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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
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a74227a9
Community Member

Hi,

Please I need an expert to help me review my profile, if there is anything I needed to fix to make me receive invites and hires.

Here is the link to my profile: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01c8f32ed00e23bd7b 

 

Thank you so much for your kindness.

celgins
Community Member

Hi Adeoye,

 

I agree with Samer's message here. Your profile looks fine and there isn't much more you can do to increase the number of invites you receive.

 

Just keep applying to jobs by writing great cover letters. Always create a custom cover letter based on the client's specific job requirements. Focus on the client's needs and requirements; highlight your qualifications; and briefly explain how you will meet their needs.

 

Good luck!

41d283d8
Community Member

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 you're interested in requesting help, make sure your profile visibility is not set to โ€œPrivateโ€ and then reply below

Thank you

celgins
Community Member

Md Shohedul Islam,

 

It appears that you copied and pasted Andrea's message about profile reviews.

 

Your profile is set to Private. You must set your profile to Public if you want other freelancers to see it.

balaji2690
Community Member

Hello, I'm seeking feedback on my Upwork profile, which you can find  here: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01358a91def5bc843a

I value the insights of experts on Upwork and would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide.

I've set profile visibility to private.
Thank you in advance! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hello Balaji,

 

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

Hi Clark,

Thanks for bringing this to my attention . I've updated my profile and it is set to public now. 

61b11cf4
Community Member

Hello mam,  Please go through my profile on Upwork and give me feedback. I am new to Upwork, plz help me to get a job.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0138e7e16f077e66d2

61b11cf4
Community Member

Hi all, 

Please go through my profile and review if any I have to change to get a job.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0138e7e16f077e66d2

 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Deepa,

 

Here are some things you need to change to optimize your profile and make it more appealing to clients:

 

Title: Capitalize "conversion" in your title: Data Entry | Typing | Canva | Excel | File Conversion.

 

Overview/Summary: Remove the following: "Hi there, Welcome to my Profile." Why? Because only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for freelancers. This means you have very little space to get their attention, and you want to write important words in that small space. You do not want to waste any space with a greeting.

 

The rest of your summary sounds good.

 

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.

 

Employment History: Add short job descriptions to each job in your employment history. This is especially important for jobs that are highly relevant to the services you provide on Upwork.

 

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

 

Good luck!

7ec4b68c
Community Member

Hello, can you please review my profile and let me know of unprofessional errors? 

celgins
Community Member

Hello Meredith,

 

First, you must be at least 18 years old to use Upwork. If you are 18 years or older, see the information below. If not, you should wait until you reach your 18th birthday before using Upwork. Prior to age 18, using the site is a violation of Upwork's Terms of Service, and will get your account banned.

 

As a freelancer--not just on Upwork, but in general--most clients and businesses are not looking for freelancers to do odd jobs. Clients have specific needs and look for freelancers who have the skills and expertise to meet their business goals.

 

Since you are new to Upwork and likely, freelancing, 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:

 

As stated above, you should only use these services if you are 18 years or older.

 

Good luck!

5da335a4
Community Member

Please review my profile & let me know if there are any recommendations to add to my profile.

celgins
Community Member

MD Shamsul,

 

There is not enough information in your overview/summary to convince clients to hire you. You have to tell clients about the services you provide and how you can help meet their needs.

 

Maybe you can focus more on the clientโ€™s needs by answering questions a client might ask. For example:

 

"My company needs new branding. What items can MD Shamsul create?" You could write something like: "I can design logos, banners, posters, t-shirts, website interfaces, and promotional materials like business cards, brochures, and flyers."

 

"Can MD Shamsul recommend a design for my website and other products?" You could write something like: "I can design and develop website graphics by including your requirements for branding and usability. My high-quality graphic designs will help your web pages stand out and promote your brand to increase sales."

 

"My company is really busy, so how much time will MD Shamsul spend developing or editing graphics and how often will he stay in contact with me to keep me updated?"

 

"There are several graphic designers and illustrators out there... why should I choose MD Shamsul?"

 

Your answers to questions like these can help a client better understand why they should hire you, what they will get, and how it will benefit them.

 

The other areas of your profile look good, but you need to work on the summary.

5f2e9568
Community Member

Please have a look at my profile and let me know if anyone is willing to give me the best feedback.

