I have been submitting customized proposals for each job. I am not randomly applying to every job. I have also replied promptly and diligently to every invitation I received, yet no successful conversion. I have lost a lot of my connects. I have tried everything from the articles that talked about perfect proposals but of no use. I am on the verge of discontinuing.
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Honestly this is the landscape and you are in an area that has a ton of competition. You seem to be doing the right things in terms of applying to those jobs that make sense and your profile has personality. However, you are new with little UW experience and so there is a hill to climb. I receive invitations all the time and a very high percentage never bother to respond (makes you wonder why they invited you to begin with.) Maybe others in your field will have specific suggestions but like absolutely everyone here, it's a grind to get going. You may need to compromise a little to start in terms of the exact nature of the job in order to get reviews. I say "compromise" though and not dumpster dive. Beware of the race to the bottom with rates. You would be better to discontinue than do that. Know your value and be confident and professional when you do discuss with clients.
Hi. Can you please check my profile also. I had very good profile but since last 4 months I am not getting any responses and my profile degraded.
Can you advice something so I can get responses?
I am finding myself in the same situation. Connects are bleeding dry... No responses. I'm beginning to think there's bots messing around to burn up your connects to force you to buy more.... A income generator? Disappointing. I've had other professionals review my profile and agree the same it's decent.