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Get Profile Feedback from Experienced Freelancers on Upwork

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Christy, 

My dog needs some informal evening wear. Can you help?

 

I'm kdding, but I got such a kick out of your profile, I had to say that.

 

More seriously, you have a great sense of word use. But I would clearly like to see you turn the style of the second part of your write up back to a narrative style. At some point, you start using bullet points and this disrupts the wonderful flow you established in the beginning. 

The trick is that with a narrative style people have a chance to know you. Once you switch to a resume-type writing style, all that is lost. 

 

You have a very playful, upbeat style and suddenly that got derailed when you started using bullet points. And change is simple. Change, "-- Highly adaptive ..." to a paragraph that starts with "I"m highly adaptive ..." Simple as that.

Also, you need a new opening. This is important.

When you start with "I'm a right - brain thinker ..." or however that goes, you will lose some people right away. That will appeal to some, certainly; it's a clever gambit. But it will lose some people as well. So you can't afford to lose people in your opening sentence. That's not good enough.

Your opening has to include the word "expert." The reason is simple: If you're an expert, people will want to know what you have to say. You can even be indulgent -- after all, you're an expert. If you're not an expert, why would people stick around? There are others who are expderts, so if you're not one of them, they are gone.

 

The standard opening is "I am an expert _____________, who can fix your problems of __________, _________, and _______, so you will benefit in the following way __________________________."

 

The trick is if you can understand your clients problems -- if you can specifically name their problem -- they will think, "Hey this person understands me." That's the person they will want to hire.

So, be highly adaptive and find a sentence or two that covers that ground. Then go right into "I'm a right-brained thinker and a left-brained doer," or whatever that was. I really liked that bit, but it isn't the openning you want.

Good luck. Now, about that evening wear for Woofy ...

Amazing! Thank you so much for your tips and direction. I admit, I do love the narrative style of describing my past work, but after getting so much indirect feedback on how resumes and such are "supposed" to be or how they should be more to the point I just figured the bulletholes in my older work somehow made sense. I should have stuck to my guns!

 

I will definitely work on these points right now and would welcome a follow up if possible.

 

But so tell me more about Woofy...are they more Givenchy or Valentino? 😜

091cb777
Community Member

Could you review my profile please

Thanks

Michelle  

profile link https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~013a203c36b660c9de?s=1017484851352698991

Michelle,

On the Internet, nobody knows you from Adam. So you have to back up the claims you make with some kind of proof. Write about past jobs you've done and put in as many specific details as possible so you sound credible. 

It would also help because your claims, as it is, are a bit vague. People want to know specifically what they are spending their money on and saying I can pretty much do anything is way too vague to really entice clients. Just add some more details; keep it friendly and confident and that will help.

69a373e6
Community Member

Hi Plz check my profile 

Yes, I visited.

Hajweria,

On Upwork, most people are hired because they are experts. As a writer, your short profile has syntax errors that would not be acceptable to most publishers. Then, again, you don't get work here by being cheap. You get work by being a professional who can claim to be an expert. I don't want to be disccouraging, but you need a letter-perfect profile to prove you can write well.

e8082efa
Community Member

thanks for having a look on my profile ,a new one here need a feedback will be  big help.

thanks in advance 

Hello Amoujd

I have carefully viewed your profile and I see you don't have a standard profile

You have to get your specialized profile done 

Then make your profile self explanatory 

add more skills of what you are offering and regularly update the skills

Add portfolio 

Create project catalogue, the maximum you can create is 20 so put in more effort

Add certificates

Add you work experience and other experience and regular send proposal 

 

Kindly check my profile and give me your review

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

 

Ajarat

thank you so much , i needed this .this is my first time doing something like this, i am exciting and really looking forward of what i can do here.

Again thank you.

 

It's nothing Amoujd, all freelancer are a helping hand to eachother

 

Kindly review my profile and give me your feedback

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

8f7f5256
Community Member

Hello, I'm Ajarat by name and expert in Crowdfunding l, I want you guys to help me, It's been a while have been on Upwork but have not gotten my first job Please kindly review my profile and give me your feedback

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

Ajarat

Ajarat,

 

You have to prove you're an expert, not just claim to be one. You have to write about the previous jobs you've done and talk about why they were a success. What other campaigns have you done? How much was raised? Did they exceed their targets? 

Also your claims are too much. You say at one point you've honed your skills to perfection. When you make glorious claims like that you better be able to back them up. But it also might scare people away to see someone who promises too much. Bring it down to earth. Make your claims more realistic. 

One of the things people hire other people for is because they simply think they will get along with them. If you tone done your rhetoric that might help you seem more appealing. 

Ok I will do as you have told me

But please don't be too harsh, you are always to harsh when talking

3d7eb94e
Community Member

Please have a look at my profile and give me feedback

celgins
Community Member

Samuel,

 

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

cbb580b6
Community Member

Hi can I ask a little of your time to check on my profile and give me feedback as I am open for improvements. 

Thank you so much 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Alvy,

 

Your prorfile does not provide any information to help clients understand what you do and how you can help them. Your title is a bit vague, and clients will not know what a risk consulting associate can do to support them since your overview/summary does not explain it.

