I am a Voice Talent/Artist on Upwork and not sure if I'm posting this in the right area (apologize in advance)...here is a suggestion/request for our profile pages.
Currently we have an option to upload a video in our bio but not an option to upload an audio file. While I am currently using the video option here is the issue/s I have found with it:
- While the quality of your audio might be great on your system (which is critical if you are doing audio work) it's get degraded once it is uploaded to YouTube.
- Instead of loading an audio file straight to the site you have to record a video (maybe of thumbnail), add audio, upload to YouTube (or other video site)...time consuming.
If possible would be great to have the following:
- On bio section an option to select either video file or audio file...don't restrict to videos.
- You could limit the audio to 90 seconds or less?
It is very common on other sites where freelancers who do audio work to have the ability to provide a link or/and upload a demo audio file of their work. While we can do this below through client samples and portfolio I think having this option in the BIO SECTION would be great.
Thank you in advance for considering my suggestion.
Most clients who are searching for a freelancer know they can scroll down to the portfolio section and listen to your demo/samples.
But if you're bidding on jobs, I find it's usually best practice to just go ahead and include a demo as an attachment with your bid.