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navidzafar
Community Member

Specialized Profile

Hi All,

 

How many Specialized Profiles can a Freelancer create/have at a time?

 

Thanks for your input.

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Hi Uros,

 

Please be reminded that users are only allowed to have one main profile and having multiple accounts is a violation of Upwork's TOS. We know that you may have more than one skill to offer your prospective clients. Thatโ€™s why we developed Specialized Profiles.

 

With a specialized profile, you can tailor your unique skills to your audience on Upwork and create variations of your profile that showcase your experience within specific categories. For example, you can separate the work you've done as a mobile game developer from your work as a translator or graphic designer.

 

By having a Specialized profile, your profile will contain an indicator that you have other specialized profiles, and the client will have the option to switch between those versions when viewing your profile (similar to how you switch between versions when editing your profile).

 

You can delete your Specialized Profile from Settings > Profile Settings. Please keep in mind, that if you only have one specialized profile, you will not see the option to delete or unpublish it. But you can always edit the information for accuracy and to reflect your current experience and skills!

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

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2a05aa63
Community Member

up to 2 + the general one.

May thanks Viacheslav.

daringreenwalt
Community Member

Hi! I never realized until now that my Specialized profile lists some completed projects and my General profile lists others. I'd like to just have just one or the other. Is there a way to merge them? Or make one default? I'm afraid if I delete one, all the competed projects and ratings will go away. Thanks!

Hi Darin,


Are you concerned about some of your Work History not showing on your Specialized Profile? If so, please go to your Specialized Profile, scroll down to ''Work History and Feedback'' section of it and select the 'Pencil/Edit' button. Within this setting menu, you'll be able to select the Jobs relevant to your Specialized Profile and publish them accordingly. YOu can check this help article for more information. 

Thank you.

~ Bojan
Upwork

Thnaks so much for your help!!

I have changed the completed jobs to be shown in my specialized profile also but its still not showing when I check it from any other browser or device

Hi Kashif,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. I checked but could not replicate the issue you are experiencing. Could you please confirm if you tried to clear your cache and cookies? If not please try and let us know if the issue persists so that we can assist you further.

 

Are you checking your profile while you are logged in?  Please know that the purpose of our logged-out site is to give prospective clients and freelancers a feel for what Upwork has to offer so that they can decide whether to join our platform; it is not intended to reflect all the jobs and all the profiles available on Upwork. That's the role of the logged-in site, which is only visible to our registered users.

 

Please note that some jobs are originally posted as private or visible to logged-in Upwork users only. Contracts formed based on those job postings will also not show in visitor view of your profile for privacy reasons.

 

~ Nikola
Upwork
madz_graphics
Community Member

I'm facing a problem with "Specialized Profile" feature, the suggest skill option isn't working it says "We have detected an unsafe link that directs to a non-secure 3rd party site. Please remove it to continue" but the link is wikipedia's article link (**Edited for community guidelines**what I should do?

Hi Anabia,

 

I've shared your concern with suggesting a skill to our team. One of our team members will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket. I'd also like to remind you to please upload a profile picture that accurately represent yourself. Please read this help article for more information. 

~ Joanne
Upwork
cff50aa4
Community Member

Hello, Can I switch a specialized profile to a new one while I'm currently on my first contract using a specialized profile? Will there be a problem? Will my profile lose total earnings, total jobs, total hours, and work history? Thank you.

Hi Muhammad,

 

Your job will still be listed under your general profile. If you want to delete your current specialized profile and create a new one, you will be able to add your job again. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Hello Goran 

And whenever I will bid on any project from my new specialized profile. will my earnings Also be displayed to clients before clicking on my proposal ??

 

Thanks

Hi Muhammad,

 

Yes they will be shown to potential clients as well, thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
kashiffumer
Community Member

To Whom It May Concern.

 

I am about to add a specialized profile to my Upwork profile. When clicked on the add button there is no option to continue to create the specialized profile. 

Please find the screenshot in the attachment. 

 

Looking forward to your response

 

Thank You 

 

 

Hi Kashif,

 

Please try to use a different browser or clear your cache and cookies. If the same issue appears, please let us know so we can assist you further. 

~ Joanne
Upwork
chaddouglas
Community Member

I am attempting to set up a specialized profile for voice over talent. I have it completed and would like to publish it but it is not allowing me to select publish. It is saying I need to "add at least one portfolio item". However, I have no portfolio yet due to being brand new. How can I post a portfolio item without getting hired first and how can I best guarantee hiring without being able to publish the specialized profile?


