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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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celgins
Community Member

Md,

 

I looked through your profile and most of it looks good. There are parts of your overview/summary that I think you should remove. More specifically:

 

"To do this, Kindly give me a job invitation; I'll respond to your inquiry before will you hire me. You can evaluate my expertise by getting free test work."

 

It is frowned upon to ask clients to send job invitations; many clients are turned off by this. Also keep in mind that offering free test work often invites scammers, so be careful. My recommendation is to not offer free samples, and clients are never allowed to ask for samples or tests.

 

Your portfolio looks great and adds value to your profile. Also, your skills, employment history, and other areas look good.

2fcb7c26
Community Member

Please help me to find my first client......

 

celgins
Community Member

Other freelancers cannot help you find your first client; you must do that on your own.

 

To start, you need to complete your profile. First, correct the spelling of your title to "copywriter." Next, remove your email address; this is violation of Upwork's Terms of Service.

 

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

 

f62cd237
Community Member

Here is my Upwork Profile check this link below and discover my profile

My Profile 

celgins
Community Member

Romzanul Islam,

 

I recommend removing the following from your overview/summary:

 

"(:glowing_star:) Transforming Visions into Digital Realities: Your Expert WordPress Developer (:glowing_star:)"

 

"Hello there!"

 

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 get their attention, and you don't want to waste space with unnecessary words and greetings.

I think you should add more items to you portfolio. The portfolio is a chance to make a positive first impression on potential clients, and clients will expect to see more samples from a Wordpress developer.

 

anisur_rahaman_b
Community Member

Please review my profile. I can't crack any new job or interviews.

Md. Anisur,

 

Unfortunately, it has been difficult for many freelancers to get profile views, interviews, and invitations over the past year. Competition is tough, so winning new jobs can be challenging.

 

The good thing is, your 54% JSS has moved up to 80% since June 2023. Your summary is well-written and informative, and the other areas of your profile look good. Hopefully, things will change for the better soon, and you will win new jobs.

 

Good luck!

c48b90f3
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/~0161bbd87c8aa10312

celgins
Community Member

Muhammad,

 

I noticed the length of your overview/summary--it is long with lengthy lists, and clients rarely read long summaries. If possible, you should try to combine similar content and remove redundant content.

 

Also, I recommend removing the first line: "Lead Generation and List Building Specialist with 5 years of experience.This sentence is basically a repeat of your title and the sentence after it.

 

Next, you should remove "I'm Sohail, a Top Rated Freelancer." since your Upwork profile does not show that you are Top-Rated.

 

Finally, 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.

 

 

wajjiikhan
Community Member

Hello everyone,

 

I would like to request you to kindly take a look at my profile. It has been almost a year since I managed to secure a job, and I am seeking the help of this community to improve my profile. 

 

Here's the link to my profile - https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01920609e00e947bd3

 

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

Wajahat,

 

Your profile shows plenty of work projects throughout 2023, so I'm not sure about your statement regarding jobs over the past year.

 

I looked through each area of your profile and I do not see much that can be improved.

 

A lot of freelancers—even Top-Rated and Top-Rated Plus—are still finding it difficult to get profile views, proposal views, and invitations. Keep applying for jobs that match your qualifications/skills by writing great cover letters, and hopefully you will win more jobs soon.

Thanks for the review. I'll work on the improvement of the cover letter. I hope it'll work. 

3e7a714e
Community Member

Please help me review my profile

my profile link

https://www.upwork.com/nx/find-work/best-matches

celgins
Community Member

Ranojit,

 

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. The photo cannot be a graphic, avatar, or other object. Read through Upwork's best practices for How to Choose A Good Profile Picture.

 

Next, add more information to your overview/summary that tells clients how you will help them meet their goals, and update your skills list with skill categories relevant to your services.

 

Once you make these updates, clients will have a better understanding of your services and how you can help them.

abdulhussein_mus
Community Member

Hi

Please give feedback on my profile

Thanks

Hi Mustafa,

 

I think your profile contains good information, but some of it will be confusing to clients. Your overview/summary talks about website reviews and audits, and email marketing, but then you speak about accounting. These skill areas are unrelated and it might be confusing to potential clients.

 

You already have two specialized profiles for bookkeeping/accounting and copywriting, and that is good. I recommend focusing your main profile on website audits and copywriting only. To do that, I would remove "Accountant" from the title and make the summary only focus on website reviews/audits.

 

Then, update your skills list to include relevant skill categories. For example, you should add Website Audit and Email Marketing. 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.

abdulhussein_mus
Community Member

https://community.upwork.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/19203226

 

Please have a look at my profile and give feedback

Thanks so much

Review provided above.

f2349c32
Community Member

Hello Moderator,

 

Can you help me rate my profile, I want to know the areas  I need to update.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Thanks

Festa

celgins
Community Member

Hello Festa,

 

The moderators provide valuable information to freelancers and moderate the Forums, but they do not review or rate freelancer profiles.

 

I looked through your profile and you make a decent start. Your overview/summary needs more information about your email marketing experience and how you can work with clients to understand their needs, and deliver results. Clients need to meet certain goals, so you must give them an idea of your process for writing compelling emails and why your services are better than other email marketers.

 

Also, you need to 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 email marketing samples that demonstrate your skills.

 

Finally, capitalize the first letter of each word in your profile title; this will help it stand out: Sales Letter/Email Copywriter.

