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Profile Not Approved

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Leo T Member Since: Nov 26, 2018

Apologies, riding on the thread.


Getting the message "You should hear back within 24 hours. You will be able to submit proposals once your profile is approved." 


Can I check if it is ok?

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Anoop C Member Since: Jan 9, 2018

Hi Avery,


I have been trying to get profile approved by upwork for sometime. My profile has been rejected twice now.


I have taken test, written a detailed description, uploaded portfolio, but still no luck.


I am an experienced webdesigner and digital marketing strategist. I am sure I can add a lot of value to the platform and my clients.


Can you point me in the right direction, and let me know what am I missing here?

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Mohammad T Member Since: Dec 3, 2018

 i have the same problem and update my profile several times and still rejected

please help 

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Eleni P Member Since: Dec 4, 2018

Hello there,

I recently signed up with Upwork and my profile also was not approved.

Looking for some assistance/feedback on how to get approved, I feel like I may be mising something but know that I would be a valuable asset to upwork.  I heard about it from someone who uses it to find people to assit her with work.  


Please advise 

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Ashiqur R Member Since: Jan 8, 2017

Hi Avery, I've been trying to get approved on Upwork for a long days. I've passed Shopify exam & English Test. I did everything but still my profile isn't getting approved. I'm really frustrated. Can you please tell me what's wrong with my profile?

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Vikas K Member Since: May 4, 2017

Hi Avery,


I have problem to accept my account I have submitted many times my profile for approval, but I did not get any approval.


I am doing digital marketing and have 12 years experience in Online market. 


i have done lots of work on in my career.


When I submit my profile after that I got this message 

Hi Vikas, Thank you for your interest in joining Upwork. We have reviewed your application to join, and regret to inform you that we are unable to accept your Upwork freelancer registration at this time. Please do not consider this a reflection of your abilities – while we would like to offer every qualified freelancer a spot, admission is highly competitive as Upwork receives more than 10,000 freelancer registrations daily. To help ensure that the freelancers we accept have the best chance at finding opportunities on our platform, we can only accept a small percentage of those who want to join.

If you feel that the profile you submitted does not accurately represent your skills and experience, you are free to update and resubmit your profile.


Please let me know which skills are should be added in my profile.


I have experience in SEO, SMO, SEM SMM, PPC ORM, Video marketing etc.


Please suggest me how I get approval my account 


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Prasanth R Member Since: Mar 20, 2018

Hi am getting below email when i contacted support.


Thank you for contacting Upwork Support.

First, we want to say that we appreciate your interest in becoming part of the Upwork community. Unfortunately, after reviewing the skills and experience in your submitted application we have found we cannot accept it.

We’re sorry we don’t have better news for you right now. However, at this time our marketplace already has many freelancers with a similar skillset to yours. Since we cannot accept your application, you will not be able to use the marketplace or submit any proposals.

Thanks again for your interest in Upwork. If you’d like, you can learn more about applying to join Upwork by clicking

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Jomark D Member Since: Feb 3, 2018

hi how to start at Up work? i am newly reg.from this web. thank you

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Juvy Ann P Member Since: Oct 29, 2015

@Jomark D wrote:

hi how to start at Up work? i am newly reg.from this web. thank you

I am confused, Jomark.  It looks like you're a new freelancer trying to get your profile approved but then your profile belongs to that of a client.  So which one are you?

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Preety G Member Since: Apr 21, 2018

I am preety Gupta, My account has not approved by upwork, Please tell me the issue in my upwork account