what we show. You are only allowed two specialized profiles which is not
good enough. Why cant we just add our work to our portfolio as we would
prefer. We know our business and clients better than Upwork could
Are we kidding here? Why on earth do I need to create a separate profile from the one and only profile I need just to add portfolio items? If one has multiple specialities they need to promote then differing profiles makes sense. From your own documentation:
Specialized profiles allow you to tailor your profile to your audience and to create variations of your profile that showcase your experience within specific categories. For example, you can separate out the work you've done as a mobile game developer from your work as a translator or graphic designer.
So from the above, what if you don't have any need to separate things out? You are forced to create what is essentially a duplicate profile just so that you can add portfolio items? The announcement of these profiles and the documentation about them all suggest that they are for segment of people who need them. This is great but if you are admitting that it isn't for everyone, then why on earth are you preventing people from creating portfolio items from their main? Essentially you are now demanding that everyone has to have a speciality profile if they at all want to show their work.
I try hard to just sigh and move on, but when the platform keeps making these kinds of arbitrary decisions that NO ONE asks for and that just adds more work and time for no benefit, I get extremely frustrated.
Scott B wrote:
From your own documentation:
Specialized profiles allow you to tailor your profile to your audience and to create variations of your profile that showcase your experience within specific categories. For example, you can separate out the work you've done as a mobile game developer from your work as a translator or graphic designer. […]
Are you serious? A freelancer specializing in both mobile game development and translation? How's that even specializing??? C'mon, that's a terrible example!!!
Olga, what else you expect from a company who charges you 20% of project , plus wants you to pay 10 dollars a month, plus wants you to buy connects with money, charges you to withdraw your hard worked money to your account and even after all of this,
They don't provide you customer support dierctly and forces you to put a post in community forum site, forces you to not to have portfolio items as you want in your profile.
I understand that upwork has large user base, so does facebook and so does paypal, other companies do provide support directly to the customer.
Some years ago they were charging clients as well, not sure they are doing now or not,
With all of this, they are saying, "work if you want, we don't care about you at all"
Hi, I also met the same problem. I can't add portofios to my profile. When I click the plus sympol, there is a instruction let me to make specialize profile and after I made, I can' t add portfolios to my general profile. It was affected my job seriously.
I have a few items in my portfolio but I don't think I'm at my max, assuming there is one. I was trying to add another article and it's not letting me. It's trying to get me to set up a specialized profile, but I don't want to. This hasn't been an issue in the past so I don't know if this is a new change? Is there any way around this? I just want to add it to my general portfolio. Any way to do this?
Goran V wrote:
Please know that this is working as designed. This is to encourage users to create specialized profiles as this allow freelancers to better customize their skills and experience. You may read more about it here through this announcement post. Thank you.
Goran, that post announces the new portfolio templates. Scrolling through the thread, we learn that all FLs who want to add anything to their portfolio are now forced to create a specialized profile even if they only do one thing and prefer to use a general profile. Questions about why this change was made remain unanswered. As Scott said, it makes no sense whatsoever.
I've noticed that the portfolio have changed, every time I try to create a new portfolio post, upwork asks me to make an specialized profile. I don't want to create this specialized profile though, is there any way to just create an portfolio using the main profile?
Also I've noticed that on this specialized profile the image has to be inside within the rectangular format, which it's very boring because if the image is not retangular it's automatically cropped, and this change did not happen on the main profile, only on the specialized profile.
I really prefer to keep only the main profile, so how can I add an portfolio section without having to create an specialized profile?