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Philip Kavan S Member Since: Jun 17, 2017
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Hello,I have been trying to land a job for so long after signing up for upwork.But it is so fraustatting to see that nobody shows any interest to me.I think maybe I suck at pursuing people,maybe I don't have a good portfolio or maybe I just don't know how to apply for jobs or write a proposal.I don't know what is wrong for certain??

As a new freelancer,I don't have any feedback or rating,as nobody is hiring me.So how can get out of this situation.What would be your suggestion for me guys?? Please tell what are the thinga that I lack in and what I have been doing wrong so far?  

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Melissa C Member Since: Jul 22, 2017
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Well, I can't see your profile, so I don't have much to say about that.

It took me a couple months to get my first job here. It's normal.

Just make sure that you're getting right to the point in your proposals. Tell the client how you can fix their problems. Don't spend much time at all talking about yourself.

Use the first two lines to make an impact because that's all the client initially sees of your proposal.

Don't take low paying jobs. Small jobs are fine, but don't get trapped in a cycle of working for peanuts. I started out here editing a whole book for $100. It was sad. I was lucky to not be branded forever as a cheap provider. Most freelancers have trouble upping their rates when they do what I did.

Anyway, it would help if we could see your profile, too, but that's all I've got for now.
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Philip Kavan S Member Since: Jun 17, 2017
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ok i am trying to make my profile available for everyone to see.

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Philip Kavan S wrote:

ok i am trying to make my profile available for everyone to see.


 I regret to inform you that now, everyone can see your profile. And why you're not getting hired.

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Philip Kavan S Member Since: Jun 17, 2017
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Thanks to you Rene,You comment was really helpful to me.Now I can see what I have been doing wrong all the time.But it would be better if you were more explaining rather than being sarcastic.   

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Philip Kavan S wrote:

Thanks to you Rene,You comment was really helpful to me.Now I can see what I have been doing wrong all the time.But it would be better if you were more explaining rather than being sarcastic.   


You're right, sarcasm wasn’t helpful, sorry. In my opinion, after having read your profile and some of your portfolio pieces is that as much as you love writing, you're doing it in a foreign language. And it shows. In addition to the fact that it's flawed because of the many syntax and grammar mistakes, your writing in English is not really good. People who have a native command of English will beat you whatever you do. I don't think that this specific industry is where you should invest your time.

 

(And now I'm wondering why your profile got zapped.)

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
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Philip Kavan S Member Since: Jun 17, 2017
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Thank you,once again,for sharing your time and valuable opinion for helping me.

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Philip Kavan S Member Since: Jun 17, 2017
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oh,i see that i can't do that because i haven't earned any money yet.But can you tell me how to write a bulletproof cover letter for a job or direct me to a resource which contains the guideline about writing one.Finally,thank you for your feedback and sharing your time to help me out.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Philip Kavan S wrote:

oh,i see that i can't do that because i haven't earned any money yet.But can you tell me how to write a bulletproof cover letter for a job or direct me to a resource which contains the guideline about writing one.Finally,thank you for your feedback and sharing your time to help me out.


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Philip the fact that you haven't earned any money yet, has nothing to do with your profile being public, unless Upwork has actually set your profile to private. If it hasn't, then just go to your settings on your main page >profile settings>profile>visibility and change it to public. 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Philip Kavan S wrote:

oh,i see that i can't do that because i haven't earned any money yet.But can you tell me how to write a bulletproof cover letter for a job or direct me to a resource which contains the guideline about writing one.Finally,thank you for your feedback and sharing your time to help me out.


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I still can't see your profile, but I have found it, and don't make it completely public until you have rewritten it. Make it much shorter and to the point. What exactly can you deliver? Your client will not care a jot if you have a charming personality (this should go without saying). You have to convince your client that you are better than some two million writers on this site. The first three lines of your profile are vital, and so is your proposal. Rewrite it and then ask again! 

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