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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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Hi all,

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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e806362d
Community Member

Please give me more suggestions for find work

55bf7ec2
Community Member

Give mee Feedback please

celgins
Community Member

Kazi Md. Yeakub,

 

The last sentence in your overview/summary might sound confusing to clients:

 

"With your deep knowledge of various operating systems, programming languages, and security tools I passed CDCS from London."

 

This should probably say something like:

 

"With my deep knowledge of various operating systems, programming languages, and security tools, I passed the Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS) exam and earned the certification conducted by London Institute of Banking and Finance."

 

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.

 

Then, 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.

5715e8e7
Community Member

Please have a look at my profile and give me a feedback.

Thank you.

celgins
Community Member

Aniruddha,

 

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

87475254
Community Member

Hello Andrea

I am new to the platform. I have taken the free courses and I am ready to work. So far I only submitted two proposals with no responses. Can you look at my profile and give feedback? Thank you.

celgins
Community Member

Hello Anthony,

 

Andrea is an Upwork Moderator. The moderators provide valuable information to freelancers and moderate the forums, but they do not provide feedback on profiles.

 

I looked through your profile and noticed that it is incomplete, and contains unrelated information; this might be the main reason why you haven't received responses to proposals.

 

Clients come to Upwork to find freelancers with specific skill sets that can help them meet specific needs. When a client sees your title as "Customer Service/Tech Support," they're expecting to customer service representative or a tech support professional. But your overview/summary talks about real estate, insurance, and home inspections, and mentions gig work with Uber and Grubhub. This is confusing and most clients will bypass your profile.

 

To eliminate confusion and make your profile more appealing to clients, create a title that focuses on specific work or services. Then, rewrite your summary based on the title. Since you have a variety of skills, you should create one or two Specialized Profiles that focus on those other skills. But make sure your main profile title, summary, and skills list are in sync.

 

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:

 

5d7102d0
Community Member

I need a feedback about my profile and profile progress score(%). Plylet me know if my profile is good and impressive enough 

Here is the link: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~018c7ecbd2afd926b3

celgins
Community Member

Blessing,

 

I think your profile looks good. Your overview/summary is informative; your portfolio and skills list look good; and your project catalog and testimonials look great.

 

You might want to 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.

 

Based on my view of your profile, it should be 100% complete. If it is not 100%, you may need to check the 100% Profile Completeness: Required and Optional Items to see if you are missing anything.

 

Good luck!

5d7102d0
Community Member

How do I get client to inbox/email me privately for jobs? 

5d7102d0
Community Member

Thankyou very much for the feedback. How do I get clients to inbox/email privately for jobs? 

152c07c6
Community Member

I'm brand new and would be happy to get some feedback on my profile:

https://community.upwork.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/19206511

 

celgins
Community Member

Eric,

 

Welcome to Upwork.

 

Here is what I see in your profile:

 

Title: I recommend revising your title to align more with the way Upwork suggests titles be written. The title should be focused on a specific skill area, not include too many words. For example, Software Developer or Software Developer:  Driving Business Value.

 

Overview/Summary: Your summary is well-written and informative. It is very short, but I think it provides enough information for potential clients to understand what you can do to help them. If you want to add anything, maybe you can give examples of software applications you can build; or talk about your method for interacting and communicating with clients during the SDLC; or talk about any successes you've had building apps for other clients/businesses.

 

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.

 

Skills: Be sure to include as many relevant skill categories as you can in your skills list. For example, you might want to add Software Development since you speak about it in your title and summary. Adding Software Development to your skills list will help Upwork better match you with relevant jobs, and help your profile appear when clients search for software developers.

 

Employment History: 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.

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?

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