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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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Hello Ling,

I am an expert English proofreader and editor, I can help you with the optimization and correction of errors in your profile description and make you stand out to your prospective clients. Here is my profile link, feel free to send a message 

 https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0194f5ad0733af69d2

06af9f2e
Community Member

Hi. I know my profile  but I don't know how I can make it mangnetic power for clints. I join Upwork today and need few jobs. So my profile unable to attract clints to accept my proposals for work. I send proposals and they are just viewed. I also hardly ever get invited for any job. I am loosing patience here and I really need to come up with something soon. Please have a look if you have time and let me know what I am doing wrong. I would highly appreciate it. 

 

Here is my profile link:  

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~016d458b0ca7646056

 

celgins
Community Member

Hi Genius,

 

There is not enough information in your profile to convince clients to hire you.

 

Your profile overview/summary will be more appealing to clients if you focus on one skill area or related skill areas. For example, networking and hardware support are related, but those are only loosely related to software development and neither is related to video or photo editing.

 

If you say you are a computer or technology professional and mention computer networks, you have to create one or two sentences that tell clients which networking services you can provide. If you mention software, you cannot just say "computer languages such as c c++," you have to tell clients what applications you can build with your C or C++ knowledge. The same for hardware--if you mention it, tell clients specifically what you can do with it and why it should matter to them.

 

Anyone in a technical skill area needs a portfolio. The one item in your portfolio is unreadable and the description does not provide details about the item. I recommend adding more items to your 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, and most clients will probably view your portfolio.

 

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.

aqps
Community Member

Hi. I know my profile needs A LOT of work but I am not sure how. I have been on Upwork since 2021 and have had a few jobs. Even though I did great jobs for them, as the clients said, either they failed to give me a review, have written the wrong name, or have given a very average review. So my profile kind of shows a lack of work when in reality I have worked a fair bit. I send proposals and they are just viewed. I also hardly ever get invited for any job. I am loosing patience here and I really need to come up with something soon. Please have a look if you have time and let me know what I am doing wrong. I would highly appreciate it. 

 

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

9486af42
Community Member

I liked your profile, and now where it is standing. 
There is just one suggestion from me, focus on building the portfolio. 

Best wishes.

6760e04f
Community Member

Hello!

I'm a Graphic Designer. I'm new here. Can someone please review my profile and portfolio? 

Thank you

Muhammad Umar Farooq

celgins
Community Member

Muhammad Umar,

 

It looks like you made a few updates since the last review; you can see that review here.

 

Your profile is much improved and your portfolio looks good. However, graphic design is a highly competitive skill area on Upwork, so getting attention from clients and winning a job can be challenging. With over 8 million of freelancers here, I would guess more than 300,000 identify as graphic designers or claim the ability to provide graphic design services. With approximately 25,000 graphic design jobs (based on keyword searches), the odds of winning a graphic design job is not great.

 

However, if you have the Connects to spend, I encourage you to keep trying since you have the experience and skill set.

 

The next thing to do is focus on your proposal cover letters. For tips on cover letters, read through Upwork's best practices on How To Write a Cover Letter.

 

Good luck!

6760e04f
Community Member

After your last review on my profile, I focussed on my profile especially the bio. I only have 2 connects left which made me worried about getting my 1st job on Upwork. It's a really tough job.

Thanks Mr Clark S.

 

6760e04f
Community Member

Hy Everyone!

I'm a Graphic Designer. Can someone please review my profile and portfolio?

I haven't received a single order yet.

Help Me.....

Thank you

M Umar Farooq

641555d2
Community Member

Hey everyone!

I am a professional Microsoft Word and PDF expert. I am really worried because I could not find a single opportunity on Upwork. Can someone review my profile and portfolio and suggest what I should do to succeed on Upwork?

Thanks

Tahmina Khadim

celgins
Community Member

Hey Tahmina,

 

I think the same message to Muhammad Umar applies here. Most Microsoft Office services are well represented by hundreds of thousands of freelancers on Upwork, which means getting jobs for Word formatting, PDF conversions, etc. can be challenging. 

