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anniedesigns
Community Member

nobody checks my account

Hey guys, 
I've been on upwork for more than 2 years, and for the past few months i have noticed a drastic plummet in the amount of people that check my account and send invitations. Especially when I turn on the visibility badge.

I have 100% job success score and i was receiving more invitations when my score was lower and was a lot newer to the platform.

Please let me know what i can do to boost my account or maybe i'm doing something wrong.

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pgiambalvo
Community Member

Yes, many of us are reorting this happening. Please read this thread, and there are also other threads  about our invites dropping to zero after they changed search a couple of months ago:

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/search-results/m-p/1124621

ericaandrews
Community Member

See Peter's post.  They recently change the search so that basically the experienced freelancers are getting 'buried' into the bottom of the search results.

I'm still waiting for a moderator to explain why the clients see one version of the profiles and job listings and the freelancers see another version.

Jeanne and others,

Please, refer to my comment here.


~ Valeria
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tomzilla1
Community Member

Ana sorry about that. But yea you are not alone. My own speculation is the answer lies between too many fake/low quality freelancer accounts that's somehow ranking higher than everyone else and/or Upwork is changing its business model to "encourage" freelancers to buy connects and spend a lot of time to find jobs. Even when you search for jobs, you'll notice almost all of the job postings are now of much lower quality: low or $0 spend, payment not verified, pays $10/hr but in the job description it says $50 - $100, previous hires are mostly $5-10/hr freelancers, or $500 offer for a $2000 job... comon. The 1 or 2 decent jobs that's left has 50+ proposals. And it's been posted for a month. Last time the client viewed the job was a month ago. Gee, maybe the client didn't wanna deal with so many low quality freelancers, and even if a top quality freelancer is in there somewhere, maybe it's on the last page of the 50+ proposals. Clients are busy busy people. And I and many others have already tried to make aware of this situation, but to no avail yet. And no, has nothing to do with the economy. If anything, when economy is down, companies spend more so they can "survive/win." - Hiring a local W2 (fulltime) is going to be many times more costly than hiring a freelancer on Upwork (you don't have to pay employer taxes on freelancers, don't have to worry about their healthcare, their dental, their paid vacation, 401k retirement, ...). Clients absolutely would have 0 hesitations to hire on Upwork if they are presented with the right talent they're looking for.

dazzleart
Community Member

Remove Canva Expert from your Intro its not something where an expert can work .. 

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