 

You need to do this:

 

1) 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.

 

2) Remove the word "and" from your title and capitalize the first letter of each word; this will help your title stand out better: Risk Consulting Associate | Administrative Assistant 

 

3) Use your summary to tell potential clients about your experience as a risk consulting associate and the services a risk consulting associate provides. Then, talk about how you will use your expertise to help the client meet their goals.

 

The best way to complete your profile is to go through the following Academy Courses:

 

ccf4669e
Community Member

Hi,

I'm new to upwork. I haven't recieved any reponses yet. It would be great if I get my profile reviewed .

 

Thank you!

 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Indhumathi,

 

Welcome to Upwork. I looked through your profile and I have a few suggestions to help improve it.

 

There is good information in your overview/summary, but you lose focus half way through. If you plan to provide services as certified Scrum Master, you should focus on those services, and probably not mention virtual assistance.

 

Next, do not mention being new to Upwork. Clients really don't care if you're now; rather, clients are looking for freelancers who can get the job done, whether you have been on Upwork for 10 days or 10 years. I would revise your first paragraph to say:

 

I'm a Certified Scrum Master with experience leading and supporting iterative teams in the delivery of high-quality solutions for project and non-project work. I can implement Agile principles in your software development or for any other needs. I can certainly do the required Scrum Master responsibilities, including:

 

(...)

 

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 don’t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

I think the other areas of your profile look good.

5a3fcd9a
Community Member

please help me look at my profile and let me know the feedback you can give me for the best of my account and I will glad to have do it .

 

looking forward to your feedback

Thanks

 

Here is my profile link :linked_paperclips:️

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0166a77b4ad449cee5

celgins
Community Member

Toheeb,

 

The first sentence of your overview/summary seems catchy, but I think you are wasting space. When clients search for freelancers, only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to them. This means you very little space--only two sentences--to grab their attention. You probably should not fill such a small space with emojis and repeats of your title.

celgins_2-1695762565934.png

 

Your portfolio, consultation, skills, and other areas of your profile look fine.

 

5a3fcd9a
Community Member

Thanks I will do the correction and give you feedback 

8d797423
Community Member

review my profile pls

celgins
Community Member

Tsinu,

 

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

5304c48c
Community Member

Hello Andrea and team, 

Please have a look at my profile.  I value your feedback.  
~ thank you!

Robin,

 

Here are the keys: Establish your expertise right away, project friendliness, and confidence. If possible, define how you differ from everybody else.

 

That said, your website has some nice testimonials. This can be the boost you need to get started. Cut and paste some nice quotes put them at the top of your profile. Then say, "From my recent clients: ..." Then put some dates down (current is better than old) and cut and paste the quotes. That way, you can stand on the shoulders of your happy clients; endorsements are the best confidence builders you can find. (I notice you mention your testimonials in your write-up, but don't force people to go find them. Cut and paste them right into the top of your profile. Don't make them work for it.)

 

I've put some testimonials at the top of my profile. Others do that, too. If you like, check out my profile to see one way to do that.

 

A couple more tips: Clients don't pay you for your passion. They pay you to get the aritcle in publication-ready form on their desk on time. Passion sounds like somone who just started and what you need to do here is project professionalism, not passion. Clients on Upwork don't know you, so they want to hire qualified professionals, not wannabes who are passionate about their writing.

 

Along those lines, clieints on the Internet are not inclined to work together with writers. They expect you to work independently. Yes, it's wise to stress your concern with their message and their brand, and that you write in a manner that appeals to their readers, but they still expect you to do the work independently. They don't want to hold anyone's hand.

 

So those are just some spin off thoughts. Clearly, none of my guidelines are absolutes. Also, by declaring a niche, you're ten steps ahead of the average generalist. And you have a clinical background. That's terrific. You can't beat that.

 

Can I have that moucha latte with whip cream now? 

5aafab22
Community Member

I have deeply updated my profile and added a special profile.

About to add my first project, but I struggle a bit how to organize the different project types I am usually on.

Would love a look on my profile!

celgins
Community Member

Kerim,

 

I haven't seen your profile since the first review a few weeks ago. Project organization is probably not a big deal to potential clients. As long as the projects are easy to understand, you should be good.

 

Oh, and your profile was changed to Private. Try to set your profile to Public so we can see it.

5aafab22
Community Member

Thanks Clark!

Weird. In my settings the profile was set to Upwork users only, now I have it on public.

Is it better for the profile to be 'public' instead of Upwork only? At the end potential clients will be registered on upwork and find me through the platform anyways?

* In any Case, my profile should be found now: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/kerimsky

celgins
Community Member

Kerim,

 

I think it is better if your profile is set to public. Here is how the difference statuses affect availability:

 

Public — Your profile will be visible to the entire internet, including clients, freelancers, and visitors. It’s also visible to search engines such as Google and Bing. Use this option if you want anyone with internet access to be able to view your Upwork profile.


Only Upwork Users — Only logged-in Upwork members can find your profile and it’s hidden from search engines.


