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gareth_upw
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Profile Photo

Hi.

 

This is another profile photo topic.

 

The enforcement of a face profile photo is really becoming archaic.

In todays age a face is not all that is required to brand market oneself.

 

How do we escalate this for change?

I would like to brand and market myself through image branding, not my face.

trying to complete a profile for submission is failing due to the image I am wanting to use.

 

 

Thanks

Gareth

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versailles
Community Member


Gareth H wrote:

 

I would like to brand and market myself through image branding, not my face.

 


There are platforms which allow you do to that. F***rr for instance. Upwork is not one of them and it has strict policies concerning photos, but that's okay since it's not the only platform out there.

 

 

 

 

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yitwail
Community Member


Gareth H wrote:

 

The enforcement of a face profile photo is really becoming archaic.

 


Gareth, obviously Upwork doesn't think so. For instance, you go to Upwork's landing page, and it randomly shows a professionally photographed, full length portrait of an Upwork freelancer. But it's moot whether or not it's archaic. I happen to think Upwork should give a choice as to use a profile photo or not, especially now that connects aren't free. Let freelancers omit photos and waste connects while the vast majority of freelancers who have a profile photo land almost all the jobs; you deserve the chance to burn connects however you choose to.

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Following up and adding to John's comment ...

 

People intuitively take reassurance in 'seeing' the person they might engage to do a project (or have  conversation with).  It is part of human nature.

 

LinkedIn uses photos for people ... why shouldn't U?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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