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I looked through your profile and I have a few suggestions that might help improve it:
Photo: 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--without sunglasses, hats, or caps. Read through Upwork's best practices for How to Choose A Good Profile Picture.
Title: Correct the spelling of "ActiveCampaing" to ActiveCampaign.
Overview/Summary: Remove the first line from your summary: "Hello, my name is Dmitry. I'm from Ukraine. I'm glad you found me." Greetings are nice, but they waste a lot of space. Only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search. This means you have very little space to get their attention. You want to use that small space to introduce your services--not a greeting.
The other areas in your profile look fine.
I like the approach in your profile; I think it looks good. Your summary gives clients enough quality information to understand what you do and how you can help them. Also, your skills list, portfolio, and certifications look good.
I do not see anything that could be vastly improved.
I think it does.
You should add short job descriptions to each job in your employment history, especially since those jobs are highly related to the services you provide on Upwork.
If you are using your community photo as your Upwork profile photo, you need to change it. The picture in your photo should be a close-up image of your head and shoulders that clearly shows your face. No graphics or avatars. Read through Upwork's best practices for How to Choose A Good Profile Picture.
Your profile is set to Private. You must set your profile to Public so we can see it.
Goodmorning to anyone. I'm new in UpWork.
My profile is totally white.
But my willingness to work is huge.
If someone could help, I will be really thankful.
I need to set my profile and get the first job.
I'm not interested to money now.
I only would like to build my profile and my portfolio.
And show my ability.
Thank you to anyone
I wish to all a beautiful day :sparkles:️
It would help for you to set your profile to public, so people can give you advice along the way. What services are you offering. How are you different than everyone else selling their services here?
The process is simple, but getting results can be difficult.
The first step is building a profile that offers clients an great overview of your skills and qualifications. The next step is to apply to jobs that match your skills and qualifications.
In looking at your profile, there are a couple of things you can do to help get more attention:
1) Capitalize the first letter of each word in your title; this will help it stand out. B2B Lead Generation, LinkedIn Leads, Lead Generation and Email Finding.
2) I recommend removing the first line from your overview/summary: ":star: B2B Lead Generation Expert and Lead Generation Specialist (5) :star::star::star::star::star: " 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 grab their attention, and you want clients to see your services and your deliverables (their goals) in those first two sentences. You don't want to fill that space with star emojis and a repeat of your title.
After you make these minor updates, start applying for jobs that match your qualifications by writing great cover letters. Write a custom cover letter based on the client's job: 1) acknowledge the job you are applying for; 2) highlight your qualifications; 3) briefly explain how you will meet their needs or solve their problems (make sure this is short and does not provide full solutions); and finally, 4) request the client contact you through Upwork to discuss their project.
Hello! I am very new to upwork and is focused on building up my profile. I have tried submitting proposals but had no job offer so far.
Is there anyone who can leave a feedback to my profile. Will appreciate it. Here is my profile link:
Hello Andrew James Moya,
There are several things in your profile you should update:
Photo: 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.
Overview/Summary: Remove the first few lines from 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 to grab the client's attention. Greetings and talking about personal aspirations are not important to clients, and you do not want that in your first two sentences.
Instead, start your summary by telling clients what you can do and how it helps them:
Are you drowning in a sea of tasks and responsibilities or have a workload that keeps you away from more important business tasks? As a virtual assistance with social media management experience, I can help you improve efficiency, increase productivity, and elevate your online presence to boost your business.
(Instead of saying, "Here are my qualifications," say "Here is what I can do for you:")
Here is what I can do for you:
• SEO Specialist/Consultant (Google Certified)
• Lean Six Sigma Certified - Business Process Innovation
The other areas of your profile look fine. The biggest adjustments you need to make are your photo and the beginning of your summary.
I would like to request you to please have a look on my profile and suggest what changes need to get it perfect to receive work.
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions.
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 review your profile.
You have very good information in your profile. The biggest change you need to make is 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.
The other areas of your profile look good. I do not see any problems or issues that would prevent a client from hiring you.
Welcome to Upwork.
I looked through your profile and I have a few suggestions:
Title: Capitalize the first letter of each word in your title; this will help it stand out: Article and Blog Writer/Content Writer/Copywriter/Scriptwriter
Portfolio: I think your portfolio is okay, but there are no real writing samples there. I recommend adding one or two writing samples since the portfollio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients.
That's a terrific start, but there are some things you should change.
To start, modesty is not going to help here, because nobody knows you from Adam. That means, the only one who is going to have any confidence in you, until you get some nice reviews, is yourself. So, for now, you have to supply all the confidence. The modesty will have to wait.
OK, so "well-versed" isn't strong enough. Try "Expert design specialist investigating interdisciplinary practices in Branding, Marketing, and Production."
In other words, switch "well-versed" with "expert" or something that strong. (Establish your expertise right away.)
Then -- still on sentence one -- you say "investigating interdisciplinary practices ..."
