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Re: Account changed to "private" visibility

tlsanders
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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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@Yevhenii B wrote:

 


It's most stupid thinks wich I seen ever. They said that they do this to improve client’s search results and show them more freelancers who are available.

If I didn't work last few months, I'm totaly available for the new work and I'm in search the clients.

 

What they're not saying out loud is "freelancers who are available and whose hiring record suggests that they're the freelancers clients are looking for."

 

If you've been bidding for the last few months and not landing jobs, that suggests that you're not what Upwork clients are shopping for.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Yevhenii B wrote:

If I didn't work last few months, I'm totaly available for the new work and I'm in search the clients.


 If having a public profile hasn't resulted in a single Dollar earned for several months, having your profile that is set to private won't have any negative effect either.

 

 

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Yevhenii,

 

Your profile visibility has been reset.

 

Thank you.

~ Valeria
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alexj_dev
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karan K Member Since: Oct 10, 2017
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Hello i request you please  change my profile status from private to public asap

g_vasilevski
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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Karan,

Our team will change your visibility shortly.

~ Goran
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anirban_jyoti
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Anirban J Member Since: Jun 23, 2018
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Hi All, 

 

I am new to Upwork, and i am wondering if some of you would be able to review my profile and give some tips how can I improve and increase possiblitlity to get hired?

 

Many thanks in advance

Anirban

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Anirban,

 

Your profile visibility has been switched back to public. Please check these articles to help you write winning proposals, improve your profile and tips on how to be successful on Upwork. Also, check out this thread where we compiled helpful guides, tutorials, courses, videos, Help articles and Community discussions. Thanks!

~ Joanne
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brackenwald
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Aaron G Member Since: Nov 29, 2017
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I received an email at the end of October stating:

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"We noticed you haven’t been working through Upwork lately.

To improve client’s search results and show them more freelancers who are available, we’ve changed your profile to "private" until you’re ready to start taking on new projects."

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 I've been applying for jobs but I "haven't been working" because I simply haven't been hired by any of them. How are clients supposed to find me so that I CAN start working with them if my profile is private, as I can't be on this website 24/7 looking for work? It seems akin to the Catch-22 of "I need an entry-level work experience to get a job, but I can’t get a job to earn that entry-level work experience."

 

Why am I being punished for this? If I'm actively applying for jobs but no one is hiring me, what good is it to remove me from being publically viewed by clients in the future who might actually hire me?

kochubei_valeria
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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Aaron,

 

When your profile is set to private because you haven't earned on Upwork for more than 30 days, the clients can still see your proposals and access your profile through them. Your profile will only be inaccessible from search. 

 

We've updated your profile visibility so it's now public again.

~ Valeria
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brackenwald
Active Member
Aaron G Member Since: Nov 29, 2017
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Sorry, I wasn't implying with my words that I was removed from being viewed if I submitted a proposal to them, but that I wouldn't show up in searches, as you noted. Thank you for your assistance.

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