just after about 6-8 months of training, you're going to answer this question with another. Good luck to you, Marina!
No need to ask to learn. Just take the job and do it. You will immediately experience the specific issues that you have and decide to look for ready answers, etc. After performing each work task, all these points that you decide, searched, asked and analyzed is converted into a priceless experience.
Upwork only with good English, I would say perfect(as the poor or middle English You will be very hard)! And problems encountered from the most primitive to 5$ to the most complex projects. And of course in the beginning, set a minimum price for the job/an hour-long, and strive to be the first! Mostly small work, quickly take the Indians.