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655940a7
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Mark C Member Since: Apr 14, 2020
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Hi,

 

I just recently became a freelancer and posted my profile, but can't even find myself when doing a search for the services I'm offering. I've used the exact words I used in my title, and have even gone as far to as include my name but my profile never appears among those that are returned when doing a search. 

 

Have I done something incorrectly? Can't land any jobs if I'm invisible to those looking for freelancers.

 

Thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mark

 

 

mtngigi
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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Mark C wrote:

Hi,

 

I just recently became a freelancer and posted my profile, but can't even find myself when doing a search for the services I'm offering. I've used the exact words I used in my title, and have even gone as far to as include my name but my profile never appears among those that are returned when doing a search. 

 

Have I done something incorrectly? Can't land any jobs if I'm invisible to those looking for freelancers.

 

Thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mark

 

 


You will find that if you do a forum search, your question has been asked and answered many times over. Search results are different and will bring up different results depending on who is doing the searching. And all profiles are regularly rotated so that everyone gets a fair chance at exposure.

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petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Mark C wrote:

I just recently became a freelancer and posted my profile, but can't even find myself when doing a search for the services I'm offering.


There are tens of thousands of people in your category. Only 20 fit on a page of search results... I assume that answers that question.

 


Mark C wrote:

Can't land any jobs if I'm invisible to those looking for freelancers.

You buy connects and apply like everyone else.

 

If you thought you can just create a profile and then clients would come to you out of the blue you were very much mistaken.

655940a7
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Mark C Member Since: Apr 14, 2020
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Hi Petra,

 

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

 

I'm fully aware that there are lot's of other freelancers who got here before I did, so I wasn't expecting to see my profile on the top of every page. But there are precious few who translate from Spanish to English; the overrwhelming majority translate from English to Spanish, and it was for that reason that I expected to see my listing appear more often. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Mark

 

 

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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It is a rabbit hole. Not fruitful.

 

I can imagine that nearly every new freelancer tires to search for themselves.

 

I imagine that most of them do what I did: abandon the attempt soon after they start using the site, after realizing it's not like Google search.

 

Successful, active freelancers get more invitations as they gain experience and positive feedback.

martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Mark C wrote:

Hi Petra,

 

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

 

I'm fully aware that there are lot's of other freelancers who got here before I did, so I wasn't expecting to see my profile on the top of every page. But there are precious few who translate from Spanish to English; the overrwhelming majority translate from English to Spanish, and it was for that reason that I expected to see my listing appear more often. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Mark

 

 


If somebody is looking for a Spanish/English translator, there is no search algorithm to differentiate the target language, so that will not help you in the search results.

vivroodt
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Vivienne R Member Since: Apr 25, 2020
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Has you profile been approved.
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