 

It looks like you made a few updates since the review on November 18, and your portfolio looks fine. Be sure to take a look at Upwork's Academy Courses and articles for success tips:

 

641555d2
Community Member

Thanks Mr Clark S.

Yes, I made a few updates since last review. I was curious that is my profile ok or not. 

 

Hi Tahmina,

I agree with clark.Your summary needs to highlight your services and their benefits upfront, as Anthony suggested. The first two sentences are crucial as they're what clients see first in a search - a mere 250 characters to grab their attention. Showcasing your services and their advantages is key within this limited space.

99688b5b
Community Member

I would love feedback on my profile.  I have applied for 7 positions, and some have been read others not.  What more can I do to stand out? 

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~013e5f239f48e71ceb

celgins
Community Member

Hi Diane,

 

I agree with Anthony's feedback regarding your profile; you can see his review here.

 

I think the first part of your overview/summary should offer specific examples of your services and the benefits of those services like Anthony stated. This should be stated as soon as possible 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 (about 250 characters) to get their attention. You want clients to see their goals (your services and possibly, benefits of those services) in the first 250 characters.

 

Here is an example:

 

I am an excellent life coach who uses cognitive therapy techniques to improve the skills needed to manage and lead effectively.  I help individuals, groups, and organizations strengthen their decision-making and leadership skills, and expand their thinking capacities to produce sustainable results.

 

You surely don't have to use what I wrote, but the idea is to sell your services and yourself (i.e., what benefit does the client get by hiring you). You have good information in your summary, but the first few sentences must convince clients to click and view the rest.

83a715ce
Community Member

Hello Community,

I am a professional WordPress website developer and mentor, but I am new on Upwork. I would appreciate it if experienced freelancers could review my profile.

 

Thank you very much!

celgins
Community Member

Hello MD Nayan,

 

I think your profile looks fine. I do not see any huge problems that would prevent a client from hiring you.

 

You should correct the title of your Web Design specialized profile: WordPress Expert | Website Maitenance | Spped Optimization | Fixing ---> WordPress Expert | Website Maintenance | Speed Optimization

 

Anthony's assessment is accurate--there are hundreds of thousands of WordPress developers here and only about 16,000 WordPress jobs based on a keyword search. That means competition is extremely high, so getting jobs can be a challenge.

 

However, if you have the Connects to spend, it can be worth it once you start winning jobs.

maq27
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/~0124c63c79046cd653

celgins
Community Member

Muhammad,

 

Your profile overview/summary is quite long and most clients will probably not read all of it. Also keep in mind that only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for freelancers. This means you have very limited space to get their attention, so you want the first two sentences to reveal your services and how you can help clients.

 

Your portfolio, skills, project catalog, and certifications look good.

fdb7fd18
Community Member

Take me through training please 

celgins
Community Member

Emmanuel,

 

The best way to get started on Upwork is to make sure your profile is 100% complete before applying to jobs. At a minimum, you should go through the following Academy Courses:

 

b672c97c
Community Member

Hello All! I am new here and I would like to introduce myself. My name is Beata and my profession is research. I posses broad experience in market, customer and brand research gained over years of working in global brands companies. My backgrounf in social psychology paved my way into research. 

 

I would appreciate some help in understanding how the system here works? Is my profile prepared properly? Should I add anything else? 

 

Is there anything that I should know and I just don't know I should ask about it? 🙂

 

Have a great day!

Beata

celgins
Community Member

Hello Beata,

 

Welcome to Upwork.

 

Understanding the freelancing process on Upwork can take some time. My suggestion is to read the first post here: To All Freelancers Looking For Help and try to follow the links provided to better understand the things you should pursue and things you should avoid.

 

Your profile preparation is fine and everything looks good. I have a few suggestions that might help improve it:

 

1) Start your profile overview/summary with a small introduction that mentions your services within the first two sentences. 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 (about 250 characters) to get their attention. You want potential clients to see their goals (your services) within that small space.

