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c17e531a
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i have submitted 58 total proposals out of which 7 were view and 2 were interview and 0 jobs...

I have submitted 58 total proposals out of which 7 were viewed and 2 were interviewed and 0 jobs in the last 30 days

done my research...out of 58 proposals 80% of clients didn't even interview anyone, 15% interviewed the freelancers they sent invite only.

why my other proposals were not seen?

clients should also be considered to spend their connects for the job posting so that ours could be saved!

not hiring after the job posting and having several proposals is not spamming? any action against such clients?

those connects should be returned for which the job was closed without hiring or was removed for so...

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esduncan
Community Member

I hear you, Danish, I have had similar experiences. When I first started I lucked out with a client that I have done over a 500 hours of work for, but have no other clients. I had one "interview" which was a scam. But I have to admit that I have not submitted as many proposals as you have. I think it is a numbers game with luck playing a big part... we just need to keep at it and keep tring to improve our profiles and proposals! Good luck!

you are exactly right but the client sleeps or whatever, after posting a job, and does not interview anyone! very Disappointment.

exactly i have same issue

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047ea4d5
Community Member

I agree with Erica to a certain extent, its a numbers game but you also need to sell you self well and stand out from the crowd. The first way of pitching yourself is probably what most other people are saying, so try thinking outside of the box and really sell yourself!

missfaithful
Community Member

Same with me.

The day I will get my first job on Upwork will be a celebration day for me

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Danish, 

We're not privy to a client's hiring activity, and we won't be able to answer why some of your proposals were not viewed by clients.

As for the Connects, these are returned only when the job without any hire is canceled, either by the client or the Upwork team. We already look for and remove job posts that violate our Terms of Service. But we understand, for example, that it is frustrating for users when a client forgets to close a job post and doesn't hire. Once we find a solution, we'll be sure to announce it. Note: If you see a suspicious or inappropriate job, please click "Flag as inappropriate" in the job post so we can review it. You can find more information here


~ Avery
Upwork
c17e531a
Community Member

Thanks for responding

e00dddd8
Community Member

Hi, dear Avery,

you have given very important information regarding the issue. thank you so much

 

hersheyjon
Community Member

I can't entirely agree that it's a numbers game and luck. I am strategic with my profile and cover letter and only submit proposals for which I am fully qualified. I also review the history of the job poster and ignore those with little to no history, just like I was ignored at the very beginning based on no job history. 

I realized early on that I had to accept a lower rate to get a job history and good reviews, and then quickly increased my rate by a little over 30% over the last year.

Bonding and rapport during my initial 15-minute qualifying call is also something I contribute to winning jobs.

can you suggest to me how can I improve my cover letter and also profile.. please visit my profile and suggest me?

Thank you,

veenarani81
Community Member

I think no way to do any things. It will be good to improve your profile and bid quility. 

ok Thanks 

milenska
Community Member

How did you understand that your submissions for the job are viewed? What is your account type?

Freelancer account type

Thanks i find mine. Unfortunaly I have Top rated plus badge but this doesn't help as i was thinking. My stats are not  prity much. I was thinking that my profile will be more visible. I don't see a big difference when I hadn't badge at all and now. To find a job in Upwork is a luck. You are Rising talent good luck to you.

c543f7aa
Community Member

Danish, I have had similar experiences.

collibrii
Community Member

Hello Danish,
Unlike other people who have responded to your question, I don't agree that it's a numbers game - I should know; I win about 30% of all the jobs I bid for. 
Here are 3 things you can do to drastically improve your odds of landing a client:

  1. The first and easiest thing you can do is improve your profile. I had a look at your profile, and there are 2 things you can do. First, change your profile picture - your current picture does not show you in the best light. Only half of your face is showing; it almost looks like you're trying to hide something. Second, your profile description is not well written; it has bad grammar, and it looks like it was written by a non-native speaker. 
  2. Like I said before, it's not a numbers game but a quality-of-reply game. You have to really customise each response. Think about each point that the client mentions in their job description, and check out any links they might have included. Overall, find out as much as there is to know about this person, including scrolling through their profile to discover what their name is - it's usually mentioned in the reviews. Only then formulate a response.
  3. Have a response template developed by a native English speaker for several different job types, which you can then modify to suit each job post.

If the above sounds too harsh, I'm sorry. I'm only trying to be helpful by being honest about what you need to do in order to win more jobs. I hope it helps ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Wishing you all the best!

Sylwia

Hallo Sylwia D,

I am kindly requesting you look at my profile and give me some honest suggestions.

 

Thanks,

 

Mercy G

Sylwia Thank you  so much for guiding me, thanks a lot โค๏ธ

35ebedf6
Community Member

Would you consider selling on code canyon or envato elements? You can make a lot there. I also subcontract work to freelancers. freelancercitadel at g mail dot com

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