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camielaura
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Do the badges really help your profile to stand out? If not what can I do to attract large projects?

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thanin
Community Member

I am new to this stuff as well, though the profile is really matter to attract the client. 
Badge must be the same. 
But let see , for me I think to "Just do it"

if you have time. then we may do harvest at the end. 

3f2f0071
Community Member

Hi, Camalie T

Badges do help your profile to stand out if You have badges then You are most propbably have a better chance to get invites from clients than someone who don't have them.

If you want to attract large projects first you need to complete small projects to grow your profile this will tell the client that this particular freelancer have good success rate and can do my job. Beacause clients don't take chances.

Thanks, Ahdad! 

If you think that someone has given you the solution to your question, it is normal to mark their answer as a solution, not to mark yourself.

thanks a lot.

eliaimad
Community Member

Hi Camalie,

Yes they do help, however try to only take jobs that you know you can do them great to keep a decent job success score

feed_my_eyes
Community Member

If you're talking about the new community badges, they aren't even shown in your regular profile; people can only see them in your forum profile.

I  wonder whose ideas those new badges were. They smack of Disneyland.

No, Disneyland is fun. 

But l though their are paying

Joyce,

 

You need to learn the rules and then decide if freelancing is for you. Read and follow the Terms of Service and read this from Wes 

 

You do not appear to have marketable skills. Your profile is barely there, with a jumble of things you say you can do. No one will hire you to teach English or any other language, nor any of the other things you mention, like counseling.

 

The top-rated and rising talent badges are on your profile that the clients see. The community badges have nothing to do with money, clients, rating, or your ability to make a penny here.

 

You need to consider what you can do and remove the rest from your profile. If you say you can do something, and you get hired, the client is going to give you a terrible review when they discover you don't have the skills.

 

If you are serious about freelancing, be honest about your skills.

613368f5
Community Member

Yes, true that.

 

613368f5
Community Member

Hi, camalie, 

If you are just new to Upwork and you want to get your first badge RISING TALENT, you need to make sure your profile is 100% complete and send proposals consistently, maintaining a good online presence also, if you get your first order and you get a 5-star review from your client that can also do the trick of getting a badge.

 

86122da4
Community Member

Bt how does it work am trying to understand bt no idea

2bd7a40a
Community Member

I have hired 41 people on Upwork for various jobs. I would say badges are slightly more helpful for higher value jobs, where you want to get it right. However, it's the feedback from other clients that is more valuable for me when looking to hire.

Hey hoping your doing okey am looking for a job please help me to get one atleast to help my children

elisa_b
Community Member

Joyce, nobody here can give you a job. You are the only one who can get a job, by sending proposals.

 

However, from your profile you have little to no skills to offer. You say you can type, yet there are many errors in your description. You say you can teach languages, but you don't even specify which ones. Your profile is too vague, it seems like you don't know what you want to do.

 

Have a look at the Academy section and learn how to write profile descriptions and proposals. Only then start applying.

 

Focus on real skills. Typing will get you nowhere.

86122da4
Community Member

Hae Elisa I understand maybe u think l don't know what l want bt am very serious am a teacher by profession l teach English, kiswahili, religion and nursery rhymes to young kids , l give counselling to


Joyce N wrote:

Hae Elisa I understand maybe u think l don't know what l want bt am very serious am a teacher by profession l teach English, kiswahili, religion and nursery rhymes to young kids , l give counselling to


Follow the advice that Elisa has given you.
Your profile now is nothing, and even I who don't speak English see that you have problems in your description.
You are in a very competitive market and with that profile you will not get anything.
What you tell us is what you should tell the client, but not as a CV, but telling what you can do for them.

If you are new here, in addition to ACADEMIA and the TOS (very important), you should read this thread about scams:
https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...
Scammers focus a lot on newbies. And be careful with the invitations being a newbie.
Luck.


Joyce N wrote:

Hae Elisa I understand maybe u think l don't know what l want bt am very serious am a teacher by profession l teach English, kiswahili, religion and nursery rhymes to young kids , l give counselling to


I have fallen into this thread and it has given me to review your profile, to see what you had done.
One question, why do you ask for advice and help if you don't pay attention to what they are telling you?
Your profile is still nothing.
The titles are not right, you mix skills that are also not well defined.
The presentations are sparse to say the least. You have to tell the customer how you can help him get what he wants. Tell him what you are great at.
Languages. I am not an English speaker, but I see spelling and punctuation mistakes. Maybe you should put English as basic?
And other languages? Yours?

If you really hope to get anywhere here, you better read all the help you can get and rethink your profile.

lysis10
Community Member

I'm going to take a pic of my badges and send the screenshot of my badges in all my proposals. Everyone in the writing section should do it too. What is more attractive to a client with lots of money than showing them all your forum badges? Ask yourself the question, and I'm sure you'll come up with the right answer.

 

I need to make sure to mark all my own answers as correct so I can get more badges!

Should I send the client my Happy Meal badges too?

86122da4
Community Member

really

Hey, Joyce,

I don`t think they care about you being emotional here,  sorry to say that. just try and put in your best on here... struggle to get a couple of jobs with reviews it will help your account.

You can check for a proposal between 1-3 am Nigeria time, there are always new proposals then so if you are fast and lucky enough you might get a job..... but take your time while sending your proposal and adding your samples.

613368f5
Community Member

lol, funny yea.

ashrafkhan81
Community Member

If you want to eat Mcdonalds don't go to KFC, go to McDonalds because that's what you want to eat! 

 

And if you want large projects do not send proposals for small projects, instead bid on large projects! 

 

 

skyoreh
Community Member

Well, yes and no. Depends on the client.

Some clients prefer freelancers with a top-rated badge and some only focus on freelancers' portfolios. 


My personal opinion is that badge can be a plus, but what makes a client notice and hire you is definitely your portfolio where he/she can see your proven skills.

 

Example: You can be a real pro, but for some reason, you didn't work on Upwork for a long time and you lose your Top-rated. 
Does that make you not a pro? Not really. When clients check your portfolio they will know you are a beast in your job. 

So, my advice would be to make a strong portfolio. It doesn't have to be a project that you did for clients, you can work on a project for yourself and add them to your portfolio. Badges will come naturally with that. 

ec5f9b4f
Community Member

Hi,

 

I got rising talent badge a few weeks ago and was replaced by 100% job success score? what does that mean? is 100% job success score badge means I can get a top rated badge if I have it maintained?

 

Which is better "rising talent badge" or "100% job success score" - because my rising talent badge dissapeared and was replaced with 100% job success score

Hi Chezca,

 

Thank you for your message. Yes, you get a JSS when you have enough work history on Upwork. This also means that you can work on getting a Top Rated badge now. Check out this help page for requirements to get a Top Rated badge on your Upwork profile.

 

Thank you,

Pradeep

Upwork

Thank you so much!

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