 

Your first few sentences already have this information, but a slight revision sounds like this:

 

Expert research professional with nearly two decades of research experience and an extensive background in market research, business performance evaluation, marketing KPIs tracking, customer research, and brand insights. With a proven track record in end-to-end research projects, I conduct quantitative and qualitative research projects to consistently deliver actionable insights.

 

*Expertise in Primary and Secondary Data Analysis:

(...)

 

You do not have to use this format, but I think it speaks more directly to the potential client.

 

2) 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 and clients will expect to see data visualization samples from a researcher. If you do not have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

 

3) You should also consider adding a project catalog. The project catalog allows you to setup a pre-packaged service that clients can buy without you sending a proposal. Due to higher than usual requests for project catalogs, reviews and approvals are taking a minimum of 10 business days. Read Get Started With Project Catalog for more information.

 

The other areas of your profile look good.

 

When you have questions about the platform, you can always come to these forums, and moderators and other freelancers will offer advice or assistance. Most of this occurs in the Freelancers Forum.

 

Good luck!

125ed91e
Community Member

Please have a look at my profile, just starting out would be a huge help

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01deb575a2d250594d

celgins
Community Member

Akshat,

 

Good start to your profile.

 

Your profile overview/summary is informative and your skill categories look good. You should add a portfolio to show samples of previous work or to demonstrate your AI 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.

 

You should also consider adding a project catalog. The project catalog allows you to setup a pre-packaged service that clients can buy without you sending a proposal. Due to higher than usual requests for project catalogs, reviews and approvals are taking a minimum of 10 business days. Read Get Started With Project Catalog for more information.

c3e1e148
Community Member

Hi all. My profile dropped for 4-5 months. I want to raise it. I've changed my profile description a little. Check, please.

https://www.upwork.com/fl/vladyslavy13

celgins
Community Member

Vladyslav,

 

Many freelancers have seen declines over the past several months to one year.

 

Your profile overview/summary has good information, but you use a lot of emojis at the start of your summary. When clients search for freelancers, only the first two sentences (approximately 215-250 characters) are shown. This means you have very little space to get their attention, and you want clients to see important words--not emojis.

 

Other than that, your profile is fine. Competition is much higher these days and many freelancers are boosting their profiles, so it can be difficult to attention or invitations.

7910f6a1
Community Member

Hi! I've been on the platform probably two weeks at most. I am having some trouble with hearing back from projects I have proposed to. Could someone help with my profile? One thing that is on my mind is my title. I'm not sure if it is my best fit. I welcome any feedback (not just my title) you have with my profile. Thank you so much!!

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01e383ca138d32e1d9

celgins
Community Member

Hi Caitlin,

 

Welcome to Upwork.

 

Competition is high; even in the field of scientific research. However, your niche is not as crowded as others, so hopefully you will get attention from clients soon. Plus, not hearing back from clients after submitting proposals may not be directly related to your profile. More than likely, it's related to the large volume of freelancers here (competition); clients being highly selective; and the effectiveness of your proposals.

 

Your profile is well-written, so I'm certain your proposal cover letters are also appealing. But clients often receive 50+ proposals, and they rarely review all of them.

 

I agree about your title. When I first look at it, I have no idea what your profession is, and I don't know until I read the first sentence of your overview/summary. You do a good job of including skill categories in your title (i.e., process improvement, research methods, etc.) I recommend a title that retains skill categories, but includes a more descriptive first word. Instead of "implementation," probably: Research Scientist | Implementation | Research Methods/Writing | Process Improvement

 

I think the rest of your profile looks and sounds great, and your qualifications are great. Hopefully you get that first job soon.

 

Good luck!

7910f6a1
Community Member

Thank you!!!

d3608cfe
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/~018aaa723604efb31e

celgins
Community Member

Marstel,

 

Your profile does not have enough information to convince clients to hire you. To make your profile more appealing to clients, provide more information in your overview/summary. Clients come to Upwork with specific needs and they look for freelancers who can get results. You must include specific examples of how you can get results.

