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ian_pineda
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Can't get any jobs, i have sent so many proposals and no response to clients.

Canr get jobs in upwork, even if i almost put al of my work on my portfolio, am i still not good enough? clients not responding feels like they hate my work and not good enough for their standards. yet i am seeing other artist with much simpler art style but are a ranking freelancers.

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mvjgomez
Community Member

how about your desired rate? Maybe it's too high?

mvjgomez
Community Member

upon checking on your job history, you already had a client. Good luck to us novices ๐Ÿ™‚

shohel121
Community Member

Hi Ian,

Having seen your profile, I would like to suggest the following:

  • Add an enticing but professional Title; use title case (not all lower case).
  • Improve your overview- write what are your skills and how you can be a real help with projects. 
  • Pass some relevant Upwok Tests with good scores. It helps the new freelancers to land jobs.
  • Apply to the jobs that only match to your skill set.
  • Write a professionally sound COVER LETTER highlighting your key skills and relate how they can help to contribute to the project.

Best of luck.

Shohel
booksist
Community Member

Ian, everybody makes logos these days. The niche is highly competitive, and I'd say very cruel. But you are also a talented illustrator. Highlight that. Change your title, advertise yourself as an illustrator, emphasise that you're good with Adobe tools too, and apply only to illustrator gigs. Specialise. I would never make it on this market if I advertised myself as a versatile content writer. Just stick to what you're best at.

martina_plaschka
Community Member


Ian P wrote:

Canr get jobs in upwork, even if i almost put al of my work on my portfolio, am i still not good enough? clients not responding feels like they hate my work and not good enough for their standards. yet i am seeing other artist with much simpler art style but are a ranking freelancers.


Take many many tests to demonstrate your skills. 

mtngigi
Community Member


Ian P wrote:

Canr get jobs in upwork, even if i almost put al of my work on my portfolio, am i still not good enough? clients not responding feels like they hate my work and not good enough for their standards. yet i am seeing other artist with much simpler art style but are a ranking freelancers.

 

 

If you feel you are not good enough, that clients hate your work ... you are not cut out for the ups and downs of freelancing. We do not get all the jobs we bid on, for whatever reasons. Experience in the freelance world means you leave your bids and move on, not focus on who is getting hired and who isn't. If you want to freelance, you'll need to grow a tougher skin.

 

And no, $5.00 an hour is not too high.


re: "everybody makes logos these days. The niche is highly competitive"

 

I agree. What's the point?

 

Lots of people on Upwork are offering to make logos. There are lots of software packages that make it easy to design cheap, inconsequential logos.

 

And there are lots of high-end artists and designers who are available to do high-end logo design.

 

You have so many other skills. Focus on OTHER skills and services that have less competition. Focus on skills in which you can really stand out

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