Hi, I am thedata_boy. I have been using this forum for over a month. I have been looking for orders here since then. While following all suggestions, tips, and instructions shared here on this forum, I am still without my first order. I have been sending buyer requests, keeping myself online 24/7, and working on tips as shared by seniors over here. I am still hopeful; I will keep working and be waiting for a good day to come.
I would like to share an instance that came across during this course of time on an online freelancing forum. A few days ago, I received a message in my inbox with a query asking for my willingness to work on a project. I asked for the details but I was told that if I was agreed then it would be shared. Anyhow after some deliberation, I came to know that the guy has an online product selling business and he intended to get my positive feedback on his products as a customer. In return, he would offer me the “data entry” work along with a good review. I have turned down his offer as I considered that an unethical act to do that.
In the end, I seek suggestions from seniors regarding getting my first order.
(I have evidence of his chat trails with him as well.)