Thank you.

 

celgins
Community Member

Yash,

 

Remove your name from your profile title. Your title should only say: Chartered Accountant.

 

Also, remove the greeting "Hi there", your name, and your location from your overview/summary. Clients can only see the first two sentences in your summary when they search for freelancers. You have very little space--only two sentences--to grab their attention, and you do not want to waste any space with a greeting and your name and location. Clients can already see your name and location on your profile.

Add a portfolio to show samples of your work. You should not include proprietary or sensitive data, but clients like visuals, so you may want to add sample balance sheets, cash flow statement, income statement, expense report, etc. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients.

 

Be sure to add relevant skill categories to your skills list. You might want to consider categories like Accounting, Chartered Financial Analyst, Quickbooks Online, Bookkeeping, and a few others, as long as they are relevant to your accounting services. 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 short job descriptions to each job in your employment history. This is especially important when the jobs are highly relevant to the services you provide on Upwork.

e72ba5c9
Community Member

Hello experts,

 

I'd appreciate your expertise in reviewing my Upwork profile https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/muhammadhuzaifa021 Any tips on improving my profile, portfolio, or pricing would be invaluable.

 

Thank you for your help ๐Ÿ™‚

celgins
Community Member

Hello Muhammad,

 

I don't see much in your profile that needs improvement. Everything looks fine, and there are not huge problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.

629f6286
Community Member

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

Can anyone please review my profile and tell me if there's any suggestions for me! Thankyou!

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~018843350906734178

celgins
Community Member

Hello Samiul,

 

Welcome to Upwork.

 

Good start to your profile. However, there are several important changes you need to make:

 

1) IMPORTANT: Remove your email address and phone number from your overview/summary. This is a violation of Upwork's Terms of Service, and will get your account banned.

 

2) Remove the first two lines and emojis from your summary:

 

":camera_with_flash: Samiul Islam"

"Professional Wedding Photographer & Photo and Video Editing Expert"

 

Why? Because only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for freelancers. This means you have very little space to get their attention, and you don't want to waste any space repeating your title or repeating your name--clients can already see your name on your profile.

Do the same in your Image Editing specialized profile. Remove: "๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello Upwork Client," from the first line.

 

3) Add short job descriptions to each job in your employment history. This is especially important when the jobs are highly relevant to the services you provide on Upwork.

Everything else in your profile looks fine.

629f6286
Community Member

ec68b605
Community Member

Please review my profile. I'm brand new to upwork and would love to learn what I can do to improve it.

Thanks,

Audrey

celgins
Community Member

Audrey,

 

Welcome to Upwork.

 

Good start to your profile. I think your overview/summary is nice, but it might be more appealing to clients if you can add any information about your experience providing data analytics services to other clinics, healthcare institutions, organizations, etc. Also, it will be great to add more content that focuses on the client's needs. This sentence: "I organize and resolve complex processes, projects, and problemsis great and speaks directly to a client's goals.

 

I recommend making slight wording changes to highlight your expertise. Then, talk more about specific data analysis tasks and how you can help potential clients meet their goals. Here is an example:

 

I'm an expert data analytics professional with an eye for data, design, storytelling and collaboration. I organize and resolve complex processes, projects, and problems. I can help you collect, analyze, and visualize your data to make informed business decisions using SQL, Tableau, Excel, Git, Power BI, and project management tools.

 

I work in value-based care/population health analytics and work extensively in healthcare claims and clinical data. I can help you leverage your structured and unstructured healthcare data to drive better business decisions and to solve your most challenging problems.

 

My professional expertise includes:
โ—‰ Healthcare
โ—‰ Health tech
โ—‰ Innovation and design
โ—‰ Data analytics
โ—‰ Entrepreneurship
โ—‰ Disability rights and accessibility
โ—‰ Brain injury and rehabilitation
โ—‰ Caregiving

 

With a strong analytical mindset and meticulous attention to detail, I will help you extract valuable insights from your clinical data and present them in a clear and meaningful way. No matter the source of your data, I can perform moderate to complex data transformations, and combine that information into a simplified view for you and your stakeholders.

 

Let's talk about your data analytics needs and how I can help.