 

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

 

00be5a23
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/~013e3274ffde9d12ba

 

celgins
Community Member

Abdul,

 

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

 

You might want to setup 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.

prakhar554
Community Member

Hi Upwork Family!

 

Please review my profile https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/prakhar !

 

Thanks in advance for the Feedbak!

 

Hi Prakhar,

 

I think your profile looks good.

 

The only recommendations I have are minor. For example, instead of calling yourself a "technology professional," I would use your title in your overview/summary, and inform potential clients that you can help them with the list of services. For example:

 

I'm a Salesforce Certified Developer with hands-on experience in using Salesforce and Java to design, implement, and support technical solutions based on the Salesforce platform. I have extensive working experience on integrating Salesforce with other environments (like Quickbooks, Shopify, MindBody, Marketing cloud, AWS server, FTP/SFTP servers).

 

I can help you with the following:

 

- Analyze and review business, functional, and technical requirements

- Document and develop code according to specifications and standards

(...)

 

Also, 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.

 

Everything else looks good. I do not see any problems or issues that would prevent a client from hiring you.

2ca29ec3
Community Member

Very bad system.

Catalog post can't approved 

Totally free to canactorsIf Upwork were to take out its Connect, more freelancers would be open to work

5a3fcd9a
Community Member

Please help me review my profile

 

here is my profile link

 https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01fb5bccd36eb70fdf

celgins
Community Member

Toheeb,

 

My opinion of your profile has not changed since the September 26 review. I still recommend removing the first part of your overview/summary.

 

You can see that review here. Other freelancers may offer you their reviews.

 

Good luck.

c63b340c
Community Member

Please help me review my profile

here is my profile link

 

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

celgins
Community Member

Hoang,

 

I think your profile looks good. Your overview/summary is informative and gives potential clients enough information to understand how you can help them.

 

You might want to add more skill categories to your skills list, but only add them if they are relevant. For example, you should probably add Mobile App Development and Mobile App Design. 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.

Everything else looks good.

c63b340c
Community Member

I appreciate your assistance beforehand.

998a9238
Community Member

I welcome any and all feedback on my profile. Thanks for your input.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0172eece2045998a3c?viewMode=1

Robin,

I love that photo, but it's a little murky. Might want to upgrade that. (Rule of thumb: Use the photo you show your parents, not the photo you show your friends.)

 

Uhm. If you're a content writer and you have a background in risk management or credit analysis (I'm a little beyond my depth here) then you need to connect the dots. Do you write content about risk management? If so, say that. There's a ton of work in finance writing and it pays above average for content. Mark yourself down as a finance writer and you should be able to get a kick-start with that.

 

You still have to connect the dots. Make it clear that your background in finance is a major strength in your writing.

 

As it is, it does seem a little like you're fishing. You sound like a crack request for proposal writer; if that's anything close to grant writing, you might want to stage yourself as a grant-writer/RFP expert.

 

The trick is to be spedific. There are 17 million Upwork members, so it pays for you to establish your expertise, which means define your niche and stick to it. (You can still apply to whatever job strikes your fancy ... but the closer you stick to home, the better your odds, I would think.)

 

Overall, it's difficult to be tossing everything into the air and hoping something sticks. Clients like simple messages. I'm an expert at _____ with these credentials _____ who can help you _______. My previous clients _______ (bought a condo in Hawaii, drive a Porche, eat lobster every night .... somehow show how they benefited from hiring you).

 

 

7edacc7c
Community Member

Hi, I would be happy for your feedback. Thanks! 🙂 

Zuzana,

You should look through Upwork profiles and fish around for ideas on how to expand your profile. Check out successful illustrators/marketing pros with high ratings and solid earnings. See what you can learn from them.

 

You've kind of just scratched the surface so far. What you're aiming for is to prove you have the experience to claim you're an expert. More details about past projects are helpful. Desscribing your range of styles is useful. A good portfolio is highly recommended if you haven't done that yet. 

Good luck. 

Hello Anthony

Please review my Upwork profile and give me your feedback

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

 

Ajarat

9889db69
Community Member

Hello,

I hope the upwork community is doing good.

Can you please review my profile and let me know how i can start getting the work .

Regards,

Monika

Hello Monika

I have reviewed your profile and I guess you are judt Upwork right, you have to make your profile completion be 100%, Upwork will guide you on doing that, then add more skills and also add portfolio

 

Kindly review my profile and give me your feedback

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

 

Ajarat

633e9ff5
Community Member

I'm new to this corner of cyberspace and I'd absolutely appreciate any feedback you all might be able to offer on my profile here: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01ba5f1663dfb45c32?viewMode=1 

Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to offer some tips and advice! 

Take care of you,

Susan

Susan, 

You have to be more professional and not so much the person who loves helping people. That said, you posted a few job options, including teaching. It is strongly advised that you project yourself as an expert and not many people are experts at four or five different things. All that said, I'm not sure how you can work as a teacher in an online environment. If that's your choice, you should explain that in a manner that makes it acceptable to customers. "I tutor students on Zoom ..." or whatever it might be. 

Again, it really doesn't work to be a writer, a teacher, an editor ... all the above doesn't really work. The reason, just for example there are 1.5 million writers on Upwork. If you want to be competetive, you have to be a writer who does nothing but eat, sleep, drink writing, so that you know the market, know your niche, understand what publishers are looking for, etc. If you're just dabbling in this, you'll get beat to the punch everytime by writers who do nothing but.

There are exceptions to every rule, but those are standard factors in the freelance world. 

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