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Re: Expanding Specialized Profiles for Freelancers

Active Member
Ivan P Member Since: Sep 9, 2015
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hello there, 

i got a email, but i cant reach that profile options on my acc _

any tip for mua ?



Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Ivan,



I checked this and feature was enabled for you. Could you please go to your Account > Find Work> Profile, and please check out this help article for more information about it. Let us know if you need any further assistance. Thank you.

~ Bojan
Active Member
Ivan P Member Since: Sep 9, 2015
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yes, its active now. 

thank you Bojan 


Community Leader
Zoha U Member Since: Feb 8, 2017
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Greetings of the day! 

I was looking into the feature of Upwork which allows the freelancer to add a specialized profile to their existing one. Many questions popped into my head and here those are


1: Since I only work in the category of "Graphic Design" in "Design and Development", should I create only 1 specialized profile and add the plethora of tasks I do? Or else, should I create a specific profile for each provided the fact that every sub-category in Graphic Design is important? (For example, my expertise is Logo, Brochure, and Website Design. Does that mean I should create three special profiles?)


I think that's all. Will absolutely be grateful for any hints, suggestions or reviews. 

Upwork Staff
Cary L Upwork Staff Member Since: Jan 11, 2016
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Hi Zoha, 


Thanks for your question! I would recommend creating the Graphic Design Specialized Profile. You'll find that in Step 2 when you're creating the profile you'll be able to include the more detailed information about the type of designs you create: Brochures and Logos.


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Over time as we learn more about the different types of skills and types of work Designers produce, we'll add new questions like these so that you can showcase more of your specific skills and abilities in your profile. 


We will also ask similar questions to clients when they are creating job posts - this is how we'll continue to improve our ability to match you with the right jobs! 




Community Leader
Zoha U Member Since: Feb 8, 2017
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Thanks Carey! 

Presently it allows me to add two more specialized profiles, so I will take it as an advantage and add two of my expertise in. 

Totally loving the feature, and hope it works as help to Upwork search engines and us freelancers.

With hopes of it getting better as people explore it further!


Community Leader
Zoha U Member Since: Feb 8, 2017
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One quick feedback. 


Instead of uploading a portfolio twice(One for specialized profile and the other general one) Can we instead have an "Edit" button on the portfolio along with "Add" which allows us to select the portfolio from our general profile which we think will go on the specialized ones as well. 



Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Zoha,


We're glad you like the feature and are sharing your experience with us! Please note that if you add portfolio items to your specialized profile, they will also be included in your general profile so there's no need for uploading the samples twice. Have you tried uploading a sample and experienced a different flow?

Ace Contributor
Esther Alfonsina S Member Since: Oct 10, 2015
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This is great! I just received the invitation to create the specialized profile but when I click the option, seem the link is not working, is there a way to fix this or do I need to do something else?

Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Alfonsina,


Do you get any error when you click on the link? You can also go to Find Work> Profile and access your Specialized Profile draft.

~ Valeria