When you say you cant get any work, how many jobs are you actually applying for?
I sometimes get 1 job out or 3 or 4 that i apply for, other times (usually when i have no work and feel a little more desperate) i could apply for anywhere from 20-50 jobs before getting anything!
I dont know what the going rate is for your sector, but have you tried comparing your hourly rate with others that have similary little upwork experiance/history (but are actually getting a few jobs)?
I realise you have never been able to find work, but im trying to guage how many jobs you have actually tried for? are you applying for a lot of jobs? 1 or 2 a week? 10 a week? 20 a week? 30? 40?
As for your rate, i dont know who told you to put it up, but it may be worth seeing what others charge, bearing in mind you have no history at all on the platform you might need to get your pricing spot on first. If you are charging the same or more than people with loads of reviews then you are going to have a harder time finding work.
Also, are the jobs you are applying to all big jobs? if so maybe you need to look at taking a few small jobs first just get your foot in the door so to speak.
Well, based on that i would say you first need to check your rate is about right and then apply for as many jobs as you possibly can (just make sure they are all suitable though).
As said, i can send in 30+ applications sometimes before getting a job from it, and i have lots of feedback on my profile. As a new user it is going to take a lot of attempts, you need to stick at it and you should get there eventually.
But it is key to make sure you are right for the job and that stuff like your price and profile are good especially when you have no history.
Omg I forgot about that option. Thank you 🙂
Antonio, I'm just visit your Upwork profile and there I can see very poor and short informations. Your General profile and also specialized profiles are very poor. You only tell what you are and how many years of experience you have. This is a big mistake. Potentional buyers want to know how you will help them if they use your services, they don't want to know how much years of experience you have. Delete this description from both profiles and write new with informations about services you offer. Also it would be great if you upload some portfolio on your profile.
i think your profile description is very short and doesn't interest anyone because nothing catch the visitor, other than that when you apply to a job you should show client that you have the experience you are talking about ( 20 years have a lot to tell )
also 75$ hourly rate is very expensive for a remote individual that is not known, so i recommand you working at rate 10$ to start with and gain some reviews