ahmed_m_ali
Member

Updated V2: New Video For my Profile

Hello,

 

Need your opinion in New Video that I created for my profile Smiley Happy

I used the same font family and color style for upwork and wondering is this will give me more possibilities for more sales, Plus I created Advert in facebook for that video, is this a good idea? 

 

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could you also tell me about more premium paid ideas to market My Upwork Profile?  

 

Thank you  Smiley Wink

Regards

Ahmed Ali

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petra_r
Member

It is ok and slick and technically well executed, but you must not use the Upwork logo. Take this video down immediately and edit it.

 

To be honest some of the samples shown in the video and your portfolio look remarkably like the ones I make in my $ 5.00 iPad app. I don't see that spark of creativity that makes me want to keep looking at someone's portfolio... I don't look at those portfolio items and think "Wow, I want to cook in a kitchen like that / work in an office that looks like that / curl up on that sofa with a good book..."

 

For my personal taste the green tie is one gimmick too far and would put me off.

 

When I am hiring a creative person I look for style, taste, and creativity in the overall first impression. I am fairly certain that I would consider someone who voluntarily wears a toxic green tie with great suspicion.

 

All in all: Too much gimmickry, too little taste, too much green tie...

Thanks for replay

I really appreaciate your Frank opinion and I'm editing in the vedio now.

 

and Please I have points need to disscuss with you

 

1. "your portfolio look remarkably like the ones I make in my $ 5.00 iPad app"
Can you explain more about that is this mean that samples in my vedio are easy to do by anyone? or what you mean about remarkably?

 

2. green tie, I made the photo black& withe. i think it's better now

 

3. Deleted the logo and could you give me the reuls that prevent that?

 

4. what you mean about "too much gimmickry" are you mean about tie only or something else?

 

Thanks for your cooperation


@Ahmed A wrote:

Thanks for replay

I really appreaciate your Frank opinion and I'm editing in the vedio now.

 

and Please I have points need to disscuss with you

 

1. "your portfolio look remarkably like the ones I make in my $ 5.00 iPad app"
Can you explain more about that is this mean

 

2. green tie, I made the photo black& withe. i think it's better now

 

3. Deleted the logo and could you give me the reuls that prevent that?

 

4. what you mean about "too much gimmickry" are you mean about tie only or something else?



  1.  I mean that I personally am not impressed and think you could create better portfolio items. What you have now doesn't make me want to hire you. I can do something like your kitchen design on my iPad in 10 minutes.
  2. Here's a less toxic looking version... blue tie.jpg
  3. I have no idea what you are asking.
  4. I mean that instead of creating a gimmicky video with unimpressive examples of your work you might want to either create more impressive examples of your work, or rethink your entire approach. Frankly I am more impressed with the video itself than what it aims to showcase, so maybe making promotional videos is more your forte than interior design...

PS - you need to remove EVERYTHNG you lifted off the Upwork site, not just the logo, but any images as well. You don't own them. You can't use things someone else owns the rights to!!

 

is there anything wrong elese?


@Ahmed A wrote:

is there anything wrong elese?


 The word Experience is spelled wrong and you still use Upwork's logo...

All done! thanks for your help

is there anything else need changes?

vladag
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Ahmed,

 

It looks like you already removed the video you uploaded earlier. I don't have an insight into its content but will reiterate Petra's advice to remove all the copyrighted content before reposting the video, in order to abide by Upwork ToS.

Untitled

I edited the video and the New one in my profile now.

Are there any notes you are seeinging now?

1) Do you have permission from your client to use their full name in your video?

 

2) It's *possible* (but I don't know for sure) that the "Upwork green" and "Upwork font" are trademarked. Using those two things together specifically may make them unhappy. They may not care, but then again...I see what you're trying to do, but at the same time it could also be considered misleading, because you're clearly trying to give the impression in your video that you're somehow affiliated with Upwork.

 

3) Like Petra said, while your portfolio is generally okay, it doesn't jump out at me, either. It's not showing a high degree of creativity. It's quite bland.

 

4) On the key specializations slide you say as a subtitle "That's I do the best", which is not grammatically correct. It should be "That's what I do best".

 

5) The video is kind of long. I probably wouldn't be interested in watching a 2 minute video for an applicant. (I'm not generally interested in watching videos at all, but I might stretch 30 seconds if the freelancer seems really good). You should put all the most critical stuff as early as possible in the video, and expect that clients will not watch the whole thing.

 

6) Overall the video concept is pretty good. I think you're probably better off working on some more creative portfolio pieces than tweaking your video, though.

 

You did a great job!

The video I see now in 2021.

 

Just writing in to demonstrate that still people exist who learned to give more compliments than insults.

At the very minimum, sandwiching pointed criticism costs no ego at all, so I don't know why some people can't, or don't want, to do that.

 

You did well, Ahmed.

 


I used the same font family and color style for upwork and wondering is this will give me more possibilities for


few footages from stocks, some 3D model's previews, several elements from  AE template - you made a great video, bro!  carry on!

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few footages from stocks, some 3D model's previews, several elements from  AE template - you made a great video, bro!  carry on!

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what you mean I don't understand you !!??

the 3D models and portfolio BY ME and it was from previous works I made what the wrong with that !!??? 

What's the problem if I used AE template, and what the stocks that you are talking about all works in my portfolio BY ME!!!

I don't see any thing on what you said to consider really!

 


the 3D models and portfolio BY ME and it was from previous works I made .... 



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ahmed_m_ali
Member

Yes I'm sure, What's the problem then??


@Ahmed A wrote:
Yes I'm sure, What's the problem then??

 not for me, but for the employers probably 

ahmed_m_ali
Member

I'm still don't know What's the wrong for the employers too!!??