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Anthony C Member Since: Dec 22, 2020
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Hi Community,

I am finding a lot of freelancers with " profile set to private". Is that common around the holidays or does it mean they are not taking invites at this time ?

Thank you, Anthony

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Anthony,

 

When a freelancer has not earned money on Upwork for a period of two years or more, we change their profile to private to improve client search results by only showing them active freelancers. This also rewards freelancers who regularly work and get paid through Upwork by ensuring that their profiles appear instead of inactive or unavailable freelancers in search results. You can read more about this here.

 

Thanks!

 
~Andrea
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Aqeedat H Member Since: Sep 29, 2018
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Hey, 

My profile is locked private. I want to change it back to public. 

djondinium
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Aleksandar D Community Manager Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Aqeedat,

 

Your profile visibility has been updated. Please check this help article to learn more about how you can avoid having your profile automatically set to private.


Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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waqarnisar07
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Waqar N Member Since: Nov 22, 2020
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seriously this is not fair my profile just goes to proivate by upwork because i have not earn money yet .i am new to upwork .this is not my fault that no one is giving me project because i am new i cant force to any one to give me even i am sending proposal daily but what have upwork done with my profile is just out of understand.
regard 
waqar

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Waqar,

 

I'm sorry to hear you feel this way. When a freelancer has not earned money on Upwork within 90 days of their first proposal, we change their profile to private to improve client search results by only showing them active freelancers. This also rewards freelancers who regularly work and get paid through Upwork by ensuring that their profiles appear instead of inactive or unavailable freelancers in search results.

 
I have changed your profile visibility back to public, you can read more about this here.
Thanks!
 
~Andrea
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ivangrano_gds
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Ivan Jair G Member Since: Jul 20, 2020
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I've received an email stating that my profile was put on private because I hadn't work in the past days and that the profile will be placed public once I get earnings on the platform. 

 

But this is quite hard, if my job hunts had been hard on a public profile, a private profile makes it harder so I won't be able to get a paid job within the Upwork platform because I don't have a public profile, and I won't get a public profile until I get a job on the platform. 

 

So,  I'm stuck in a loop. 

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Ivan Jair,

 

Rest assured, when your profile is private clients are still able to see your proposals. This only means your profile is not showing up in search results. I've reset your profile visibility back to public, you can learn more about this here.

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
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Vishal P Member Since: Jan 5, 2021
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My profile visiblity is changed to private , I have submitted 8 proposals and there is no response.

I want to make my profile public , please assist on this, I did not get any response from the Client.

Please help

avirockx007
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Awais N Member Since: Nov 12, 2017
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When you set your profile privacy settings to private then it means the client will only see your profile to whom you will submit a proposal. Your profile is visible to the client to whom you have submitted 8 proposals. I suggest you keep your profile privacy to Upwork Users Only. This will only allow clients & Upwork users to see it not to some outsider. Through this, you can get some invites to private jobs as well or from different clients. You will not get invites when your profile is private because it will not appear in the search engine.

 

Hope you find a solution through this.

 

Thanks.

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