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Sample Cover Letter

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


This is a public forum and our replies are read by other users who may have similar questions as the OP even if their situation and approach to starting out on Upwork is different. Hopefully, they'll read information Lanie shared and use it to be successful on the platform.

~ Valeria
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Sagor A Member Since: Jul 25, 2018
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to get a job in upwork ,coverletter is enough?

or also need overview?

please let me know

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Mohammad M Member Since: Aug 28, 2017
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Hello, I am New freelnacer. I din't won any bid. Please help how write a cover letter. Please send me a sample




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


You'll find samples and tips for writing custom proposals, with a wealth of other valuable advice and information in the resources we shared here.

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Hamza N Member Since: Aug 2, 2017
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Well this may also help you

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "To get a job on Upwork, is a cover letter is enough? Or do I also need an overview?"



By "overview," you are referring the to the editable text that forms the general description of you and your services found on your profile page.


Yes, you need to have an overview. You already have this.


You are a graphic artist. So you should keep in mind that if clients are a like me, what they are MOST interested in is your PORTFOLIO.


Personally, when I hire artists, I don't pay any attention to overview text or proposals/cover letters. I look at the freelancer's portfolio.


For me, when I see your portfolio, it looks like you just downloaded some stuff you found on the Internet. This looks nothing like the distinctive portfolios of the artists I hire on Upwork.

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Jahid H Member Since: Nov 23, 2018
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As I am new in upwork, I do not have any reviews in my account. how should I start with to get my first job?

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Snif R Member Since: Jan 18, 2018
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HI i m Snif **Edited for Community Guidelines** i m also new camer in this filde i want to get a jod in upwork 


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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "HI i m Snif **Edited for Community Guidelines** i m also new camer in this filde i want to get a jod in upwork"


Presumably in the Writing or English Translation categories.

Good luck with that.

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Gerald S Member Since: Apr 1, 2018
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Each and every cover letter should be creafted to the project, not a cut/paste cover letter. I write to the poster, to reach them and let them know I am offering my services and how the process works. I recently won a project because I told the reader in the letter that I wasn't going to waste their time with a letter saying how great of a designer I am. I got the project 5 minutes after sending that letter.

"I have downloaded your required files and viewed your cityscape image and am here to offer my services to you and a quick turnaround. I'm not going to waste your time with a proposal that tells you how awesome of an illustrator I am, I'm here to offer you my services as your request. Let me know and I'll start. I'm ready to start immediately, if your ready to hire me."

So write to the viewer and be short, concise and add samples. Make them WANT to hire you.