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AndreaG
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Get Profile Feedback from Experienced Freelancers on Upwork

Getting started on Upwork can take a lot of work and focus. To help make this process a little easier, we’ve created this post where you can request feedback on your profile. The community is full of experienced Upwork freelancers who are passionate about helping others. These users will review your profile and provide feedback based on their experience.

 

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We’re excited to see how Community members can continue to help each other to grow!

 

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AndreaG
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Hi all,

 

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celgins
Community Member

Hello Siarhei,

 

I think your profile looks good. I do not see any huge problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.

 

For your Ad Webinar for FB portofilo item, you might want to write the description in English; it will get more views if written in English.

c4d9758a
Community Member

Can someone give me advice on how to edit my profile as a little to no experience freelancer. I have a hard time getting clients

Busisiwe,

Hi. First off, you misspelled writing in your job title. Second, I'm not sure what the market is for poetry and creative writing, but you might want to broaden your skillset. The most common writing gig on Upwork is content writing. You should research that and see if it is something you can learn and do.

9e8bd0c5
Community Member

I Quintina E. I will be happy to receive any  profile feedback the many 

experienced freelancers on Upwork. 

 

celgins
Community Member

Quintina,

 

You still have quite a bit to do to get your profile complete.

 

Title: If you plan to provide data entry services, your title should only focus on data entry. For example, your title could be: Data Entry Specialist.

 

Overview/Summary: Remove any mention of family or personal content from your summary. Instead, tell prospective clients which data entry tasks you can accomplish and how it might benefit them.

 

Skills: Add more skills related to your data entry services. We are allowed up to 15 skills. 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.

 

Portfolio: Add a portfolio to show samples of your data entry work. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients. If you don’t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

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

 

juliatongmusic
Community Member

Hello Andrea,

I would love to have some feedback on my profile. If you can help me with that, I would really appreciate it. 

Thank you!

Best, 
Julia Tong

Hello Julia,

 

Andrea is one of several Upwork Moderators. The moderators provide valuable information to freelancers and moderate the Forums, but they do not provide profile reviews.

 

I looked through your profile and I think it's really good. The only recommendation I have is to add short job descriptions to each job in your employment history. This helps Upwork match you with relevant jobs based on skill categories and keywords.

 

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

 

Good luck!

a8a06546
Community Member

Please look my profile and help me how would I perform good although I apply on alot of ads but didn't get any reply please help me. 

celgins
Community Member

Raana,

 

If you are applying to jobs, you are likely not getting replies because your profile does not provide any information for clients.

 

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.

 

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

 

66a4b29b
Community Member

Hello Team, 

 

I am glad to inform you all that I am new to upwork community. Could you please check and let me know whether my profile is Good enough to get work.

 

All your suggestions are appreciated.

 

Kind regards, 

Deepal

Deepal,

You're forgetting that people hire people. Mostly, they hire people they think they can get along with. To accomplish this, you have to do more than put your resume on line. Focus on work, but write a narrative that gives people a chance to know you. That doesn't mean tell them you like walks in the  rain and Neil Diamond. Just put a narrative down and your friendliness will show through.

One big clue: People hire people who understand what their problems are. So if you can name those problems very specifically, clients will think: "Hey, this person understsnds me. I want to hire them." So you have to walk in their shoes for a while. SImply say, "I can help you solve _______, ______, and ______, so you can go to the beach with your family ..." Or it might be "so your profits go up." But, that's the trick Tell them what problems you can solve and how they will benefit using a narrative style that lets them get to know you a bit.

That's how it's done.

5183dec1
Community Member

Hello Community,

I have not been able to land an upwork job

kindly check my upwork profile and tell me what I’m missing https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~015e369ecf0fe9eb30

celgins
Community Member

Hello Elegbebe,

 

Many freelancers are having difficulty finding jobs on Upwork. Competition is high and clients have been less than eager to spend. But hopefully, that will change soon.

