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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, we’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 you’re interested in requesting help, make sure your profile visibility is not set to “Private” and then reply below. 

 

We’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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55b77e3b
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Hi Clark, this is amazing advice. Thank you very much for your time and expertise – very valuable. Hanne 

ab9d1fbb
Community Member

Hello everyone one here, please I need help 

have been using Upwork for the past 2 month but I got no order neither an invitation. Please what's wrong ? Can someone check my profile and tell me what's wrong with it or is there anything you could help me with so I can improve my self.

thanks 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~012e70d10d8623ca61

celgins
Community Member

Hello Shadrach,

 

There is nothing wrong with your profile. You made good updates since the review in August.

 

The lack of invitations is most likely related to the amount of competition, profile positioning in search results, market fluctuations, and a few other things beyond your control. Many freelancers (hundreds of thousands of freelancers) are experiencing the same thing.

 

There is a small grammar correction needed in the first sentence of your overview/summary:

 

("I’m a creative digital marketer i loves helping businesses...") should be ("I'm a creative digital marketer who loves helping businesses...")

 

If you have the Connects to spend, keep trying, and hopefully you will win some jobs soon.

yogiinfoway
Community Member

ab9d1fbb
Community Member

Hello everyone one here, please I need help 

have been using Upwork for the past 2 month but I got no order neither an invitation. Please what's wrong ? Can someone check my profile and tell me what's wrong with it or is there anything you could help me with so I can improve my self.

thanks 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~012e70d10d8623ca61

celgins
Community Member

Review and information provided above.

11e7bc97
Community Member

I am a newbie freelancer with automation expert can u look at my profile to see if its ok?

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~012d4a78c5b85e9df3

celgins
Community Member

Aroosa,

 

I think your profile looks okay, but I have a few suggestions:

 

1) The GHL information in your title seems redundant. I think your title would look better as: GoHighLevel (GHL) Expert | Zapier Expert | Funnel Specialist

 

2) I like the first part of your summary. I think the first sentence needs slight rewording:

 

Are you in search of a GHL, Zapier and funnel expert adept at Project Management and customer relationship management (CRM)? Transitioning strategically from an Email Marketer to an Onboarding Specialist, my actions are fueled by results. Each email sent, every funnel made and every business managed using a CRM platform reflects my commitment to delivering measurable value.

 

3) I think your profile will be more appealing to clients if you add a portfolioThe portfolio can show samples of previous work or demonstrate your skills. A portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients, and many clients look for a portfolio in a freelancer's profile. If you don’t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

4) Be sure to add skill categories to your skills list that align with your title and summary. I think you should add CRM Software, ClickFunnels, and Sales Funnel. These skill categories are important because they relate to your title and summary, and they are keywords Upwork uses to match you with relevant jobs. These keywords also help your profile appear when clients search for those skills.

 

5) Correct the spelling of your job title at Trusted and Referred: GHL Virtual Assiatant  -> GHL Virtual Assistant.

 

Everything else looks good.

6ca2ca0f
Community Member

I am new to Upwork. Please have a look at my profile.

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~019ac7e547c091f089?viewMode=1

Amal, 

You wrote about yourself instead of your services. You should write about the services you are selling. What are you offering to do? What problems of others will your work fix? What benefits will people realize if you perform these services for them? 

 

You have to write about your credentials, it is true, but the focus here is on the services you are selling. What are they? What are your experiences in this service area? What successes have you notched? People don't hire you for your personality. They hire you because you can solve their problems. That's the key to a good freelance profile.

395c4534
Community Member

Please have a look at my profile,am new here.

 

celgins
Community Member

Catherine,

 

Welcome to Upwork.

 

Your profile does not have enough information to convince clients to hire you. To make your profile more appealing to clients, provide more information to your overview/summary; create a portfolio; and make sure your skills list contains skill categories relevant to your writing services.

 

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:

 

84b6a3c9
Community Member

Hey!!

 

Please take 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/~01fb64ddf413b60787

Ana,

Nice job. I prefer more of a narrative approach, but you did your write-up very nicely. It hits all the right markers.

 

However, one very small detail: Don't capitalize randomly. The sentence: "A multi Skilled, Reliable, and talented language speaker," should not have a capital "S" or a capital "R" in it.

