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)
Thank You - 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
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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
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
I hope all is well, here are some quick recommendations:
Have a look at mines, may be it will help and give you some ideas: