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Specialized Profiles Soon Available in All Categories

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Stefan M Member Since: Mar 3, 2019
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Hi Kerri,

 

You can't skip that Unfortunately. You must create a specialized profile for new Portfolio. So, why you not create a specialized profile from your general, to be the same or write something more?

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Jess,

 

Thank you for sharing your feedback. The prompt will disappear after you create a specialized profile. We currently have no plans to turn the prompt off at the moment, as having a specialized profile allows you to input more structured skill information. This, in turn, helps power more accurate searches and recommendations, and allows you to be found by clients who are looking for you based on the skills you have and the deliverables you create. For more information on why specialized profiles are important, please read this blog post from our VP of Product.

~ Valeria
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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Valeria K wrote:

....having a specialized profile allows you to input more structured skill information. This, in turn, helps power more accurate searches and recommendations, and allows you to be found by clients who are looking for you based on the skills you have and the deliverables you create. For more information on why specialized profiles are important, please read this blog post from our VP of Product.


Unless and until there is correspondence between the skills clients can search for and the skills freelancers can choose to highlight, there is no way to evaluate that claim, or for freelancers to exploit the imputed value of specialized profiles. And really, Valeria...referring anyone who has been engaged in this discussion for weeks or months back to the feature announcement?

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Joshua R Member Since: Mar 18, 2018
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I just got access to create a specialized profile, but when I go to submit a proposal, I don't see anywhere to choose to show the client my specialized profile. How do I choose this option? 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Joshua R wrote:

I just got access to create a specialized profile, but when I go to submit a proposal, I don't see anywhere to choose to show the client my specialized profile. How do I choose this option? 


You don't choose an option. It automatically shows (or is supposed to show) the one that aligns with the required skills.

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Joshua R Member Since: Mar 18, 2018
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Hmm...so I have no idea which one it will show? That's frustrating. I'm specializing by niche, not service, so I guess they aren't allowing for that? i.e. I'm only offering writing services, but I want to split my profiles so I can specialize in cryptocurrency writing on my main profile and medical writing on my specialized profile. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Joshua R wrote:

Hmm...so I have no idea which one it will show?


Your specialized one will show for all writing jobs

 


Joshua R wrote:

i.e. I'm only offering writing services, but I want to split my profiles so I can specialize in cryptocurrency writing on my main profile and medical writing on my specialized profile. 


That is not going to work

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Joshua R Member Since: Mar 18, 2018
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Ok thanks. That's a bummer. I would really like that option. 

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Joshua,

 

When you submit a proposal for a job, your most relevant specialized profile will be shown to the client when they are reviewing proposals. If you don’t have a specialized profile, the client will see your general profile. While one profile will be shown by default, the client will always be able to view all versions of your profile.

 

Note that the ability for freelancers to submit a specialized profile with a proposal will be added later. We’ll keep you’ll posted!

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Joshua R Member Since: Mar 18, 2018
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"Note that the ability for freelancers to submit a specialized profile with a proposal will be added later. We’ll keep you’ll posted!"

Yes, please please listen to your freelancers more. You just gave me a great feature that I can't even use. Just give me the option to select which profile to show the client when I submit a proposal. That's a no-brainer. Thanks 

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