 

And one more critical detail: Don't tell people you are a quick learner. Freelance workers are supposed to be fully trained and know their craft front and back. They are not expected to learn on the job. Freelancers take responsibility for that themselves. They do not learn on other people's time. So that bit about "I'm a quick learner ..." should be deleted. We all learn as we go, but don't admit that to your clients.

Otherwise, pretty nicely done. I didn't see your rate, but it should be in the middle of the pack, not low, not high. Look for other translator profiles and choose a rate that is somewhere near avarage. 

 

Good luck.

Thank you so much. I'll take in your considerations.  🙂

b1d88fc7
Community Member

Please take a look at my profile, I always apply but client never reply no matter how I try.

Elizabeth,

I had a good feeling about you. And it turns out, you wrote a very, very, very nice write-up. It is friendly and confident and quite professional-sounding. But it lacks one thing: Proof.

 

You should be able to fix this quickly. You said, you have a "Proven track record: My work has been recognized and appreciated by industry experts, and I have had the opportunity to work on a range of projects from short films to feature-length productions."

 

Great. Now you just have to give us some details about these experiences. Who were the industry experts? Can you be more specific? What awards did you get, if any? What praise did you get? What were the projects exactly? Were they YouTube scripts or radio advertisements or podcasts or feature films? What kind of YouTube films or radio advertisement s or podcasts or feature films were they? Did you do first drafts or fix someone else's first draft? Are these scripts available for scrutiny? You should post two or three examples in your portfolio. Post the actual scripts or excerpts from them. 

 

So that should be pretty easy. You write well. Also, you picked a distinct niche in scriptwriting. Well done. Just add some details in the manner I suggested and they'll be banging down your door to send you work.

Good luck.

Hey Sir Please take a look at my profile, I always apply but client never reply .

Anis,

Your profile was already reviewed, maybe two-three days ago.

d4492323
Community Member

Please glance over my profile.

 

Thank you very much.

 

Here is a link to my profile.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~010ae2768b803d678d

celgins
Community Member

Fatima,

 

Overall, I think your profile makes a good start.

 

I recommend combining the first part of your overview/summary into a single paragraph, and listing your services first. For example:

 

I am a Graphic Designer specializing in branding/logos, package design, photo manipulation, T-shirt design, photo editing, and corporate brand identity design. I work with individuals and companies all around the world to design and create simple solutions.

 

(Here, I think you should talk about your design process [i.e., how you communicate with clients during the process, working within their schedules, etc.] Also, talk about the tools/applications you use and your experience using them.)

 

I take great pleasure in the design work I generate and constantly endeavor to offer my clients a product that meets their needs and surpasses their expectations. I am a perfectionist who will never complete a job unless you are completely satisfied with the final design!

 

The items in your portfolio look great, but I think you should add two or three more. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients, and clients might expect more from a graphic designer.

eb5461dd
Community Member

Hello, thank you for sharing information. Yes, new to this so I would love to get feed back on my Profile to make sure I'll fit here at UP WORK thank You.

 

Jennifer,
 
I'm not sure you're going to like my advice, but your style is a bit chaotic and I think it should be toned down to something straightfoward and simple. One of my standard bits is the remind people if you want to be taken seriously as a professional, you have to write professionally. By that standard, it's better for you to say something straightforward than dance all over the place with capital Letters Here and There that don't belong there and other attention-grabbing techniques. As it is, it looks like you're dancing and shouting at the same time. OK, I'm a bit of a stiff, but just write simple. It doesn't scare people away.
 
Look at it this way: People are reading your profile for a reason. So you don't have to shout or do cartwheels. They're already looking for film production help, so you don't have to convince them of anything. Just tell them what you do straight out. 
 
So, don't use random capitalization that makes you look unhinged. Job titles like President Bill Clinton are capitalized, but not workaday jobs like producer or director. Words like experience and film industry and editing facility -- along with a whole bunch of others -- are also not capitalized.
 
OK, here are the tricks: 1. Establish your expertise right away. 2. Be friendly. 3. Be confident. 4. If possible, try to differentiate yourself from the competition. Do something better than or quicker than or more specialized than everyone else.
 
I think to be friendly, you want to be approachable. People hire people they think they will get along with. So you have to settle down. Your style comes across as rushed. Try this: "I'm an expert film production manager and producer with high standards and 32 years of experience in the industry, who can complete simple and complicated projects on time and under budget." 
 
There it is. Straight forward. Simple. Clear. Establishes your expertise immediately and tells people what you can do for them ... all in one sentence.
 
So, much of your information is spot-on. You list your credentials -- 32 years of experience ... etc., which they need to know. But some of it is trite and just old hat. Telling people you are big on communication is what everyone says and it isn't really that informative. Tell people some of your professional experiences. Tell them how you do your work. This is what they are paying for. Sure, commuication is part of it, but with 32-years of experience, you should be able to write about what you do more than just how much you value communication.
 
If it helps, try imagining a camera following you around at work. What does it see? It sees you calling cameramen and sound technicians. It sees you going over scripts with voice artists. It sees you choosing a location for filming. It sees you in the editing room turning a mess into a cohesive product. It sees all this interesting stuff ... and that's what people are paying you for. So why don't you write about that? This would really prove to people you know what you're doing. 
 
You then do something confusing. You switch from "I" to "we." This is confusing. You don't explain why you do that. You should say,  I already have many connections with artists and technicians and we ..." Otherwise, switching to "we" out of the blue is disconcerting, since I don't have any explaination for it.
 
Frankly, you sound amazing ... so I don't know why you have to say "Let us amaze you!" I prefer you let your work speak for itself. Give a list of projects that you've done. This will amaze people. I think telling them they will be amazed is suspect. But even a partial list of your projects with a few details will blow people away. "I've done television commericals for X, Y, and Z, animation work for Disney and CBS News, sound production for feature films ..." Of course, I'm just making up those examples, but I'll bet you have just a partial list that will prove your point in an understated way, rather than "I will Amaze YOU!" I think a list of accomplishments would be more effective than that.
 
I think you come across as friendlier and more professional if you tone it down. You also sound more confident that way. As far as showing yourself as different or better than the rest of the pack, no worries. You've got more experience than almost everyone. You have the whole production process down. You scare me and I'm not even involved in film. 

I'm a tough audience. But I hope this helps. 

Hi Anthony H., your awesome! Notice it is truly taking everything I have to not Capitalize certain words. I am such a positive person and love life and I express myself a lot. So use to working on movie sets and that is just me. But, your totally correct and I will tone myself done. I can't thank you enough. I tried very hard not to use Disney, Universal, Paramount, Fox, ABC, Netflix - American Gladiators, Music Videos, Television Shows & Game Shows and a very long list of 32 years. I was trying hard not to overwhelm anyone or get people star stuck in the line of work I do. Hollywood went on Strike and I have had the most time off which was so needed but I really got a taste of being Home which I LOVE (sorry it's capitalized again so sorry very difficult for me) anyways, I found this and thought with all my experience & I own so much - this would be awesome to just do this and get paid. I know I don't expect anyone to pay me what I really get paid...but I do love being home finally 22 years in our home and enjoying every moment of it. The Strike is over so my shows start up 2nd week in January. I thought if I could do well with this - I may retire and stay home and do this. So I am willing to work close to 24/7 to accomplish this. So bottom line "thank you" so much for all your words. I also wish "YOU" all the best too 😎

ea97524d
Community Member

Hello there,

I'm brand new to Upwork. I kept submitting proposals for jobs here but was never hired. I have 100% completed my profile, but there have been no profile views. Do you have any suggestions for what I should do?

celgins
Community Member

Hello Shahanaz,

 

The first thing you should do is 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.

 

Capitalize the first letter of each word in your title; this will help it stand out. Also, remove the commas and period: Fashion Designer | Sewing Patterns | Pattern Grading

 

Your overview/summary needs more information to convince clients to hire you. The services you provide should be mentioned first. Also, there are spelling and grammar corrections needed, so be sure to use a grammar checker when adding content to your profile.

 

Here is a sample introduction that lists your services within the first 200 characters:

 

I'm a professional Pattern Expert and Consultant who designs basic patterns, standard patterns, kids items, any type of pattern grading, 3D clothing animation, flat sketches, and tech packs. My goal is to develop accurate and precise templates for your products.

