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Re: Nigerian Freelancers

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Martins N Member Since: Dec 7, 2018
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Hello everyone, its been really difficult to land jobs for me. Have got my profile working for a long time now still no jobs come by where am i making mistakes. Any help thanks
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Bukola O Member Since: Dec 23, 2016
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Keep trying, no one trusts Nigerians but we still push. All I can say is keep pushing bro... You'll land something soon. That was how I started and I'm still struggling...

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Umar A Member Since: Dec 26, 2018
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ok bor tnxs i will,😊
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Vivian U Member Since: May 20, 2019
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Ok, I'm new to upwork, I joined about 3weeks ago, I have submitted over 40 proposals got two replies and only one job from a Nigerian. I have this fear that people avoid me because of my nationality. I would be glad if someone can look over my profile, tell me I should do to get jobs. Thank you, would be glad if someone can mentor me here too.
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Remi O Member Since: Jun 6, 2016
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Hi Vivian.

Congrats on getting your first job, you also got a great review so hopefully, that helps in getting more opportunities.

I do have a suggestion. It might be best to pick two of the many skills you listed and focus on those. Create specialized profiles for those two and focus on getting jobs in those categories. Clients may have more confidence in your ability when they know you're focused and can deliver the best in the category they're hiring for.


Right now you've listed:


Graphic Design

Web Design

Music production

Data entry


Video editing


This probably has the opposite effect you're hoping for.  Clients want freelancers who are the best at what they need, not the ability to do many things relatively well.


Hope this helps!



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Henry O Member Since: Jun 5, 2019
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I'm with you..... That's so true 

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Theresa D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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To be successful on Upwork, you need to be professional.


i. Get a portfolio of the niche you are interested in.

ii. Write a 'human portfolio for each job

ii. See through your client's eyes

iv. Be determined to get the job and be excellent and extraordinary

v. Negotiate a good fee, this will also encourage you to put in your best.


If you have a great profile that looks professional or capable, your nationality does not matter.

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Adefola M Member Since: Aug 25, 2017
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Have been here for 2yrs and have not been able to make any sales.Smiley Sad

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Adefola M Member Since: Aug 25, 2017
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Pls is it possible to buy upwork connects through local bank naira  debit master card.thks

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Oluwafunmilade A Member Since: Apr 17, 2019
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This comment is not it, chief.