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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
11 of 15

JustMartina P wrote:

Grigor V wrote:

I've already done 14 jobs successfully but now no one hires me anymore. I wanna know is anything wrong with my profile?


I personally find it extremely annoying when people have specialized profiles, and then the text is the same in each one, sort of missing the point completely.


I blame this on Upwork for forcing new freelancers to have specialised profiles whether they want them or not. 

 

Upwork will have to prise my old-style single-profile profile from my cold dead hands.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
12 of 15

Richard W wrote:
Martina P wrote:

Grigor V wrote:

I've already done 14 jobs successfully but now no one hires me anymore. I wanna know is anything wrong with my profile?


I personally find it extremely annoying when people have specialized profiles, and then the text is the same in each one, sort of missing the point completely.


I blame this on Upwork for forcing new freelancers to have specialised profiles whether they want them or not. 

 

Upwork will have to prise my old-style single-profile profile from my cold dead hands.


Yeah, me too - it's a giant PITA. I had stripped everything out of my portfolio and was in the process of improving and rebuilding it. Then I became too busy to finish, and by the time I was ready to resume, it was too late - I would be forced to create a specialised profile now (totally unnecessary, since my main profile is ALREADY specialised).

 

If and when I'm eventually forced into this, my specialised profile is going to be identical to my main profile (sorry Martina).

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
13 of 15

Christine A wrote:

Richard W wrote:
Martina P wrote:

Grigor V wrote:

I've already done 14 jobs successfully but now no one hires me anymore. I wanna know is anything wrong with my profile?


I personally find it extremely annoying when people have specialized profiles, and then the text is the same in each one, sort of missing the point completely.


I blame this on Upwork for forcing new freelancers to have specialised profiles whether they want them or not. 

 

Upwork will have to prise my old-style single-profile profile from my cold dead hands.


Yeah, me too - it's a giant PITA. I had stripped everything out of my portfolio and was in the process of improving and rebuilding it. Then I became too busy to finish, and by the time I was ready to resume, it was too late - I would be forced to create a specialised profile now (totally unnecessary, since my main profile is ALREADY specialised).

 

If and when I'm eventually forced into this, my specialised profile is going to be identical to my main profile (sorry Martina).


No problem, just tell me when that happens so that I can avert my eyes.

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Larry L Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
14 of 15

Grigor,

 

I get the same problem from time to time.  I am not sure if it just how freelancing is or not, but I have found ways that do get me better conversions.  Here are my tips that improved my conversions for my profile.

 

1.  I completed my profile.

2.  Added in any certificates and accomplishments with scanned copies

3. I added in content showcasing what I completed in my previous projects with a video.

4. I added an introduction video to my profile.

5. I structure my proposal as follows:

    a. Intro with a project or projects I have completed similar to this one.

    b.  I explain my background in two to three sentences

c. I summarize their project needs to indicate I know what they need.

    d.  I create an outline of how I will accomplish the project.

    e.  I ask for a phone call to go over any questions they may have about me and the project

    f,  I thank them for reading my proposal

6. And lastly, I add some extra value content explaining my services in a brochure and infographics.

 

After I changed to this I was able to get more conversions on projects.  I also focused on projects I know I could complete.

 

You could try something like this, as it might help get you a couple more jobs a month.

 

Good luck!

-Larry

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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
15 of 15

First of all, it does take time to get started on Upwork - and you did get some jobs in June. Be patient. However, in your profile, I suggest you focus on what you can do for clients and say less about yourself. The first two sentences of your profile overview are crucial for what you offer clients. Many clients won't get beyond those sentences if you don't "get" to them.

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