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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.

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AndreaG
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This thread has been closed from further replies due to its size. We appreciate your participation in the Community and welcome you to continue the conversation on this new thread.

Thank you!

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2ca29ec3
Community Member

Very bad system.

Catalog post can't approved 

Totally free to canactorsIf Upwork were to take out its Connect, more freelancers would be open to work

5a3fcd9a
Community Member

Please help me review my profile

 

here is my profile link

 https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01fb5bccd36eb70fdf

celgins
Community Member

Toheeb,

 

My opinion of your profile has not changed since the September 26 review. I still recommend removing the first part of your overview/summary.

 

You can see that review here. Other freelancers may offer you their reviews.

 

Good luck.

c63b340c
Community Member

Please help me review my profile

here is my profile link

 

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

celgins
Community Member

Hoang,

 

I think your profile looks good. Your overview/summary is informative and gives potential clients enough information to understand how you can help them.

 

You might want to add more skill categories to your skills list, but only add them if they are relevant. For example, you should probably add Mobile App Development and Mobile App Design. 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.

Everything else looks good.

c63b340c
Community Member

I appreciate your assistance beforehand.

998a9238
Community Member

I welcome any and all feedback on my profile. Thanks for your input.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0172eece2045998a3c?viewMode=1

Robin,

I love that photo, but it's a little murky. Might want to upgrade that. (Rule of thumb: Use the photo you show your parents, not the photo you show your friends.)

 

Uhm. If you're a content writer and you have a background in risk management or credit analysis (I'm a little beyond my depth here) then you need to connect the dots. Do you write content about risk management? If so, say that. There's a ton of work in finance writing and it pays above average for content. Mark yourself down as a finance writer and you should be able to get a kick-start with that.

 

You still have to connect the dots. Make it clear that your background in finance is a major strength in your writing.

 

As it is, it does seem a little like you're fishing. You sound like a crack request for proposal writer; if that's anything close to grant writing, you might want to stage yourself as a grant-writer/RFP expert.

 

The trick is to be spedific. There are 17 million Upwork members, so it pays for you to establish your expertise, which means define your niche and stick to it. (You can still apply to whatever job strikes your fancy ... but the closer you stick to home, the better your odds, I would think.)

 

Overall, it's difficult to be tossing everything into the air and hoping something sticks. Clients like simple messages. I'm an expert at _____ with these credentials _____ who can help you _______. My previous clients _______ (bought a condo in Hawaii, drive a Porche, eat lobster every night .... somehow show how they benefited from hiring you).

 

 

7edacc7c
Community Member

Hi, I would be happy for your feedback. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Zuzana,

You should look through Upwork profiles and fish around for ideas on how to expand your profile. Check out successful illustrators/marketing pros with high ratings and solid earnings. See what you can learn from them.

 

You've kind of just scratched the surface so far. What you're aiming for is to prove you have the experience to claim you're an expert. More details about past projects are helpful. Desscribing your range of styles is useful. A good portfolio is highly recommended if you haven't done that yet. 

Good luck. 

Hello Anthony

Please review my Upwork profile and give me your feedback

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0124772f1a5b6edd42

 

Ajarat

9889db69
Community Member

Hello,

I hope the upwork community is doing good.

Can you please review my profile and let me know how i can start getting the work .

Regards,

Monika

Hello Monika

I have reviewed your profile and I guess you are judt Upwork right, you have to make your profile completion be 100%, Upwork will guide you on doing that, then add more skills and also add portfolio

 

Kindly review my profile and give me your feedback

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0124772f1a5b6edd42

 

Ajarat

633e9ff5
Community Member

I'm new to this corner of cyberspace and I'd absolutely appreciate any feedback you all might be able to offer on my profile here: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01ba5f1663dfb45c32?viewMode=1 

Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to offer some tips and advice! 

Take care of you,

Susan

Susan, 

You have to be more professional and not so much the person who loves helping people. That said, you posted a few job options, including teaching. It is strongly advised that you project yourself as an expert and not many people are experts at four or five different things. All that said, I'm not sure how you can work as a teacher in an online environment. If that's your choice, you should explain that in a manner that makes it acceptable to customers. "I tutor students on Zoom ..." or whatever it might be. 

Again, it really doesn't work to be a writer, a teacher, an editor ... all the above doesn't really work. The reason, just for example there are 1.5 million writers on Upwork. If you want to be competetive, you have to be a writer who does nothing but eat, sleep, drink writing, so that you know the market, know your niche, understand what publishers are looking for, etc. If you're just dabbling in this, you'll get beat to the punch everytime by writers who do nothing but.

There are exceptions to every rule, but those are standard factors in the freelance world. 

Thank you for your feedback, Anthony. I appreciate it. I am trying to find as much work as I can so I am trying to be flexible and willing to work on as many different kinds of projects as possible in hopes of getting work. I don't necessarily want to teach online, but having that experience has given me great skills that transfer over into other professions, so I wanted to portray my experience. I appreciate your feedback and I will adjust my profile accordingly. Thank you!

4ab2d525
Community Member

Looking for feedback on my profile.

