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Specialized Profiles Soon Available in All Categories

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Ankit A Member Since: Jan 5, 2018
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whats wrong with upwork ! 

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Ankit A Member Since: Jan 5, 2018
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Am not able to add portfolio items to my profile. 

 

Whenever I am trying to add portfolio items, am asked to make a specialized profile first.

My target jobs are UI related only, so my specialized profile won't be different from my general profile. (I was asked to remove specialized profile if it's no different from my general profile )

 

Also, I have a request to show 8 or 12 portfolio items at first place instead of 4 items and hiding others behind pagination.  I feel that clients don't try to check 2 or 3rd page of the portfolio section. Item related to their job most may remain hidden in pagination. 

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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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The bad news is, it isn't a bug; It's how the system has indeed been designed.

Some freelancers have previously raged about why Upwork would force them to create a specialised profile in this manner.

 

Nothing has happened since then.

 

 

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Ankit A Member Since: Jan 5, 2018
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https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Do-I-need-to-make-a-Specialized-Profile-if-my-General-Ac...

 

In the post-Mr. Preston H asked me not to make a specialized profile is both are same. 

Thats so confusing!

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Pawan K Member Since: Jan 29, 2015
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These days, I don't see which specialized profile the proposal went from where there was the option to select the relevant profile while applying to the job. I am curious, how Upwork is determining the job and profile relevancy to make our connects and efforts worth. 

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Casey C Member Since: Oct 31, 2019
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I've noticed that while submitting a proposal for some content and copywriting jobs, it lets me know that my specialized profile has been sent. With others, it doesn't. How can I select the specialized profile so I can guarantee it's sent?

 

Thanks!

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Casey, Pawan and others,

 

We did test an option for the freelancer to submit a specialized profile instead of general profile on some jobs, however, this test is now over. Currently general profiles are sent with proposals by default and clients are then also able to navigate to specialized profiles. If anythings changes with the way the process works, we'll make sure to update the Community.

~ Valeria
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Pawan K Member Since: Jan 29, 2015
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Was not that option much better?

What is the benefit of keeping the specialized profile when every proposal would go from the general profile. What difference it will make? By the way it doesn't at all. The test which you were doing was really making sense we were pretty happy with that.
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Pawan Kumar | Certified Marketing Professional
iNFIN Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Ph: +91 172 651 2388, 987 699 5677, 855 800 1585
Web: http://www.infintechnologies.com
E mail : pawan.k@infintechnologies.com
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Sophia S Member Since: Nov 14, 2019
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When I try to add to my portfolio, I am given a popup to create a new speciality profile instead. This seems wrong. Can we not have portfolios on our general profiles anymore? Or is this just a tech issue?

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Kathleen P Member Since: Nov 21, 2019
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I am new to Upwork and am working on adding samples to my portfolio. I added the first one without difficulty a few days ago, but now I cannot seem to add the second one. Whenever I click on the Add button, the site goes immediately to instructions for establishing a specialized profile, and that is not what I want to do. Am I making some stupid mistake, or is there a glitch in the system? My understanding was that we could add multiple items to a portfolio. Thank you very much for any help you can give me.

Kathleen P.

 

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