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kanhaiya_k
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Having two upwork profile?

I am new to upwork and i have read and understood that one freelancer cannot have multiple accounts. But I want to ask the community member that I have different skills and I am fully confident on that can provide the better result to the client. So why cannot I have two profile?

 

Like I am a graphic designer, and also an expert in web development and android development. 

 

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kochubei_valeria
Community Member

Kanhaiya,

 

It's correct that freelancers can't have more than one profile on Upwork. However, they can add up to 10 skills to their profile and describe what they are able to offer to clients on Upwork in their Overview. 

Many freelancers have noted, however, that they were able to be more successful on Upwork when focusing on one specific skill or field instead of several.

~ Valeria
Upwork

Ok, I got it. But considering the view of a client, he/she would be more comfortable and trust that freelancer who is a Web developer and having all the skills, rather than the freelancer whose profile is as a web developer cum Graphic designer cum Android developer.


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

Ok, I got it. But considering the view of a client, he/she would be more comfortable and trust that freelancer who is a Web developer and having all the skills, rather than the freelancer whose profile is as a web developer cum Graphic designer cum Android developer.


 That's subjective. In my opinion, having more than one identity spread over several accounts does not make any sense and can cause confusion.

No offense but how can that be confusing? For example, Would you buy a Videogame from video game store or from the  Grocery Store that also sells video game?


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

No offense but how can that be confusing? For example, Would you buy a Videogame from video game store or from the  Grocery Store that also sells video game?


We're talking about three distinct profiles for the same person under the same name, how's that not confusing? I have a better analogy: in real life, if I wanted to benefit from any of the three services you had to offer, I would contact you only, right?

Nope, freelancing doesn't mean making a relationship, with client and freelancer.  client wants their work to be done, that it. The end!


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

Nope, freelancing doesn't mean making a relationship, with client and freelancer.  client wants their work to be done, that it. The end!


 I can see a bright and successful future for you with that attitude... (not)

 

The whole "Jack of all trades, master of none" thing is exactly what you are wanting to market yourself as, but you wish to disguise the fact from clients by hiding in several profiles.

 

It is entirely possible to be highly successful in very different categories, but for entry level newbies it generally makes sense to concentrate on their core competency to gain traction first, and then (if needed) diversify later on.

Thank you for your reply. It's not like "Jack of all trades", I am expert in those fields, am just new to upwork, so am not a newbie.

 

You didn't understand my question, if suppose I apply for a job for  Web developer, Definitely the client will hire that person who is expert in Web development, and if I have a mixed profile then I would certainly have a less chance to be getting hired. 


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

1) You didn't understand my question,

2) If suppose I apply for a job for  Web developer, Definitely the client will hire that person who is expert in Web development, and if I have a mixed profile then I would certainly have a less chance to be getting hired. 


1) I understood your question perfectly. I answered it. You just didn't like the answer.

2) Probably. Which is why you should concentrate on your core skill. Upwork has literally MILLIONS of self proclaimed "experts"

Those who dabble a bit in this, that and the other while proclaiming themselves "experts" tend to be among the majority of those who never win a single contract or earn a single Dollar.


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

 It's not like "Jack of all trades", I am expert in those fields,

 if suppose I apply for a job for Web developer, Definitely the client will hire that person who is expert in Web development


 If you are an expert in those fields as you say you are, why would that pose a problem for you?


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

Nope, freelancing doesn't mean making a relationship, with client and freelancer.  client wants their work to be done, that it. The end!


 I'm sorry but what does that have to do with what I just said? Having three duplicate profiles with the same email, for the same person, under the same name is wrong on so many levels. Besides, running one account rather than three is way more convenient for you as a freelancer.


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

Nope, freelancing doesn't mean making a relationship, with client and freelancer.  client wants their work to be done, that it. The end!


 You're pretty new at this, aren't you? 


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

No offense but how can that be confusing? For example, Would you buy a Videogame from video game store or from the  Grocery Store that also sells video game?


 I would buy my video game from any place that is convinient to me, has cheaper price, great return policy and so on.  I don't care if it is a grocery store, or Walmart or Amazon or Game Stop. 


@Prashant P wrote:

 I would buy my video game from any place that is convinient to me, has cheaper price, great return policy and so on.  I don't care if it is a grocery store, or Walmart or Amazon or Game Stop. 


Exactly, the only time someone would avoid buying a video game from a grocery store is when that grocery store just happens to sell video games.

You should lose the hoodie. It doesn't look professional.


@Kanhaiya K wrote:

Ok, I got it. But considering the view of a client, he/she would be more comfortable and trust that freelancer who is a Web developer and having all the skills, rather than the freelancer whose profile is as a web developer cum Graphic designer cum Android developer.


 That is true. But, doesn't that mean that what you're saying is that you want two separate profiles so that you can trick clients into thinking you're focused in one area?

husainaa
Community Member

While having two freelancer accounts is strictly prohibited and might lead to an account suspension, you can add whichever skill you want to your current profile.

to the OP -- Check out my Profile (which is public). I offer a variety of skills. If you check out my jobs, you will also see that I have been hired in all of the categories I advertise. The fact that I offer translation services, as well as graphics and even voice skills, has never (to my knowledge) hurt my core business, which is editing and proofreading.

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