Ruth,

Your profile (which is quite long) leans towards a resume-style. Freelancing is more about selling a service and that service should be pretty specific. Just saying you have management experience doesn't tell people what problems your services will solve. You have to be as specific as you can be about that. 

"I am an expert _______ with these credentials _______, who can help you _________,__________, and _________. If you hire me you wil have _____________ (more time at the beach, better profits, fewer redundancies, more customers, etc.). 

 

Your overall background is not called for. Define how you became an expert at the service you are offering and answer the blanks in my templete sentences. You sound very competent, but at what .... be specific. Name the problems you can solve, but steer away from being a generalist. Experts do better in freelance than generalists. 

 

Hope that helps.

mjay122306
Community Member

Hello All.  Please help me review my profile. Thank you!

Hello Mary

Your profile is not public so I was not able to view your profilr, so kindly make it public for us to see

 

Kindly review my profile and give me your feedback

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0124772f1a5b6edd42

 

Ajarat

9889db69
Community Member

Hello ,

i hope the upwork community is doing good .

Can you please review my profile .

thanks

Monika,

You get right to the point. It covers one vital need, which is to establish your expertise. That's critical.

 

You also sound confident, although that would be improved if you mentioned some previous work you've done, because a track record helps establilsh confidence. 

What is lacking, perhaps, is sounding friendly. When I say this, I always wince because I do not recommend forced friendliness. (It always shows.) But if you wrote just a little more and allowed your personality to show through a little bit, that wouldn't hurt. People hire professionals (and you establish that point nicely), but they also hire people they get along with, so just being your casual self and letting that show sometimes helps. 

I can't help more than that, because I'm a technical as a mongoose. (Not very.)

9d2ea938
Community Member

I'm brand new to Upwork, as of a few hours ago. Can you please let me know if I'm on the right track? 

 

Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

celgins
Community Member

Coral,

 

You are on the right track, but I have a few suggestions to make your profile more appealing to potential clients. Let's go through each section:

 

Title: I recommend removing the experience information from your title since Upwork suggests experience only be added to your summary. Your title could be something like: Chief Financial Officer | Business Management or Chief Financial Officer | Business Manager.

 

Overview/Summary: It sounds innocent when you say things like "Dependable and self-motivated professional..." but everybody says that. To distinguish yourself, use your title and descriptive terms to describe yourself. Then, focus on the client's needs by mentioning specific services that will meet the client's goals. Clients expect to read about your skills and qualifications, but they really want to know how your skills/qualifications will benefit them.

 

When focusing on your services (meeting the client's goals) you should mention it very early in your summary. Why? Because only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for freelancers. This means you have limited space to grab their attention, and you want clients to see their goals (your services and deliverables) in those two sentences.

 

Finally, remove any mention of "starting a freelancing career;" Clients don't care if you're new or been around for 30 years; they only care about a CFO who can get results.

 

Here is an example of a revised summary:

 

I'm a highly skilled expert Chief Financial Officer with extensive experience providing business and accounting services to various organizations. I can oversee and manage the financial operations for your business including cost accounting, financial forecasting, budgets, and short- and long-term financial strategic planning.

 

My experience includes 7 years participating in a high-pressure office environment where I managed multiple simultaneous roles, responsibilities and projects. My clients discover that I'm detail-oriented with a proven ability to multitask, succeed without oversight, orchestrate creative ways around unique hurdles, and effectively resolve problems.

 

MAIN ACCOMPLISHMENTS
โ—‰ Assisted in building a company from the ground up. This included having a creative vision to develop and
 implement processes from scratch.
โ—‰ Took over as General Manager when needed and worked tirelessly to learn the position, legal requirements, regulatory deadlines, forms, and processes without training, historical data, or established practices.
โ—‰ Cut overspending by 32% by researching and eliminating unnecessary or duplicate expenses.
โ—‰ Maintained 100% control of company-wide funds while successfully completing annual audits with no questionable accounting practices noted.
โ—‰ Tripled the bank account balances, higher than theyโ€™ve been in 20 years of business, within 1 year of management.

 

How can I help you? Reach out to me via Upwork and let's discuss your needs.

 

You don't have to keep the content I wrote, but you get the idea--talk about your services and how you can help clients meet their needs.

 

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.

 

I think that's it for now. The biggest thing is your summary: once you make a few updates, I think clients will have a better understanding of the services you offer and how you can help them solve their problems.

 

Good luck!

ac82f6b4
Community Member

Hope all is well, I'm new to UpWork I appreciate if my profile is reviewe, best regards.

Hi Kermit,

 

Welcome to Upwork! We're glad that you reach out here in the Community. 

Hi Kermit,

 

Welcome to Upwork! We're glad that you reach out here in the Community. We're here to help you navigate the world of online work. Let's start with the basics here at Upwork.

 

Below there are a few Upwork Academy courses to help you get started:
 
 
Additionally, feel free to sign up for upcoming events and webinars to learn more about how you can boost your success on Upwork.
 
