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e333e6cd
Community Member

Hey! If anyone can please a takea peak at my profile and try to explain to me what you think the reason is I can't get a job. I have  a lot of experience in my field and I think I have a pretty proffesional profile. Thanks to all who could help!

 

celgins
Community Member

Hey Alter,

 

I looked at your profile and here are my suggestions:

 

1) Remove the word "experienced" from your title since it doesn't help it stand out. What will help your title stand out is capitalizing each word: Content Writer. If you want to get more specific--which is recommended--you could say something like Content Writer | Blogs, Articles, Ghostwriting.

 

2) I don't think your overview/summary gives clients enough information about your writing services. First, remove the dashes and use paragraphs. In your paragraphs, focus on what you can do and how you can help clients meet their needs. Only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for freelancers, so you have a very small window of opportunity to grab their attention. 

 

Next, be sure to tell clients what they will get (deliverables), how it might benefit them, and why you are the best content writer for them.

 

Considering my suggestions, your summary would sound like this:

 

I am a highly skilled Content Writer with 4+ years of professional writing experience. I can write articles, blogs, web content, product descriptions, and provide ghostwriting. My writing will entertain or inform your readers, and help develop a positive brand image for your business or products.

 

Being an effective writer requires great communication and excellent interpersonal skills. I will work closely with you to understand your ideas and needs, and ensure I meet your expected deadlines and deliver high-quality work.

 

I want to help you develop memorable content that will drives sales and improve your brand. I am confident in my writing abilities and I look forward to contributing my skills to any project I am a part of.

 

You do not have to keep this format or use the words I used, but the idea is the same--tell clients what you can do and provide examples of deliverables. Then, add some information about why you are the best content writer for the job.

 

3) You should add more skill categories to your skills list. We are allowed 15 skills and there are probably more  writing-related skills you can add. It is important to keep your skills list updated with relevant skills categories so that Upwork can match you with relevant jobs, and so your profile will appear when clients search for your skills.

 

I think that's it for now. Once you make these updates, I think clients will have a better understanding of the services you offer and how you can help meet their needs.

 

Good luck.

e333e6cd
Community Member

Thank you!

92415ec4
Community Member

Hi, Upwork community, I'm a new freelancer, can someone review my profile? Very thanks.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/garfieldlee

celgins
Community Member

Hi Garfield,

 

I looked through your profile and I think it is good.

 

You might want to add one or two more items to your portfolio since clients like visuals.

 

Also, you should add Front-End Development to your skills list since you use front-end development in your title and summary. This is important for helping the algorithm match you with relevant jobs and showing your profile in search results when clients search for your skills.

 

Everything else looks fine.

92415ec4
Community Member

Thank you for your help, Clark. Your suggestion is very helpful.

be843517
Community Member

Hello everyone, 

I would appreciate your feedback on how I can enhance my profile. Thank you.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01ae5a7bc780cc73b3?viewMode=1

celgins
Community Member

Hello Kristin,

 

Good start to your profile, but I have some suggestions about a few things. Let's go through them:

 

Hourly Rate: I think your is a bit low. Most U.S.-based social media managers with digital marketing experience are between $45.00/hour - $95.00/hour, with many over $125.00/hour, depending on experience and specialities. Unless you are a complete newbie, I suggest bumping your rate up a bit. If clients see a low rate, they might expect low quality.

 

Overview/Summary: I'm afraid clients might not get enough information from your summary to make a decision to hire you. Clients come to Upwork looking for freelancers who can get results. So, you have to tell them what you can do and how it will benefit them.

 

More importantly, you want to speak directly to a client's goals within the first two sentences of your summary. Why? Because only the first two sentences are shown to clients when they search for freelancers. You have a very small window of opportunity to grab their attention. Since clients care about results, you have to tell them--within those first two sentences--what you can do for them.

 

Here is an example:

 

I'm an expert Social Media Manager specializing in creating high-converting content and attracting and engaging audiences. I can develop, oversee and execute effective social media campaigns across multiple accounts including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, Threads, and more.