Private — Your profile is excluded from the Upwork marketplace and search engines. This means clients won’t see you when they search for freelancers. People who aren’t logged into Upwork won’t be able to access your profile via a direct link. People who are logged into Upwork and have access to your direct profile link will only be able to see your first name, last initial, title, photo, rate, city, and country.

 

I looked through your profile and overall, I think it is good. However, I think your overview/summary lacks the one thing clients look for the most: your services. It should be obvious since you are a Architect & 3D Artist, but you should not allow potential clients to guess.

 

I recommend adding examples of specific services you can provide and how it helps clients. You should do this within the first two sentences of 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 very little space--only two sentences--to grab their attention. You want to use that small space to reveal the client's goals (your sevices and deliverables).

 

Here is an example:

 

I'm a highly experienced 3D visualization wizard and a trained architect. I can take your ideas for residential or commercial buildings and create realistic 3D models and animations that allow you to view your structure as-is before making a final decision.

 

With a master's degree from the Technical University of Munich and over a decade in the architecture and 3D realm, I've honed my craft to near-perfection. I can design and model architectural exterior and interior designs using graphics and architectural software. Whether you're altering your design, or creating a new one, I can help you visualize a finished product using models to ensure your design is an accurate reflection of your ideas.

 

(...)

 

You do not have to use the content I provided, but you get the idea--give clients examples of your services/deliverables, and why it benefits them. Say this early because clients rarely read more than a few paragraphs, and you want to keep their attention on their goals.

 

Your portfolio, skills and other areas look good.

5711c6c6
Community Member

''Experienced data entry professional with a keen eye for accuracy and efficiency. Proficient in data processing, Excel, and attention to detail. Dedicated to delivering high-quality work on time." And marketing.

I am trying to get job but still didn't get any. Please evaluate my profile and let me know if there are any adjustments I need make.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~013cda62b09fa85c65

celgins
Community Member

Karim,

 

Your profile is incomplete and clients will not hire you if they cannot find the information they need.

 

Your title should not be your name. Use a skill category (e.g., Data Entry Specialist, Graphic Design, Virtual Assistant, etc.) Then, your overview/summary should talk about your experience and the data entry, marketing, email management, and writing services you can provide to clients. Finally, you need to add a portfolio to show samples of your work or skill set..

 

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:

 

47424ffa
Community Member

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

celgins
Community Member

Gazi Md,

 

There are several changes I would make to your profile to help improve it.

 

1) 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, and you should be facing the camera. Read through Upwork's best practices for How to Choose A Good Profile Picture.

 

2) In your overview/summary, remove 👋 Welcome 👋 and 👨‍⚕️ This is Shahnewaz. 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 to fit important words in that space. You don't want to waste space greetings and emojis.

Use the first few sentences to tell clients about the services you provide and the things you can accomplish. Clients really do not are which tools or frameworks you are comfortable with. Clients expect to read about your skills and qualifications, but they really want to know how your skills/qualifications will benefit them.

 

Here is an example:

 

I'm a skilled software engineer with experience in building complex web applications using Javascript, and ReactJS. I can build administration panel systems, dashboards, content management systems, e-commerce apps, and custom scripts.

 

Also, I recommend adding one or two more items to your portfolio. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression and clients will expect to see several examples from a developer.

 

The other areas of your profile look fine. But the most important thing you can do is update your summary.

5a414035
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/~01ceb964456de967a5

 

celgins
Community Member

Olive,

 

I think your profile looks good. Your overview/summary provides enough information for clients to understand your services and how you can help them.

 

I recommend adding one or two more items to your portfolio. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression and clients will expect to see several samples from a UX/UI designer. If you don’t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

a9f4feab
Community Member

Greetings, please totaly new here, here is my profile link https://community.upwork.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/19199057

Assist me with recommendations base on match, how do i know how may hours in total and how many months or years an organization is willing to run the project

Thank You

celgins
Community Member

Hi Victor,

 

Questions about project length can only be determined when you review a project and after you win a project. The freelancer and client can negotiate duration, milestone due dates, and project completion date.

 

I looked through your profile and I think it might be confusing to clients. Your title says you are an Economist, Data Analyst and Financial Analyst, but your overview/summary does not speak about economic or financial analytics, or economic and financial services. You mention "data driven financial insights" in the last sentence of the last paragraph, but I this is not enough for clients to understand what you can do.

 

Your summary also talks about working a s tech officer, which will likely confuse clients even more.

 

If you plan to provide training and development services on Upwork, talk about only training and development services. Clients need to know exactly which training/development services you can provide; your process for training development and delivery; and how you will work with them to understand their unique training development needs.

 

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 don’t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

Finally, make sure your skills list contains skill categories relevant to your services. If your services are training and development, select specific training and development skill categories. 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.

 

Once you make these updates, I think clients will have a better understanding of the services you can provide and how you can help meet their needs or solve their problems.

 

Good luck.

1b0abe81
Community Member

Alicia A. - Voice actress - Upwork Freelancer from Fort Meade, United States

Hello please take a loook at my profile and lmk what you think 🙂

 

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