We hope you find these online resources useful in your Upwork journey.
~ Joanne
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ac82f6b4
Community Member

   Hi Joanne, thanks for your answer; regards.

celgins
Community Member

Kermit,

 

Be sure to use the resources Joanne Marie provided to revise and complete your profile.

 

One important thing you need to do is make your main profile focused on a specific skill area. Customer service and tech support are loosely related, but neither is related to being a healthcare advocate.

 

In your summary, provide more details about your ability to provide customer service, tech support, billing, sales, and collections support. Talk about your support strategy, your timeliness, the tools/applications you use to manage support, and why you are the best customer support professional the client could hire.

 

Next, add relevant items to your potfolio. More specifically, items related to customer service/tech support (e.g., customer relationship management tools, examples of tech support guidelines, call log samples, etc.)

ac82f6b4
Community Member

  Clark: thanks for taking the time to review my profile.  One more question: do you advise creating a specialized healthcare advisor profile to elaborate on this role in a way that can be understood?  Regards.

d2c4138e
Community Member

Please Visit my account and give your important feedback. I will be grateful to you thanks

 

here is my profile link: MD AL M. - Data Entry | Data Analytics, Analytics | B2B Lead Generation - Upwork Freelancer from Nao...

celgins
Community Member

MD AL,

 

Good start to your profile. There are some grammatical corrections you should make to your overview/summary.

 

1) Revise the first sentence to speak from a first-person point of view: "I am a B2B Lead Generation Expert and also a copywriter, data entry expert, and web designer."

 

2) Change ">>>Industrial Knowledge that I will provide." to ">>>Industry knowledge I will provide:"

 

3) Change "I am studding at Varendra University in Rajshahi. I am doing B.A honors in English. It's duration 4-year for taking this degree. Now I am in First Semester student."

 

to

 

" I am first semester student at Varendra University in Rajshahi pursuing a 4-year B.A Honors degree in English."

 

4) Change "I'm a dedicated person so, why I can provide you a great service in these sectors. Could you want to increase your business sells? You can give me an opportunity to increase your business sells."

 

to

 

"Do you need to increase your business sells? I can help you achieve sales growth using a highly effective lead generation strategy. I'm dedicated and reliable, and can provide you with great data entry, data analytics, and lead generation services. Reach out to me and let's discuss your needs and how I can help."

 

Next, add more meaningful descriptions to the jobs in your employment history.

33e1aede
Community Member

Hi, I'm new to Upwork. Kindly guide me

Hello Mary

I just viewed your Upwork and all I have to say is make your profile completion 100%, to make it 100% Upwork will guide you on what to do

 

Kindly review my profile and give me your feedback

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0124772f1a5b6edd42

 

Ajarat

bae3aa34
Community Member

Introduce myself

I'm expert in content writing"translation work and Ms typing 

10$ per hour rate

Write one Content 5$ fixed price

https://www.upwork.com/workwith/aarzooj

You need to read rules first. You have accepted it but din't saw.

ea369881
Community Member

Hi, I am Dylan from Kenya, I am new here and I am looking forward to any guides that will place me in a position to be able to win more work opportunities. Looking forward to your feedback

 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Mogaka,

 

Welcome to Upwork.

 

To start, you should capitalize the first letter of each word in your title; this will help it stand out: Molecular Analysis, Mosquito Morphological Identification Entomology

 

Next, remove the words "PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY" and "PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES" from your overview/summary. Clients can only see the first two sentences of your summary when they search, so you want to use important words to grab their attention. For example, I think you should start your summary this way:

 

Detail-oriented Research assistant with hands-on experience performing clinical and laboratory work to advance research goals. I can help research institutions, universities, and businesses with data review, reporting, and specimen handling for mosquito morphological identification.

 

The best way to position yourself to win jobs is to complete your profile, and learn how to submit proposals. Check out the following Academy Courses and Learning Paths:

 

e806362d
Community Member

Please look at my profile and give me feedback 

celgins
Community Member

Safia,

 

Your profile looks good. I have only a few suggestions that might help improve it:

 

1) Capitalize the first letter of each word in your title; this will help it stand out better: Creative Writing, Content Writing, Biography Writing, Translation.

 

2) I think your overview/summary is good, but I recommend making two or three paragraphs so that it is easier for clients to read.

 

(:fountain_pen:๏ธ ) Diving into the realms of creativity, I am a versatile and skilled writer with a passion for crafting engaging narratives across various genres. From the captivating world of blogging and content creation to the intricate art of storytelling and the structured precision of academic writing, I bring words to life in ways that resonate with readers.

 

With a keen eye for detail and a knack for weaving words into seamless tapestries, I transform ideas into compelling stories that leave an indelible mark. Whether it's an informative article that enlightens, a blog post that entertains, a story that tugs at heartstrings, or academic prose that informs, my writing captures the essence of each subject, engaging and inspiring audiences.

 

Join me on a journey through the written word, where imagination knows no bounds and language becomes a vivid canvas for expression.

 

The other areas of your profile look good.

e806362d
Community Member

Thanks for your suggestions.

Thanks a lot 

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