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virtualbrix
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$2M Earned on Upwork. I would love to HELP!

Hey Everyone,
 
I posted this in the newbie group. I can answer newbie questions there,
 
I can help answer more advanced questions here, I would love to help my fellow freelancers : )

 

I have been on upwork for 12 years now (previously elance),

 

I have been on the forums for a couple years but never really participated much,

 

I figured, what better way than to help others, ask away, some stats below (you can also click to see my profile)

 

Earned $2 Million+ on Upwork.
Completed 400+ jobs on freelance platforms.
Attained 200+ 5-star reviews.
Worked 40,000+ hours on freelance platforms
Earned a 100% Feedback Rating
Worked with 1,000+ Clients

 

Thank You - Sam

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spectralua
Community Member

Hi Sam. Your experience is impressive! It is commendable that you decided to share your knowledge. 

Could you look at my profile and suggest what can be improved?

Hello Sam.
Your experience is great! It is commendable that you decided to share your knowledge. :excellent:

Can you take a look at my profile and suggest what could be improved?
Have you had a hard time getting a job on the platform?
can you help me

Thanks.....

Hey Omar,

 

Thank you for your kind words. At the start, it took me around 2 weeks to get my first job. The thing is, that was 12 Years ago and it was elance, Things have changed as you know. I will have a look at your profile and get back to you here.

Mine too please, I am getting frustrated already because I'm yet to get any job and life has been very tough for me. I really need to work.

Hey Cynthia,

 

I hope all is well. I am sorry to hear that life has been hard for you. You can do this BUT, you have to really focus on making sure that your profile is complete, from there, you need to get out there and submit proposals.

Hey sam,

am really awestruck that you are doing this, thank you, am in the same situation as cynthia and i think clients in my space filter out people with no upwork experience

Hey Amara,

 

I had a look at your profile and like the 3D modeling work you have on there.

1. I woudl add a LOT more samples if you have them.
2. I would add videos of your 3D models
3. You will need to go out there and and submit proposal after proposal until you land some
4. Do not focus on the HUGE projects, those are usually given to longer term freelancers (longer history / reviews, etc)
5. You need to build a history /feedback / reviews and testimonials
6. Start small and grow from there, we all started at zero...

Thanks alot samer, you are GOD sent

No worries. we all do our best. Feel free to send along any additional questions as you think about them. Good Luck!

you are really amazing .. 

 

Just another guy working hard and doing my best!

Cynthia, "Great communication/ representation skill" is not a job title. In addition, you need to check your too short profile. I have no idea why you think what you listed is worth $120.00 an hour, but you are never going to get a legitimate job. Your skills are all over the place, yet you don't mention any of them in your introduction.

 

If you want to be a freelancer, learn the Terms of Service and follow them. Create a profile with a portfolio.

Decide what real skills you have. Typing, writing critique?

 

Before you get scammed, read this advice from Wes 

 

Freelancing is a business and must be treated like one if you are to succeed. It is not for everyone, and most freelancers never land a job. You must be professional and competitive in your skills if you want to be a freelancer.

I do agree, you need to take this as a business and not as a "gig". You need to put things in place to become successful.

Hi Jeanne,

would really appreciate if you can review my profile and suggest useful tips, as I am new here.

 

Dilshad

Hello Cynthia -- Sending prayers your way. Don't give up! 

Check out Upwork's Academy for Newbies and take the 101 Courses for working on Upwork. They will help you set up your profile for success, set your price, identify and market your skills, write winning proposals, etc.

I have been on the platform for a few weeks and secured several jobs after implementing the tools I learned in the courses. 

Happy to have you on the platform!

Thanks so much!! I am enjoying the journey. 

That is great!

Feel free to let me know if you ever have any questions, I am always around to help (not always, but most of the time) : )

Thanks so much! Will do.

Pleasure. Have a Nice Evening!

Hello Samer,

Could you look at my profile and suggest what can be improved?

Thank you

I will have a look a bit later and get back to you.

Hi Cynthia N,

First of all, your price is so high for a newbie. Even experienced people's rate is not so high. 

The profile is also not complete.


Great Feedback

Hi Sam , kindly look into my profile for and suggest what is needed.

Hey Akeem,

 

1. add some portfolio items

2. add a video if you can, make sure its a horizontal video

3. try to get some testimonials from outside clients

4. expand on your intro, talk more about how you can help clients

5. look in to some of the certifications that apply to you and take them

6. you need to go and submit proposals and try to get some smaller jobs

Hi Sam. Your experience is impressive! It is commendable that you decided to share your knowledge.

 

Could you look at my profile and suggest what can be improved?

I don't get other job except 1,,,,.    Please give suggestion

Hey Kinza, sure, I will have a look and get back to you here in the next 1-2 days.

Hi Elance,

I am reaching out to you in regards to get help regarding this.

Reagards,

Sounds Good - I will connect with you in a day or so.

Let me know what you need help with.

Hey Kinza,

 

I like your profile. I do think you can improve on a few things.

 

1. add a video if you can.

2. i feel you have way to many services you offer in your descriptions, cut back on those.

3. add more portfolio items

4. add more portfolio items if you can.

5. work to get the reviews and build a history

6. get clients you have worked with in the past to leave you a testimonials

Can you pls contact with me on other app?

 

If you don't mind pls give me your contact where I do personal msg

Feel free to ask any questions here.

It would be best to keep all questions here so others can learn. What can I help you with?

virtualbrix
Community Member

Hey Mykola,

 

I hope all is well, here are some quick recommendations: 

 

  • add more items to your portfolio
  • add more experiences if you have them
  • add a video if you can (i know, i know, i don't have one but I should!)
  • any certifications you can add to your profile will give you more credibility
  • try to include keywords which are relevant to your industry in a non spammy way.
  • Most importantly, continue to keep clients happy and get great reviews > JSS > Score > Badges

Have a look at mines, may be it will help and give you some ideas: 

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/samerbazzi

I'm curious. What exactly do you think systems administrators should use as portfolio items?

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