 

My approach includes managing your social media marketing and providing marketing copywriting that helps unlock your online potential and achieve your conversion and growth goals. I also have design experience using Canva and Adobe Creative Cloud, which allows me to provide multiple needed services ( marketing, graphic design, etc.) to meet your requirements.

With a bachelor's degree in Marketing, as well as digital media and social media certificates certified by Hubspot, I offer the skills, qualifications, and a comprehensive range of services that are tailored to your unique social marketing needs.

 

Let's work together to create a great social media campaign that converts your visitors into loyal customers.

 

You don't have to use what I wrote verbatim, but you get the idea--tell clients exactly what you can do and how it benefits them. Clients care about what they're getting and the benefit of if more than anything else.

 

Skills: Add more skill categories to your skills list. Your list should be aligned or in sync with your profile title and summary. Some important skills you should add: Social Media Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Social Media Marketing Plan. We are allowed 15 skills, which means you might have to remove some to add these. I think you could do without Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

 

The sample digital media business plan in your portfolio is great and the other areas of your profile look good.

 

Once you make these updates, I think clients will have a better understanding of the services you offer and how you can help meet their needs or solve their problems.

 

Good luck!

6cb099a6
Community Member

I am impressed with your detailed check. 

Would you please be generous and do the same on my profile please

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~016388ecb6cb455c7b

46677b88
Community Member

Hii  kindly check my profile  and help me out for improvement ☺️

celgins
Community Member

Parminder,

 

Your profile is incomplete and you will be ignored by clients if you leave it this way.

 

The first thing you should do is change your profile photo. The picture in your photo should be a close-up image of your head and shoulders that clearly shows your face. Read through Upwork's best practices for How to Choose A Good Profile Picture.

 

Correct the spelling of "data entry," but your title should be something like Data Entry Specialist if you provide data entry services. Then, use your summary to tell clients which data entry services you provide and how you will help meet their needs.

 

Make sure your profile is 100% complete before applying to jobs. The best way to get your profile setup is to go through the following Academy Courses and Learning Paths:

 

kurt_yocum
Community Member

Hello Upwork Community, please find my profile link below and I'd appreciate any critiques. Thank you so much!
https://www.upwork.com/fl/kurtyocum

 

Hello Kurt,

 

There is great experience and background information in your profile, but I have a few suggestions:

 

Title: When I see your title, the first thing I think is: "20 years as a director of what?" First, Upwork suggests removing years of experience from a title, and I agree. I think your title will be more appealing to prospective clients if it were simply: Art Director | Graphic Design | Logos | Digital | Print or Creative Director & Graphic Design Expert.

 

Overview/Summary: Your summary is a series of lists and this is probably a no-no for grabbing a client's attention. One list in your summary is fine, but the remainder--especially the beginning--should be in paragraph form. Why? Because only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for freelancers. You have a very small window of opportunity to grab their attention, so you want them to read something that meets their goals.

 

To do this, you can combine the first three or four bullets into a paragraph and make it client-focused. For example:

 

I'm an innovative expert Art/Creative Design Director with more than 20 years of experience leading and providing art direction for dozens of multinational clients. I can develop and execute creative concepts that align with your business strategy and help establish and communicate the visual expression of your brand.

 

As an accomplished art director with a wealth of graphic design expertise, I will develop your brand's visual storytelling by creating high quality logos, branding, infographics, and more. I understand the concepts behind great print design and digital design, and can create stunning motion graphics, AI illustrations, and social media/video production including thumbnail creation and presentation design.

 

I am proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, After Effects), Discord, and Midjourney. I use these tools to help bring your visions to reality by developing colorful, eye-catching designs.

 

Additional Skills:

 

You don't have to use my style verbatim, but you get the idea--use paragraph form to tell clients what you can do and how it might benefit them.

 

I think the other areas of your profile are great. I don't see any problems or issues that would prevent a client from hiring you.

 

Good luck!

Thank you very much Clark - that's extremely helpful. I appreciate your insight and recommendations. 

-Kurt

e333e6cd
Community Member

Hey! To all the veterans or newbies, Can you take a look at my profile and try to understand why I can't get a gig.  I have a lot of experience in my field and I think I have a proffesional profile. Thanks to all who could help!

