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Hey Everyone, I've been trying to land some jobs for a month

Hey Everyone,

 

I've been trying to land some jobs for a month even though I applied for 12 proposals with the highest bid amount with my connects no one even views my proposals why is it? Even I went overboard and completed their projects before they paid me. 

Here is one of the proposal I have sent to my client :

Hey Man, I have already completed your project -**Edited for Community Guidelines** This is the prototype of what you asked just accept the offer and I can transfer this to your template design with the changes needed within an hour.

After all this effort they still won't even see my proposal and hires someone. Why is it? I become so frustrated about this. Can anyone help me with this problem?

Thank You,

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Hi Mani, Being the highest bidder and having the lowest price are no quarantee of anything. What the prospective client wants more than anything is someone who engages with them.

 

Clients are overwhelmingly bombarded with too many weak proposals, from people who say and do anything to get hired, and this is part of the problem. Anyone with enough connects and an internet connection can create a proposal.

 

How and Why are you the best fit? Are you showcasing specific talents that help you do the best job for the client.

 

Newsflash. Upwork and similar platforms don't exist, and have never existed, for the financial benefit of freelancers. They are in the business of serving their clients by providing them with talent who can perform high quality work, so that those platforms can in turn earn revenue for themselves, and have clients return for more work, so they can earn more revenue.

 

Sometimes it isn't about having the lowest price. Can you show up and do what the client is asking for?

 

This is a long term proposition, my friend. Plan on being here for the long term, and having your proposals and profile get  better and better over time. You are competing against people who have been doing this a long time, and who have extensive work histories here. Get used to hearing No, and eventially, as you learn how to attract clients, you'll hear Yes.

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759e32fa
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Hi Mani,

 

I've pulled a few resources that may be helpful to you. Check out these articles to help you create a profile that stands out and improve your profile title and overview. For some great tips on writing proposals that win jobs, check out this article.
 
You may also want to consider upskilling and learning new skills to increase your marketability. Competition is getting tough not only in Upwork but also on other platforms, especially since most people nowadays opt to work remotely. One possible reason might be also the fewer demands for jobs that fall under your selected skill set. You can also revisit the skills you have selected in your profile, only if applicable.

Don’t hesitate to visit the  Academy and sign up for upcoming events and webinars to learn more about how you can boost your success on Upwork.

Good luck!

~ AJ
Upwork

Yep, Thanks Annie, But what I don't get is I already finished their job as they asked for. And I wrote a good proposal as these said article. Most said the first two lines were only visible to the client so I wrote that way. And Even though I'm in the first place of high bid connects. Even I offered the lowest price. I don't know what I'm missing here. And profile views would have been a great feature to add, I don't know if people are even looking at my profile or not.

Hi Mani, Being the highest bidder and having the lowest price are no quarantee of anything. What the prospective client wants more than anything is someone who engages with them.

 

Clients are overwhelmingly bombarded with too many weak proposals, from people who say and do anything to get hired, and this is part of the problem. Anyone with enough connects and an internet connection can create a proposal.

 

How and Why are you the best fit? Are you showcasing specific talents that help you do the best job for the client.

 

Newsflash. Upwork and similar platforms don't exist, and have never existed, for the financial benefit of freelancers. They are in the business of serving their clients by providing them with talent who can perform high quality work, so that those platforms can in turn earn revenue for themselves, and have clients return for more work, so they can earn more revenue.

 

Sometimes it isn't about having the lowest price. Can you show up and do what the client is asking for?

 

This is a long term proposition, my friend. Plan on being here for the long term, and having your proposals and profile get  better and better over time. You are competing against people who have been doing this a long time, and who have extensive work histories here. Get used to hearing No, and eventially, as you learn how to attract clients, you'll hear Yes.

Thanks Martin for the great advice 🙌.

 

How and Why are you the best fit? The same i asked to myself then only I decided that if i have to stand out I have to do that other freelancers don't do.

 

That's why I finished their job before the contract and I thought it will show that I'm capable of it so the client will have trust. Because even though I'm experienced i don't have a good portfolio to show case. So they may don't believe that i can do the job.

 

Is it a good staregy? Because at the end of the day their project matter the most to them right? 

 

May be I'm wrong, hope i could find another way. 

 

One again thank you so much Martin.

Hi again Mani, thank you for the kind words. Your portfolio is extremely important.

 

Doing the job is one thing, but keep in mind that the client has no experience with you. Doing a job without a contract, though it sounds great, may come across as an act of desperation.

 

You might want to look for jobs in your niche, make some original projects and put them in your portfolio. You can then point to them when you bid on similar jobs.

 

I hope this helps.

fd1a3637
Community Member

Low-code development is extremely competitive here. According to your profile you have a CS degree. Try looking jobs that require more complex coding. See which type of jobs get the least amount of proposals, and hone your skills around those. Find your niche.

Yep I will try that Garrett, At first I offered coding services only but it is too hard and they pay so low that's why I switched to No-Code Development.

 

Thank you Garrett for your opinion.

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