What if I need help with my current project?
For every project, you will have an Account Manager who will monitor your work and guide you every step of the way. The Manager will also be checking to make sure your work is complete, accurate, and on-time. Most of this communication will happen through email so please check it regularly when working on a project.
How do I find out about new projects?
As new projects become available we will email you with the specifics, such as the type of work, the length of the project, and the amount you will be paid for your work. You can accept or decline a project on the Work Simplr platform.
We fill up the work slots on a first come, first served basis so be sure to check your email regularly and respond quickly.
Will I be penalized if I turn down an project?
No, you are not penalized for turning down any project. We know stuff comes up and you may not have the time to do the work. We’d rather you don’t commit to something you can’t finish and do well. We will keep you in the system and continue to reach out to you whether you say yes or no to a project.
What are the benefits of working at Work Simplr?
- Flexible work you can fit into your existing schedule.
- Make some money.
- Gain work experience and boost your resume.
What does project-based work look like at Work Simplr?
- Project work focuses on completing a set amount of tasks in a predefined amount of time.
- An average project for us is about 20 hours over a 2-week timeframe.
- Most projects offer a great deal of flexibility. You can set your own hours as long as you get the work done on time and meet the benchmarks of work along the way.
- All work is remote/virtual so you can complete the work anywhere as long as you have access to the internet, a computer, and a phone.
How often can I expect to hear about projects?
Freelance project work is inconsistent. We can’t guarantee when, or how often, we will reach out to you. We are constantly sourcing new work but we can’t promise a certain amount of work over any period of time. The inconsistent nature of our work is the flip-side of providing you with the most flexible work option.
What are the skills/characteristics necessary to do work with Work Simplr?
If you have a basic understanding of Google Sheets and Documents and you are good at finding information on the web, you are perfect for most of the work we have. We also love students who finish their work on or before the deadline, are reliable, ask questions, and pay attention to detail– but then again, what employer doesn’t love those qualities!
How do you assign projects?
We first match the projects to the specific skills of our students. We reach out to the qualified students with information about the project- type of work, due date, and payment. The first student who responds when we reach out will be assigned the project.
What types of companies will I be working with?
We work with a wide range of companies small to big, local to national. You may or may not know the identity of the company.
What type of work will I do?
We currently offer four categories of project-based work.
-Internet Research/Data Collection
-User Acceptance Testing
-Lead Generation - includes phone and email work and/or setting up appointments
The assignments worked on will require skills that you already have, allowing you the opportunity to put them to good use. We plan to have more and different types of work available down the road.
Can I simply register or do I have to complete the 10 minute chat??
You do not qualify for work unless you go through the chat. But don’t panic, we just want to get to know you and give you a chance to meet us!
Are international students eligible?
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to work with international students abroad or international students studying in the U.S. due to the restrictions the U.S. government places on eligibility.
We plan to open up the platform to international students at some point down the road. Register your interest and stay tuned!
Why is feedback important?
We know the main reason you come to UPSKLS is to earn money, but you will also build professional skills that will be useful for any type of career your pursue down the road. Embrace the learning and feedback we provide in and outside of the project work you do.
Do I need to be a U.S. student?
We are currently only working with students in the U.S. in high school and higher education (15+ yrs). You need to be enrolled in a community college, public or private 4 year university, or any other certification/bootcamp program.
Any degree and any level of student (freshman to graduate school) is eligible.
Due to government regulations, we are currently not able to take on International students.
Will I get paid project work right away?
The number of projects and when they are assigned depends on the number of projects coming in. We have students who have completed multiple projects for different people, and/or because they did a good job and the manager came back to them with more work. If you don’t hear from us right away, don’t worry, we keep your profile active as more projects come in.
Why do I need to sign up for an introductory conversation?
The introductory chat helps us to get to know you better. What do you like to do? What are good at doing? It’s not a formal interview but more an opportunity to help identify the existing skills you have that will match up to paid project work.
How do I get started at Work Simplr?
It’s a super easy process.
1.Register at https://worksimplr.com/signup/student
2. The registration will take you to a calendar to book a 10 minute chat with someone at Work Simplr. Be
sure to watch the video describing Work Simplr before the chat.
3.After you complete the chat, you will be in our system and we will reach out to you when we have work
that matches your skills and interests. You don’t have to do anything else- no checking job boards, no
submitting applications, no more interviews!
Do I need to do anything after I complete the 10 minute chat?
Once you register and complete the chat, you are good to go. You will qualify for work for as long as you are in school. We encourage you to visit the platform to add more detail to your profile, but it’s not required to match you to the work we typically have. Adding skills to your profile will qualify you for more advanced and specific work down the road.
- You are considered an independent contractor for Work Simplr so you must provide us with a W9 form after you complete your first assignment.
- We do not take out any taxes from your payment.
- Upon completion of each assignment, a feedback form will be sent to you where you will provide the information on how to pay you. The fastest,
easiest way to pay is to send the money directly into your bank account via an ACH transfer.
- You must submit a feedback form after each project in order to get paid.
How do you determine the payment for the student?
We pay a flat fee for each project. We estimate how long we believe it will take for you to complete the work and come up with a flat fee. If it takes you less time to complete the work, you get the same fee. If it takes you longer than anticipated to complete the work, you get the same fee. You do not get paid for partial work– you must complete the entire project.
What if I can’t finish a project?
Hopefully, you don’t take on any work you can’t complete. But, we understand sometimes emergencies come up and you may not be able to complete a project. In rare instances when you are not meeting the benchmarks and due dates set throughout a project and/or you need to back out due to an emergency, we will look to replace you with another student.
You will NOT be paid for any partial work you’ve completed.