 

Your portfolio, skills list, and project catalog look good. You should add a more detailed job description to your job at Shinest Garments. The description is especially important when a job is relevant to the services you provide on Upwork.

ea97524d
Community Member

Thank you so much for pointing out my flaws.

aeeab991
Community Member

Hello, I am a beginner at Upwork. I keep submitting work suggestions, but still haven't been hired. I have completed my profile 100%, but there are no views on my profile. Do you have any tips for me? Thank you all.
celgins
Community Member

Hello Bella,

 

Competition is high in many skill areas, so getting profile views and getting jobs can be a challenge. However, your profile does not have enough information to convince clients to hire you. To make your profile more appealing, provide more information in your overview/summary and create a portfolio with a few sample translations.

 

Your summary only talks about your education and certifications, and you never tell clients how you can help them. Clients come to Upwork with specific needs and they look for freelancers who can get results. Use your summary to tell clients what you can do (e.g., "I can translate articles, books, research papers, essays, web content, financial documents, and more.") Also, tell clients about your process; how you maintain accuracy; any tools/resources you use; and how you will communicate with them to ensure they are satisfied with the final product.

 

I recommend removing the personal information in your summary: "I usually enjoy listening to music, baking, playing the piano, and traveling." Clients do not care about these things.

 

Clients often look for a freelancer's portfolio to get an idea of work quality. I recommend creating a portfolio and uploading at least two sample documents.

 

Be sure to capitalize the first letter of your title--either Translator or Certified Translator.

3018cf52
Community Member

Hi Andria,

 

Today I joined the community. Please help me for further. I am having 16 Years of total experiance in sap finance/FSCM/ABAP modules and I am graduated in commercefrom bangalore university and post graduated in Finance from symbiosis pune university.

I can work on any project now and eagerly looking support. Can you help me please with this regards?

Veera

celgins
Community Member

Hi Veera,

 

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

 

You need to update each area of your profile to make it more appealing to potential clients.

 

Title: Your title is a bit incoherent. I recommend removing "freelance consultant" because it provides no value in a title. I think your title will be more appealing as: SAP Finance | Supply Chain Management

 

Overview/Summary: There is some good information in your summary, but you should remove the first few words: ""Hi, my name is Veeragangadhara Radhya." Clients see only the first 200-250 characters of your summary when they search for freelancers. This means you have very little space to grab their attention, and you want clients to see their goals (your services) -- not a greeting or your name.

Use a simple introduction to your summary:

 

I'm a professional consultant in SAP Finance, accounts, taxation, supply chain management and treasury modules. Whether you're trying to streamline and automate your financial processes or implement a new financial management and reporting system, I can help.

 

Portfolio: Add a portfolio to show samples of previous work or to demonstrate your skills. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients. If you don’t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

Skills: There are probably more financial management skill categories you can add to your skills list. 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.

 

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.

c5378809
Community Member

Hi! I have tried to make some changes to my profile as I was told earlier that I was all over the place.

Please check my profile out and give your review!

Your feedback is appreciated

Naaz,

Good job. I like the improvements. It's much more focused. 

 

Now add some writing samples. In my somewhat misguided experience, writing samples are not to prove you are the greatest writer in the world, but to validate you are on the level. Of course, put in your best articles, but a standard, unexciting article does just as well. 

 

You made a lot of changes. All for the good, as far as I can remember.

Thankyou so much! I am already working on adding a few samples of my work!

53ec165d
Community Member

celgins
Community Member

Tayyab,

 

Other freelancers might offer feedback, but I suggest starting with the advice Anthony and Melissa provided here.

 

In your summary, you mention collaboration being key. Now, tell clients how you will collaborate with them to design their space. Talk about your work process, the software/tools you use, whether you provide 2D/3D prototypes or mockups, and if you offer unlimited revisions, etc. Also, talk about any success providing interior design services to other customers/clients and why those projects were successful.

 

The idea is to give clients several reasons to choose you because there are thousands of interior designers here.

53ec165d
Community Member

Thank you Clark, will add these points as well.  Really appreciate 

76360dca
Community Member

Am new here and I will be happy to get assistance

celgins
Community Member

Caroline,

 

The first thing you should do is 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.

 

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:

 

a8c07789
Community Member

Hello @@@@@,
I am new to this platform Upwork.
Kindly review my profile and guide me further Is I doing right?
I would appreciate your help and guidance to me.

Here is my profile link
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01d7d425611562318a 


Thanks.

 

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