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Re: Add Portfolio Project to General Profile

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Syeda,

 

As Bojan mentioned, this is by design and your portfolio will be added to your specialized profile. Once it's added you can remove it from your specialized profile and it will be listed under your general profile.

If you don't want a portfolio item to show on a Specialized profile, you can go to that profile's portfolio section, select the pencil icon in the upper right corner and then un-select that item from the list. Thank you.


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Wayne Edward C Member Since: Jul 12, 2019
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When I first filled out my General Profile I used it to describe my Creative Writing work, but then I decided I would change my main freelance category here to Voice Talent performer, and I made that the thrust of my General Profile.  I now have a Specialized Profile for my Creative Writing work.

 

I first added a portfolio project to my portfolio that related to my creative writing.  Now I want to add a project that relates to my General Profile as a Voice Talent performer, but the first page of the Portfolios editor; the 'Add portfolio project' page, first has a space for the Project Title, then there's a space for Related Specialized Profile that is pre-filled with 'Creative Writing', and I cannot change that to my General Profile.

Then, on the third page; the Add Details Page, under "
Select the specific services and skills you demonstrated while working on this project" it lists the categories: Creative Writing Deliverables, Creative Writing Skills, Writing Genres, and Languages, each with a drop-down menu of appropriate selections, and I cannot change those categories to Voice Talent categories.

 

How do I add a portfolio project that relates to my Voice Talent work?

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Wayne Edward,

 

Could you please try the suggestion Avery shared above and let us know if it worked?

 

Thank you.


~ Bojan
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Jordon B Member Since: Jun 16, 2015
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Let me save you all some time.

This company is getting rid of general profiles.  They are purposely vague and/or are attempting to trick people into utilizing this feature by using language that does not make sense because they want to get rid of general profiles.

 

If a person specializes in a field, they do not then become unable to perfrom general tasks in this field, meaning if you now want a general profile one of the 'specialized' profiles will have to be it, meaning you don't really have 2, you have 1 specialized profile.  The workarounds they give you to put things on your general portfolio are meant to lull you into a sense that this is a temporary thing, rest assured they will eventually force you to these new profiles despite so many people hating them.

 

These are not specialized profiles, they're just new profiles with more limitations than your general profile. AKA - 'You can only target 1-2 very specific things on our platform' profiles, or 'Even though we do a terrible job navigating clients to appropriate categories and your jobs can come from one of many too friggin bad' profiles.

 

You're welcome.

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Isabelle Anne A Member Since: May 19, 2014
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Jordon B wrote:

Let me save you all some time.

This company is getting rid of general profiles.  They are purposely vague and/or are attempting to trick people into utilizing this feature by using language that does not make sense because they want to get rid of general profiles.

 

If a person specializes in a field, they do not then become unable to perfrom general tasks in this field, meaning if you now want a general profile one of the 'specialized' profiles will have to be it, meaning you don't really have 2, you have 1 specialized profile.  The workarounds they give you to put things on your general portfolio are meant to lull you into a sense that this is a temporary thing, rest assured they will eventually force you to these new profiles despite so many people hating them.

 

These are not specialized profiles, they're just new profiles with more limitations than your general profile. AKA - 'You can only target 1-2 very specific things on our platform' profiles, or 'Even though we do a terrible job navigating clients to appropriate categories and your jobs can come from one of many too friggin bad' profiles.

 

You're welcome.


I came to post the same thing, but you put it much more eloquently. They are going to force us into this soon. I really have no idea why Upwork thinks it knows our business & services better than we do.

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Toni and others,

 

I'm merging this thread with the other one discussing the same subject regarding adding Portfolio items to general profiles only, which isn't currently an option. While your feedback is being considered, the process will remain as it is now for the time being. Please refer to the information we shared on the second thread and in the announcement post for more details.

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Chris H Member Since: Jun 4, 2018
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Hi there. I'm trying to figure out how I can change the order of images inside of a portfolio item (NOT change the order of each category of my portfolio).

 

It seems that there used to be some kind of way to move images within a portfolio? But now, it seems that I can only move an entire category, which I don't want.

 

Thank you.

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Renante V Member Since: Feb 7, 2018
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I don't see any option to order them.

 

Try uploading according to the sequence you would like them to appear.

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Chris H Member Since: Jun 4, 2018
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Right. I was just wondering if there was a way to move them without having to delete them and re-uplaod every time I want to update my portfolio.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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@Chris H wrote:

Hi there. I'm trying to figure out how I can change the order of images inside of a portfolio item (NOT change the order of each category of my portfolio).

 

It seems that there used to be some kind of way to move images within a portfolio? But now, it seems that I can only move an entire category, which I don't want.

 

Thank you.


Click on the up and down arrows on any portfolio item - it will bring up a list (Reorder projects)

of all your files. You can click, hold and drag them in the order you prefer.

 

 

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