 

Your profile looks good, but I suggest removing the following from the first part of your summary:

 

"Email Marketing Expert | Marketing Automation Specialist | Email Copywriting Pro | Email Campaign Strategist | Conversion-focused Email Marketer | Consultant | Email Campaign Optimization Specialist|| Email marketer | Funnels | Clickfunnel | Email drip campaign"

 

When clients search for freelancers, only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to them. You have very little opportunity to grab their attention. You want to use that small window to show clients that you can provide services that meets their goals, and you do not want to simply list a bunch of titles.

 

Everything else looks pretty good.

5233e11a
Community Member

Hello, Please have a look on my profile. I want to be a sucessfull Freelancer.Please guide me that how will I get my first client. Thanks....

e124c933
Community Member

Hello! Please review my profile.

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01992174d4c7a645b9

Hi Roshni -

 

Some feedback on your profile:

  • I would use spaces between paragraphs, headings, and bulleted list to break up texts and make content easier to read
  • Make it a little more personal - what got you into this line of work? why do you enjoy it? what sets you apart from other freelancers with the same experience?
  • Use the multiple profile views feature (see my profile for an example)- This is a great way to give more detail on certian areas you have expertise in
  • I like how you included measurable successes you have contributed to, but I recommend elaborating more on how you accomplished that.

How this was helpful.

26acc553
Community Member

Interested in improving my profile. thanks

Hi Idongesit - 

 

Some feedback on your profile:

  • I would use spaces between paragraphs, headings, and bulleted list to break up texts and make content easier to read
  • Make it a little more personal - what got you into this line of work? why do you enjoy it? what sets you apart from other freelancers with the same experience?
  • Use the multiple profile views feature (see my profile for an example)- This is a great way to give more detail on certian areas you have expertise in
  • Include measurable successes you have had in your line of work, ex: "Sucessly completed X contracts for clients." "Reduced cost for X by X%"

How this was helpful.

Idongesit,

Zabrina is right; you have to clean up your act. There is inconsistent formating (sentence and paragraph breaks and inconsistent capitalization (you capitalize places and names, not words like Development and Administration.) But mostly your write-up just doesn't get around to saying much. It just seems like a manniquin dressed up to put it one way.

Let me explain: The first thing you say is you are highly skilled with a wealth of experience. That's kind of passively redundant. If you are highly skilled it follows that you have a wealth of experience, so it just sounds like your sniffing around. The sentence just lacks any real effort.

"Sustained through various roles across different organizations." That's just weak. What roles? What organizations? Again, you took the easy route. "Sustained as a project manager, supply chain liason and budget analyst at 400-plus employee manufacturing and retail concerns." Put some teeth into this. Give us some details that increase your credibility and show you can talk the talk. If your write-up remains vague and peppered full of cliches, it just isn't that convincing. 




PROFILE: A highly skilled Contract Management Professional with wealth of experience in Contracts authoring Contracts Management, Coordination and Administration, developed, and sustained through various roles across different organizations. My objective is to use the knowledge, skills, and experiences that I have acquired in my previous roles to work as a Contract Analyst where I can provide support and implement effective operational strategies, processes, and systems to help achieve organizational goals. CORE SKILLS * Contract managements and administration * Strong negotiating and communication Skills * Stakeholders' relationship building and management * Project management, Process Improvement and Strategic planning

68a36711
Community Member

Hi Andrea, 

I have signed up in Upwork for over a year but havent got time to apply until recently. However, I'm really struggling landing a client even if I have customized proposal for each job posting that I applied to. 

Can you also take a look at my profile? 

Thank you! 

63a72f0f
Community Member

Hi, can you check my Upwork profile, please? Thank you in advance.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01aa0bad9075203b0c

73ff398f
Community Member

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

 

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

73ff398f
Community Member

Hi Upwork Community. Please review my profile. I would love to hear your response: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/hakanemiratlas

cb96ce06
Community Member

Hello Upwork community, I'm looking for suggestions on improving my Upwork profile.
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~013d04902d57f502e1
Thank you in advance!