 

As a civil engineer, tell clients exactly what types of projects you can help with (e.g., "I help construction companies and engineering firms manage a wide array of structure and infrastructure development projects including buildings, roads, tunnels, bridges, stadiums, arenas, and many more.")

 

Also, some forms of graphic design are related to civil engineering (i.e., architectural design, 2D/3D rendering, CAD, etc.) and you should mention these if they are part of your graphic design experience. However, other graphic design (i.e., flyers, brochures, banners, marketing material) are not related. You may want to create a Specialized Profile that focuses on any services unrelated to your civil engineering work. This will allow you to focus your main profile on civil engineering services only.

 

Add civil engineering examples to your portfolio. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression and potential clients will expect to see several samples from a civil engineer. If you don’t have relevant examples to add to your portfolio, you can create items that demonstrate your skills.

hiranipratik
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.

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

Pratik,

 

You have good information in your profile. I suggest revising the first part of your overview/summary. When clients search for freelancers, only the first two sentences of your summary are shown. This means you have very little space to grab their attention, and you want clients to see their goals (your services and how you can help them) in the first two sentences.


This is what clients need to see:

 

"I will remove background noise and unwanted parts, apply noise reduction and equalization and voice leveling to make audio professional."

 

Clients can see the following, but it does not need to be first:

 

"I am a very dedicated, responsible, precise, detail-oriented and active worker. I am a person with positive attitude."

 

Here is a example:

 

I am a dedicated, precise, and detail-oriented Audio Editor and podcast producer. I can remove background noise and unwanted parts, apply noise reduction and equalization, and voice leveling to make your audio sound more professional.

 

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.

 

The other areas of your profile look good.

52492245
Community Member

Hi I need help with the profile setting its visibility is private, how do I change it to public?

 

Please guide.

 

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0184ca3013272dc878?viewMode=1

celgins
Community Member

Hi Sumra,

 

You can try to set your profile to Public here.

 

If that doesn’t work, read through Upwork’s Profile Changed to Privateand click the Reset My Profile Visibility button.

52492245
Community Member

Thanks Clark for the guidance.

a7efa3ee
Community Member

Can anyone go to my profile and give feedback to me....???

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01e921bc59649d628b

celgins
Community Member

Syed Bilawal,

 

Here are a few suggestions for your profile:

 

Title: Capitalize the first letter of each word in your title; this will help it stand out: Off-Page SEO Expert | Guest Post Outreach Expert | Wordpress Developer

 

Overview/Summary: Remove the first sentence in your summary: "Welcome to my Upwork profile!" Why? Because when clients search for freelancers, only the first two sentences of your summary are shown. This means you have very little space to grab their attention, and you want clients to see your services in the first two sentences--not a greeting.

 

Also, add spacing between paragraphs to make your summary easier to read:

 

Are you looking to boost your online presence and take your business to the next level? Look no further! With over four years of experience, I specialize in off page SEO, guest post outreach, and WordPress development.

 

As an off-page SEO expert, I use algorithms to rank your website higher on search engines. I also write compelling stories that appeal to both search engines and users. As a WordPress developer, I can keep your website's functionality and technical aspects up-to-date. I specialize in pixel-perfect WordPress website design and development that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Custom themes and seamless plugin integrations help me bring your vision to life. I am also well-versed in WordPress development, CSS, and JavaScript.

 

My goal is to provide cost-effective, timely services without sacrificing quality. Your complete satisfaction is my top priority. So, if you want to streamline your processes and achieve exceptional results, please do not hesitate to contact me today. I'll ensure the best value for your investment and tailor my services to your specific needs.

 

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.

a7efa3ee
Community Member

Thank you, Clark S, for your valuable suggestions! I've implemented all your recommendations. Could you please take a moment to visit my profile again and share any additional suggestions for further improvement? Your insights are highly appreciated!

Please guide

Here is my profile: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01e921bc59649d628b

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