My month on @Upwork https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0115a52654d3cda29a starts when I get issued tokens to apply for work.
In my case, that was two days ago. The norm is to get one job offer in 16 applications and to be offered work after three days.
After a lackluster end to my previous month, when I did no paid work for two weeks - despite many people saying they would offer work - this month started with a bang.
One firm offer
This morning, I had a possible client tell me that they were wanting me to write for them.
Two strong possibilities
I also had two possible clients showing more than a polite interest in working with me - including one I didn't apply to for work.