when I registered in Upwork, from the first 10 connects, By chance, I can get a project and everything goes fine. because of this project i verfied my account .BUT
after this project, nothings nothings happen
- I added samples to my portfolio
- create two separate category skills for my profile
-buy many connects
-unique proposal for projects
but afterwhile I get no feedback, no invitations,... and then 80-85% of thoes projects, closed or expired and some of my connects return!!!!
- upgraded my membership to Freelancer Plus
- pass the upwork readiness test
-add again samples to my portfolio and change titles
-change the prosposal types
-read many proposal tips, winning,... in community of upwork
so with freelancer plus, I have 70 connects , I used all in different projects that I have skill, i can do, BUT AGAIN nothing happen!! AND
my profile views show 0 , just today someone , a client that I did not send proposal for his project , visit my profile and hopefully I have one viewer.
SO what happened to all proposal I sent? why no one checked my profile to see I am good or not?
I know I am good at my fields, i have 10 years experience, I worked in many companies.
I think , at least client must see my profile and after he/she want me to hire or not?? am I right? from 70connects i used??
there is something wrong ??
I did all things you think, I did all ways that said in communities, I lost my energy and really I do not know what to do ....
When somebody visits your profile after receiving a proposal from you, that view is not counted. So, nothing to worry about.
Your profile is set to private, so you can't be found in search results (somebody looking for a freelancer that has not received a proposal from you).
So everything is working as intended. It would be strange if you HAD views.
Bill H wrote:
I just tried to view, it says set to private.
No. It does not. It does not say "set to private!" Why would you even write a post stating something that is entirely untrue? It says "Not public" - which is NOT the same as "set to private"! You even include a screenshot that says something entirely different to what you claim it says?
ANY profile that is set to "Upwork users only" shows like that when clicked on via the forum. Always has been.
Profiles that are set to "Upwork users only" are found by actual Upwork clients the same as profiles set to "public"
They just aren't found by people who are not on Upwork. Or randoms clicking on forum links.
His profile is perfectly visible to anyone logged into Upwork here.
I've had only 3 invitations and no new clients in the past month. It happens. There are way too many freelancers on Upwork and not enough jobs for everyone. Find other ways to market yourself and don't rely on Upwork as your only source of income.