Hello Alter!

To improve your chances, upload a professional photo on your profile. Ensure your skills are specific, and showcase your experience in a clear manner. Personalize each proposal for better impact, and consider starting with smaller projects. Staying persistent are key. you'll land your gig soon.

Best of luck!

Warm regards,
Delight

celgins
Community Member

Alter,

 

A short review of your profile is provided in response to your first message above.

 

Thanks.

tariqhassan99
Community Member

Hi Upwork Community. Please review my profile. I would love to hear your response. 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~013ea7700ae4f3262a?s=1110580755107926016

 

Reviews provided over the last several weeks. Other members may review.

Yes off course.

f93ac86d
Community Member

Hello dear friends, Here is my Upwork account Please, give me some constructive feedback. https://upwork.com/freelancers/getabechab

 

celgins
Community Member

Hello Getabecha,

 

Your profile is set to private. You must set your profile to Public so we can see it.

 

Thanks.

7429495f
Community Member

Hello Upwork Community! I'm a creative from Italy who's trying to work here as a video editor and digitial colorist having many years of experience in these roles. Please check my profile, I'm trying to reach my first client starting this journey, I'll be very glad to hear your response.

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/renatol6

celgins
Community Member

Hello Renato,

 

I like the approach in your profile; you have good content and a great portfolio. However, I think your overview/summary needs more substance. For freelancers in the design/creative niche, your summary--in addition to your portfolio--is one of the most important parts of your profile.

 

When clients come to Upwork, they are looking for results. Clients have specific needs and they want to find freelancers who can help meet those needs and generate positive results. The best way to show clients that you are the freelancer who can get results, is to tell them exactly what you can do.

 

More importantly, tell them what you can do within the first few sentences. Why? Because only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for freelancers. You have a very small window of opportunity to grab their attention, and you want clients to see their goals (results) in the first two sentences.

 

You can make this happen by combining several existing sentences and adding more information to sound client-focused. Here is an example:

 

I'm an expert Cinematographer, Video Editor and Digital Colorist with 5+ years in the industry. I can create breathtaking, high-quality video content and visuals that leave a lasting impression and align with your brand’s vision and objectives.

 

With a keen eye for detail, I have a deep passion for films and knowledge of all stages of the filmmaking process. I will oversee all video post-production activities including video editing, color grading, and visual effects. I can work closely with your existing team or other stakeholders like marketing and design teams to ensure your video project is executed successfully.

 

You are welcome to take a journey through my portfolio to discover the magic that unfolds through the frame. I invite you to explore my portfolio and find inspiration across my vision: renatolambo.com

 

You do not have to use the style or words I used, but you get the general idea--tell prospective clients exactly what you can deliver (results) and how it might benefit them.

 

The other sections of your profile look great.

7429495f
Community Member

Hello Clark, thank you for your review. I really appreciate your tips. 😁

6cb099a6
Community Member

Hello upwork community, please check on my profile and be generous with your professional overviews. Thank you. 

celgins
Community Member

Hello Rakia,

 

I looked at your profile and I think you have really good information. I have only a few suggestions that might help improve it:

 

Title: Capitalize "teacher" to help your title stand out. Also, remove the plus signs ("+") and either use spaces or a separator: English Teacher | Translator | Transcriptionist | Proofreader. This will stand out better and make your title easier for clients to read when they search.

 

Overview/Summary: Your summary has good content, but you should add spacing between paragraphs to make it easier for clients to read. Also, I recommend switching the second and third sentence because the third sentence gives clients good information about how you can help them. I would then adjust that newly positioned second sentence to further tell clients how you can help (instead of simply saying, "you may be my guest." For example:

 

I am an English teacher with more than 10 years of experience in educating and tutoring. Whether you want to learn English or translate documents from Arabic to English or the opposite, I can help you achieve higher learning standards with engaging, highly effective language training that teaches students the four-skill integration (reading, listening, speaking, writing) modalities.

