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Expanding Specialized Profiles for Freelancers

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Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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Michelle A wrote:

Hi, this is not applicable to me since my specialty is not listed in the options. I've submitted it as a suggestion yet the huge banner still clutters up my profile. Can I request to have it removed please?


Thank you.

I've been asking this same question for months. It would be really nice to get a straight answer, and a solution!

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Valentina D Member Since: Mar 11, 2019
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I have been seen recently at some freelance profiles that they have different descriptions for every set of skills they have. For example, a grafic designer who has a tab on her profile that describes her job as an illustrator; another tab as a logo designer an so. Each tab has a different profile description and job history.

How do they do that?

I would like to do that with my freelance Upwork account, since I can do different types of jobs and mixing all on one single description could be confusing for prospect clients.

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Valentina, 

These are Specialized Profiles, and are currently being offerred to freelancers in the Mobile Development, and Design & Creative categories. You may read more information about Specialized Profiles in this help article, and this Community post.

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Frances H Member Since: Jul 4, 2018
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How do I add to my specialized "Presentation Design? profile? According to the Help Center there is an "edit" option on the specialized profile but I can't find it anywhere.

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


Please do click on Menage Specialized Profiles link, which is located on the right side above the Specialized Profiles tabs:


Once you do, please click on the three dots drop-down menu icon, and chose Edit:



This will present to you the Edit Specialized Profile page.


I hope this helped.



~ Bojan
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Soumya N Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Soumya,


Thanks for your question and feedback. I'll share it with the team that's improving Specialized Profiles and adding more categories, skills and industries to them.

~ Valeria
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Soumya N Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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Elaman I Member Since: Dec 29, 2015
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Before the release of the Specialized profile feature, I wrote my profile to fill one specific niche (one skillset).

Now after Specialized profile feature is release, I've created two profiles each focuses on two different niches.

Question is: What do I do with General profile? Do I rewrite it to accomodate to skiils? Will that affect my visibility in searches? Wouldn't that violate long standing rule to specialize on just single niche?

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Relevant and valid question, Elaman.  I flagged your post to draw a moderator's attention to it.  Hopefully you will get a direct and informative answer.  And one that the rest of will learn from....