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pmos
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Upwork Policy

Hi, I master several professions, not so connected to each other. Would it be upwork policy violation if I create several profiles for each skill set?

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katrinabeaver
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It is definitely against policy to have more than one account.  You can however list different skills on your profile, but I would just stick to one or two of your strongest. There are many categories that are over saturated with freelancers and it could cause your profile to not be accepted as they are not taking on new freelancers in many categories right now.  Pick two or three of the most unique skills and start there. 

"Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike-Coach John Wooden"

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katrinabeaver
Member

It is definitely against policy to have more than one account.  You can however list different skills on your profile, but I would just stick to one or two of your strongest. There are many categories that are over saturated with freelancers and it could cause your profile to not be accepted as they are not taking on new freelancers in many categories right now.  Pick two or three of the most unique skills and start there. 

"Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike-Coach John Wooden"

Thanks for helpful answer.

lysis10
Member

Unless you're 150 with 140 of those years dedicated to studying and gaining experience, nobody is a master at several professions. Don't kid yourself.

re: "Hi, I master several professions"

 

No, you haven't.

allergywriter
Member

If you want to master getting more work, you should master making your profile public.

Movses:

 

All joking aside, I want you to think about money.

 

Do you like money?

 

If you look at profile and my work history, you will see that it emphasizes a SINGLE SKILL. A very specialized skill. Almost nobody else on Upwork has this specialization. Now consider how much money I earn while emphasizing a SINGLE SKILL.

 

If you look at other highly successful Upwork contractors, I think you'll find most of them emphasize a single speciality. They tend to be focused.

 

If you are the master of 30 totally different skills, you should hide that information from Upwork clients. And you should focus on only one. You'll earn more that way.


@Preston H wrote:

Movses:

 

All joking aside, I want you to think about money.

 

Do you like money?

 

If you look at profile and my work history, you will see that it emphasizes a SINGLE SKILL. A very specialized skill. Almost nobody else on Upwork has this specialization. Now consider how much money I earn while emphasizing a SINGLE SKILL.

 

If you look at other highly successful Upwork contractors, I think you'll find most of them emphasize a single speciality. They tend to be focused.

 

If you are the master of 30 totally different skills, you should hide that information from Upwork clients. And you should focus on only one. You'll earn more that way.


Preston's got a point. The moment I moved my skill sets to be about VoIP/FreePBX/Asterisk I've been turning down offers because now I've got about 10 contracts all related to those and 8 of them are long term support/management contracts.

 

Sure I have PHP in there but FreePBX is highly driven by PHP and a lot of the apps and programing for Asterisk and other applications use it so it's a related skill that relates to my core skillset. 

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