I don't know that there is anything wrong with you or your profile.
Your speciality is interior design. Honestly, most people hire interior designers locally. Similarly to how they hire chefs and landscapers.
I looked over your profile, and I think you're off to a good start.
It took me about a two months to land my first contract. So patience is key!
One thing I wish I knew back when I started was the importance of a proper proposal. When you hand in a proposal, it should be to the point and not more than a handfull of sentences. State why you are applying for the position, your previous expereinces, and leave it at that.
Hope this helped!
I disagree, there are many successful interior designers on this platform and is not just a local thing - is a talent thing.
So my question to you is, what do you put in your proposals? Let's say is an interior design job for a 10k sq.ft. restaurant, they need conceptual design + visuals. With that little information (which unfortunately most posts are like), how would you respond? I ask this because I don't think it's an issue with your profile, it could be the way you're responding.
There you go Shaha - your proposal could be the issue.
This is how I read it:
hi, would like to work on your project,
Then is me, me, me, me, me....
Next paragraph is me, me, me, me.
Again you touch base on the project proposing a timeline based on what? then you go back saying depending on your schedule.
Then again me me me me
Over 3/4 of your proposal was blabbing about you. You didn't ask any more question about the project itself - just noted: "I would like to work on your project". You didn't ask their timeline you suggested a timeline yourself. Here is my advice to you, take the opportunity to only talk about the job.
When a client receives a proposal it shows your profile and above the work history is your proposal. So before a client can see your proposal they can peek at your bio which talks about you (as it should for our category). So you see the issue, your proposal just repeated everything in your bio. Doesn't show me you're interested in the job....move on to the next freelancer.
Without knowing what the post is about this is what I would have written.
Hi (clients name if there is one in its history),
I see you're looking for assistance with photorealistic visuals for ___________(name of the project or anything else noted in the post)
I am interested in hearing more about your project vision, goal, timeline and deliverables. I would be happy to take a look further at your information, see how I can be of assistance and provide a best approach.
I have attached similar samples to this proposal for your review. For these visuals, I utilized CAD, 3Ds Max, and Corona to get a high-quality finish. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to let me know. I look forward to hearing more about your project.
Thank you for your time,
This talks about their project and you're asking for more information to review. Your proposal speaks about their job, your profile speaks for you. The icing on the cake, add examples of similiar portfolio for their review.
Hope this help.
Your problem is probably less about your technical skills and more about your marketing skills. If you want to be a successful freelancer, you need to study marketing. Learn how to identify your ideal client and pitch to them.
Offering to do a $50 job for $10 just says that you are cheap, not skilled. Yes, there are clients that only care about cheap. But those clients have plenty of unskilled people to choose from. If you have talent, then find a way to target the clients who are willing to pay for talent.