Hope someone can direct me with this problem.
I am struggling to get noticed by clients. I've sent out over +- 250 proposals with not 1 reply. I know there's a huge number of other freelancers on this platform that's also applying for these positions. But not even 1 out of 250 proposals feels wrong. I believe my portfolio is strong enough to attract clients.
Any advice or direction would be fantastic.
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You have had some jobs, so I don't understand your post here. It does take time when you are first trying to get started on Upwork. My suggestion is that you try to improve your profile description. After that, you need really good bid proposals.
When you make your jobs "private," clients may assume that you did not command the hourly rate that you list on your profile -- or that you are trying to hide or fudge something about the job.
your profile text reads the following: " I, I, I , me, me, I, I, me, I"
when hiring someone, I don't care a single bit what he thinks about himself and how great he is, I want to know how he can help me with my project, solve my problems and which process he has to ensure the project runs smoothly.
saying that your job is "a hobby" doesn't make you look like an expert. rather like a hobbyist.
If you want to, you can DM me a typical proposal of yours and I'll let you know if I can identify the problem.
My proposals usually aren't longer than 3-4 sentences and I don't feel like I am not getting enough jobs.
I recommend creating a client account and posting up a job. You can learn SO MUCH by seeing the other side of the fence. What did you notice caused you to hire someone? To be genuine, you have to really want to hire someone and come up with a real job for someone to do. This way you are in the same head space as any other client. Choose someone and have them do the job. Review why you made the choice. What did you like about what they said or their profile? I noticed a WIDE range of bids on my job. One girl bid $5 to do my job and some guy bid $300 to do the same job! Who do you think I hired? The girl. Sometimes its just a price decision. She could be the worst hire ever but I can hire 60 of her for the cost of $300 guy and surely 60 people can product more than the $300 guy can produce alone.
I can align 15.000 mediocre artists to produce some industry top-level artwork and none of them will be able to produce a fitting piece of work, while one high level artist will be able to.
you theory isn't right. There are low-expertise jobs that anyone can do, true. But there are high level jobs only a hand full of people can do and therefore charge a lot of money.
Larry L wrote:
She could be the worst hire ever but I can hire 60 of her for the cost of $300 guy and surely 60 people can product more than the $300 guy can produce alone.
and the result is going to be 60 times a 5$ quality job.