Chad D wrote:

I am attempting to set up a specialized profile for voice over talent. I have it completed and would like to publish it but it is not allowing me to select publish. It is saying I need to "add at least one portfolio item". However, I have no portfolio yet due to being brand new. How can I post a portfolio item without getting hired first and how can I best guarantee hiring without being able to publish the specialized profile?


It doesn't have to be something you were hired on Upwork for. It can be anything you have the rights to distribute. It doesn't even have to have been a job at all. Just record something that showcases your abilities and put that up. Sure, a previous Upwork contract might carry a little more weight as it can be linked directly to the contract in question, but it's not required.

 

So basically just make sure you have a decent microphone, a quiet, noise/echo-free space, and in the words of the Booth Junkie himself, "Get in there and record something amazing."

Thank you, sir! Much appreciated!

Hi Chad,

 

Michael shared some great advice regarding what you can add as your portfolio items. I can confirm that it doesn't have to be work related to an Upwork contract. We encourage freelancers to add portfolio items when they create their profile so they can best showcase their talent and get to a successful start on Upwork. 

~ Valeria
Upwork

Perfect! Thank you!

Make a portfolio so then you can submit it. Go if you can run Photoshop or Canva website make gig image (Portfolio).

For example; I am Professional Voiceover artist something like that then upload it here.

abelloelmo
Community Member

Hi! I have two (2) specialized profiles. One is "Quantity Surveying" and another one is "Electrical Engineering". For unknown reasons, the "Quantity surveying" profile turned to the "Civil Engineering" profile. And all of my applications submitted with "Quantity Surveying" profile turned to "General Profile". I can't find an option to return it back to the original "Quantity Surveying" profile or tab. Please advice. Kindly see attached.

Hi Elmo,

 

Unfortunately you will not be able to edit the title of your specialized profile. You will need to delete the profile and then add it again with the correct title. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Hi Goran,

 

 The "Quantity Surveyor" specialized profile/tab is not anymore available in the option? I can't find it anymore in the specialty selection. Many thanks!

emrecskn
Community Member

hi all

 

i have created 2 specialized profile. but i cant open more than 2 profile. any comment about this ?

 

thank you.

 

 

petra_r
Community Member


Emre C wrote:

i have created 2 specialized profile. but i cant open more than 2 profile. any comment about this ?

 


You can only create two, and that is almost invariably a good thing, especially when you are first starting out.

Clients generally want specialists, not "jack of all trades"

 

If you are offering additional specializations, you could mention them on your general profile, but bear in mind the "jack of all trades" thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

emrecskn
Community Member

 
emrecskn
Community Member

thank you. that's great. ๐Ÿค™

wendyogilvie
Community Member

Hi everyone, I recently deleted a speciality profile but it still comes up first whenever I check 'public view'. How do ensure it is deleted as I don't provide this service anymore? Thank you.

Hi Wendy,

 

I would like to confirm that this is by design, and you will not be able to delete your specialized profile. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
majid-tuafiq
Community Member

Hi Upwork Community.

 

Hope you all are safe and doing well.

 

The question is that my specialized profile is showing to the public and showing while searching. BUT my general profile is not showing to the public nor can be found while searching.

I want when anyone searches me on Upwork. My general profile should be shown. https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/majidtaufiq1

Hi Majid,

I can see you were able to submit a support ticket with our team regarding this. Please allow some time for our team to review and they will update you directly via ticket as soon as possible.

~Andrea
Upwork

Thanks

Andrea

6393999e
Community Member

I want to delete my specialized profile and just have my general one. I can't find any place on my settings that gives an option to delete the specialized profile?

Hi Louise,

 

If you only have one specialized profile, you will not see the option to delete or unpublish it. You can always edit the information for accuracy!

 

~Andrea
Upwork
b44d323b
Community Member

Hi There,

 

I'm new to upwork and trying to create specialzed profiles for myself but I'm unable to for some reason. When I click on 'Create Specialized Profile' it gives me 2 options but no button to confirm selection of the either of the options.

 

Can someone pls help me out here to resolve thsi ASAP?

 

Warm Regards!

bilsim
Community Member


Hafeez R wrote:

Hi There,

 

I'm new to upwork and trying to create specialzed profiles for myself but I'm unable to for some reason. When I click on 'Create Specialized Profile' it gives me 2 options but no button to confirm selection of the either of the options.

 

Can someone pls help me out here to resolve thsi ASAP?

 

Warm Regards!


You may try:

 

- Clearing your browser's history, chache and cookies

- Using Upwork from a different browser or device

b44d323b
Community Member

i tried both it's never work.

Hi Hafeez,

 

I checked your account and it looks like you already have a Specialized Profile draft. If you continue to experience any issues please let us know!

 

~Andrea
Upwork
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