I added a Popular Project entry today. When my friend, who is also freelancing, checked it out - it was not visible. He also has them added, but I was not able to see them from the freelancer nor from my client account. The only way to see them is view the "View my profile as others see it" mode.
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Since this is still a test, Popular Projects aren't yet visible to all users. We'll let the Community know if it becomes a feature available to all.