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So, you think this is easy? When was the last time you agreed to give someone $65 per hour based on one sentence?
On the Internet, the people who hire you are strangers. They want to know what they will get for their money. They want to know the results you can deliver. They want specifics, not grand-sounding statements. Who did you work for? What projects have you successfully completed? Do you have any certifications or college experience?
Out of scratch, you have to prove you are who you say you are.
You also should do this in a narrative (story-telling) style. "I am an expert _____ who has _____ experience and ____ credentials who can solve these problems for you _______, _______, and ______. There's your template. A narrative approach is needed, because nobody wants to read a bleeping resume. Further, people (remember -- strangers) who hire you want to get to know you a bit before they say, "Hey, I'm going to give you money for what you do."
The narrative style allows you to accomoplish the three (or four) things a profile needs: Establish your expertise. It has to show you are friendly. (People don't hire people they don't like.) And -- very important -- be confident. (They don't have any confidence in you; you have to bring that with you and hope they get the message.) The fourth marker is to show you are different from all the rest (called the competetive advantage).
All that said ... you've barely gotten started. Guaranteed, nobody hires anyone here if they think they can sneak in with a one-sentence profile.
Hi Ameer. Your profile is impressive. You have clearly worked very hard!
I did not understand what "VA" meant in your heading when I first looked at your profile. I thought it was the acronym for Virgina. Later I realized it meant "virtual assistant."
I also don't know what "Scraping" means, but perhaps that is just because I am not in the same industry.
I looked through your profile and I think it looks great. I normally ask freelancers to reduce the numer of emojis used in their overview/summary, but your summary is well-written and does a good job in telling prospective clients how you can help them.
Everything looks good though. I do not see any huge problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.
Could you be a bit more business-like? Tell people about your past writing experiences. Make sure you provide writing samples -- paid samples if you have them. If you don't have them, give yourself some assignments and post those articles.
As it turns out most people who hire writers for content (and blogs, I would think) do not want flowery writing. They want informative writing. They want clarity. They want writers who explain things well.
They also wantn writers who know how to get them results. They want SEO writnig or solid call-to-action stories. You should mention these typses of skills as well if you have experience with them.
Your profile doesn't really give potential clients alot to go of on. There are no evident reasons why a client should hire you. It'll be best if you can add some portfolios on previous work you've completed or just on articles you've written. At least 3 portfolios is advisable.
Some client don't really want to go through the stress of messaging you to discuss before placing an order. This is why it is advisable to create project catalogs. This will give prospective clients a description of services and or skills you can offer for a price, which in turn giving clients all information they need to place an order easily and quickly. And I must say, this in turn benefits you.
I think your profile looks great. I do not see much that needs to be improved.
The only recommendation I have is to remove the "with 3+ Years Experience" from your title. Upwork typically recommends those phrases be used in your overview/summary, which you do.
Everything else is good. I do not see any problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.
I am Nelson from Venezuela, I am new here on Upwork and I would love to know your opinion about my profile.
I would also appreciate any advice from you.
Thanks in advance
I'm not an expert freelancer but a community member. I viewed your profile and wanna give you some suggestions.
💢Hourly rate too much high as a newbie freelancer. (Set it down)
💢Profile headline not looking good. (Use keywords)
💢Profile description. (It's shouldn't about you too much but your services)
💢Profile completion isn't 100%.
I hope you'll find it good for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.