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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, weโ€™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.

 

If youโ€™re interested in requesting help, make sure your profile visibility is not set to โ€œPrivateโ€ and then reply below. 

 

Weโ€™re excited to see how Community members can continue to help each other to grow!

 

Note: A previous version of this post was closed as the number of responses made it difficult to read and navigate. If you had not received a response yet to a request you made, please post again in this thread.

~Andrea
Upwork
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It seems good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Please help me review my profile

 

here is my profile link
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/jorrigalag

keep going

6cc3a478
Community Member

Hi Andrea

I am Nelson from Venezuela, I am new here on Upwork and I would love to know your opinion about my profile.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01583513a6b6585e6b

I would also appreciate any advice from you. 

Thanks in advance

Hey Nelson, 

I'm not an expert freelancer but a community member. I viewed your profile and wanna give you some suggestions. 

๐Ÿ’ขHourly rate too much high as a newbie freelancer. (Set it down) 

๐Ÿ’ขProfile headline not looking good. (Use keywords) 

๐Ÿ’ขProfile description. (It's shouldn't about you too much but your services) 

๐Ÿ’ขProfile completion isn't 100%.

 

I hope you'll find it good for you. 

Best

Saman. 

Hello Saman! My name is Rooman and I'm new on Upwork.

kindly, review my profile and tell me if there's any suggestions for me! Thankyou!

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0115f982a9e20d4035

Thanks Saman

 

c16fef2c
Community Member

kindly review my profile please

 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Hafsa,

 

You may have missed the review of your profile from July 17. You can see your profile review here.

 

In addition to the information in that review, you also need to 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.

Hafsa,

If you are trying to sell articles about dentistry, you need to make that clear from the very beginning. As it is, you say "Dentist" in your job title. There's no mention of writing in your title. It should say "Writer / Dental Expert" or something along those lines.

To focus on writing for dentists ... that's brilliant. But you have to make it clear that you are an expert at dental topics and a terrific writer. But make it clear that you a writer from the start.

Good luck.

Please review my profile and let me know if you have any suggestions on how I can improve it.

I'm grateful.

visit my Uowork profile

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01c0b7db02f7e4ec1f

50cc0c6e
Community Member

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~017cfabe6af2d078af

 

Please, have a look at my profile and give me a honest feedback. ๐Ÿ’ซ

celgins
Community Member

Hi Saman,

 

I think your profile is good. The only thing I would call attention to in your overview/summary is your use of emojis at the beginning of your summary. Keep in mind that 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. Since some of that space is taken up by emojis, clients will not get as much information about your services and how you can help them.

 

The emojis at the beginning of your summary are not bad, but they do take up valuable space.

 

Other than that, your profile looks great. I do not see any huge problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.

72aecfe1
Community Member

Hello Clark,

 

I'm reaching out to kindly ask if you could take a moment to review my profile. I've been facing some challenges in securing clients, and I believe your insights could greatly help me in addressing this issue.

https://www.upwork.com/fl/~010d535ae1427d63b7

d1a10d09
Community Member

Hello experts,

Could you please review my profile and let me know what are the points of improvement?

Or perhaps praise))))

celgins
Community Member

Hello Ihor,

 

I looked through your profile and I think most of it is good. The only suggestions I have are:

 

Overview/Summary: Your summary is good, but I recommend removing the following: "...civil engineering and running a small manufacturing company." This is admirable, but it is not necessarily related to digital marketing services. Since clients are expecting to learn about a virtual assistant who can help with e-commerce and digital marketing, mentioning civil engineering and manufacturing might be confusing.

 

Portfolio: Add a portfolio to show samples of your work. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients. If you donโ€™t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

Everything else in your profile looks fine.

d1a10d09
Community Member

Thanks for the feedback

9b7bee88
Community Member

Good afternoon- I'm new to freelancing but have a lot of experience in my field- I've created a profile, but doesn't seem to get any responses- please advise on what changes I need to complete to be successful here on Upwork- thank you

celgins
Community Member

Hi Jeri,

 

Definitely a lot of experience throughout your profile!

 

Here is the trick when writing your overview/summary on Upwork: When prospective clients are searching for technical writers, only the first two sentences of your summary are shown. This means you have a very small window of opportunity to grab the client's attention. Clients care about freelancers who can get results, so you want them to see--within those first two sentences--what you can do for them.

 

Instead of focusing on experience early, I recommend revising your first bullet to be client-focused. This will help clients recognize their goals ("what you can do for them" ) within the first two sentences and hopefully, convince them to read your entire profile and hire you. Here is an example:

 

I'm an expert Technical Writer with over 35 years experience creating a variety of documentation for manufacturers, healthcare facilities, academic instituations, and other busineses. I can provide documentation management to include writing, editing, and maintaining user-friendly technical documents, user manuals, standard operating procedures, department work instructions, training documents, forms, planning documents, presentations, assembly instructions, process instructions, component specification, service bulletins, and tutorials for both software and hardware which include both verbal and visual elements.

 

(Then, I would say something like "Why choose me?" and add your other bullet points beneath it.)

 

-------------Why choose me?--------------

โ—‰  Strong project management and leadership skills, with the ability to complete projects accurately and on time, while providing guidance to others. Extensive experience with documentation workflows.

โ—‰  Excellent grammar, editing, and proofreading skills; ability to express ideas with clarity and logically; strong 2D and 3D image creating and editing, in raster and vector based; extensive experience interpreting engineering drawings, schematics, blueprints, sketches, charts, and graphs to assist in the development of procedures; knowledge of fabrication of parts

(...)