That doesn't sound anything like "here is the problem of yours I can solve." To put this another way, nobody wakes uip and says "I have to hire somone who is investigating interdisciplinary practices." In the first place, nobody knows what that means. Moreover, it's not the problem that people hire you to fix.
Start with this sentence:
"I am an expert _____________, with X,Y,Z credentials and experience who can solve _____, _____, and ____, which will benefit you in the following manner ______________________.
You have to cover all those points, although not all in one sentence, of course, but quickly, all the same.
One rule of thumb is to wrtite one sentence that features the word "I." And the rest featuring the word "you."
Of course, you have more to say about yourself than what one sentence will cover. But you have to convince the clients you are thinking about them. You can't do that with the word "I." You have to get to the word "you" convinvingly.
And .. take out all those mid-sentence capital letters. All of them. Clients hire pros and pros know how to write well. Capital letters are good for places, names, important job titles and the start of sentences. They just look amateurish if you splatter them all over the place.
Very nice profile!
Your overview/summary is well-written and informative and the other areas of your profile (i.e., portfolio, skills, certification, employment history, etc.) look great.
I do not see any problems or issues that would prevent a client from hiring you.
Hi Syed Ahsan,
I think your profile looks good; I do not see much value that can be added to improve your summary, portfolio or skills. I think you provide enough information in detail for clients to understand your services and how you can help them.
Overall, your profile looks good. However, your overview/summary is quite long and most clients probably will not read it all. With that, make sure your most important information is within the first two or three paragraphs.
Everything else looks good.
Getting invites can be a challenge because your profile moves around in search results. Sometimes, you might be ranked high, while other times you might be ranked lower. This has nothing to do with the quality of your profile; rather, it's how Upwork manages its search results when clients look for freelancers.
Your profile looks optimized; there is not much more you can do to be more visible.
Hello Upwork community! I'm trying out Upwork and would love your feedback on my profile. Thank you in advance and after looking at my profile, if there is anything you think I can do to help you I hope you'll let me know.
Good start to your profile.
Here are a few things I would work on:
Title: I recommend capitalizing the first letter of each word in your title to help it stand out more: HubSpot Expert and CX/UX Designer
Overview/Summary: Your summary is good, but I want to focus on the first two sentences. When clients search for freelancers, only the first two sentences of your summary are shown. This means you have a very small window of opportunity to grab the client's attention. The first thing clients should see are their goals (your deliverables) and I think your opening two sentences could be revised to sound more like deliverables. Here is an example:
I am tech startup founder and expert in sales/marketing operations, product development, UX, and managing the customer experience. I can improve user experience by designing wireframes and prototypes of a user interface with the goal of keeping your users engaged. I can also help you maximize business revenue by enabling your sales teams to improve selling with great tools for prospecting, reporting, and deal management.
--- Sales & Marketing Operations
You don't have to use what I wrote, but you get the idea--the first two lines should reveal deliverables (client goals) so they are convinced to click and read the rest of your profile. Your Marketing & Automation specialized profile does a good job of this (i.e., revealing a client's goals within the first two sentences.)
Skills: You are missing a very important skill category in your skills list: HubSpot. Since your title and summary delve into your expertise with HubSpot, you need to include it in your skills list to create synergy between your title, summary, and skills. You should also add Customer Experience 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.
Project Catalog: 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.
Employment History: Add short job descriptions to each job in your employment history, especially since those jobs are relevant to the services you wish to provide on Upwork.
I think that's it for now. I believe these updates will make your profile more appealing than it already is.
Welcome to Upwork.
Your profile looks good, but I think the beginning of your overview/summary should keep the focus on your event planning services. Only the first two sentences of your summary are shown to clients when they search for event planners, which means you have a very small window of opportunity to grab their attention. You want to use that small window to talk about what you can do and how you can help meet the client's goals.
Here is an example:
I am a collaborative Clients Event Consultant with 5+ years of experience helping businesses and clients meet their needs and maintain quality standards. I can advise you on your business events, and plan, organize, and oversee all event services including meeting management, marketing, production, logistics, sponsorships, venue location, etc. I am passionate about being a short- or long-term solution for your business needs.
Having honed my skills in project management...
You do not have to use the information I added, but you see the idea--tell clients which services you can provide and how it helps them.
You should also consider adding Event Setup and Event Management to your skills list. Some clients may search for event consultants using those keywords. Having them in your skills list might match you with relevant jobs, and help your profile will appear when clients search for your event coordinator or consultants.
I think the other areas of your profile look good.
Hello everyone i need tips on how to get jobs on upwork. I already have my avalability badge tuned on and i already secured rising talent. Kindly look into my profile and tell me what i'm missing.
There was a quick review of your profile back in July. You can see that review here.
Othet than that review, your overview/summary is quite long, and most clients will not read it all. Make sure your most important information is at the top and try to reduce the size of your summary.
Everything else looks fine.