 

You don't have to keep the information I wrote, but you get the idea--keep the focus on the client's needs and how your services will benefit them.

 

Also, you should add a portfolio to show samples of your work. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients, and clients like visuals. Most data analytics professionals will show Tableau screenshots, Excel datasheets, Power BI screenshots, etc. in their profiles.

 

The rest of your profile looks good. I think the biggest thing is your summary--once you add more substance, I think more clients will be convinced to hire you based on your experience and services.

 

Good luck!

alaminweb66
Community Member

After finished connects i am waiting for geting invite by clients. but there is no invitaion. How can i get invitation as per my skill?.

is there any problem of my profile? have a look please..

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/mdalamin36

Md AI,

 

There is no direct way for freelancers to encourage clients to send invites. As long as your profile contains valid information about your skills, experience, and qualifications, you have everything you need to get invites.

 

I looked through your profile and there is nothing wrong it, and I don't see any problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.

Thanks

daed462d
Community Member

I spent around 300 connect and applied in almost 14-20 job. But no invitation I am get. Every proposal writen manually and on topic. 

 

Is there problem happened in my Upwork account to get invitation or job?

celgins
Community Member

Kazi Abdul,

 

Your experience is similar to that of hundreds of thousdands of freelancers.  Competition is high, so it is a challenge to win new jobs. There is nothing wrong with your Upwork account, but your profile could use some updates.

 

For example, the first paragraph in your overview/summary is focused only on you, when it should be focused on clients:

 

Hi there, Welcome to my profile. As you are seeing my name is Kazi Abdul Motaleb and I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have completed my B.Sc in Comuputer Science and Engineering from an well know private university named Sonargaon University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have completed my Diploma in Engineering (4yrs) certificate in Computer Technology from Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute under the Bangladesh Technical Education Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

I would remove everything in the first paragraph because it does not tell clients about your services and how you can help them. Clients can only see the first two sentences of your summary when they search for freelancers. This means, you have very little space--only two sentences--to get their attention and convince them to click. Mentioning your name, location, diplomas, and college names in the first two sentences will not get a client's attention.

a6e00741
Community Member

Please have a look at my profile and let me know if anyone is willing to give me the best feedback.

Thank you.

 

Here is my profile link:

https://community.upwork.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/19208625

celgins
Community Member

Mohamed,

 

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

67574cd3
Community Member

Please help me review my profile

 

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

celgins
Community Member

Gnaneshwar,

 

Correct the spelling errors in your title and capitalize the first letter of each word to help it stand out: Graphic Design | Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, CorelDraw

 

You should consider adding Graphic Design to your skills list since you use it in your title and summary. 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.

garrinevan
Community Member

Great idea! Thanks for doing this. 

Here's my profile link, would love to hear feedback:
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/garrinevan

Garrin,

 

Very nice profile!

 

I looked through each section of your profile and everything looks great. I do not see any problems or issues that would prevent a client from hiring you.

dd591f94
Community Member

Please have a look at my profile and let me know if anyone is willing to give me the best feedback.

Thank you.

 

Here is my profile link:

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0156fa2fab4cc81008

celgins
Community Member

Ali,

 

I think your profile looks good.

 

I would remove"hello" from the first line in your overview/summary. I think your summary will get more attention if "hello" is removed and the first thing a client sees is, "Are you looking to elevate your online presence and drive more traffic to your website?"

 

Add short job descriptions to each job in your employment history. This is especially important when the jobs are highly relevant to the services you provide on Upwork.

 

Everything else looks good.

04a3e466
Community Member

Hi Andrea G 

Would love a review on my profile. 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01756683925abb6423

Thanks in advance 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Jakob,

 

Your profile does not have enough information to convince clients to hire you. Clients are looking for freelancers who can help them get results, and your profile is the best platform to explain how you can help them reach their goals.

 

First, correct the spelling of your title. Copywritwer  - > Copywriter. Then, add more information to your overview/summary about your copywriting experience; add more details about the services you provide (i.e., articles, blogs, etc.); and tell clients why you are the best option for them

 

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:

 

22df22d3
Community Member

Hey dearest of all, how are doing there. my name is Legese. I'm looking for new upwork here.  Trusted ones please can you show me how to join this largest community. Thanks in advance. 

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

Please help me review my profile

 

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

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