This is a great idea that I have thought about it for some time now, a way to showcase some of our best testimonials. BUT to me this is not the right implementation, why should we ask a client for a second testimonial when they already left feedback?
Simply let us select from our job history the testimonials we want to feature, this will also be more legitimate. Otherwise, how can some proof they actually worked together?
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While we are excited to share that the feature is proving to be very popular unfortunately we've received so many requests that it's taking us a while to review each one. As a result, please allow 10 business days for your request to be reviewed. We apologize for the delay, but please know we are still testing and optimizing this beta feature. Thanks!
Why do they need a Linkedin profile? I've done a lot of work for people that aren't connected to Linkedin. It's hard enough asking people to take time to write a review in the first place. Asking them to create a Linkedin profile just to do so is a whole other level of annoying. Is there no way around this?
You can still use your profile overview or portfolio section to include endorsements and testimonials from people you worked with outside of Upwork. Make sure not to share any private or contact information.
How do I use my profile overview or portfolio section to include testimonials? Would I simply be copying/pasting clients' reviews?
How does UpWork verify that a testimonial I include is legitimate?
What should a client include in a testimonial besides a great review of my work? Type of project? Industry? Anything else?
Thank you for your help.
You may add the reviews you received in your overview section. You may also copy and paste the reviews in your overview section. The review can include information about the project that was done, but please make sure that no contact information is included.
New to upwork! I asked for a testimonial from the main client I've been working for, for the past 4 years. I tried to do it with them twice and it didnt work
Their testimonial got instantly rejected! I'm at a loss of what to do.
Their testimonial would be the main work I've done and I'd appreciate if someone could help me get it approved 🙂
Hi Amanda, to ensure trust and quality of our marketplace, we can only approve testimonials from clients where we have sufficient evidence that the contact information is valid. In this case, we may not have been able to find sufficient information.
We know many freelancers have worked with clients outside of Upwork and we want to give them an opportunity to showcase that on Upwork by getting testimonials from these clients. You can send requests to clients you've worked with in past.
You can also use your profile overview or portfolio section to include endorsements and testimonials from people you worked with outside of Upwork. Make sure not to share any private or contact information.
The review of your request can last up to 10 business days. We apologize for the delay, but please know we are still testing and optimizing this beta feature.
Thanks for sharing your sentiment about the feature we're testing, Wilson! As part of the test, some freelancers will see the option to share great feedback they receive on contracts they complete on their LinkedIn network. This option will appear on some contracts on which feedback is yet to be submitted and isn't available for older reviews you've received.
As Joanne confirmed, we'll share your feedback and suggestion with our Product team. I also merged your post with the main thread where this test is being discussed.
Thanks for the follow-up, Wilson. It appears you're referring to a different feature we're testing, which gives freelancers on Upwork an option to ask past, off-Upwork clients for testimonials, which will be displayed on their profile?
If that's the case, we know many freelancers are seasoned professionals with clients outside of Upwork. This feature is meant to allow those experiences to be reflected on their profile in the form of a testimonial, after being verified on our end.
Thanks for your question. It will take around 36 hours for the testimonial to be verified and then it should show on your profile.
oh, I see, thanks for this information but problem is that testimonial not appear. you can check on my profile as well. till yesterday it says pending for approval and now it's not there so what happened dod you know?
You have to request a testimonial from a prior Upwork client. As you have no work history on the platform, there is no one for you to request a testimonial from.
Also flagging for moderator review, as the name you are posting under does not match the name in the screenshot of "your" profile.
Yes this is not my profile i just get it from internet where someone profile having this testimonal so that's why i ask you for that why i am not get this i hope now you clearly understood my mean on it .
Amir A wrote:
someone profile having this testimonal so that's why i ask you for that why i am not get this
Because you haven't HAD any previous clients on Upwork.... so you can't ask them for testimonials
Correct, we are testing a feature that will allow freelancers to display verified testimonials from their off-Upwork clients on their Upwork profiles. Since it's a test, it's not currently available to all freelancers, however, please stay tuned for future updates.