I have a problem with getting a job. The first job I got was on Oct 2014. It was the one-hour job and after that nothing. I am bidding constantly, but no results. And I was quieted from oDest for some time because I got tired.
My profile is 100% completed. I took some tests and they have decent scores. A couple of portfolio items are also there. When I apply for a job I try to make a suggestion, ask some question etc. But, still it's not enough.
Does client assume that I can make a super cool website for 100$ just because I don't have jobs on UpWork?
How much is Skype important for an interview? Because I don't like it.
If somebody have free time to answer my question and check my profile(it's public), I will be thankful.
Ironic really, people are getting free profile reviews they don't want, yet the same people are simultaneously being asked to check the profiles of others for free.
I have same view like Preston H and it will be helpfull for you to follow his suggestions. I think you can lessen your profile rate a little for first few jobs cause I see you did job of $5/hour, but profile shows $25, sometime client may follow your profile rate too, I think. Not sure if my idea works, but may work too.
It was first job and was very simple so 5$/hr seemed to be nice. Or that was mistake?
My rate(25$/hr) is about my full capacity in web development, let say. So if I use some of my web development skills(not all) It can be lower. That's my point of view. Should I change it?