 

Your portfolio looks great, but be sure to add skill categories for each item. Similar to the skill categories in your profile skills list, the skills attached to your portfolio items will help Upwork match you with relevant jobs, and help your profile appear in search lists when clients search for your skills.

 

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!

836901ce
Community Member

Hey Clarke S,

I am a new Upwork freelancer, please have a look at my profile and suggest if there is any mistake in my profile.

Please suggest some ideas to get my 1st client on Upwork.

eb86342e
Community Member

Hi, 
I have updated my profile as per instructed by Clark. Kindly do check it out https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~017fb7365b2591acc3.
Now, I would like to share some more instruction to earn a job.
Thanks,
Best Regards ,
Muteeba Ahar 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Muteeba,

 

Your updates look good.

 

With reagards to creating a more effective portfolio and showcasing your skills and achievements, I suggest converting your Presentation Slides to a PDF. Believe it or not, there are some clients who may not have PowerPoint installed and cannot open that file to review. The PDF is more universal and more clients can open PDFs.

 

Also, I looked at your ABC Transporters in Health and Disease PDF file and it has great information. Are you able to add a cover page to the PDF file? This way, the cover page (hopefully, with a graphic) will show in your portfolio and I think a graphic gets more attention than an empty slot. For example:

 

celgins_0-1691760416021.png

For the PDF cover page to show in your portfolio, you might have to change the portfolio template to "Classic."

 

The other areas of your profile look good!

eb86342e
Community Member

Hi Clark,

Thanks for the feedback. I'll convert my Presentation Slides to PDF for better accessibility, and I'll add a cover page to the ABC Transporters PDF. Appreciate the suggestions!

Best regards,

Muteeba Ahar

e8cca444
Community Member

Hi Andrea,

I brand new to Upwork and would love your feedback on my profile.

Thanks!

Jeff Schlosser

celgins
Community Member

Jeff,

 

I looked through your profile and I think it looks good. My only suggestions are regarding your title and overview/summary:

 

Title: Upwork typically suggests removing experience information from titles and using it in your summary. I agree, so I would remove "with 20+ years of experience" and only have HR & Operations Consultant.

 

Overview/Summary: For the summary, I would add the title and experience:

 

I am a collaborative HR & Operations Consultant with 20+ years of experience helping business improve operations and maintain quality standards. I am passionate about being a short- or long-term solution for your business needs.

 

Portfolio: I only slightly suggest adding a portfolio because I know it can be difficult for HR/operations professionals to show visual samples of your work. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression and clients like images, so if you can think of something to display, you should.

 

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

6cb099a6
Community Member

Hello Upwork Community, 

Please check on my profile and help me improve it to get my first real project, because I thought I got previous jobs but actually they were just scams, unfortunately. 

So HELP

celgins
Community Member

Hello Rakia,

 

It looks like you made a few updates from the review on August 1, but you still need to update your skills list. The other sections of your profile look good. Other than the few changes I recommended, I do not see any problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.

 

Winning your first project will most likely come from a combination of a good cover letter and then a good profile. Your profile is fine, but make sure your cover letters are based on the client's specific job requirements. Focus on the client's needs and requirements; highlight your qualifications; and tell the client how you will meet their needs.

 

Good luck!

3d03da6f
Community Member

Please, can you have a look at my profile and give me an honest review?!

celgins
Community Member

Marianne,

 

You need to add more information to your profile. Your overview/summary does not provide enough information for clients to understand how you can help them. Use your summary to tell clients which data entry services you provide and how those services will meet their needs.

 

Also, update your skills list with more categories related to data entry. At a minimum, you should include Data Entry and Data Collection. 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.

 

Finally, add a portfolio to show samples of your work. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients. If you donโ€™t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

b92bcebc
Community Member

Thank you so much for guide me.

and its my work detail

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

Love this comment. It'll really help the newbies.

 

looks great

 

206fb8a9
Community Member

Greetings everyone!!
Please review my profile at: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~016c6af8051d7148e9
A huge thanks in advance.

 

celgins
Community Member

Abdullah,

 

I think your profile looks good, but your overview/summary should also tell prospective clients what you can build. You talk about experience and specializations, but you never say anything like: "As a Python developer and AI engineer, I can build AI models to help you make better business decisions, increase efficiency, and reduce your costs."

 

Also, add a portfolio to show samples of your work. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients. If you donโ€™t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

The other areas of your profile look good.

8f1fb272
Community Member

Hi, Please take a look at my profile and please give feedback where can I improve to land a job the soonest possible time.

Thank you in advance.

 

Here is my profile link.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01e28496b716b7f018

3afcb34a
Community Member

Hello, Upwork community, Please check my profile and let me know if there is any correction required. Also, I would like to get some tips on how to bag first client.
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01a6020a0bf2a66787

celgins
Community Member

Hello Sourabh,

 

My recommendations provided August 10 in response to your post from August 8 still apply. I think you should make those updates to help improve your profile.

82fd1667
Community Member

I am kindly asking for reviews on my profile 

celgins
Community Member

Nsakanya,

 

The review provided on August 7 still applies--you can read it here. You still a lot to do to complete your profile so clients can understand what you do.

904554d9
Community Member

Hello community members,

Iam a concept and storyboard artsit looking to for clients with interesting projects. I am new to upwork and would love any feedback you have about my profile. Thank you!

Profile - https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~013462ecfce22a236e

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