I've sent dozens of proposals to clients, bought an Upwork Plus Membership account, updated my profile, and even lowered hourly/project rates in the proposals and I still can't land a single client to boost my score & profile. Some of the jobs require that I'm in the Rising Talent Program, I'm looking into forums to where/who I can ask to be included in the Program. Hope someone from your team can help me out.
The Rising Talent status is assigned automatically when a freelancer meets the requirements listed here. This process is working as designed and we can't specify a reason why a freelancer isn't eligible for receiving the Rising Talent badge. Once you qualify, you should receive a notification letting you know.
Additionally, you may also want to check out these articles from our Hiring Headquarters to help you create proposals that win jobs, and help you boost your career on Upwork:
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