2c736d60
Community Member

When I started as a newbie I used to get many job invites but now after taking 7 jobs and with a good portfolio I am not getting any invite?

bc64bff9
Community Member

Helpful Article

68a36711
Community Member

Mine's here https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01af0732260090f815

 

Would appreciate it if someone can take a look at it and provide feedback. 

 

Thanks in advance! 

bc64bff9
Community Member

Hello, Upwork community, please check my profile. If, I have any fault, Please tell me. I want to be a Successful Freelancer.

266769f8
Community Member

Hello upwork freelancer, I need help over feedback on my upwork id. 
Is there any freelancer who can review my id, and let me know what i am lacking.

 

Regards Sunny Negi

a1af3429
Community Member

UpWork is a company that allows the development of everyone who wants to work and does business on the basis of mutual satisfaction.

dee3294e
Community Member

Hey upwork, please take a look at my profile. I didn't get any invites so provide me with your assistance.

266769f8
Community Member

Hello Upwork community members, Please take a look at my profile 
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01d5a508f52328f1d3
Suggest me if something need to be updated

 

2003902b
Community Member

I request users to to review my profile and help me improve it. 

jha-sourav
Community Member

Hello Upwork community,

Could you please spare some time to review my profile and provide feedback. 

4d4c8aad
Community Member

Hi Andrea and community members,


I'm a digital marketing manager with experience in SMM, SEM, SEO, PPC, and social media ads. I'm looking to work with medium and small businesses.


I'm new to Upwork and I just got my first order, which is still in progress. I was also selected for the Rising Talent batch, but I'm still not getting many leads or orders.


I haven't created a specialized profile yet. Can you please suggest which field I should focus on? I'm open to any suggestions.


I would appreciate your kind consideration.

faridmalik786
Community Member

Hi champs!

 

I am Farid Malik  https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/faridmalik

professional Graphics and UI UX designer new to upwork,  I have Extensive hands-on Experience with User flow, wireframing, Prototyping, and user testing, expert, 

 

kindly can you review my profile and sugesst me the required update and changes to my Profile to looks more understandable and optimized.

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

 

Thanks for your time

king Regards.

Ghulam Faried

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

d0ac2b25
Community Member

Hi fellow freelancers!  I'm very new to Upwork and since joining a few days ago have found myself tweeking my profile now and then.  If you have a moment to take a look and provide feedback, I really would appreciate it.

Thank you!

Candace,

Your profile is quite appealing. It has a personal tone that makes you sound unique despite advertising skills that are not off the charts unique. 

I have little to add. One thing I like to see is the word "expert" somewhere in your profile. Once you use that word, you have opened up a whole new level of confidence. People will stop and listen to what an expert has to say. They don't always listen to people who aren't experts.

That said, don't force it. You convinced me that you know what you're doing. And you did so with a subtle touch. So why quibble?

The other thing is to rethink the competitive advantage option. This is where you project your uniqueness with a tangible item, such as you being the only admin. assistant who also speaks Islandic. The idea is to really differentiate yourself from the crowd because the crowd is enormous.

Empathizing your accounting skills would certainly help. There are, say, a million administrative experts on Upwork, but only a small percentage of them also know accounting. Bringing this to people's attention might help quite a bit.   

You may already have accomplished that by 

Anthony,

 

Your feedback is very insightful and I do appreciate you taking the time out of your day to help me!  

Great observation re: Accounting skills.  I will work on adding more of that into my profile.

 

Thank you so much!

90e8a0ad
Community Member

Hi, I recently started UpWork and was hoping to receive some feedback on my profile and it's structure. I'm aiming for the rising talent badge so any tips are greatly appreciated! 🙂 this is the link to my profile: https://www.upwork.com/fl/~011c8a681b8d97ed1b

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