 

I am also an experienced Transcriptionist, Copywriter, and Proofreader and I can accurately and efficiently transcribe images, audio or video recordings into written form. I have a strong command of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, ensuring that the final documents are error-free.

 

Additionally, I can also edit and refine written content for clarity, style, and tone as a copywriter. My attention to detail and ability to adapt to different writing styles make me valuable assets in various industries such as journalism, legal, medical, or corporate communications.

 

I am proficient in using transcription software and editing tools to streamline my work and meet tight deadlines. Overall, as an experienced Transcriptionist, Copywriter, and Proofreader I have honed my language skills to deliver accurate, polished, and professional written content.

 

Portfolio: Since you have several different skill sets, I suggest adding one or two more items to your portfolio.

 

Skills: We are allowed 15 skill categories, so don't forget to add any skills that are relevant to your work. For example, you should add Arabic to English Tranlation, English to Arabic Translation, Arabic Tutoring, and maybe a few more. It is important to keep your skills list updated with relevant skills categories so that Upwork can match you with relevant jobs, and so your profile will appear when clients search for your skills.

 

The other sections of your profile look good. Other than the few changes I recommend, I do not see any problems or issues that would prevent a client from hiring you.

 

Good luck!

d0903988
Community Member

You are excellent in your field. Best of luck

percy_leon
Community Member

Hi, Upwork Community Please take a look at my profile. I'm also planning on creating a 1-minute video of what I do.  https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~018d75e81fed56e97a

Hi Percy,

 

Your profile looks good. Your overview/summary is well-written and informative, and gives clients the information they need to make a decision to hire you.

 

Adding the 1-minute video will be great. You should also add a portfolio to show samples of your work or examples of what you can do. Clients will expect to see several samples from a graphic/video design expert. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients and will definitely be a big attraction in addition to your video.

 

The other areas of your profile look good. I do not see any problems or issues that would prevent a client from hiring you.

rabiur-raihan
Community Member

I have landed one job but not been able to attract anyone since. Please look at my profile and help me improve it.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/rraihan

Rabiur,

 

I think there are a few things you can do to improve your profile:

 

1) The first thing you should do is change your profile photo. The picture in your photo is fine, but it should not include other people. Read through Upwork's best practices for How to Choose A Good Profile Picture.

 

2) Your overview/summary has good information, but you cover different skill areas, and this might be confusing to clients. If you are providing services as a virtual assistant, your summary should focus on virtual assistance services. You already have two specialized profiles about content writing, so your main profile needs to focus on a skill area. This also means your title should focus on the same skill area.

 

Right now, clients might be confused since virtual assistance, AI tool usage, and creative writing are not related skill areas.

 

The other areas of your profile are fine, but I think you need to make your main profile focused on virtual assistance or AI services, but not both.

 

 

Thanks. I will update accordingly.

 

jahidhasan69
Community Member

Hello, could you please review my Upwork profile?

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~019c8efbc191c3a180

Your profile is appealing. The overview is skillfully written, providing clients with the necessary information to consider hiring you confidently. Please take a look at my profile. https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01d6d7227e58d8520e

864c467b
Community Member

Hello

 

celgins
Community Member

Zulfiqar,

 

Since you are new to Upwork, make sure your profile is 100% complete before applying to jobs. The best way to get your profile setup is to go through the following Academy Courses and Learning Paths:

 

650095fc
Community Member

Hello, Upwork community team, please check my profile. If I have any fault, Please tell me. I want to be a Successful Freelancer, And How can I get my First Client?

Nilesh M. - Data Entry & Database Management System - Upwork Freelancer from Rajkot, India

celgins
Community Member

Nilesh,

 

You will get your first client by making your profile 100% complete and replying to jobs that match your skills and qualificaitons. Right now, there is not enough information in your profile to convince clients to hire you.

 

Keep in mind that you are not here on Upwork looking for a career. As a freelancer, you are running a business and you are seekgin to provide services to other businesses (clients).

 

Since you are new to Upwork, make sure your profile is 100% complete before applying to jobs. The best way to get your profile setup is to go through the following Academy Courses and Learning Paths:

 

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